Let me just say that I love thinking of my Definite Major Purpose as a service to others. It is so beautiful to me to be able to offer my life to serve others. The gift? As I serve others and let my light shine, it releases others to do the same and at the same time allows more light into my life. Wow! What a concept.
I was absolutely encouraged when I read that with practice and determination I will overcome my inefficiency and lack of knowledge. I am going to learn how to be a better operator of the mechanism, learn the Laws of the Mind and think for myself.
I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy!
This week was huge! Just imagine being able to pick your response to things instead of just reacting all the time. I have to admit when it comes to defaulting back to my “old” self it very easy to fall back into old patterns and the old blueprint.
First no opinion, then no negative thoughts and now this week no television. My old blue print took over for the whole week. And the funny thing is, I really have no idea why but I went into full rebellion mode. It’s not like I haven’t gone days without tv. I often shut the tv off and have a day of silence or just music, so this response totally threw me for a loop. I’m back on course and I’m trying to be gracious to myself but it really set me back and knocked me off course.
I see the old me being totally disrupted which is actually a great thing for me. I have been in this pattern for way too long. I will not allow myself to be pulled backwards but will continue to push forward looking toward the new me. It’s hard but nice to eject negative thoughts from my mind, 7 seconds is too long for it too dwell. I must admit that it was quadruplly (sp?) hard for me when I got cut off by a Rooms To Go delivery truck today. All my positive thoughts went flying out the window. It took me hours to recompose myself. It really upset me that it took so long for me to pull myself back but I notice that when you are trying to change old patterns, those patterns don’t won’t to go and they grow stronger but I have the power over those ways. I didn’t even know that I could get that riled up! It truly surprised me.
I have been practicing choosing and picking the stimulus to trigger the response I desire. Which is why it was such a disappointment to me that all that practice went out the door. But I have been doing a lot of things right, so I celebrate that with ENTHUSIASM!
You see, I remembered that this week we were talking about the aggregation of marginal gains. You know, consistently doing the little things that add up to big things, and I told myself that I wasn’t doing as badly as I thought. I still had all the foundational routines and practices that I was being consistent with and so that’s what I celebrated and started at Day 1 again. They tell me Rome wasn’t built in a day and so I gave myself grace. Give more, get more!
Big win for the week: Today I went through the whole day with any TV and not even wanting to watch. Yay me! I can do it and so can you! I can make the changes for the life I want and desire. Just remember, Wooden said, “Improvement accrues over time to add up to massive change.”
I love how these exercises are designed to help improve our focus. Boy do I need it! I can definitely see the progress even if at times it seems sooooo slow! LOL
Just how we can pull all of these triggers together to create a network of learning and retention is very intriguing. You can consistently see the establishment of the foundation and the building slowly being built on that foundation.
The 7 day mental diet has been a very interesting experience. I was going to say “experiment” but I really intentionally call it an experience because I want it to be a permanent part of my journey, with humor, joy and ENTHUSIASM! I can definitely see my humanness and frailties, or should I say short comings? I never knew I had so many negative thoughts in a day! Being an observer and really paying attention, “guarding” if you will, my thoughts and taking inventory has really shocked me. It hasn’t caused me to feel like a bad person but it sure does have me wanting to be a better person, even in my thoughts that no one knows but me. Like the Bible says, “As a man thinketh, so is he.” I’m so excited to be on this journey, even when it shows me that I’m not perfect. Illusion busted!! First no opinion, and now no negative thoughts!! What a huge step for me.
On a lighter note, I have thoroughly enjoyed my tea time with my dear friend. What a beautiful exercise to really get a chance to get further vested in my future self. I have so many hopes for her and I have faith that her true purpose will manifest in and around her. And as for me, I’ll be with her every step of the way, tooting for her and cheering her on!
I have to say that this week I was totally blown away by several concepts. You see, I was made to think in a way I had never before. Just imagine that you could meet your “future self”. What do you think they would thank you for and what things they would want to wring your neck for? What have you dumped on your future self because you just don’t want to deal with it right now? Oh my gosh…. I am where I am right now because when I was 20 I was not thinking about 40 year old me. Just think about how your bad habits, procrastination and opportunities missed effect your future self.
The concept of making my future self not a stranger, but rather my best friend who I would never want to see anything bad happen to is a huge breakthrough for me. Of course we rationally know, whatever we do today will affect us somewhere down the line in an unknown future, but to actually conceptualize your future self to the point where you know everything about them, what they love, what they want, what hurts them, what secrets they have that no one knows about but you… and you have the power to transform their life in a huge way by living your best life now. I L.O.V.E. it!!!!
Soooo…. I’m spending time to get to know my new best friend and let me tell you, she is one cool, motivated, emotional, lady who is ready to take the world by storm. She is now the feature star in my new movie trailer. The Movie poster is being worked on as we speak. It is going to be a movie for the ages.
So you ask one of the most opinionated contributing members of society to go a whole week without offering a shred of “advice”???LOL
No seriously, I had no idea how many times a day I offer my opinion even when it’s not solicited and get irritated when others do the same. There is definitely something to be said for the art of silence. I am still practicing not sharing my opinion because it is SUCH a struggle for me. I am a life coach, and I had not realized what I do for a living had rolled over into the personal relationships that I have. I also noticed the same beautiful trait in my husband! Hilarious. He is the most “helpful” guy you ever could meet. 🙂
Listen, we all have things that we are challenged with. Are you going to get frustrated and give up? Or are you going to look at the problem and say I can make it through this, I can find help, I know I’m not the only one struggling with this? I choose the latter. I will not give up and I hope you won’t either.
This week I am focusing on my future, visualizing every single aspect of it. What will I look like? What will my family look like? Where will I be living in detail? Who will I be helping? What will my new dreams be? And so on and so on. There will be a press release soon that will give you an idea of just what I’m talking about. Until then…
This week has been quite a week! Every bit of my old blueprint has been desperately pulling me away from building the foundation of my new blueprint.
What’s the old blueprint? For me, those old habits of procrastinating, watching tv to chill out, sleep, old habits with no focus, no structure, no “Go-get-it” about myself (like my husband likes to say). I have felt my new blueprint try to push through and to be honest, it has not been winning. And then, one day, I wake in the morning and something just turns on on the inside of me and I just turn on the new side that has motivation, inspiration and that push and she makes a decision to commit and finish strong!
For so long I have been a great “starter” and a horrible finisher. Well, I say no more! That stops now! I embrace my true self who has been hidden under cement for too long. I welcome my golden self to the front. It has been hard to envision who she really is but I am ready to see her. I think just always trying to be the perfect person that everyone has expected of me has kept me from pursuing her. It saddens me that I allowed the world to dampen and hide her but I am also so joyful to know that I now have the opportunity to allow her to breathe, flaws and all.
This week has been a very revealing week for me, It was much needed and appreciated.
Week 3 finds me getting a little bit more clear and organized. The thing that stood out the most to me was we need “Thought” PLUS Feeling yields belief which is the seat of habit. I worked on my Definite Major Purpose this week to really tweak it and infuse it with as much feeling as possible.
There is definitely power in concentrating on a definite purpose. Creating a detailed blueprint for your subconscious is a key part of this entire experience. Can you imagine thinking about an outcome continuously and adding enthusiasm to that thought and it actually happens? It’s not a dream, it actually manifests.
This week actually connected some things I already knew but hadn’t fully put together in my mind. The concepts had been taught to me over a period of time at different points in my life, but they had never all been presented working synergistically.