When an idea is born you change the world. It might not seem like a lot but whenever you move toward a lofty goal and set out to manifest even the tiniest of dreams, The Universe moves everything to accommodate you. It cannot but do so. This vast, complex and layered nothingness, which at the same time is all and everything, holds the key to doors that open up to the most magnificent worlds and answers that will help you overcome challenges.
The Million Dollar Club was such an idea. It was one single man’s dream to create a place where the individual can grow and the collective will thrive because of it. One cannot do without the other.
And now we have arrived. After many years, months, weeks and days of inventive thinking, fierce cooperation and incessant focus, The Million Dollar Club has now opened its doors to all whom want to live a full and abundant life, and are willing to go the extra mile to make that happen.
We would like to share the following poem by Rumi, the 13th century poet and Sufi scholar, who till this day enlightens us all with his spiritual wisdom, describing his reverence for God, the Universe and our place in it.
When I run after what I think I want,
my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety.
When I sit in my own place of patience,
what I need flows to me without any pain.
From this I understand that what I want also wants me,
is looking for me and attracting me.
There’s a great secret in this for anyone who can grasp it.
The reason why we chose this poem is because it so marvelously encapsulates the path to fruition and the bumpy road to success. We want you all to know that you should never stop reaching for your goals, and doing everything in your power to make all of your dreams come true.
Once you truly understand that in order for you to grow into the best version of yourself, you will have to shed your old self, there are going to be challenges you must deal with. We’ve heard people say over and over again that there’s a silver lining behind the clouds. That there’s a lesson in every seeming troublesome moment. That after the rain there comes the sun. Of course, we’ve heard these. We’ve read them and preached them to others.
But what do you do when you’re faced with setbacks yourself?
When you first start out on your self-awareness path, and learn about the power of the mind and spirit there is a lot of new information to get familiar with. A lot of it seems foreign and makes you feel uncomfortable but you try and do it anyway because there’s something pulling you. And then you take a dive into the unknown and the storm hits you over the head, only to worsen and at times leave you in complete and utter despair.
Will you remember those beautiful enlightening quotes and sayings then? Will you have a mind so strong that you’ll be able to wave those worries aside the moment they enter your thought realm? No, you won’t. It just doesn’t happen like that. At least not right away.
We all go through the exact same things; they might look different and show up in a variety of experiences and situations but the path to self-awareness leads us all to the same final door.
And it can seem brutal and harsh sometimes. Unfair even. But do you remember that moment when you muddled through and came up for air after the deep dive? Remember what it felt like to reap the rewards of your perseverance and committed work? Didn’t you feel like you were the ruler of the world and nothing could faze you?
We know you did. We can relate.
The joy of overcoming is one of the highest forms of human emotions. It is strong and powerful and renders you a true hero. And this is what The Million Dollar Club is meant to do. It is a place where heroes are born and nurtured. We don’t mind the falling. We simply encourage the getting up. Over and over and over again.
We’d like to contribute to a world of original thinkers. Of individuals who dare to lead in their own different ways. Of people that understand that a progressive mindset is not always accompanied with fireworks and a marching band, but is more often than not, a process that requires courage, persistence and faith.
When you see that the world is always molding itself around you, for you to evolve and develop, move forward and soar, then everything that used to be a hindrance can now be perceived as God’s greatest and most loving gift to you.
The Million Dollar Club is our gift to you.
Here’s to the dreamers. Here’s to you.
The MDC Team.