I think I may have bumped into why I'm such a failure. It turns out that you actually have to do something in order to succeed at something.
I bumped into that idea on the Internet, somewhere. The idea is that after reading all the inspirational books, visualizing, and getting all hyped up, at the end of the day, what really matters is what gets done.
I think Collier's book "Riches Within Your Reach", mentioned this as does Eker's book.
I've been doing a lot of reading and no actual doing anything.
That's why nothing is going my way. It hasn't all been bad. After all I sold an etching, yesterday. But basically, not much is happening.
I contacted Jason about doing the two websites I thought up a couple of weeks ago, but he has been putting me off. I tried to make a website for the Peace and Justice Center and it turned out to be very difficult. I couldn't make it work.
My efforts to contact Wilmington Trust about the Delphi bonds have been ignored. I know the treatment. When I was on the verge of bankruptcy I would avoid creditor's calls and my lawyer would hang up on them. I'm on the other end of that treatment, now.
I haven't been metal detecting, yet. I don't have any excuse. Today was a beautiful day and I spent it in coffee shops, surfing the net. I should have gone metal detecting.
I was telling Nick (a good friend) about something I saw on YOU-Tube about metal detecting at old river fords. Someone on the East Coast was searching for old coins at old river fords. And he found them, in abundance. It got me to thinking about taking a kayak down the Upper Iowa to the Mississippi. I would use my dowsing rods more than the metal dectector, but the idea is the same. Nick said that he heard of an old French fort near the where the Upper Iowa enters the Mississippi. That would be worth finding.
He also said that I could buy a kayak for a couple of hundred dollars, at Wal-Mart. I'll have to get off my rear end and do that. I'll get back to you after I get that done.