Published: 12/21/2016 in the Penticton Herald
Someone defined insanity as continuing to do the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
In my years as an international life coach, I’ve found that those people who really, really wanted to make changes, consciously made a decision to write a new script for their life, and take back control of it.
They finally grasped that if they didn’t, life by default would do it for them and take them in a direction that would steal their true potential from them.
You only have one life, and built into this sacred trust is an obligation to discover the real authentic you, and your limitless possibilities.
THE HIDDEN YOU
The brilliant sculptor Gutzon Borglum (1867 – 1941), was famous for carving out the National Memorial of the massive faces of the four U.S. presidents on Mount Rushmore, South Dakota.
When his housekeeper gazed up at it she gasped: “How did you know Mr. Lincoln was in the rock?”
If we could only gaze up and grasp what’s in our ‘rock’ just waiting to be carved out, what might our perception of our real potential reveal?
We all have numerous gifts and talents that only need nourishing, which could literally lead us to the dawn of a bright tomorrow and an abundant and fulfilling future for ourselves and our families so, let’s get started.
SOME GOLDEN RULES
Starting with a decision to change, this has to be your decision, not one imposed on you or suggested to you by someone else.
It must be realistic, otherwise you lose your momentum and enthusiasm to keep going, and just give up.
Send some positive messages to your unconscious mind. Starting small helps, i.e. clear out the junk food from the fridge; tidy the garage; throw out all the old clothes you haven’t worn in the past two years.
Your unconsciousness starts to take notice – “Hey, this person is really serious,” and supports your efforts to change.
Write down your goals and be sure to put them where people can see them. This is an incredibly important tool.
Phrase them in terms of what you want, not don’t want.
As a coach, I was surprised by the number of people who stated their goals negatively, i.e. (“I don’t want to be broke all the time”).
Visualize your future like a timeline heading off in front of you, or at an angle, and then start attaching to that timeline your future hopes, dreams and aspirations that will truly fulfill you as an individual. Then time-plan them.
Now here’s a biggie!
Part of your success routine should also be to sit down every day in a comfortable chair where you will be undisturbed for 10 minutes, close your eyes, and start visualizing and enjoying the benefits of achieving your goals: What you see, hear and feel.
This starts the success juices flowing.
Vitally important, make yourself accountable to someone… in this case myself (no fee).
Your task this week? Write down five of your principle goals and e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will contact you over the next six weeks to see how you are progressing.
Transform Your Life
The Transform Your Life Journal came about when I was involved as an international life coach for 15 years. A number of potential clients were contacting me from various places around the world. I obviously couldn't visit all of them so I designed the Transform Your Life Journal which would act as a blueprint for future success in their lives. Basically, it's like having your own personal life coach. If you truly want to change your life, this success journal will do it for you... abundantly!
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