I feel I definitely practice what I preach most of the time. For years and years, I’ve said I wanted a cottage on a lake. Now, it wasn’t just any lake, or just any area, but I wanted it to be on South Lake Michigan Drive in Door County, WI, on Lake Michigan.
I always knew I was going to do this. I didn’t know how, didn’t know when, but it was going to happen. It had to. I put pictures up at work, constantly looked at availability of properties and there was nothing… especially in our price range.
I actually wrote to everyone who had a residence along the road I was interested in, asking them if they were, or knew of anyone who was interested in selling. I heard from one person and the price range was way out of our budget.
I kept forging on, as I said, for years, and finally it happened! It was a meant to be moment and it is now ours. In fact, we now have two!!!! (Be careful what you ask for!)
The next instance I can remember, is for Christmas. I had promised Lisa (my oldest daughter) who was about 10 years old, that I would redecorate her room. This was a month before Christmas and guess what? I made it. I started the day after Thanksgiving. I must say there were many nights when I did all nighters, and Christmas shopping was put on the back burner, even without Amazon, but it happened, as well as a successful Christmas holiday. I don’t suggest this for everyone as I was exhausted, but when I say I am going to do something, unless I am med flighted to Madison, it will get done. I hate it when someone says they are going to do something and then it never materializes. I call this “pissing in the wind”.
Being this way takes persistence, patience and a lot of hard work, but it is worth it in the end. The feeling of accomplishment is unbelievable.