It’s always gratifying when you set goals or determiations and are able to reach them. Long before I read Conversations With God, I made a habit of writing down goals every once in a while. I’m too lazy to look up the exact quote, but in the book it mentioned something about setting goals, writing them down, saying them out loud and thinking about them. It went on to say that if you follow these steps, you can make anything happen. It’s very similar to what we are taught as Buddhists, and it’s very true. There’s nothing magical about it, though it can seem a bit magical when you see the results. I don’t mean to suggest that you have to be religious or spiritual to make things happen in your life. You don’t, but faith plays a big part in it. Faith in yourself and faith in the law of cause and effect. It doesn’t take much time to write these kinds of things down. I keep a small Molskine notebook around to scibble these kinds of things in. I go back and review them every once in a while and literally read them out loud. There is very little in my life that I have not been able to make happen. And those things that have not yet happened, they will. I’m a little impatient, but patience seems to come with age and I’m only getting older.