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The Reason You're Stuck - And What To do About It Today!

You've seen how other people just seem to stumble across great ideas, opportunities, jobs, relationships, spiritual tools and career boosts. Maybe you've envied them their "luck". Do you think that's just for other people and not for you?

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Here's one simple tip - something you can do today - to get the universe (or your subconscious, depending on your attitude) to open up and start conspiring in your favour, rather than against you.


Focus, not fantasy

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You know the old joke about the guy sitting on his porch watching the rain and refusing to be rescued, insisting that "the Lord will save me"? That's how most people live their lives. If they think about it at all, they have a fantasy that somehow the hand of the Lord will reach down out of the sky, pick them up and put them in the place they need to be in order to survive. They are completely blind to the way opportunities present themselves. They stay stuck in the same place until they die, wondering why nothing ever changed.

Your default abundance, happiness, career, income, whatever, instruction to the universe (or your subconscious, depending) is what you're getting right now. Which is great if you've a trust fund, but not so great if you haven't.

No matter how much you say affirmations, visualise or daydream about what you want, unless you notice and take action on the opportunities that come your way, you will get in the future exactly what you're getting right now.

Yet this one tip, simple as it is, can take your life into what you want for yourself, as quickly or as slowly as you choose.

Alright, already - share the tip, why don't you ...


So what now? Plan Your Life

Here is the one thing that you can do today to change what you're getting now to what you actually want:

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  • Think about what you want to have done in 3 months, 6 months, 1 year and 5 years
  • Write it down
  • Put it where you can see it
  • Or put it in a drawer and forget about it, if you're not too fussed about how long it will take to arrive!

Taking action by actually thinking about what you want and writing it down in present tense statements lets the universe know that you're serious about wanting something different - you're taking action!

There's something about the connection between physically writing and your brain that activates the reticular activating system in your favour.  It lets your subconscious know that what you're writing down is important and that anything that leads you to your goal deserves your attention.

Which is how, in simple terms, affirmations work. The affirmation defines where you're going.  The reticular activating system lets you notice information about how to get there.

This lets the universe (or your subconscious) know what you want, when you want it and that you're paying attention.

You are paying attention, aren't you?

The universe will then start conspiring in your favour.  You'll find opportunities, serendipities and seeming coincidences happening all around you.  And all you have to do is take advantage of the ones you find most useful.   ​

Your plan doesn't have to be elaborate ... and all you need is paper, a pen and a few spare minutes to invest in yourself.

I've even designed a Plan Your Life worksheet to get you started that you can download below.

Have fun!

PLAN YOUR LIFE WORKSHEET

Engage your Reticular Activating System!

  • Fiona says:

    Has that ever happened to you? Have you written a list of what you want, forgotten about it, only to find you’ve achieved everything on your goals list when you stumbled across it again?

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