If you look around you — at your life, at society, at the planet itself — you will see many things already in motion. Some of them are desirable to you, others not so much.
But what is it that started these things in motion in the first place?
When I took theology in college, we were taught about the five proofs for God, created by Thomas Aquinas. One of those proofs was called the “first mover”, essentially saying that anything that was in motion, God put in motion.
It’s been literally 10 years since those days, and I now disagree that this is what is behind the movement in the universe.
But what is it then? What is it that sets things in motion?
To me, it’s simple: will. You could also say choice.
There is a will behind all major movements in life. It might be my will, it might be your will, it might be the government’s will — it might even be a higher being’s will.
But all motion has one thing in common: it was started by an act of will.
When I got tired of not having money and wanted to start experiencing what it’d be like to have money, it was my will that set that in motion.
When I got tired of feeling beat down at my previous job, it was my will that caused me to finally get up the courage to quit.
When in college people started commenting on my talent at the piano, it was my will that caused me to intensely study to pass the audition to join the music school.
This year, when I realized my interest in finance, it was my will that caused me to study hard to pass the Series 65 exam.
Between moments of will, life just keeps going on its prior trajectory.
But it’s those moments of will that set the trajectory in the first place. It’s those moments of will that set our course.
Some people go years, even decades, without a single act of authentic will. These are the people who accomplish nothing outstanding — who live ordinary lives and leave little behind.
Then there are those who use their will regularly.
Do you think it was an accident that Einstein discovered the theory of relativity?
Do you think it was an accident that James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double helix structure of DNA?
Do you think it was an accident that Bill Gates founded Microsoft, created the Windows operating system and made computers far more accessible to the average user?
None of these things just happen. It requires someone with drive, with intense curiosity, and with the will and determination to keep going despite obstacles.
I don’t even believe it was an accident that humans just so happened to develop the capacity for higher intelligence, or that the Earth just so happened to have the capacity to sustain life. Whether it was the will of some collective of higher beings, consciousness as a whole, or something else, I don’t know, but it certainly doesn’t seem like an accident.
So what’s my point in all this?
My point is that if you want anything to change in life, it won’t just happen one day. Despite what stories people like to tell sometimes, you won’t just stumble upon success. Wealth won’t just rain down upon you one day. Your ideal partner won’t just show up on your doorstep. Your dream house won’t buy itself.
Nothing will change until you use your will to cause it to change.
And how is will guided?
By your inner vision, of course. It requires holding an inner vision so strongly, so thoroughly, that nothing else is acceptable to you.
This Saturday, I’m holding my class, Letting Your Vision Prevail. This is your time to discover the power of your will and how to guide it through your vision.
If you’re tired of things being the same as they always have — if you’re ready for a change in life — then join us this weekend and learn how to take the first step.
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