When you sit down to order a meal, you first decide – probably without even thinking about it – what you don’t want to eat. If you’re there at 9:00 A.M., you probably skip the roast beef dinner. If it’s dinnertime, you probably won’t be satisfied with tea and toast. But that decision has to be what you want, and what will give you the energy you need. If you’ve been working hard since four in the morning, you’ll want something hearty. Just don’t be like Jack, who didn’t even really order. If you keep doing things as you’ve always done them, what you’ll get is what you’ve already got.
Just stop for five minutes and dream with me. We’re going to have a wonderful dream together, and it’s going to be about you. Dream about feeling that you have an abundance of life all around you and in you. You are doing work that satisfies you, stretches you, and fulfills you. You wake up in the morning with an excitement in you – you’re already planning how you are going to spend the day, because it’s just a joy to think about.
You have a glide in your stride and a skip in your step all day because you have satisfaction, you have rewards, you have work that is good for you. Maybe it’s because of money, or maybe it’s because of love, but more likely those things are what happens after you have started living your utmost life.
I don’t know about you, but I am convinced that you can have that dream-if you are willing to do the work. Attracting the life you want by thinking the right thoughts might sound easy, but it won’t happen unless you make it happen. And I believe that you will start to see a difference almost immediately – if you are willing to do the work. Some of it will be hard, but most of it will be absorbing. After all, it’s all about you.
CHALLENGE: You may find it easier to make a list of what you don’t want before you can clearly see your heart’s desires. To help bring your core desires into focus, make a list of what you don’t want to swallow anymore. Finish the sentence: I don’t want …
I don’t want to be fat.
I don’t want to wake up feeling like I don’t want to get out of bed.
I don’t want to feel the rest of the world is enjoying what I don’t have.
I don’t want to work at this job I don’t care about.
I don’t want to always be. Denying myself things and experiences just because I don’t have the time.
I don’t want to be too out of shape to enjoy playing ball with my kids.
I don’t want to meet men only in bars.
I don’t want to argue with my wife every time we talk about money.