5 Steps to Ignite that Burning Desire Inside You. – Post 273

“Define your dream and have a burning desire for its achievement” Nothing starts in LIFE but first a DREAM!!

 

 
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Let me ask you, what are some of your goals in life?

»     Be your own boss?
»     Achieve financial freedom?
»     Maybe you just wanted to make a few hundred extra dollars a month?

Whatever your dream is, big or small, YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT!!

BUT, YOU CAN’T HIT A TARGET YOU CAN’T SEE!

All my adult life I’ve heard that the most successful people write out their goals. I know, several times I have done just that myself but never saw any results from it. In fact many people, every year on Jan 1 they do just that. They create a list of goals and within a couple months many couldn’t even tell you where the list is anymore. I think the problem has been we really didn’t know how to right out our goals and we didn’t know what to do once we made a list. I’m going to see if I can shed some light on the subject and show how to use this process to actually ignite a burning desire in you; A desire that creates a motivation to actually accomplish your goals.

Today we are going to discuss 5 steps to IGNITE that burning desire in you; to put into motion the machine needed to make your dreams come true.

A.   To start off you actually do need to create a list. So get out a sheet of paper and an ink pen.

Across the top of the sheet write DREAMS in big letters.

Now write down everything that you would do or have if money was no object.

Do this with your family and have fun!

Be creative and enjoy the dream
building process together.  Make sure you include BIG dreams as well as small dreams, such as a new car, new home, new clothes, paying off your credit cards, a new pair of shoes, fixing the back door, buying a bottle of champagne, going out to eat at a fancy restaurant, buying a new dress, getting debt free…

How big can you DREAM?

Think about how an extra $100, $300, $500, $1000, $2,000 or $5,000 a month would change your life?

BE VERY SPECIFIC WHEN YOU WRITE THESE THINGS DOWN.

Now, don’t just say “new car”, be as specific as your mind will let you…make, model, color, smell…

Take a few minutes and create that list right now.

B.   Take another sheet of paper and using a pen put the list you just made in order from smallest to largest.

Use this time also to add more dreams to your list. Be sure to add the small ones as well as the big ones.

Remember to HAVE FUN!!

Take a few minutes and rewrite that list right now.

C.   Starting with $300 ask yourself this question:

If I were making $300 per month in addition to what I am making now, what exactly would I do with it?

Use your dream list as your reference, go down the list and check the ones you could have.

Try to imagine vividly that you have the money and you actually are getting the thing you want…get a feeling of what it would be like; what it would feel like if you had it.

Then ask yourself…Am I really fired up?

Am I really excited?

Am I really getting motivated?

If the answer is no, and you’re really not excited like its no big deal, then go up a little to $500 and do the exercise again.

Imagine vividly that you have an extra $500 and you actually are getting the thing you want…get a feeling of what it would be like; what it would feel like if you had it.

If there is still no excitement, keep going up in $500 increments.

Some people may have to go a little higher; most people will stay around $1000 to $2000. Don’t be afraid to go to $10,000 a month to start with.

What you are trying to do is find a specific number that is going to be the key number YOU are shooting for . . . that you are going to think about all day long, 24 hours a day, when you first wake up, throughout the day and before you go to sleep.

It’s going to be a number you LOOK AT. It’s going to be YOUR number, and you are going to know exactly what you are going to do with the money once you start making it.

The key to this step is making the DREAM real to you and believable to you.

You must not only have a dream and be specific in your dream, but you have to believe you can get the dream; otherwise it’s just a wish.

LIST YOUR NUMBER HERE……$_________________________

If you need to take a few minutes until you find that motivating number.

D.   Now go out and find the things that are on your list.

Use all of your senses to experience it.

Feel it.

Close your eyes and concentrate on what it smells like.

If it’s a car, sit behind the wheel, feel the engine running. Take in the new car smell.

Is it a new suit? Put it on and experience what it feels like.

Get photographs of the things you want; pictures of the things that fall into that really motivating range.

PUT YOURSELF INTO THE PICTURE!

Collect these pictures and put them in a book or folder and make sure your NUMBER is with them.

Put it where you can see it all the time.

Do you have a BURNING desire?

I would recommend putting the pictures on your refrigerator, maybe making a vision board in your house where you see it everyday; maybe a mirror in the bathroom; the visor of a vehicle so that you can see them first thing everyday. When you see the picture reflect on how it feels with all of your senses.

Remember, you can’t hit a target you can’t see.

YOU WANT TO LOOK AT THESE PICTURES, EXPERIENCE THEM AND REFLECT ON YOUR NUMBER A MINIMUM OF THREE TIMES A DAY.

First thing when you wake up, mid-day, and right before you go to sleep. The more you look at these pictures and reflect on it with all your senses; and reflect on this number the better.

The more you think about them throughout the day the better.

This will start bringing these goals into your own physical reality.  You will start to see them in public; start to recognize daily the things in real life that you want.

In The Strangest Secret,  Earl Nightingale said, “You become what you think about most of the time.”

E.   Now at least once a week, go dream building.

1.    Go out and touch the things you want
»      Put on the new coat
»      Put on the new watch
»      Sit in the car you want
»      Go look at the house
»      Go online and look at the vacation you want to take
»      Try to get as close as you can to the things you want.

2.    Touch them, feel them, see them, smell them and say to yourself out loud, “THIS IS MINE AND I’M GOING TO HAVE IT!”

You must have a specific dream, think about it throughout the day, 7 days a week and believe in your dream. The dream must be big enough and real enough to get you excited and get you motivated. This is the gas that will motivate you to do the work.

REMEMBER; DON’T LET ANYONE STEAL YOUR DREAM!

As you continue to do this exercise you will begin to find ways, see ways that you can accomplish them. Ways to reach these goals are all around us but because we really don’t believe it is possible to achieve them we, can’t even see how. Continue to do this exercise day after day and you will find a way; Opportunities will come to you. And if your desire is big enough, you will overcome the fears and you will find a way.

Let’s talk about your dreams and how you can achieve them. Feel free to contact me. You can connect with me through this blog, just click on the contact link to the right or at the bottom of the page depending on where you are viewing this post and I will reply as soon as I possibly can.

Thank you for visiting and I look forward to sharing with you the next time.

Keith Abell, RPh MI

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Let Go Let God — The Law of Attraction – Post 272

Let Go and Let God

Today’s blog post is a little off the normal topic but I felt a real strong prompting to talk about this. I
am a big proponent to the “law of attraction.” I have personally seen this universal law manifest itself in my life. Being a Christian, I believe that God is the center of the universe and everything comes from God and the Law of Attraction is God at work in our life. In my own personal life I can look back throughout the past a see just how this Law has affected my life in every way without me even being aware of it. There has been numerous times that I have gone through some very challenging times. In each and every one of those times I gave the problem to God. I prayed, read scripture, contemplated. And in every instance the answers came to me and I followed them. Now that I have been following and became aware of the law of attraction the phrase “Let Go and Let God” has taken on a new meaning.

I’ve heard people throughout my life claim that they gave their problems to God and nothing happened. Because of this they now have doubt about the existence of a higher power. They even ask, if God really did care then why does he answer some peoples prayers and not others. They say I asked and I trusted but nothing happened?

I never really could answer that reason why. Why did it work for some? Why didn’t it work for others? We see people like Joel Osteen, he gets up there every day and talks about God answering. He talks all the time about great things happening to people when they give it to God. I saw the same things but I could never answer the WHY?

Well this past year I came across a movie called, “the secret.” Now the movie tends to be a little too much on the “new age” side but as a Christian I really connected to what was said in the movie. It talked about putting out there what it is that you want to attract into your life. I found the principle so fascinating because as I mentioned before I could look back in my past and see instance after instance where I put fourth a desire and over time I attracted into my life all the pieces to make it a reality.

I started exploring why this seemed to work for me in the past. I started reading more and more books and viewing videos on the subject. What I discovered is there is just a little more involved in the process than just asking. I could see many times in my past when I asked and nothing happened. I started looking at what it was exactly that I did that was different from the times in my life when I did not have success. What I discovered, just as Bob Proctor, Joel Osteen, Pat Robertson and many, many other people where saying. We have all heard the scripture, ask and you shall receive, but have you looked a little further in the scripture. In every instance when someone asked and received there was another step involved. In every instance the person took an action. They believed enough in the fact that they would receive they took an action toward receipt of what they asked for. They Let Go and Let God then acted as if God had already answered them moving themselves toward that goal.

Think about it, every time someone came to Christ and asked for a healing what was Christ’s response? He told them to go do something, take an action, take a leap of faith, show they believed by taking an action and then they were healed. For example he told the leapers to go down to the river and wash themselves and they were healed. He could have just healed them without them taking the action. But he gave them instructions to follow and then when they took that action they received what they asked for.

The same thing has happened in my life so many times and can’t even count.

When I lost my job at the end of 2011 God had already put into action the path for me to follow to replace that income. The problem was is that I was not ready to Let Go and Let God. I had forgotten what had learned throughout my life. Yes I was praying for help but I wasn’t listening, letting go and following His lead. I was following my own lead. Doing what I thought was the right thing. I wasn’t really believing and trusting that things would turn around. I resisted the path God was laying out in front of me and I was stuck on the idea that I had to get another full time pharmacist job. God had in mind a new direction for me and I just couldn’t see it. It’s true in the back of my mind I wanted to move away from pharmacy. I had been praying for years for God to show me a new direction but I wasn’t willing to listen and let God.

What changed? Like I said God put the movie “The Secret” in my path. He knew spiritually that I was ready for the message even though the movie was not a Christ centered message. He knew in my religious formation that I would see this movie in context of my Christian background. He knew that my intellectual side would pursue this idea further and look at how this principle applied to my walk with him.

So here I am.

I followed God’s lead. I laid my concerns at God’s feet. I knew and expected that God would bring the right people into my life. I knew I had to be willing to be open and follow his lead, that I was open. But the second part of the formula was that I had to be willing to take action to move in that direction. I did not approach the let go and let God concept with the lottery mentality, I approached it with the mentality of taking action in the direction I wanted God to take me trusting that the right doors would open.

Now as I look back I see this occurring all around me. Every time I hear a testimonial from Joel Osteen, every time I read about the life of a Saint, in every instance they didn’t just ask and expect to be given, they actually believed and trusted that it would happen and they began taking steps in that direction. Just look at the life of Mother Teresa. She didn’t just ask, she got down in the trenches and started working trusting that the right people would come to her so she could accomplish her mission. She took action.

Now when I go back and read the parable of the sower the whole story talks about how the sower kept on sowing. He didn’t dwell on why some seed grew and some didn’t, he just kept on sowing. Jim Rohn expressed this so well in his discussion about the sower. Now that I have this understanding and listen to his story it has so much more meaning. Here is a link to the sower and reaper story by Jim Rohn so you can listen for yourself.

The point is folks, set some goals. Really think outside the box. What do you really want to accomplish in life? Now start thinking about what you need to do, what people need to brought into your life to accomplish those goals. Start working toward attracting those things into your life and start taking actions, no matter how small they are that will put you on that path. While you start following that path, relax, let go and let God. Trust in the direction you want to go and keep your mind open to the possibilities then be conscious to the people that come into your life. You will be amazed at what happens. It’s kind of like when you buy a new car or maybe a new pair of boots or something. Once you buy it you suddenly see other people all around you that have the same thing. They have been there all along you just never noticed. The same thing happens once you Let Go and Let God and you open up your mind to be conscious to the people around you that can help you move in that direction. They have been there all along. God will bring them to you if you trust.