A necessity all throughout my life, has been to write things down. Goals and dreams. It has helped me get clarity of where I'm heading. To see what I need to get done. It has helped keep myself in line.
I write lists for things I need to do. For things I want to achieve in the next few months or the year. There has been lists written about my future dream partner. About who I am now, and who I want to become. Financial calculations on how I aim to survive once I make that new move in life. I've created vision boards with inspiring images that I have kept as desktop images on my laptop. Sometimes I have even drawn a picture of myself, with thought bubbles coming out of me with the various things I would want to attract into my life. When I've been locked up in a situation that I wasn't happy in, I wrote lists on how I would like to live and feel instead.
Pretty much everything that I have ever dreamed of, have always first been written down in a power point presentation or in a notebook, before I have received and achieved them. I credit much of my good flow in life to my plans and my vision boards. This is not to say that I haven't met complications and obstacles in my life. We always do. But when having goals and wishes typed down and when a challenge occurs, the intentions you have made will help you dodge the challenge with much more ease. Somehow I tend to not believe in the challenge as much as I believe in my goal, and therefore the challenge doesn't become as much of a deal in my mind. This has continuously helped me refocus on what it is that I want to be doing/achieving/receiving. Despite the occasional bump on the road.
Writing down your goals inevitably makes you more optimistic.
There is research that shows that we are 42% more likely to achieve our goals if we write them down. Because we are getting specific. Thoughts are no longer just thoughts. As they are typed out they are instantly much easier to believe in. As soon as I have written something down and by having been specific about what it is that I want to achieve, my mind instantly places me on a path towards those goals. The words I type solidifies the intention and somehow my mind begins to believe in them becoming reality, much faster.
I'm a firm believer that we can get almost anything we want, done. That the biggest limitation and hindrance to our dreams always will be the counterproductive thoughts that we foolishly allow in our minds. I believe fully in the power of intention, call it the law of attraction if you will. Which for me means that by focusing all your being on the things that you want, you will eventually end up pretty near, and sometimes exactly spot on, the desired outcome.
Likewise, if there are things happening in your life right now that are not that pleasing, or if your situation is far from where you wish to go, you must find a way of taking your attention away from those unwanted things. Steer your mind, focus and route of life towards that which you wish to see happening. Rather than dwelling on that all too familiar path that you know for sure won't lead you to your dreams. It doesn't hurt to try, right?
Focusing on resistance, the obstacles will only get stronger. Almost as if you are inviting the complications. Focusing on the positive outcome you wish to attract into your life, will put you on a straighter course towards it.
So, the first step:
Get a new beautiful notebook and a nice new pen. Somehow writing things down by hand seems to be more powerful than typing on a computer. You are putting a bit more conscious effort in using your personal sense of writing rather than typing buttons. For maximum effect, write the whole thing down later on in your computer too. The more times you repeat your intentions, the stronger the power will work.
Say a little mantra to yourself as a birthing ritual for this new book. Something like: "What I will write in this book, are things I truly believe I can achieve. I am worthy of all my dreams and desires. No dream is too big or too bold." Write your mantra out on the first page of your book.
Continue on to the following page, writing down your dreams or goals. Be as specific as you can. The more details you can get in there, the clearer the wish and the more specific the outcome.
For example, if you want to spend your life with a good man, don't just write: I want to find a good man who treats me right. But write: I want to find an intelligent, ambitious, free thinking, passionate, caring, loving, supportive, committed, authentic man who values family, nature, good food and who is solid and also quite a bit taller than me, please thanks :)
Or, if you want to lose 10 kilos of weight, instead of saying: I want to lose 10 kilos, write: I want to lose 10 kilos in the next four months and I intend doing it by cutting down on sugar and completely stop eating bread. I can do this!
The key here is: be specific.
Do this every day:
As you wake up, read your mantra, followed by all the dreams and goals you've outlined. Look at the vision board if you've done one. And imagine you already having achieved or gathered whatever it is that you dream of. You must feel your dreams as if they have already materialized into your life. Being optimistic and believing in their existence is mandatory. Visualize these thoughts and wishes as often as you can.
If you are a person who normally tends to be a bit pessimistic and afraid of dreaming too big, of asking for too much, it will take you some time to get used to this new way of thinking optimistically about something that clearly seems so far from your current reality. But the only thing you really need to do is put in the work and practice.
Practice in trusting yourself, trusting your dreams, trusting in your future of more fulfilment, abundance and joy.
As you begin to imagine, visualize and verbalize your new story and your new life, in time you will begin to believe that new story. And when that happens, the evidence will flow swiftly into your experience.
Life doesn't want you to be afraid. Life wants you to experience it fully and with as much authentic connection as you can bring forth. You deserve all the best. All you need is to trust the process. And of course work your way forward.
All will work out, if only you let it.