I've always known how important it is to have goals. And that once you have a written goal you must take some action towards achieving it. I just didn't expect to have it pointed out to me so graphically as the day I started to feel a little less than confident about my car!
I'd better start at the beginning. For a while now, the car has needed some work done on it. After all, it's isn't getting any younger and I've been starting to feel a vague dissatisfaction about it. One day, my husband and I were out for a drive. We'd just been through a very bad time with our business and were listening to something motivational on tape to buoy ourselves up. This specific tape once again stressed that there are no limits to what we can be, have or do if we just make the decision.
No limits? REALLY? O.K. then, why not have a Mercedes! Since we were out for a drive anyway, we took a small detour over to the local Mercedes dealer. Oh boy! there were some great cars there! A couple of older models really caught my eye and I could see that we could indeed plan on owning a Mercedes some day, and who knows - maybe sooner than we think! We drove home wondering how to make it a reality.
The next morning we woke up to find that our car had been stolen out of the apartment parking lot during the night. Our car gone? This only happens to other people!
The insurance company paid for a rental car - and of course, they didn't have a small one available and upgraded us to luxury model - wonderful! Since our car was one that was a popular choice for thieves our insurance company decide to wait only two weeks before making a settlement - and it turned out to be an excellent settlement due to a top-of-the-line paint job we'd had done not too long ago.
We got our settlement on a Friday and on Saturday morning we found the perfect car - newer, of a higher quality and in superb condition! - which we were able to negotiate for the exact settlement price. The following Thursday we took possession of our new car and proudly drove it off the lot.
...And we knew without a doubt that THIS was our "Mercedes". We had made our goal come true through desire and action!
The next evening we got a phone call from the local police - they had found our stolen car!