When you look at your life, what do you see?

Published by at 9:11 AM under Creating Success,Possibilities of Wealth

If you were to describe your life, would you say you’re lucky or fortunate; that you’ve had a great life or a happy life? Or do you see your life as a series of hardships, illnesses or misfortunes? Where is your focus?

There is a story about Karl Wallenda (The Great Wallenda). He entertained thousands of people with his feats of walking a tightrope across rivers, between buildings, etc. He often said that walking a tightrope was being alive. One day he told his wife that he was concerned about falling and he was very nervous later that day before a performance, checking and rechecking all of the ropes, etc. During that performance, which was not one of his more dangerous ones, he fell to his death. What happened? He lost his focus and began thinking about falling instead of about walking.

So do you see yourself walking or falling to your death (figuratively speaking)? When you think about your life, and the times you’ve experienced some crushing defeat – were you focused on the risk or on the goal you were working toward? Are your goals ones that you can be passionate about putting 100% of your energies toward? Are you confident in your ability to achieve the goals – can you picture what you will look like having achieved a goal? If one of your goals is to be a millionaire – what does a millionaire look like in your mind’s eye? How does a millionaire talk, walk or dress? When you begin to envision yourself as the person you want to become, you will be able to walk that tightrope and take the risks necessary to achieve that vision.

The movie, “The Secret” talked about the Law of Attraction and how you can attract success into your life. It was a great movie in that it addressed a problem that most of us have – self-sabotaging. We spend so much time thinking of all the negatives, we just keep attracting them into our lives.
Many people assumed from “The Secret” then, that all they had to do was think positively and great things would happen! WHOA! That’s a great dream but when you think of the successful people you know, are they the ones sitting around dreaming? I don’t think so. They’re the ones taking action on their dreams.

When you believe in your vision for yourself, you will begin to see opportunities that lead you closer to achieving it. But you must take action and create momentum to move toward your goals. As you create that momentum and you’re achieving some successes, it’s easy to think positive thoughts. So during those times, write down all the things you’re grateful for in your Gratitude Journal.  There will come a time when you stumble, when things look bleak and it’s hard (or impossible) to remember positive events. That’s when the Gratitude Journal becomes important. That’s when you need to remember those times when you experienced gratitude. Re-read all those entries and remember what it felt like to have experienced those achievements.

But, you say, I feel sorry for myself. Well that’s OK. (yes I said that). Set a timer for 10 minutes and have a huge “pity party”. Really let it all out. And when the timer goes off – guess what? The party’s over. Then go read your Gratitude Journal. Rewrite your goals and start seeing yourself achieving those dreams.

We all have ups and downs in our lives, but if you were to describe your life, what would you say? What are you focused on? Walking that tightrope to your dreams or falling….?

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