Archive for November, 2011

Making your dreams feel real

November 28, 2011

                                                            From dreams to reality …

In the last post I challenged you to write down what your ideal life looks like in five years. I hope you enjoyed the process. Now it’s time to take the next step.

This is to look at what you’ve written and find within it a list of goals. Without considering ‘How I will achieve these’ just yet, highlight the statements on your list that work as goals.

The vision of ‘I will start a business to work on timber boats, my true passion, so I can live in a beautiful old home in a small town by the ocean, have time for writing and spend more time with my children to experience the pleasure of life …’ becomes a list of specific goals:

– I’m working towards starting a boat restoration business within the next three years

– I’m starting to research, locate and will purchase an older home in Surfbeach with ocean views

– I work hard in the spring/summer season to allow me time (four months per year) to travel with my children during the holidays, and also pursue my writing. I also structure my day to be free by 4.00 pm to spend time with my children when they get home from school.

These are great goals and are aligned to what you really want in life. If you had just sat down to write goals without a vision, you may have come up with a more traditional list that didn’t reflect your true desires. The more specific and detailed your list the better, as this enables you to paint a clear mental picture of what you plan to achieve.

Goals work best when worded in the present tense and in a style that feels right to you. This allows your subconscious to accept them as real and to begin working on them for you.

As you work through your five-year vision you may find you end up with many goals, or perhaps just a few. If you have many, the next step is to prioritise these to the six most important, 10 at the most if you have a few small ones in the mix. This is important because you can’t do everything at once. If you attempt too much you will lose the clarity and focus you require.

Don’t be concerned; you can revisit these goals when you have achieved the first ones. This provides for healthy and stimulating growth and a wonderful sense of achievement for many years to come.  In our next post we’ll look at how we turn these into reality!

 
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How do we start manifesting our dreams?

November 22, 2011

Dreams to reality

It starts the same way; we wake up one day and realise we want more out of life than we’re currently getting. It may be at one of those dreaded ‘0’ birthdays – 30, 40 or 50 – when we tell ourselves that there must be more than this. It doesn’t mean you have to be in a bad place, broke or homeless. You may have a perfectly comfortable life, but also the desire for something more; a desire to test yourself, to take the next step and to improve your circumstances.

Change requires emotional leverage … a feeling of lack or emptiness that we want to fill. Without this feeling, we stay in our comfort zone. Comfortable, sure, but unchallenged and therefore dissatisfied. The desire for more grows until we’re ready to take action. That’s the first step.

The second step is to be clear on what you want. Don’t worry about goal setting; this is much easier and more fun! Get a piece of paper or open a new file and write/type ‘My ideal life’ at the top. Then start writing how in the next five years you’ll create your perfect life.

You can image anything you like. You can have a wonderful relationship, start a successful business, enjoy time with your friends and family and have a beautiful home overlooking the ocean. You may focus on business success, a life of creativity with music and the arts, or wealth and adventure. Imagine that you have the resources and time for all of it, without limitation.

There’s no right answer, it only matters that you want these things. And you may be surprised by what you write if you let yourself go. When you dare to think about your ideal life, the life you can have if you have everything you desire, you’ll see what is really important to you. It may not be what you expect!

Try it now; write what you will be doing, who with, where and why. Have some fun and write the ideal script of your life. Then in the next post we’ll take the next step. This is success without compromise – the things that are important in your life. Go.

Getting rich – art or science?

November 17, 2011
Can you find universal success?

Have you heard about the book The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles? Written in 1910, it’s the foundation of today’s thinking around the law of attraction and our ability to ‘manifest’ our desires.

The book analyses in depth a concept of the universe, applying the principals of attraction and gratitude and being open to universal flow to receive. From this comes creating a vision and belief (sometimes through the use of affirmations) and allowing your desires to come to you.

Some believe it, others don’t, but what I believe (and know from firsthand experience) is the power of our subconscious mind to assist in realising our goals. If you want something and create a strong feeling around it you will often find that the answer to getting it will pop into your head. When we ‘sleep on it’ we provide the time for our subconscious mind to find a way.

Perhaps the law of attraction and the subconscious mind are one and the same.  And if it works for you, it doesn’t really matter what you call it..

Let’s go back to 1910 and look at the key ideas from Wattles’ book:

  • There is a universal energy from which all things are made.
  • When you form a thought, you tap into this energy, and you create that which you are thinking about.
  • Individuals have the ability to create a thought and cause the subject of the thought to be created in this field of universal energy.
  • To activate this ability, we must learn to apply our creative mind. Typically, we function with our competitive mind but to create things with thought, we need to activate our creative mind.
  • We can come into harmony with this universal energy through the act of expressing gratitude.
  • To manifest something new, hold an image of what you seek in your mind. Express gratitude to the universe for having granted this to you.
  • To achieve wealth, apply this same principle – hold a clear vision of the wealth you hope to attain. Then express gratitude that this wealth is coming to you.
  • All that you include in your mental image will come to you through the physical realm – through the process of natural ways such as trade and commerce.
  • To claim this wealth, you must be active. You must do all that you can do each day to make this vision a reality. Strive to deliver to others something of value greater than what they paid for.
  • Those who practice these instructions will get rich. The riches they receive will be in the exact proportion to the definiteness of their vision, the fixity of their purpose, the steadiness of their faith and the depth of their gratitude.

Though more than one hundred years old, these principles are just as true today as they were in Wattles’ day. Indeed, they are universal.

Try these laws of attraction, or the power of your subconscious mind (or whatever you want to call it) for yourself. You may be surprised with the results!