Reading time: 3 minutesYou are the sculptor of your own reality. Don’t hand your tools to anyone else. ~ Jeff Brown[/success]
Did you know that 66% of job seekers who imagined themselves as being happily employed found new jobs months earlier than those who merely had career counseling?
What? You hadn’t heard that? Me neither, but that’s according to a study by the Journal of Consulting Psychology, so it must be right.
If that all sounds a little bit too studious, never fear, I have a little story to tell that’ll be right up your alley because it’s all about imagination…we love that don’t we?
Have I ever mentioned Louisa’s husband? Hmmm it’s time to remedy that. I’m going to call him Tom…I love to protect the innocent as I tell stories about them…okay not stories about them so much, as their very own stories, as told to me. Honest.
Tom’s career, like Louisa’s is in the entertainment industry, but more on the techie side…I hope he’s not reading this to see my ignorance about what he actually does. Techie fits the bill for me.
At the beginning of the year Tom invested time imagining that he’d branched out from the one company he worked for. It seems everyone in that industry works from job to job, just not all of them make the really, really big bucks! They have a project to work on and when it’s done…so are they…’till the next one.
Tom decided, much as he loved the work he did for company A he wouldn’t mind working for company B or C and even Z.
This was way back in January. In his mind’s eye he saw himself being at choice as to which job he took next, whilst seeing company A continuing to prosper and his work being valued.
He was focusing on his ideal.
He took the pressure off himself, by beginning at the beginning…in his imagination. He simply intended to be the best he could be in all situations and chose to believe that would be enough. He decided to trust more in the infinite web of oneness that makes up our universe and our every experience.
Pretty cool so far, no? Yes?
Just as he went to the gym every day to train his body, he was determined to work out in his mental gym. He was going to strengthen and discipline his mind.
And he did.
In May of this year, company A changed course. They decided to restructure and cut back on their projects. Hmmm, that sounds less than ideal. How was this going to work out for Tom? It would seem there was going to be less work to go around.
But you and I know, the facts are always changing and as directors of the universal energy that makes up our world, we are the sole determiners of our fate.
Tom continued affirming that everyone wanted to work with him…that he was really good at what he did…and had all kinds of offers…his career was blooming.
One of the partners of company A called him and asked if he would work on a movie project…but it wasn’t starting until later in the year. Can we still put that in the ‘win’ category? I say yes.
Another partner had a project that began the following month. How about that? Another win for Tom. On top of this, he was offered three jobs with three separate companies…but he had to turn them down…he had recommitted to company A.
Phooey, does that mean Tom’s imaginal work didn’t bring him exactly what he wanted?
He told me that shortly afterwards, he was at the gym and decided to spend a little time in the sauna…something he rarely does…and as his temperature rose, so the visualizations of his ideal career experience expanded until he could almost feel the vibration of his success resonating with the entire universe.
Later that day he had a call. One of the jobs with company A had fallen through. Heavens to Murgatroyd…what was he going to do now? No work until later in the year ~ that wasn’t what he was imagining.
But wait! The laws of consciousness were still alive and well and decidedly kicking.
Company B almost fell over themselves to snap Tom up, they still needed someone with his skills. They offered a bigger salary and a project that runs until September. Then he’s back to company A for the movie then onto another project that turned up out of the so called ‘blue’, taking him to the end of the year.
He’s a happy little camper…he began imagining what he wanted in January, kept his imagination fired up with success thoughts, affirmations and visualizations and walked over the various bridges of incidents to meet his fulfilled desire.
It turns out there’s power in our imagination, and sometimes studies do get things right.
This system works whatever it is you desire, be it a new or improved career, an ideal relationship, better health, a quality such as more confidence…it doesn’t really matter. Once we begin working consciously and deliberately with our imagination remarkable things happen…sometimes in mysterious ways that we could never orchestrate for ourselves.
Encourage one another.