Sunlight focused through a magnifying glass can start a fire. But the conditions must be "just right." If the magnifying glass is held too high above the paper, the rays are diffused and dont generate enough heat to make fire.
When you heat water to 212°, it begins to boil. If the temperature only reaches 211°, the water wont boil.
An airplane has to reach a certain ground speed before it lifts off into the sky. Any speed less than this will not produce flight - only a crash at the end of the runway
A satellite must reach "escape velocity" to break free of earth's gravitational pull. Then it falls into an effortless orbit where the breath of a baby is enough to propel it. But if the spacecraft doesnt reach escape velocity, it tumbles back down to earth.
Some people expend enormous amounts of energy trying to become successful. They seem to do almost everything right e.g set goals, disciplined etc. they go through all the right motions. Still, success seems somehow to elude them. Yet others appear to go through the same motions and are literally awash in abundance of success. What is the difference?
To manifest abundance ( read my manisfestation blog post http://tiny.cc/tcbat to understand the importance of it), you need to achieve congruence - the condition where all parts of you are in alignment, to come together, correspond and be harmonious with each other. There are 3 important key parts you need to align!
The first is DESIRE: you have got to want it
The second is BELIEF: You've got to believe that you can be successful, and have a continued abundance of success
The third is SELF-ACCEPTANCE: You have got to believe your deserve to be successful, to your very core.
If one of these is out of alignment, your energy is diffused, ineffective. e.g You may want to become wealthy or a performer and even if you feel you deserve it and have the burning desire to make it a reality, but after several unsuccesful attempts, you form the belief that your're just not cut out for it. two out of three isn't enough. You're not congruent.
You're only firing on two engines, and it takes three to reach escape velocity. You end up falling back to earth. To produce enough heat, to reach boiling point, to attain the right ground speed, to achieve escape velocity, you need to be congruent. EVERY part of you must "buy in" your heart, your mind and your spirit. It has to be all systems go otherwise you will always end up falling back down to earth.
Remember being congruent is to align your heart, mind and spirit or without sounding so spiritually spoken is to align these important elements DESIRE, BELIEF, SELF- ACCEPTANCE.
"Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning".
Begin to process this information deep down inside yourself, then succeeding will become a habit and not a rare occurance of achievement in your life, its not wrong or selfish to be successful every second, every minute of every day you live. People who believe it is are usually the people who dont realise or in some cases do, that the are moving backwards if not standing still in life. Be better than this...