If you discover that you do have a route map of regrets, and there are very few people who don`t, where do we go from here?
First you have to believe you deserve more and that you’re capable of doing what it takes to get more.
In addressing your regrets you’ve acknowledged the “what”. But you have to believe the “why” before you get started on the “how”.
Let me put that more simply: first, admit you want more, secondly believe you deserve more and thirdly work on getting more.
Stage one is tough but doable, stage three is also doable but needs work.
Stage two slips most people up.
And that’s because many people’s notion of “entitlement” is warped, usually by their upbringing.
Some believe in a kind of benign system of weights and measures called “karma”. They believe that luck eventually levels itself out; that if you’ve had a lot of bad luck in your life, eventually the pendulum will swing the other way, balance will return and you’ll get the riches you “deserve”.
That’s a construct that allow people to abdicate responsibility for their own happiness and success.
If you believe you “deserve” to have wealth and happiness because you’re a “good person” who’s “due a run of luck” you’re going to be waiting a long time. This is not what I mean when I say I believe I deserve to have more.
It’s not enough to think that being a “good person” entitles you to the wealth or the happiness you seek.
There are two things you need to do that will help you believe you GENUINELY deserve wealth:
1) Stop underestimating your capabilities.
2) Indulge your imagination.
Firstly you need to understand that you – yes YOU – are gifted with virtually unlimited potential for learning and creativity.
It’s been said that more than 95 per cent of what we know about the human brain has been learned in the last 30 or so years.
All of that potential… and we are only just beginning to understand and apply it!
Your mind is an incredible tool. As long as you stay curious you can learn and absorb pretty much anything. Then you can start applying it.
When you look at your objectives for the year ahead; before you think: “I deserve this”, think: “I’m capable of this”.
And you ARE.
Second, you must unleash your imagination.
In the last 100 years, men and women have discovered and harnessed more of nature’s forces than at any other time in human history.
We can travel over land at speeds of more than 200mph; we can fly to the other side of the world in a few hours. We can talk to someone in another continent instantaneously and see them in crystal clear video on our computer screen!
It’s truly mind-blowing what we’ve achieved. Talk to your grandparents, they`ll tell you how much has been achieved.
All of these breakthroughs started in someone’s imagination… usually with a “what if?” question.
Napoleon Hill, author of the inspirational classic “Think and Grow Rich” called imagination: “the workshop of the mind.” He says: “The imagination is literally the workshop wherein are fashioned all plans created by man.
The impulse, the DESIRE, is given shape, form, and ACTION through the aid of the imaginative faculty of the mind. It has been said that man can create anything which he can “imagine.”
You can only really set goals and make plans with the aid of your imagination.
And you DO have one. We all do. Yours might have become weak through inaction – but it can be revived. Just spend some time simply thinking about the things you’d like to do this year.
Be as creative as you want to be… get excited… seek inspiration and welcome it into your world. Think big – no limits. Ask yourself lots of “what if?” questions. Imagine yourself right in the middle of the pictures you create.
Then start committing your thoughts – however wacky – to paper. That’s where plans start forming.
You ARE capable and you CAN achieve (pretty much) anything your imagination serves up – as long as it’s not X-ray vision or invisibility, or anything like that!
Hopefully you can see what I’m driving at, sorry if it’s been a bit hard going in places.
Bottom line: this really COULD be your time… and the start of an incredible period.
And it WILL be – as long as you’re honest with yourself about what you want… you allow yourself to imagine a better future… and you genuinely believe you’re capable of achieving it.
© The Blind Life Coach