For several weeks now, I have been asking the question: are there tried and true, timeless, unchanging principles that, if you understand and apply, success must follow? My answer is: yes! The first principle is: there is no such thing as a neutral thought. You are an infinitely creative being and what you have been given to create with is your mind. Every thought you have gets planted in the fertile soil of creativity and produces a result.
The second principle is: your emotions are the fuel that waters the soil. What I call happy, joyful, optimistic and abundant feelings are like putting fertilizer on the soil and what I call unhappy, angry, fearful and scarcity-based feelings are like putting acid on the soil.
If life is that simple, and I assure you it is, what can you do, starting today, to play the games of life and business to win? For several weeks, I discussed why it’s so difficult to play to win and why maybe 3% of the population play really well. Then, for the last couple of weeks, I’ve been giving you some ideas as to how to become one of the 3%. One of those ideas was to focus on what you want. Given that recommendation, here’s the final suggestion:
To get started, pick one item in your vision and get into action moving in the direction of the item. Action is required because it is action that produces results. But here’s the key difference between what is typical and what I’m suggesting. Don’t make some elaborate plan. Don’t even allow yourself to think that you can figure out how your vision will unfold. You cannot do that. No matter how smart you are, you’re not smart enough.
Remember, you live in a friendly Universe. When a farmer plants the seeds in the soil, he doesn’t try and figure out the process where the seeds will turn into a crop. He trusts the process. You have to learn to do the same. So what I said was: just start moving your feet in the direction of the item you have selected. Do what you are inspired to do. Do what’s peaceful and what’s compelling. The Universe has infinite resources available to it and you will be guided, step by step, as to what to do. If you try and take control, I promise you’ll get in your own way.
With one client we worked with, we created a picture of what his company would look like in 5 years if he was on the path toward his vision. We told him to start being the president of the company as it would look in 5 years and just enjoy watching it unfold. He reported at the end of the year that he had more opportunities come his way, more doors almost magically open up to him, in the next 9 months than had happened in the last 9 years. He was continuously stunned at how easy it all was. For a company that had been stagnant before this all started, they doubled their sales and increased profitability by more than ten times in the next 3 years. And it was the most enjoyable time he ever experienced.
So forget planning. Just start moving in the direction of your vision. Trust the process. Give up the need to know how it will turn out. Do what’s peaceful and compelling and have lots of fun. I promise it’s an approach that will work better than anything you’ve done before.