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The challenge with the laws of life isn’t knowing them.  It’s doing them.  Living by them, applying them.  In the face of emotional upset it’s all too easy to fall into old familiar patterns of response, of feeling, often made worse by the fact that now you’re aware, now you know you’re planting seeds of tomorrow’s experiences.  I should know, read my post from yesterday.  Hells bells, as my Dad liked to say.

Bells. Swan Bell Tower, Perth

Some years ago I went to an internet seminar.  And the one thing I remember being told was that out of the five hundred or so people in attendance, most of them would do nothing different when they got home and maybe three…and only maybe three people would do something with the fabulous information we were to receive.

Not me baby, thought I.  I’m definitely one of the three.  Turned out, not so much.

Like the path to hell, I was full of good intentions.  I came home inspired, ready to conquer the internet world and then…nothing.  Zip, zilch, nada.

The laws of life too, can kindle great desire, can infuse you with an eagerness to remake your entire life and then…zip, zilch, nada, nothing.  Being a doer is a far cry from being a hearer.

Fear not, intrepid builders and makers of your best life so far, a few handy hints to make the going a little easier.

London - Buckingham Palace

1. Start small.  You might very well aspire to Buckingham Palace, but you don’t have to change your whole world in one fell swoop.

2. What do I want and do I really, really want it?  Let’s face it everybody wants to be happy, healthy and wealthy.  But at what level is the desire.  Is there a real intensity, or just something that would be nice.  Forget the latter, it ain’t gonna matter.

3. The object of your desire doesn’t have to be physical, is there a quality you’d like to have, or perhaps increase?  Maybe that resonates more strongly with you.  If so, go for that.  It’s all about the practice.

4. Question your beliefs.  Don’t ask why do I believe that, but ask does that belief serve me.  You might have a belief that it’s hard to make money.  Is that true?  Well it’s true for you, if you have that belief.  The better question is, does it serve you.

5. Take five minutes out of your day to have a new thought or two about a current experience.  Choose the thought carefully, make it a thought that feels good, that makes the experience better: a thought that serves you, that’s positive and productive.  And every time you think of that experience in the old way, get back to your new thought.  Persistence, as always is key. Standing in line for something, think your new thought.  Sitting at traffic lights, think your new thought.  Every opportunity you have, think your new thought.

As Winnie Churchill said, never, never, never give up.

Encourage each other.

Love Elle.





Elle Sommer
Elle is the creator of Live Purposefully Now, a website with a wide variety of authors and topics whose focus is on helping you to change/re-direct and navigate your life. She is a self-confessed spiritual junkie, offering a deeper more holistic approach to life. This deeper approach sets you on a simple path towards your greatest future, helps you remove those limiting beliefs that hold us all back and supports you in achieving your dreams.


  1. Excellent post, Elle. We are often our own worst enemies, and will slip all too easily back into lazy habits. If you want to change your life, you’ve got to REALLY want it. It also takes huge dedication and strict discipline – both of which are often abandoned in favour of allowing our attention to become fixed upon the noises and influences of ‘everyday’ life.

    Time to change our definitions of an ‘everyday’ life and what we are and are not willing to accept.

    Thank you again for your wonderful blog!

    • Elle Reply

      I like that Steven “time to change our definitions of an ‘everyday’ life. I say yes!

  2. Elle;

    It seems you synthesized volumes of wisdom in this post. Ever think of writing a book?

  3. Joseph Appaloosa Reply

    Ah yes, our mental diet, as I have heard it referred to, is certainly the basis for what we experience. How could it be otherwise? If we consistently feed our ourselves Love-based thoughts/beliefs/assumptions then will we not experience Love-based events in our lives? You, for one, would say YES !
    Thank you.
    Write on, Elle !

    • Elle Reply

      I like the idea of love-based thoughts Joseph. Very nice.

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