I recently received an email from a reader, who wrote, “I have finally made up my mind to stop living a mediocre life and have made the firm resolve to create success no matter what it takes. Now, please tell me exactly what I need to do to get past go?” I’ll share my answer to her with you.
You are already past go, because that decision is powerful. The results that show up in our lives are a result of the innumerable choices we make each moment of each day. Usually we make those choices unconsciously, without any specific intent, by habit. We have choices about our beliefs, our predominant thought patterns, our emotional responses or feelings, our words and actions. All those choices produce results.
Having made the decision to create success and resolving to do whatever is necessary is a very, very powerful choice. Now that you have made that choice, you need to reinforce it by making other choices.
I believe it was Einstein who said that the definition of insanity was to continue doing what we have been doing and expecting different results. Obviously, if you want to have bigger, better results in your life, you will have to choose to do different things than what you have been doing to create the mediocre life you currently say you have.
But you should be made aware that unless you first choose to change any limiting beliefs you currently hold and also choose to change that repetitive self-talk (your predominant thought patterns), all the doing (new or old) will not radically change your results.
I’ll amplify what Einstein said by saying that is truly ‘mad as a hatter’ to continue believing and thinking what you have been believing and thinking and somehow expecting bigger, better results, just because you have decided you want bigger, better results.
So, the first step in “getting past go” is to get rid of the beliefs and thinking processes that have not served to create the success you say you want; and to take on supportive beliefs and empowering thoughts. I call that building your belief muscle and learning to think on purpose.
Create the ideal in your imagination. Write it down to help achieve clarity. Read it again and again. Hone it until it is perfect and you feel passionate about achieving it. Affirm its reality again and again to yourself and others until you believe wholeheartedly in its reality. Visualize it as already existing. Be grateful for it having come into your life.
Then make a game plan to help you stay focused on doing what appears to be necessary. Write that game plan down as well. Then, simply go about doing what you think is necessary and TRUST that the universal principles, including the Law of Attraction, will work to make your ideal manifest.
In other words, use your conscious mind (through choice) to program your subconscious mind into providing the mechanisms whereby your idealization will be realized.
Keep reinforcing your decision. Read empowering books. Attend seminars. Teach yourself the technology of success. And then apply it. Consciously. With intent. On purpose. Stay focused on your ideal.