If your current life is anything less than happy, rich, free, and harmonious, always believe and KNOW, that circumstances and events can change for the better, especially if you can take full control of your days. Why? Because that is the simple truth. There is ALWAYS another way.
As an unashamedly ardent Star Trek fan, I'm reminded of Jean Luc Picard, captain of the star ship Enterprise television series, who when crew members reported or suggested a course of action, so often cited: "Make it so." You too, can "Make it so" your way.
Below, I want to share what I've come to believe:
- The "Make it so" outlook always starts from within each of us. By changing how we think and certainly by banishing all negative habits and self-beliefs whatever they are and from whatever source, we can steadily transform our circumstances - and of those who are closest to us.
- Our lives are never set in stone. Everything in our own personal universe is continually moving and responsive to our own actions, belief and intentions.
- For every action, billions of different outcomes are possible, depending on how we choose to react to what happens to us. Recent discoveries in the science of quantum physics suggest that in the physical world, things really are not quite what they seem. What we may perceive as fixed on day-to-day, visible level, is in reality, not fixed at all! Everything is in motion, moving and constantly changing.
- Thoughts have remarkable power. Does a thought somehow go straight out of our head and attract back to us what is similar? Do we simply get more of what we think about most? I think so - we just don't run the game plan, instead we get to be a passenger and can enjoy the view and the surprises that often appear along the way. Our thoughts create ideas, that can become actions, which create outcomes. Focus on working towards making great outcomes.
- The quality of life we inhabit at any particular time seems to result from what we truly expect. So for example, if we expect to never have enough, or to fail constantly, perhaps we affect conditions around us sufficiently to create the circumstances which conspire to support our beliefs. In the same way, if we expect the best, most positive outcomes, irrespective of our current situation, guess what can happen?
- The booby prize: our subconscious mind. I do believe that our subconscious mind has a lot more power and influence on our lives than we may realize. Perhaps our subconscious thinking is even responsible for most of what happens to us. For example, we may not even be aware that we may be "putting the brakes on" on a result we dearly want. How? On a conscious level in the company of others, we can have have a remarkably positive mindset, working properly and doing all that can benefit our goals. Yet when alone "with our thoughts" we can be running the opposite film score in our subconscious mind. Result: we wonder why we don't get the results we seek when we seem to be doing all that we should be doing.
How We Can Develop "Prosperity Thinking"
Consider the following guidelines:
- Squash negativity in all its forms. Change traditional thoughts and replace them with positive affirmations. Understand, truly understand, accept, and believe that mistakes and errors are sometimes essential steps that we need to occur, so that we know how to make the next right move.
- It's not what we say, it's what we really think that counts. Somehow, our most cherished beliefs seem to create our reality. If our own personal world is not as we would like it, we can change our beliefs to reflect the kind of reality we want over time with patience and persistence. Sure, we have to do the follow-up work, but the right mindset is crucial. Key tip: especially examine limiting beliefs - often, the key lies in childhood experiences. Most everyone is unsure, but a few people, tell themselves a story called self-confidence: start telling yourself more stories.
- When first having the courage to make big changes in the way you think, quietly and confidently avoid negative people. Later, when you're stronger, you may choose to help with a few carefully considered kind and encouraging words, but for now, you need to build up your own mental reserves first.
- Take the decision to choose where you want to go in life. If we don't, life (that is, other people) will choose to run our lives for us. The result will almost certainly not be our dream.
- Don't be vague or too flexible. Be specific about what you want. Feel it; taste it and get to know "it" in your mind's eye. Get to like visualizing the details.
- Have clear goals and remind yourself of your big goals every day during a few minutes of "quiet time." Your key goals don't have to be "set in stone", yet, whenever we start on any journey, we need to have some idea of where we're going and how we plan to get there. To start on our jaunt, some kind of road-map is a good idea - even if we change the route as we continue on our travels.
- Don't reveal your highest dreams and aspirations to just anyone. Reserve such special thoughts for those people who have earned that right: often, that means those who are REALLY closest to you, or those that you trust without hesitation. Why? Otherwise you risk diluting your power of focus and self-confidence. How? Most people - sometimes even close friends and relatives - can be driven by deeply set negative belief patterns. We live in a world that has many of the wrong drivers in place and which can affect people profoundly. Negativity for example, is rife. While we're developing our self-motivation, it's not our job to fix the human race, however, we can fix ourselves.
- Take at least one step every day that puts you closer to your goal and remind yourself of your progress often - especially the small wins. Every big jump is achieved on the back of multiple hops.
- Remember to value you - just as you are with all your flaws. Our faults, whether real or imagined are an essential part of us. As we grow, the quantity and intensity of our shortcomings seems to fall. Yet, any blade worth having has two sides.
- Understand that everyone with a dream starts their growth from where they are. We can do likewise. Step by step, little by little, next week, next month or next year, our consistent steps can outrageously transform our lives.
- Believe in no limits. Just because something seems impossible or unrealistic, doesn't mean that it can't be done, however impractical the idea may at first seem. Throughout history, men and women of vision have stated goals that at the time seemed impossible or even absurd. When faced with what is new, a familiar three-stage pattern seems to take place in the minds of many. First our visionaries are most likely ridiculed, next, they're opposed, finally, what they said all along is accepted as self-evident. I'm reminded of the experience of the Wright Brothers. While leading scientific authorities of the day talked about the impossibility that anything heavier than air could ever fly, through a program of practical development, testing, modification and retesting, the Wright Brothers set in motion the first powered aircraft using their "three axis control" technology. A true "Believe in no limits" demonstration, wouldn't you say?