My own inspiration for this book came from closer to home. My son Peter at the age of twelve came to me one day with a perplexed expression and a piece of paper in his hand.
“I found this list from two years ago when I was cleaning my room. I don’t know how, but everything on this list came true, and I forgot I wrote it.”
Among other things, he had taken karate lessons, tried out for a play, slept overnight at the park, and gotten a bird — all without being conscious of checking off items on the forgotten list.
Peter’s experience made me think. I noticed the same phenomenon happening in my own life.
In one exciting and memorable week of my life, I managed to autograph books on Broadway in New York City, go backstage at the Metropolitan Opera, be interviewed on the radio for an audience of several million, and hear Placido Domingo live in a full-length opera.
It wasn’t until I got back to the West Coast that I found, like Peter before me, an old goals list I had forgotten about.
All of the things I had just accomplished were on that list.
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