The remarkable persistence of the Wright brothers led to the birth and development of today’s modern air transport systems.
Faced with failure after failure as they built and tested their flying machines, Orville and Wilbur Wright focused on systematically and methodically finding the solutions to each and every problem that stood in the way of their goals.
The brothers were not the first to attempt to build a heavier-than-air flying machine; they were not even the celebrated thought leaders in the field of aviation.
They were merely a couple of entrepreneurial bicycle manufacturers, high school dropouts who people thought were crazy for pursuing the goal of building the first airplane. Even as their prototypes crashed and failed on the sands of Kitty Hawk, many other brilliant minds had been working on the same goal.
What the Wright brothers shared, however, was a singular focus on their dream, a focus that was so crystal clear that no obstacle, distraction nor setback could throw them off course from getting to it.
Every hindrance was merely a problem that needed to be solved, a rung on the ladder that shot straight up to the prize. The Wright brothers took every single problem that came their way, solved it and built their success on it.
There is an Eastern philosophy that embodies this characteristic of obsessive devotion to the goal. The term is “Junoon,” an Urdu word that roughly translated means “passion” or a “state of obsession.”
It’s a form of craziness, the kind of all-consuming desire that totally engages and transforms your mind, body and spirit to achieve your goal. It’s pretty much what drove the Wright brothers and many other successful achievers to succeed.
Living in the state of Junoon means concentrating passionately on succeeding in your mission and achieving an unbelievable level of motivation that seems unrealistic and even impossible to other people.
Junoon concentrates and magnifies your inherent willpower and determination, and transforms you into a person who rises to challenges in seemingly incredible ways that others may not be able to imagine.
You give everything you’ve got to everything that you do, holding nothing back. By investing your entire being, you generate tremendous creative and productive energy to overcome all the seemingly impossible obstacles.
Junoon comes in six distinct phases. The first phase is pure inspiration, the “aha!” or “eureka!” moment of creativity when we just seem to suddenly plug into the universe and experience extreme clarity of vision and understanding.
The second wave is sixth sight, when the entire process comes into focus and reveals itself. This goes beyond what we know as “visualization,” where we see only the end product. In sixth sight, we see the entire plan; every stage, every step, every component comes to life and becomes real in our mind.
The third wave is fanatic focus. This also goes beyond mere concentration; it’s an all consuming and unwavering dedication to the tasks leading to the goal. It’s as if you are hypnotized by your grand vision as it rolls out toward fulfillment.
Metaphysical energy is the fifth wave, when an invisible engine seems to drive you from dawn ’til dusk in pursuit of the goal. Finally, social Junoon lets you share the vision with others, attracting them to the idea that has you riveted from the start, and engages them to support you toward completing the goal.
These are the gateways to real, instant mind power. Explore your full potential. Be free.