Everyone knows what they want

So why do you think you don’t know what you want?

You’re wrong about that. Everyone knows what they want. (I know that’s true because I’ve worked with so many people and I can usually help them figure it out in 5 minutes. Well, sometimes it takes 20 minutes.)

You just think it’s impossible, so you’ve forgotten what it is.

So I want you to remember two things I’m going to say right now:

1: You don’t know what’s possible. (That’s because you’ve tried to do it alone.)


2: The part of your brain that loves things is not the part of your brain that figures out how to get them. The two processes are completely different. So if you’re thinking, ‘I’d love to be an artist but I’m too old to start, I’m not sure I’m any good, and I don’t want to live in a garret,’ your brain has gone into gridlock and your heart is lost in a traffic jam.


(from the upcoming class “Your Dreams – Why you must do them”)

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What you love is a message from your DNA

Not many people understand that when you love doing something – anything at all – it’s a clue to your genetic abilities. Nature (and survival) speak to us in one way only: they make us like what we are designed to do, and they make us dislike what we’re not supposed to do. So enjoying any activity is an indicator that you have innate abilities in that area.

It’s not so easy to know that, and once you know it, it’s not so easy to translate it into something you can actually head for: “What if I like looking out the window on a snowy day?” “What if I liked being 4 years old?”

That’s data. Everything you list that you sincerely enjoy is scientific data, because pleasure is a telegram from talent and it has an important message in it. I can show you how to read that message.


(from the upcoming class “Your Dreams – Why you must do them”)

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There are no self-made people

Support: There are no self-made people. Behind each person who has realized her or his potential, you find a string of crucially placed individuals who believed in the person, encouraged and aided her or him and helped smooth the way. Assuming that you should have made it on your own by now with no support is debilitating and unrealistic.