Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Doing "It"

Today is the day to do the "it" you have always talked about but have never taken the steps to do.  How many times have you said things like, "I'll do it when I have more time" or "I'll take that trip after I get out of debt" or "I'll join the gym after I lose some weight," only to find yourself never having done any of it?  Instead your find yourself with less time, less money, and more weight gain than ever before, pushing your goals and dreams further and further away.  Today is the day to stop procrastinating and to start doing.  Today is the day to change your thinking so you can change your life.

If you always think about attracting and living a better life, but remain inactive in doing anything about it, you're not going to get anywhere at all.  It's time to get off of the couch of inertia.  It's time to make changes.  Many people don't get started because they don't always know where to start.  It starts by affirming to yourself, "I am starting today.  I am starting NOW.  Today is the day."  Let this become a mantra as you begin.  Your self-talk is an important step because as you affirm positive phrases to yourself, your brain actually begins to create neural pathways for your new thoughts and affirmations to travel.  Old habits begin to die away as new ones are formed.  Research shows that it takes about 21 days for a new habit to ingrain itself into our psyche and into our lives.  Just as a musician must rehearse or an athlete must train, daily repetition of positive thinking and affirmations becomes second nature and sets the universal law of attraction into motion, especially when you put positive emotion behind your words and action.

The next thing to do is to make a list of the things you are going to accomplish.  You can write them down in bullet form, or if you are the creative sort, you can create a vision board with photos, drawings, sketches, and word art.  Keep your list or vision board in a place where you will see it every single day to remind you of your goals and dreams.  You can create a smaller list to carry in your purse or wallet.  The trick is to keep it readily available as a constant reminder.  Read through your list every morning when you awake, every evening before bed, and during any part of the day when you are between tasks.  Daily visualization of your goals and dreams as you affirm positively with your self-talk helps to build momentum in your life.  Your thoughts are pure energy; this energy flows where your attention goes.  Make your goals and dreams your dominant thoughts throughout the day.  See that goal or dream in your mind's eye as already existing in your life.

The third thing to do is to express your gratitude.  Any wisdom tradition or spiritual teacher will tell you that giving gratitude for all that you have will increase more of those things in your life. This allows you to align with Source as partners in a dynamic relationship of creation.  As you envision your goals and dreams, give thanks to Source for manifesting them into your life.

It sounds too simple to be true, but by incorporating positive affirmations, visualization, and gratitude into your daily life, your life will begin to change, and you will be on your way to a better, happier you.  Now is the time.  Do "it" today.

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