Consider the following, on your way to “Amazing”!
1) You Cannot Build on Failure. You Can Only Build on Success
One of Narelle's favorite Louise Hay Affirmations is: “All is well. Everything is working out for my highest good.” What a wonderful starting place!
Years ago, my friend Dave Newren presented this to me in another way: “John” he said, “I had a dream last night. I was in the premortal life. I was surrounded by the most amazing, wonderful, beings you could imagine- truly great and noble people. John, you were one of them.”
I’d been struggling with my self esteem at that time in my life, so I knew where he was going with this. He went on. "John, you can't build on failure. You can only build on success."
What Dave was talking about was the principle abundance- meaning that there is a celebration that occurs every morning, just because you and I open our eyes and get out of bed! That’s what he was saying!- that you and I are beautiful and wonderful as is and that life is amazing and full of love and opportunity as is!
With this as your starting place, with even just a small sense of being enough, (weaknesses and all), with an underlying celebration of this amazing opportunity called earth, we will feel the encouragement and energy necessary to create more of what we already feel. Want attracts more want. Not good enough attracts more not good enough, but celebration and gratitude attracts more to celebrate and be grateful for.
2) Adopt Ways of Thinking & Being That Lead To “Amazing”
…something like this;
1) Return to your vision(s), daily. Meditate on your goal(s), daily. See it. Feel it. Thank God in advance for it. Ask Him to assist you and to refine and qualify you for this goal. Thank Him for everything just as it is and for this emerging reality- a reality that you are present to but not scratching for.
2) Keep your energy up by managing your life from your lists, not your head. See David Allen “Getting Things Done.”
3) Break goals down into small, bite sized actions. Dr. John DeMartini says that the number one cause of loss of energy is that our actions are not broken down into small enough pieces.
4) Park planned actions in appropriate lists i.e. "project 1", "project 2", etc. Consistently review your lists, deciding what you will do today, tomorrow, etc. You can also use your google calendar for this.
5) Make decisions vs. gathering clutter (in your mind, your email inbox, your kitchen counter, garage, desktop, anywhere and everywhere). Life is continually coming at you with decisions to make. Make them, or get cluttered to death.
6) Consistently return to and act on your action lists. By doing this, your mind builds trust in your commitment to your lists and stops waking you up at 3 in the morning to remind you to do something.
7) Be satisfied and trusting with “one thing at a time.” God has your back for tomorrow. He has your back for 5 minutes from now. Live in the present. Focus on this one thing, that is right now, and then the next. “All is well!"
8) Finally, put first things first. As Mel Robbins says, grab yourself by the shirt and force yourself away from secondary distractions and on to the key actions that lead to what you want. Work like there’s no tomorrow- like this is it. Because it is.
Amazing happens when abundance collides with “faith & focus”, consistent planning, working from your lists (vs. your head) and steadily moving toward what your visions.