All that I am today, and all that I have today is vastly more than I could have possibly imagined when I was twelve years old. At that age, I assumed that the best I could hope for was to sweep floors in a local factory in the mill town in which I was raised. All of my success, be it in the restaurant business, my East coast and West coast real estate development triumphs, my travels around the world -- all of it comes from recognizing a power that resides in the deep of me, a capacity that enables me to create my personal destiny.

If I can do it, you can, too. I’m going to show you how. But before giving you the details, let me give you a little background. What I’m about to share is a result of writing a collection of my life stories, And Then I Met Margaret. In that book, I explore what I call “epoch events” that occurred over seven decades of my life -- events that helped me correctly appraise myself so I could evolve from who I was into who I am today.

There were some key ideas that I had to accept as true before I could arrive at the places that I wanted to go with clear, straight, right action. I had to accept that if I was to achieve more than I was accomplishing the months and years before, it was crucial that I understand how fluid the future is and how malleable I am. It was also crucial that I stop resisting the idea that that there is a grand design to life, and welcome the fact that the plan gives me the divine right to be the designer of my life.

When I speak of me, I’m speaking of you, too!

Unfortunately, there are an awful lot of people in the world, right now, who have resigned themselves to believing that if they can live long enough to retire and enjoy their pension for a few years, that’s as good as it gets. There are those, however, who know in their hearts that there’s wondrous beauty and bountiful good to be experienced at every stage of life. Those are the few who constantly seek new adventures and take on new challenges to experience life at its fullest.
Here are three steps to help you become one of the few:

1. Channel your attention on what you want to accomplish today and tomorrow. When mistakes of yesterday hold your attention like a vise grip, you lose your vitality and passion for the future. It’s dreams of future achievements that animate your spirit and brighten your view. You were born to win. And, if it is to be it is up to thee.

2. There is value in admitting it when you are temporarily stuck in an erroneous condition. I emphasize the word “temporarily” because it’s not your intent to remain stuck, is it? Two men looked out from prison bars, one saw the mud, the other saw the stars.” Frederick Langbridge. The creative energy it takes to place you in the middle of a problem is the same creative energy that can find solutions. Are you willing to let go of your excuses, and take responsibility for finding answers? If you say, “Yes,” and mean it – answers will come to you.

3. Learn to rely on Want Power more than Will power. When you turn a wish into a burning desire, you have Want Power. That gives you dynamic thinking. In this state of mind, you turn on the faucets of your conscious and subconscious levels of thinking so both flow through to work for you. Right there is where your power to handle any situation resides. When you turn to Will Power, you have the conscious mind struggling and grunting and pushing to solve the problem, but the subconscious isn’t involved. It’s like trying to wash a stain out of your shirt, using the cold water faucet only. It’s from the subconscious that comes hot water (passion and faith), that guarantees the job gets done quickly and correctly.

Simply treating yourself to these three tips daily, until they become habits, makes it apparent that there is an inherent success pattern deep inside of you. When that is apparent, it’s easy to realize that you can make your dreams come true.

Author's Bio: 

Rob White is an author, storyteller & philosopher. Rob created as a way to provide individuals with all the resources they need to wake up to the power of WOW. Rob has dedicated his life to inspire individuals to realize and accomplish their own life goals by providing seminars, workshops, videos, articles, blogs, books and original animation shorts.

Rob is the author of And Then I Met Margaret 180, a guide to achieving “inner strength and outer freedom”, and A Second Chance at Success: Remarkably Simple Ways to Open Your life to Opportunities and Turn Past Mistakes Into Lasting Confidence, Happiness and Success. Rob is regularly featured on the Huffington Post and his original articles are published in dozens of print and online publications.

From his modest beginnings in a small town in Western Massachusetts, he built a multi-million dollar bi-coastal real estate business and went on to become a successful restaurateur. Rob is an expert in the fields of personal and professional growth. Drawing on 30 years of experience researching and testing myriad methods and tools for success, he has developed a concise and enriching program that unlocks the true power of human potential. Most recently, Rob has become a National Spokesperson for Hilton Garden Inn and is a guest lecturer at Northeastern University.

And Then I Met Margaret chronicles how these “everyday gurus” surround us and come into our lives when we need them most.