If you don’t know that quote, it’s from the amazing Bob Proctor who says that if we want things to happen in our lives, we have to write it down in the present tense. For example, I am so happy and grateful now that we have our winter retreat in Maui.
You probably should be much more specific than that but you get the idea.
Truthfully, I’ve done this in some form at one time or another. The first time I put what I wanted to paper was back in 1995 after I read Unleash the Power Within by Tony Robbins. The results? It was like a cascade of good things that followed – from living in an apartment to growing a tiny company past the million dollar mark. So I know it works.
You’ve probably done the same thing or are considering it. But your thoughts are keeping you from doing anything about it. I almost wrote “life” but I know that life is all about what we think and what we do. What is crazy is that we don’t do this more often, or ever.
The biggest challenge is belief.
First, in order to make a list like this you have to believe that you have enough time to do it. That when you sit down and start putting that pencil to the notepad, that you’re not taking away from productive time. I am told almost daily by people who feel guilty that they can’t squeak out an hour each day to keep their mind at optimum power. The thought is that they should be doing something else, more productive, and that people will look at them and think they’re wasting their time.
I guess the real issue is – who are you doing this for?
Stop right now and take your hand and pound it on your chest and say, “I’m doing this for me!”
Become selfish about this because to do otherwise is failure. You might take more time watching TV with your loved ones than you do at working on yourself. Think about it.
This day is not over yet. You still have time to write down what you want. Maybe you find it hard to know exactly what you want. Dreams you once had seem real impossible now. But remember those are thoughts you need to end.
When you write down what you want, it becomes clearer. Use a pencil. It doesn’t have to be permanent. You’re growing and this list will change. You want it to change. Take at least 30 minutes to work on getting clear about what you want. And don’t feel guilty about it. Yes, there are needs and wants. This is about what you want to make you become all you can be.
One of the most eye opening courses I have taken, and seriously, this is not for everybody – but I know you can do this, is Bob Proctor’s Science of Getting Rich program. Check it out as it will take you beyond being happy and grateful and teach you how to harness intent. This will change your life, but as I said – it’s only for winners like you and I (most people don’t get it.)
Are you with me?