magnetic, attracting the people and resources needed to realize your vision. You will be invincible. You will not be stopped or defeated, no matter what obstacles appear in your wake. The time periods given for each stage are average for most people. However, there are certain people to whom the time periods may not accurately apply. Many truly great figures in history had relatively short lifespans. A close inspection of their lives reveals that they probably experienced the four stages, but at a greatly accelerated pace. Joan of Arc achieved immortality by the time she was burned at the stake when she was 19 years old. Alexander the Great, by age 32, achieved immortality through conquering most of the then-known world. Martin Luther King touched the conscience of humanity and achieved immortality before he was 40 years old. There are four types of people in the world. 1. The Players 2. The Watchers 3. The Wonderers 4. The Wanderers If life were a game of baseball, the Players would be the people or teams on the field. These are the ones who Introduction
32 The Twelve Universal Laws of Success have sacrificed and practiced until they are the best that they can be. They generally do what they love and love what they do. They reap the rewards of their efforts. The players use their powers to make things happen. They reach within to that well of power that they have developed to get the desired results. The Players take the risks and get the rewards. Need a grand slam — Got a grand slam. The Watchers are the spectators sitting in the stands watching others play the game of life. Watching somebody else get the money, the recognition, and the girl. Everyone who is not on the playing field is a spectator. True Watchers are the people who never really try hard at anything. They may dream of being a Player. But at the first signs of difficulty, challenge, or disappointment, they discard their dreams and scurry off the playing field of life, silently vowing never to try that again. These wannabe Players take their seat in the stands with carefully crafted excuses and explanations for not being in the game. Watchers are generally people who had a dream, but let it be compromised. Watchers often say, “I should have done this, or I could have been that, but I’ve had a good life.” The Wonderers are the people in the parking lot outside the stadium where the game of life is being played. They hear the sounds of the players and the spectators, but they are not a part of the game. They know something is going on, but they must wonder what it is, since they can’t see. Wonderers learn about what’s going on secondhand. They live their lives responding to outside stimuli, and developing other peoples’ programs. They often see the world in terms
33 of would have, could have, and should have.
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- Meaning of life, Unconscious mind, Herbert Harris