One of the fortunes in The Fortune Cookie Business Book, by David Newman, is “Suppose you can get what you want.” The book is short on words, but really makes you think. This specific one made me stop and consider what it was really saying. For a long time, I have believed that you can get what you want. After all, this is America, where anyone can be whatever they want to be. Everyone can have all they want if they’re willing to work for it. Yes, I had heard it all, and believe it. But, when the word “suppose” is tied to this idea of getting what you want, it somehow made a difference in how I thought about it. It takes it from being just a statement to opening all the doors to all the possibilities.
Just suppose! Suppose you could be a millionaire. Suppose you could be an entrepreneur. Suppose you can be a successful certified professional in the industry of your choice. Suppose you could start a business. Suppose you can retire early. Suppose if you work smart enough, you can build the life you’ve always only dreamed of having? Suppose you can have success – in whatever form success is to you? Suppose! Just suppose! Suppose you can get what you want. Would that make you approach each day differently from now on?
All of this thinking took me on another tangent, which is why the title of this blog makes the statement, suppose you forget what you want. WOW! I thought about this long and hard. How many dreams have I forgotten about? How many were pushed aside because I was busy doing instead of living? In the hustle and bustle of every day life, many times we all find ourselves going through the motions. We stop dreaming. We forget our long-lost desires, hopes, and dreams. We stop supposing.
Think about this. Really think about it. Start right now supposing that this can be the first day of getting what you want. You’ll get there, if you don’t forget what you want.