Love the Life You Live
Albert Einstein once said, “Problems cannot be solved with the same mind that created them”. So, a vital part of preparing for what you want is to be aware of where you are placing your attention on a daily basis. Are you thinking about what’s missing, or how crappy you feel? Do you talk about your problems or are you constantly searching for solutions? These habits take us away from what we want. To create a life we love we need to think, speak and act as if we already believe that it’s only a matter of time until what we want turns up in our lives.
Now this isn’t always easy to do, but it’s not impossible either, you just need to take baby steps like:
- Doing three things every day that bring you joy. Now joy may feel like a big leap for you, but remember this: joy starts out as pleasure, moves up to happiness and then becomes joy. So to start do something that brings you pleasure such as talking to a friend, reading a good book, engaging in an activity you enjoy. Three things every single day and before long you may find that these simple tasks will plant the seed that grows into the belief that you can have what you really want.
- Challenging your thoughts. To be able to challenge your thoughts you need to observe them then, whenever you notice yourself dwelling on a thought that limits you, challenge it. Ask yourself, “Is this true?” Byron Katie’s work is based on three questions that challenge thoughts and it can be life changing. If you don’t already know of it I suggest you check it out. http://thework.com/en
- Preparing for what you want. Even when I have no idea how I am going to achieve a goal I always start preparing for it. So do something at least five days a week that will take you closer to your goal. When I didn’t own a home I used to go looking at different areas and homes to see where I wanted to live. When I wanted to renovate I looked through magazines and saved pictures. And when I didn’t have enough money to do the things I wanted to do I looked for ways to help others get what they wanted, sometimes by giving money away anonymously, or helping someone in need, or doing probono work.
Plants have a temperature memory that tells them when to bloom, just as you have a memory of what you makes you happy, happiness can not be found in a place, a person, or in an unachieved goal, it’s in your attitude. Your ability to flow with what is during the down times knowing that you’ve done the work and that sunshine is on it’s way.