Desire, Determination and Destiny
In this life there are two kinds of people. There are those that make it and those who dream about making it.
Which one are you?
Are you the person that has the desire to accomplish their personal goal, the determination to see it through thus ensuring their own successful destiny?
We all know examples of two individuals that come from the same family and one of them thrives due to their personal experience and the other person fails due to the same personal experience.
Same family – two completely different outcomes.
What is the key that allowed that one person to be successful while the other was not?
I have been looking for those answers and I would like to share them with you. I know that you want to be successful and happy, just like I do.
My research keeps bringing me back to some of the same principles. Whether it’s Neville Goddard, Wayne Dyer, Tony Robbins or Louise Hay; there are some basic steps we all need to take to ensure success.
Each of these teachers tells us to emotionally attach ourselves to the outcome.
Neville tells us that “Feeling” is key. He advises us to imagine your desired outcome at night as you are drifting into sub-consciousness (sleep). Really feel what it will be like when you get that coveted job, lose those 25 lbs. or start your new business. Imagine a scene that you would experience and feel the emotions that would coincide with the experience. Neville tells us that our sub-conscious takes instruction from our conscious thoughts and manifests those thoughts and accompanying feelings into reality.
Tony Robbins also advises to do the same exercise in ‘Waking the Giant Within’. Tony doesn’t use spiritual language like Neville does but he advises us to write down our most desired goals and vividly rehearse it in your mind (feeling). For example, if you wanted to own your own home, you would write down exactly what that house would look like. You would rehearse all of the small details; such as the smells in the kitchen to the curtains on the windows. These imaginings would trigger new neural pathways that unlock the keys to your success.
All of these strategies accomplish one significant goal.
These strategies and activities are intended to build your desire and determination.
By having a clear picture in your mind of what you want and walking your body through the accompanying emotions that you would experience in the realization of your goal you increase your Desire.
A burning desire then results in Determination.
Once you can feel how fabulous it will be to accomplish your personal goal your determination to achieve that goal will grow exponentially.
I had a personal quantum moment a few years ago. I was in that dream-like state that we all experience as we are waking from sleep when I heard a voice emanating from bedside, “You are in charge of your own destiny.” I awoke from my sleep to the expectation that I would see someone standing beside my bed talking to me! I heard that voice and had the sensation that someone was standing there! I will never forget that moment.
I don’t know why I was graced by God’s energy in that way on that particular day. The rest of the day was not exceptional. I was still drinking too much and engaging in other negative behaviors. But the feeling from that morning never left me.
I was given a gift that day.
I knew from that moment on that God was telling me that I had to take charge of my own life. No more waiting for a rich prince charming to come along or winning the lottery - I needed to take personal action to change my life.
Desire + Determination= Destiny
Here is my 3 Step Process to achieve your Goals.
Desire – You need a sufficient and compelling object of your Desire.
-Ask your self – what do you really want?
A new job, to get healthy, break an addiction? Ask your self, why. Engage in brainstorming. What are the reasons? Now here is the important part… What will it feel like? Right now, take 10 minutes and close your eyes. How happy will you be when you accomplish your goal? Who will you tell? How darn happy will you be when you tell your boss, good-bye? How happy will you be when you tell your spouse that your new business is so successful that you are taking the whole family to Hawaii? How happy will you be when you put on that fabulous and sexy dress that is in the back of your closet – or put on that sexy bathing suit so your husband drools when he looks at you? How relieved will you be when you no longer obsess about having your next cigarette or drink? Really feel it!
I also advise doing the exercise that Neville talks about and that Wayne Dyer also writes about in his newest book.
In the last few delicious moments just before drifting into sleep, slip into the same feeling that you just conjured up in the previous exercise. Make a promise to never drift into sub-consciousness unless you are swimming in your new happy successful feelings.
Determination - Every day make a deliberate effort to set the tone of your day. Do not make the false assumption that things will just ‘fall into place’ with no action on your part. Make a concerted determination every day to do at least three actions that will get you closer to your goal. And positive affirmations with feeling can be a part of your action plan. Never allow yourself to wallow in self-pity.
Your life will turn around and everything will ‘fall into place’ once you start making an effort. However, make no mistake, just dreaming about your goals will not make them a reality.
The difference between those who make it and those who dream about making it – is Determined Action towards your Desire.
Destiny – Just as the God Energy that spoke to me at my bedside so many years ago so succinctly said, “ You are in charge of your own destiny.”
You and I have the ability to create our own future.
I know that each one of us has the ability to create our own destiny. We are co-creators in our own reality. God gave us free will and with it the obligation to use our lives for the greater good of the Universe.
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