I have been thinking about where I want to be in the next five years and what I want my life to look like in ten years. I have to say, it’s a bit scary and exciting to think this way because I have some very lofty plans for myself. However, I am convinced if I don’t intentionally think about and create a plan and execute that plan on a daily bases I will not get to my final destination.
Here’s a little background information about me. I did not grow up wealthy. I was not a childhood prodigy and I was not prom queen. I am just an average person, and like millions of other people, I am looking for my own special uniqueness to develop to give back to the world. I guess you can sum it up in one word PURPOSE.
What I have come to realize the past several months is that I am multifaceted and there are many spectacular areas of my life that I could choose as my purpose. The hunt I was on to “find my purpose” can now stop. What I will do is pick one aspect of myself that I would like to share and provide service to others with, then go about enjoying myself in service.
In my earlier posts I have been talking a great deal about the subconscious mind. The reason for that is the subconscious mind makes all of our decisions. The decisions are based on our beliefs, values, understanding and previous experiences. So, if I plan the next five years of my life to build an International business without having a strong belief system in place, then I am in trouble before I begin.
How someone goes about changing their beliefs is as an in-depth a conversation as you can get. There is so much material on changing your beliefs and come from a variety of different view points. Do some research and find a view point that resonates with you.
It is my belief that visualization is under utilized and is key to achieving future results. Visualization is the seed of all ideas and primes the pump of creativity. If I spend ten to fifteen minutes a day thinking about my future; people, places, things, and other ideas to achieve my plans magically are revealed. Call it “Law of Attraction” or what ever you will. All I know is that it works. I don’t believe in coincidences, luck, or any of that jazz.
When we rehearse an activity in our heads, recall an event or anticipate the future we see images, hear sounds, taste flavors, feel tactile sensations and smell odours. We think in this pattern of senses. That is the way we record our experiences. There are scientific studies of professional athletes mentally rehearsing their performance before they play. The studies concluded that the body secretes the same chemicals and reacts as if the athlete is actually physically performing the action. Just stop and think about this for a minute. It’s huge!
The stumbling block for most of us is when those ugly, negative thoughts come in to our minds and cloud our view of our true potential. We start having that internal conversation in our minds about all the reasons why it can’t happen rather than why it can. That’s when our energy gets low, the 9-5 job looks safe, and we convince ourselves we are doing okay where we are.
The difference between the folks that are living an outstanding life and the folks that are living an okay life are; the folks that live an outstanding life make the hard choices, take the risks, believe they can develop ways to get what they want instead of believing that they can’t. The way to an outstanding life take change: mentally, spiritually and physically.
Are you ready to make some changes?
Be unreasonable with achieving success.