Transform Your Life Right Now!
I woke up this morning and I didn’t feel great. I felt a real resistance to writing. I didn’t feel inspired. Pretty normal occurrence for most people hey?
Having said that I woke up wanting to achieve something today and that was to design a structure around my new website; to come up with some ideas around logos, colour scheme and so on.
Where I’d normally set myself up for the day physically, emotionally and mentally by going for a run, stretching, asking myself some great questions and exploring my outcomes for the day, instead I went straight into focusing on and creating this new website layout.
The larger lesson I got from this experience was about decisions; more precisely, the power of decisions and how as humans we make them. And how they can truly transform your life. It’s more than I want to go into here and now – suffice to say there was a strategy I used there which is very useful and it certainly didn’t involve analysing much!
“It is in our moments of decision that our destiny is created” Anthony Robbins
You see, decisions happen in a moment. Change happens in a moment! You can transform your life in a moment. But it can take a long time to get to the point of change or the decision. A bit like when I woke up… it took me a while to decide to shift my attention to what was really important to me.
I’m writing a book called Be Do & Have Anything, which is a pretty big task and certainly a big claim! Having said that I do to truly believe that we can Be, Do & Have Anything… and that’s a good starting point. Belief that is. If we simply learn how to learn understand what we truly want, the patterns or stories that hold us back and perhaps more importantly, those patterns or strategies that can get us the results we truly want then we can be, do and have anything.
So if you really want to transform your life follow these three simple ‘secrets’…
Transform Your Life – by changing your story (your beliefs)
Transform Your Life – by changing your thoughts (the images and movies you play in your mind)
Transform Your Life – by changing your patterns (your physiology and language patterns)
There are people out there in this world who have achieved enormous success who came from nothing. In fact if you do some research, statistically most famous people and self-made millionaires have come from impoverished backgrounds, traumatic childhoods or are orphans!
So in many respects it’s the pain, or the ‘problems’ that can be the very catalyst or driver for success. Today there is a significant move towards social entrepreneurship, the basis of which is solving problems in and for society. If you look deeper you’ll discover that the route of the word ‘problem’ can be traced back to the Latin translation which goes something like this…. a ‘blem’ is something symbolic. And ‘pro’ is something that comes before. Thus the word ‘pro-blem’ derives it’s meaning from something symbolic that comes before… your outcome!
So in order to transform your life, the most significant shift you can make is to realise that all problems have within them the seed of an equal or greater opportunity.
This for me has been one of the most significant ways I have transformed my life… through the study of NLP which has helped me to consistently find the seeds of equal or greater opportunity.
I believe that success without fulfillment is failure. So rather than beating yourself up about ‘failure’, or aiming at success and possibly achieving it at the expense of happiness or all the other important things in our life, I believe that we have the chance to be aiming at becoming something much more beautiful…. the expression of ‘the best you” possible. A wholesome, loving, present and powerful soul expressing your true purpose on this magical planet.
You see most people in modern times have until now (and this is an enormous generalisation) aimed to have nice cars, houses, televisions, clothes and so on. And to have what they think will make them happy. But generally it doesn’t create sustainable happiness or fulfillment because our emotional state changes all the time.
They tend to think in terms of…
HAVE X by
DOING Y… so that I can
Rather than BEING HAPPY, DOING WHAT THEY LOVE & THUS HAVING A LIFE FULL OF LOVE, LEARNING AND GROWTH
This is the paradox of humanity, impermanence. We aim and strive for certain things like happiness, a bigger house or a good job and then the feeling we get is only temporary so in trying to accumulate or have we’re missing the rules of the game. The question now then, is what do we do?
So why do you struggle to transform your life? Well, we have been conditioned or taught in the so called civilised West to do what we’re told, to get a good education, then a good job. But this doesn’t make us happy in the long term. There is a lot to be said for doing what you love or doing what you enjoy and we’ll be exploring how to find and follow your passions in life in due course (or you can join a free Webinar and request a free passion test exercise) but for now, and to illustrate a point – most people want to have so they can be happy and then they do things so that they can have things they think will make them happy and in doing so miss the rules of the game… the game of life. And that is that in order to be happy, we have to be.
There is no road to happiness, happiness is the road.
So the sequence I believe, in order to be truly happy is in fact to
We don’t have or do happiness, we are happy. We aren’t ‘human doings’ or ‘human havings’ but human beings. And some would say that we aren’t even that… we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
And that raises the question, how can you be in spirit? How can you live in spirit and allow the Universe to flow through you?
Want to transform your life?
Then BE happy, DO things that make you and others happy and then, in time, you can HAVE Anything!
In learning how to be, and learning who you truly are; in being first, and then doing, you can have anything you truly want and embrace the paradoxical nature of the world by turning things upside down and going with the flow of the Universe, rather than the demands of our ego. We then find our place in this world – where there is more joy, more possibility and more passion than most people would ever have dreamt of.
And the fastest way to transform your life?
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Harold Whitman
So… how do you know when you are being your best, when you are full alive?
And I wonder how you can set yourself up each day to come alive and be happy?
If you feel like you’d like some support to transform your life then please feel free to join a live webinar.