Monday, 3 May 2010

3 Steps to Heaven

If you have a dream, desire or goal that you want to achieve then try this simple 3 step formula for success. It may be simple but it is powerful.

1. Free Your Mind.
When you set a goal or decide to pursue a dream that you have you must get your mental house in order.

Your mindset is a critical function of success.

The first thing to do is to focus on the thing that you want. In your mind's eye form an image of yourself already with your objective. See it in its entirety. See it in its finished state.

Feel how wonderful it feels having accomplished your goal and relaxed into those good feelings.

Now find and eliminate the negative subconscious programs that are working against you. Use a tool such as the sedona method to weed out these negatives and remove them for good.

2. Take Action.
No matter how confident you are that you will reach your goal you must take some form of action to get it. All the belief in the world is useless without taking some actions steps to secure what you want.

Action is a necessary step in the process of manifestation. This is something many self improvement gurus fail to teach their students. Yes, belief and attitude are the most important things but action is vital!

3. Be Persistent.
Nothing on this planet is stronger than persistence. Persistence can bring to to the successful conclusion of any act.

With sheer persistence you can achieve things that others with twice as much talent for that thing could not do.

Keep this in mind - there is no failure only death or giving up!

Friday, 30 April 2010

The Fastest Way to Set & Reach Goals!

Even when it comes to spiritual growth there are few teachers, trainers or courses that do not mention the power of goal setting. Goals are an intricate part of human life and the human experience.

You set goals daily - even if you do not refer to them as goals. If you plan to get to work on time, take a bus or organize any trip or event then you know how to set goals.

The only difference between you and a multimillionaire, high achiever, or any other successful person is that their goals differ from your s and they are much more specific about their goal-setting strategies.

If you follow the guidelines below you will be able to set goals that are meaningful to you and that bring you the same level of success enjoyed by high achievers and that success will be specific to your needs and desires!

1. Brain Storm.
Write down all the things that are important to you and all the things you would like to have, achieve or do in life.

2. Whittle it Down.
Number those things that are most important to you starting at 1 for the most important and 2 for the next most important etc.

3. Visualise the End.
Get a clear idea in your head what your life will look like when you have reached your top 10 goals. See it as a finished product. You have achieved the top 10 goals on your list - how does that look and feel?

4. Reverse Engineer it!
Start to imagine how you got there. Reverse the process one step at a time and by the time you get back to where you are now you will have a blueprint for your own success. Believe t or not this works like a charm and I have yet to see it fail!

5. Make a Plan.
Create a plan based on the last exercise and step 2. You have already reverse engineered how the future you arrived at the place the future you is at - now put it down on paper and turn it into manageable goal steps!

Follow these 5 steps and you will achieve anything you set your mind to!

You may want to try a tool such as The Sedona Method to help you along.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Limiting Beliefs

Yesterday I discussed the attitude of gratitude and how it can propel you forward in life and help you to manifest more of the things you want in life while staving off those things you do not like. I would like to further explore that topic today by talking about limiting beliefs and their role in your current "manifestation".

Our belief system is truly the funnel through which we let in the reflective light of reality. It may be better put to describe it as the colour tainted glass through which you view reality.

Nothing in reality is - at least not in the sense that we believe it to be. At its very core structure everything we see, hear, touch and smell (and everything we don't) is just pure energy. All energy exists as one single mass vibrating energy field indistinguishable and interconnected at its core.

However, we do perceive things as being real and solid. Yet, not even these perceptions are accurate. Chocolate may taste sweet to on person while it is abhorrent to another. The colour blue may be tranquil and peaceful to one person but appear cold and sterile to another. The sound of electric guitars and loud drums may be motivational and inspiring to one person yet sound like a random collection of instruments blended into a high-pitched squealing noise to another.

It is our perceptions that colour reality for us and determine how it looks, feels and appears. Your reality is not the same as mine. Period!

Arguments, disagreements and wars begin because of a difference in perceived realities and the truth is no-one's reality is right or wrong - it just is. Let my reality be the way my reality is and I will give you the same courtesy. Live and let live.

But I digress!

Back to limiting beliefs.

Your filter for reality is your perception and your perception is driven by your beliefs. Simply change your beliefs and you perception will change. Change your perceptions and your reality automatically changes because you begin to see it differently.

This is not just wishful thinking or brainwashing because as your perceptions change so do your behaviours and thus enviably, your results will change also!

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

The Attitude of Gratitude

You may have heard that having an attitude of gratitude is a good spiritual outlook to have and great for personal growth. However, you may not also realise that it is a fundamental mindset that you need for "manifestation"!

Without feelings of gratefulness for whatever already "is" you can never hope to manipulate the things that are "not yet".

I'm sure you've heard of the law of attraction and although this law is by no means the only ruling law in the universe it is an important one and a good one to illustrate how an attitude of gratitude is necessary if you want to create and attract more of things you desire into your life.

For a start you must eliminate desire - as the Buddha has said. Why? For the same reason you need to cultivate an attitude of gratitude - because what you hold in mind you create more of!

Let me explain.

The mind is only creative both the conscious and subconscious realms. Whatever you hold in mind you are re-creating or creating for the first time. Through the law of attraction you are also attracting similar energies into your life.

Think negative thoughts and you get negative results....right?!

Well, what do you think you are attracting and creating if you go around bitching all day about what you don't have?

You will inevitably get more things to bitch and whine about!

Now what do you think you will be creating and attracting if you spend the majority of your day (or all of it if you can) being joyful and thankful for what you already have?

You will begin to create and attract much more things to be grateful for!

This is the law and it always works!

If you want to test this just spend a week being completely negative and witness first-hand the rewards for such a mindset!

The reason why you should also eliminate desire is not to be emotionally freed or uplifted or to become some type of spiritual guru but for a very practical reason. When you desire something you are silently affirming in your mind and heart that you don't already have it!

What will happen when you focus on not having something? You continue to create and attract situations and circumstances that keep that very thing away from you!

I would highly recommend you review the articles on The Sedona Method and The Release Technique for more information on this topic.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Just Be & Allow Manifestation to HAppen

In self improvement and personal development we always seem to have goals and aspirations. We always seem to be striving for some type of betterment or improvement. This is a worthwhile pursuit and an honourable direction to head in. However, sometimes we can achieve much more by simply being still and allowing ourselves to just "be".

Embracing the ever-present "nowness" of our being is probably the only goal, as students of personal growth, that we should really strive for. Being in the moment frees us form the burdens of the past and eliminates the desires for tomorrow - it makes us feel free to just be!

Being fully present in this moment also gives you immense power to create.

When you are only aware of the present moment without the plague of the past or the distractions of the future a mere thought is enough to set in motion powerful universal forces that will never stop until that thought is solidified in the material world as the physical representation of itself.

Truly being present in the moment make you feel free, happy, content, at one with yourself and all of creation and also releases your unlimited power (which is of course always present in the ever-present now).

Obviously talking about being fully immersed in the moment is easier to do than actually experiencing it but we have all been in this experience at least once.

Think of a time when you were sitting in a garden or by a pond or the ocean. Perhaps you were on holiday or vacationing in a quiet spot. Think of a time when you just sat observing your surroundings thinking of nothing in particular - just savouring the experience.

If you can recall that time you will probably remember just how serene and at peace you felt. At that moment you were temporarily fully in touch with your own beingness and fully immersed in the ever-present moment. Everything felt perfectly in place, harmonious and balanced. Do you remember?

At that point, even though you may not have realised yet, you were connected to the very power that created the universe and it was fully at your disposal!

In that moment you could have created anything you wanted for the mere thought of it!

Of course in such a frame of mind, body and spirit everything seems so perfect in that moment that desire for anything is the furthest thing from your mind. However, a mere simple thought such as "wouldn't it be nice if........" would be enough to set the its manifestation in action.

So, if you ever find yourself in that place again just give a quick thought to something you have always wanted and then relax back into the "now". If you want to feel like that all the time then you should read about The Sedona Method.