[success]A genius is simply one who has taken full possession of his own mind and directed it toward objectives of his own choosing, without permitting outside influences to discourage or mislead him. ~ Napoleon Hill[/success]
How would life be different if you had an unshakeable belief in yourself?
How would life be different if you accepted each new day as a fresh start and stopped telling yourself the same limiting story you told yourself yesterday?
Life gives you second chances with each new day, but your addiction to reality will always get in your way. If you’re willing to look at where you are versus where you want to be, you can begin to live a richer, more full and expansive life.
How to know if you’re addicted to reality
You’re addicted to reality if you’re unable to direct your focus on what you want because all your attention is focused on what you don’t want.
The evidence of the reality of the world can be overwhelming. No matter. Let go. Stop being in a permanent state of readiness for what ‘might’ come next. Stop being afraid that if you take your eye off the ball something might hit you from left field.
It’s your birthright to be happy and it is your obligation to believe in yourself, to express yourself in a way that brings you joy; by doing so you are making an indispensable contribution to the world we live in.
Until you see yourself and the world in a different light, it’s certain that you’ll keep missing the target.
As Einstein said, ‘reality is merely an illusion, albeit a persistent one.’
Your current reality is dependent on you to keep it alive…be willing to suspend disbelief for long enough to create space for something new to appear. You’re either a participant in your dreams or a bystander, the choice is yours.
Begin here, begin now, it’s the only starting point you have.
Take an inventory
Are you happy?
Do you experience joy in your days?
Are you fulfilling your desires, easily and having fun?
Do you feel good about who you are?
Is your life experience mostly great?
Do you have balance, beauty and love?
Are you healthy and fit?
Can you handle challenges easily, with equanimity?
Are you confident in your capabilities?
Have you taken the time to decide what you’re here to do?
Goals as growth
You are an ever evolving work in progress.
You won’t always be right and not everyone will love you. Many won’t agree with the path you choose or the desires that fill your heart. Don’t waste your time trying to change their minds.
Unless they reflect you at your best, they’re wrong. You are designed for greatness, to live your purpose, to shine your light and reveal the magnificence within. You must believe in yourself and allow the rest to fall into place.
By investing your time in growing you, in cultivating an unshakeable belief in yourself, you connect to the invincible power that created the world and the grip of your current reality is loosened. Become addicted to your personal growth.
To become better at anything we have to practice
Before Tiger Woods won his first championship at the age of 18, he’d already practiced for sixteen years.
Athletes of all stripes, musicians, or great chess players, need much more than theory to become great. They have to practice. To make the most of life and reveal our greatness, we have to continually upgrade our habits and practice new ways to operate in the world.
Your shelves might be filled with books that tell you ‘how’ to accomplish anything, but without your participation and application, nothing changes. You can read a book on how to fly a plane, but it doesn’t make you a pilot.
You absolutely can develop new beliefs, a different self image, and heal the wounds from the past, but as with all things of value, it takes time, awareness and practice.
All those attempts to change your body, your relationships, your experiences with money or success are never going to work until you learn to change the shape of your thoughts.
Regardless of how high we might fly in any given moment, our success setting will always drag us back to earth unless and until we create a new one. And that takes practice.
The purpose of affirmations is to create a habit of thought. And just in case you think using affirmations might not come naturally to you, just notice how often you tell yourself something is ‘hard’ or ‘it’s just the way things are‘ or ‘I can’t do this‘ or ‘this is never going to work‘.
And how many times have those affirmations become your reality?
You’re a natural.
Because affirmations are self-fulfilling prophecies, you have to practice affirming uplifting, encouraging words.
Using the power to affirm whatever it is that you choose, puts you in conscious control of your thoughts. Having belief in yourself stems from one thing, thinking you are worthwhile and valuable. And then mentally repeating this idea to yourself as often as possible in your daily inner chatter until it’s become a part of your belief system.
When you repeat phrases to yourself over and over, your subconscious eventually accepts them as true…be they positive or negative. You’re focusing the creative power of the universe. It’s a relatively simply way to reprogramme your setting for success, love, health, or wealth.
An amazing thing happens when you begin paying attention to your relationship with yourself you breathe life into it. Love and respect yourself and others will do the same.
You’re in control of your thinking, in the choices you make. Dare to believe you have something inside of you that’s infinitely more powerful than any experience. Dare to believe in you.
In the comments below tell us the one thing you’re willing to do to to change the way you see yourself. Is there a shift in attitude you need to have or a new practice you’re ready to put in place?
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