We often believe that people, circumstances and situations outside of ourselves are responsible for shaping the course of our lives. If we get a certain job…then life will be awesome.
If we marry a certain person…then we’ll be happy.
And when we place those conditions on ourselves, we find ourselves constantly harboring the desire, but usually our mind is racing around the negative track instead of the positive one. Usually we’re thinking- “oh, how I want that job, and there’s no way I can get it.”
“I would do anything for her/him to give me the time of day, but s/he’s out of my league. What am I thinking?
So we constantly talk ourselves out of our greatest dreams and desires.
And we wonder why life won’t give us what we truly want.
Our job in this life is to be the designer of our lives. And there are many stories of people who set their mind in a determined fashion and accomplished what they set out to do. Why them? And why not you?
Are they smarter? No
Are they prettier? No
Do they have more luck? No
Do they live a charmed life where everything goes their way? Yes
Because they dream of their desires with dogged determination.
An elite athlete doesn’t take no for an answer; doesn’t see weakness in his/her body. They just train and train and train both body and mind to accomplish their dreams.
A performer, a musician, a tech mogul, a billionaire– none of them started that way. They all have the same things in common with us; they’re human and wear their pants one leg at a time just like you and I.
So what sets them apart?
The inability to see their dream fail.
For them, there’s no question, beyond a shadow of any doubt that they will get where they’re going
So what’s the common denominator?
Harnessing the power of the mind to accomplish your goals.
Most of us live our present from our past. We are shaped by, and molded in the life of our past.
What if we lived our lives from our future?
What if we intentionally shaped and molded ourselves into the life we desire?
What if, instead of lamenting our past, we celebrate our future like it’s already here?
I’m talking about the future that we want to create. Not the one that is a natural extension of our past.
Life is a gift. As far as we know it, it’s the only one we have. We owe it to ourselves to live it in the best way we know how.
So the next time you find yourself using memory lane to blame your present circumstances; take a hard 180° turn and walk into your future.
A simple mind hack to get this started is to take one deep desire/want; and start to imagine it done. Not the HOW. But simply living in a future where it is a reality. If you can train your mind to spend 5-10 minutes a day in your future state, providence will start to provide the HOW.
You don’t have to worry about the HOW.
You only have to focus on the WHAT.
We don’t have to have the correct circumstances to make our dreams a reality.
We only need to have a very vivid dream.
So go ahead- dream in high definition technicolor.