It’s sort of like the difference between knowing that eating healthy and exercise will help me feel and look great — and actually DOING IT.
One of the most powerful tools I’ve learned to use is goal-setting. We all know its importance; we all know it works. But how many of us actually sit down and DO IT?
To make it more exciting and to encourage myself to do it this week, I decided to take a different approach. Instead of “setting goals,” I decided to “sculpt my perfect life.”
I didn’t actually use a lot of specific detail. Instead I closed my eyes and got really clear about how I want to FEEL and how I want to EXPERIENCE my life.
I used first person, present tense languaging to help train my mind (and soul). Instead of saying, “I would like to earn more money” I said, “I am grateful for the steady stream of income that I receive, which takes care of my needs and gives me plenty more for savings and for fun!”
Writing in this manner to me is like screaming out to the Universe and letting it be known that this is what I want. Not only is it what I want, it’s something SO important and real to me that I can close my eyes and FEEL it.
It’s a proven fact. Our brains do not know the difference between fiction and reality. For instance, if you sit back, close your eyes and think back to a time you were incredibly happy, I’m sure you’ll be filled with euphoric and amazing feelings of happiness.
When some people watch scary movies, they find their bodies filled with tension, nervousness and get scared to even go into their dark bedrooms afterward. Something in their brain doesn’t realize that the movie was not reality.
I take advantage of this little “fault” of our brain to train it to see MY reality. In this way I can sculpt out what it is I want to experience. I don’t know exactly how or why, but it seems that when this process is put into place, the Universe conspires with me to make it happen.
So why do I procrastinate in beginning this process? I guess I’m just human! (Or is it that deep down I don’t believe I deserve what I want? — Stay tuned for more on this subject another day!)
Here below I have shared with you a copy of what I wrote today (http://tinyurl.com/ml55xc3). I have taped it by my mirror and intend to review it (and feel it) every day. If there are some things you would like to experience differently in your life, I encourage you to create your own list.
If you think you would like some assistance in sculpting out your own perfect life, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’d be honored to help!