Posts Tagged ‘believe’

Know Your Starting Point

April 17, 2014

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OK, you’ve expressed your desire, and what you want to do with the rest of your life, and you have the end in mind. This will leave you with just one question. “What next?”
Many people will tell you that the next step is to take action, and that is a very important step, but I believe that even before you take action you have to know where you are, and when you are.
There are two very good reasons for this. One, it shows you where you are starting from, and two, it helps you determine the direction you need to take. Imagine you are driving through a new city, to find a restaurant where you are meeting some friends. Whether you are using a gps, or reading a map, you have to know both where you want to start, and where you want to end up. If all you have is the destination you will never be able to find your way.
Let’s just say your destination is going to Denver. You want the most direct method to get there from your current location. If you don’t know where you are starting from, you will never know which way to go. If however, you know you are starting from Portland, Maine, you know you can hop on Southbound 95 to Baltimore, and head over to 70 heading west. That will take you to Denver. That may not be the most direct method, but the point is, in order to reach a destination, you must first know where you are starting from.
Now, let’s put that in a way that works with success. If your goal is to have one million dollars within the next year, it’s important to know where you are starting from. If you have 10 dollars in the bank currently, (yes, it can be done) the methods you use will likely be different than if you were starting with 100,000 dollars. This information is vital in choosing the correct path to act on.
By this point, you may be wondering why I also say when you are. The answer to that can be easily answered. It’s no secret that in order to reach your goals, you need to focus on the end result, and believe you already have it. By focusing on your past mistakes, and allowing them to haunt you, you can never move forward.
Your past is done, and can be useful in teaching you what not to do, but don’t let it spoil your dreams. Remember, the only place you have to start from is your current position. Don’t let your past ruin your future.
Once you know where you are going, and before you act, first figure out where you are starting from. It will give you a positive direction, and make the road to your dreams much smoother.
Allen
I realize it’s been a while, but my computer has been messing up, and I’ve been trying to learn how to use my Alphasmart word processor. It works great, by the way.

Believe in Your Dreams

October 21, 2013

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When you first start working towards a purpose, or dream, your excitement level is up to a full ten, and you feel there is nothing that can stop you.  The next step, of course, is to write down those little goals that will move you in the direction of that dream, and you start daily affirmations, and visualizations.  You may even have a vision board set up where you can see it every day.  That only leaves many of us with one question.  “Why isn’t anything happening yet?”

I could say the reason for this is simple, but I would be lying.  On the outside, we are doing all the work from the dozens of seminars we’ve attended, the books we’ve read, and the audio programs we’ve listened to.  The problem is not coming from our work ethic, or any outside influence like the government, family, or aliens from the planet Ork.  The problem we are experiencing is coming from inside.

Whether we succeed, or not, has to do with our true beliefs about success.  Have you ever wondered why most people end up just like their parents when it comes to financial matters?  It has to do with what most experts call the “money blueprint.”  The money blueprint is made up of everything we heard, saw, and experienced around money that has lodged itself in our subconscious.  No matter what we tell ourselves on the outside, we will not become successful until we work on what we have stopping us on the inside.

 I know I’ve mentioned this, but I grew up in a house with six kids, and two adults.  My dad worked hard for a corporation, and my step mother ran a small day care out of our house.  To say we weren’t rich is an understatement.  We were living on the lower end of middle class; that is to say, the bills were paid, and we had a roof over our head.  All the lessons I learned centered on hard work, and just getting by; even if it was by the skin of my teeth.  While on the outside I know I have the potential for so much more, I have been living with the same inner beliefs that have stopped me from reaching the next level to my dreams.

If we wish to break free of our limiting beliefs, we need to reprogram our subconscious with a whole new set of instructions concerning money.  A good idea is to make a list of everything you were taught about money, (some will be positive, and some will be negative) giving yourself the time needed to think about it.  Don’t rush this; there is not a test on it in a week.  When you have finished this, determine what is negative, and write down the opposite.  At least twice a day, focus on the positive statements for more than 10 minutes.

  Here’s an example from my own life.  What I learned: I don’t always get what I want.  This statement is very limiting, and forces most into the belief that what I want isn’t worth pursuing because I probably won’t get it anyways.

The positive statement: I have anything I want, and more.   Instead of saying “I can have…” Say “I have”.  The reason for this is important.

 Part of achieving success is the belief that you already have the success you want.  Mark 11:24 says “Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it is yours.”  By believing you already have what you want, you will be heightening your awareness to the opportunities present around you; all you have to do from there is act on them.

Since the negative beliefs have been with you your whole life, it won’t be easy changing them, but it can, and must be done if you want to see the fulfillment of all your dreams.

Allen

Thank you for reading this.  If you want to see any of the videos I’m posting on success, pleas check out my website www.jrnytosuccess.com and please visit the store if you would like any of the inspirational photos in these blogs.