In order for us as human beings to accomplish something meaningful we need to do a few specific things. Ingredients for success if you like. We have to ‘Want something that doesn’t exist’. It doesn’t have to be anything more than it is ‘Attainable’ after that it only needs to be ‘Specific’. We’re not talking about an everyday type of want, like what you want to eat, or to have a nice place to live, a fancy car or lots of money. Get the idea in your mind. Do you have it?
Now ask yourself What If? What if you could attain it? What would it look like? Don’t forget, It has to be specific. This is not going to happen over night, but it won’t necessarily take the rest of you life either. This is something you really want and are willing to work for. For many of us this may be the hardest part of the entire process.
Do you have it in mind? Be as specific as possible. Now write it down, just as specifically as you thought about it. Make the writing large enough that you can read it from a few feet away, something that you could place on your mirror and see every time you look at yourself, then place it where you will see it all the time, someplace you can’t help but see all the time. If we want it, write it down and place it in a highly visible place. It will happen.
Each time you see it, each time you read it, you will believe it a little more. More and more and more. Slowly it will come to be a mantra for us a belief so powerful that our unconscious mind will take over thinking and working on it.
This will be something that would otherwise not normally exist. A goal that otherwise would not happen, you will have to use your creativity to imagine it and achieve it. Most goals are simple they are just the next step, ways that are already proven. We want to achieve things that haven’t been done by us or maybe even by anyone. ‘Exponential Change’. Don’t start with what is possible but with what seems impossible…. you’ll know its the right goal when it takes some courage to even think it.
Make sure you write it down so you don’t let yourself off the hook, and personally commit to it. Place it it where it will be seen by you all the time, no one else has to see it, but you do. Now within twenty four hours take some kind of action to achieve it. Anything that starts you on the path to its accomplishment.
If you do this here’s what will happen, the universe will come to your aide. I don’t know how it works, and I don’t care, it just does. We don’t know how electricity works, but when we flip the switch it does. The universe likes goals, write them down, commit to them and take action on them. The universe will come to your aide. Maybe you’ll meet someone, see something, read something that tweaks something within you. It may not be the exact angle to get there, but its a way to get to the next step, In other circumstances you may not have even thought it would apply, but because you set the goal and committed to it, the universe is helping you out in creative ways.
When something is working, don’t limit the success you could have, as humans we tend to get scared of things we don’t know about. I’m not saying there shouldn’t be some healthy caution, but don’t limit your success, before you even give it a chance.
What If? What would it look? What if I could? The world is your limit. A test you can apply to yourself to see if you might be able to accomplish it is this. Are you alive? …Then you could. There is a profound and divine reason we are all here. That reason is to do everything we can for others, in that reason, with our creativity and commitment to accomplishing it, nothing is impossible.
How do we motivate ourselves how do we motivate those around us? Well that’s simple we’ve been taught since we came into this world the same way, Reward and punishment, clean up your mess or get grounded, get good grades or you’ll fail, make more money get the things you want. As human beings we’ve been taught this from early on, lets get a perspective on this, this is the exact way we train animals.
What sets us apart as human beings is our ability to respond to the most powerful motivational force on this planet, our sense of purpose. Why we do what we do means everything to us. If you want to get more out of yourself, more out of those around you, more out of your lives, more out of your careers remember why you do what you do, what your fundamental purpose is. It works.
We all have these great purposes in our lives. Some are just in smaller circles of influence. Yours might be in a relationship, as a parent, as part of your community, spiritually. They are the reasons we do what we do, the way we spend our time. Write them down and ask yourself, are you limiting what you can do, by driving with the breaks on?
Most of us are. I’m going to do it, maybe tomorrow. We see it all the time. If we want to take the breaks off we need to resolve to become the best at whatever our purpose is. We’re all guilty of coasting as soon as something starts working. Good becomes the enemy of great. What would it take you to become the best? Write it down, right now. Write these questions down and there answers. It won’t take long, you already know the answers. We know what we need to do, we just don’t do it. If you do, it will change your life.
You’re worth it, you only have so much time on this planet, if it’s worth your time to do something it’s worth your time to do it right. What if? What would it look like? What if I could? Set your sights on goals that don’t exist. Become the best at what you do or want. Live your life to its fullest. You have a purpose. We can change people’s lives. We can change our lives. Life is a wonderful thing.
Read the first chapter, Access Your Potential