Get Excited Now!!! and Create the Life you Really WantAuthor: Demond L. Jackson
What is it about a great movie preview that makes us so excited to actually see the real thing? Is it that our favorite actor or actress is in the cast, maybe an unbelievable love story, or perhaps the content of the movie closely resonates with our hearts? Whatever the reasons may be, movie previews gets us excited. Sometimes the preview is so compelling, it sours our hope for the film we're viewing if we're at the theater. Without a doubt, movie previews are a call to action.
Consider your life as a preview of things to come. When you think of your future, does it get you excited? Does it keep you up at night daydreaming of the endless possibilities? When you think of your future, is it better or worse than things are now? And, if it's better, is it just a little better or almost inconceivably better? Will the preview of your life inspire you to commit to living a life far beyond your current circumstances, which is well within your reach, or do you see hopelessness and misery?
One of the greatest underused human powers is the ability to create any kind of future we envision.
It doesn't matter where you are in life; you are the architect of your own future. Yesterday is gone forever. There's no bringing it back. Today is all you have. What you do with today will determine the life you live tomorrow. Dr. John Maxwell says it best, "A person can either pay now and play later or play now and pay later. Either way, you're going to pay."
What vision do you have for tomorrow? Is it sunny beaches and palm trees, or is it what I call voluntary slavery: working a job you hate because nothing better is available? Are you living your dream life, in your dream house, driving your dream car, supporting charities and organizations close to your heart? Are you in your dream job, doing the thing you were created to do? Did you go for it, or are you still playing it safe? Tomorrow isn't here yet. You can make it any way you want it.
Do you want to live in a gated community outside Beverly Hills? Do you desire to escape winter by purchasing an island in the Caribbean? Does owning a million dollar yacht tickle your fancy? Dream big! The Bible even says without a vision, you will perish. Tomorrow can bring you everything you've ever dreamed possible, and more, but, it will require you to pay now so you can play later. Is having a dream life important enough for you to work hard for it? Does it mean enough for you to wisely save and invest money, develop a plan, and have the courage to believe the only way to fail is to quit? Your current level of success means nothing if you're not totally happy and fulfilled. To live your dream life is worth everything you can give it. Living your life with purpose and meaning brings fulfillment.
Are you a person willing to not only dream of a great tomorrow, but also to do all you can to make it happen? Have you resolved to make the preview of your life so compelling it's difficult to sleep at night? If so, let's get started. These are the success secrets I currently use. It is best to do the following exercise in a quiet place where there will be no distractions.
Step One: DECIDE the kind of future you're committed to having. Keep in mind that the sky is truly the limit. Remove the limiting thoughts that currently occupy valuable brain space.
Step Two: COMMIT to your decision by writing it down. If it's not written down, it doesn't exist.
Step Three: VISUALIZE yourself living your ultimate dream life. Visualizing comes easy for some and more difficult for others. This step is very important and not to be overlooked. Try as best you can to see yourself living your dream.
Step Four: WISE PLANNING can not only save time, but money, resources and headaches.
Step Five: ACT on your plan as if your life depended on it, because it does. Do not let a day go past that you don't work on your dream. And if a day does go past, forgive yourself, and start fresh tomorrow. Action is 90% of success. Act. Get feedback. Readjust.
Step Six: VERBALIZE what your plans and goals are on a daily basis. Create ten to twenty word sentences that describe your dream life, commit it to memory, and verbalize that sentence over and over and over until you are overwhelmed with the feelings of purpose that are sure to follow.
Step Seven: Being PATIENT is the most difficult obstacle we face. We see a terrific future in our imagination, and we want it now. There's nothing wrong with that; we all do it. However, we must be willing to work the plan, along with the readjustments, until our outward life reflects what we see in our imagination.
How is your preview looking now? If you follow these steps, I'm sure you will develop a totally can't wait, gotta see it now preview of your future. It is my sincere hope that whatever the circumstances of your current life, you will apply the exercises I have given and change how you see your future. We all want more, but not many of us are willing to go after it. I have confidence that you will act, change your personal movie preview of your future, work your plan, and live your dream life.
Demond is the owner of Self Empowerment Network where visitors can get an accurate Personal Mission Statement. Demond has been a freelance writer for several years. He has over seven years experience helping others change their lives through life coaching. Demond seeks to empower all he ncounters.Check out the main page of the blog for many more inspirational quotes
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