Will 2016 Be Like Any Other Year?

By January 28, 2016 All Articles, Motivation, Perspective

Most people step into the year with thoughts like, “This is going to be my year–I just feel it” or “Last year was so bad, this year’s got to be better!” But unless we are willing to make an internal shift, we can pretty much guarantee that we’re going to experience very few changes.

Why? Because life doesn’t change unless we change.

The life that you’re experiencing today is based on the choices you made yesterday, and the life that you’ll live in the future is based on the choices you make today.  If you want a new life, it’s simple! MAKE CHOICES THAT SUPPORT THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE!

What do you want to experience? What do you want to achieve? Who do you want to become? When you’re clear about what you want, get the education and laser focus on the actions that will support your education, it’s inevitable that you’ll begin manifesting what you want.

The formula is the same regardless if you want and ideal body, improve a relationship, make more money or build a solid direct sales business.

I call it INTENTION! Vision is born from desire and intention is born from vision.  Intention is knowing what you want and having a plan to obtain it.

Really focus on what I’m going to tell you. It’s the magic potion. What is intention? It’s basically what most people would call a goal. I define intention as that which we desire achieving or experiencing, and having a plan to attain it. I believe that the term “goals” has as negative connotation for most of us because it’s really nothing we can control. Most of us have experienced the anxiety, frustration and the attachment that transpires when we set a goal and move toward it.

Most people get so caught up in the outcome of the goal, that it diminishes their ability to enjoy the process and stay focused on the pleasurable feelings that bring the goal to fruition. Let’s face it, all we can control is our attitude, our thoughts, and our actions. Even that can be somewhat challenging. The secret to manifestation is enjoying the process, growing from the experience and staying detached from the outcome.

Most people give the majority of their attention to whatever is happening right now. If the results please them, they feel good, but if the results do not please them, they feel bad. Think about that. It’s really going about life the hard way. If you only have the ability to see what is, then things cannot improve. You must keep your mind anchored on what you desire attracting while finding the gratitude and fulfillment in your moment-to-moment experience.  It’s in all of that where you learn to find an optimistic disposition and gratitude in “what is,” which supports the attraction process that pulls your desires toward you and improves your moment-to-moment experience regardless of the immediate result.

When you learn how to deliberately focus your thoughts toward good feelings, regardless of what is happening to you externally, it is not difficult to find happiness and maintain it even before you accomplish your deepest intentions.

The feeling of struggling happens because of the continual comparison of where you are right now in relation to the objective or intention you are striving for. When you constantly take score, noticing the distance that still needs to be traveled to reach your intention, you amplify the distance and separate yourself farther and farther from your outcome and that is why it feels like such an uphill struggle.

When you choose to care more about how you feel, instead of what is happening externally and choose thoughts that make you feel happy, you then develop patterns of thought that will eventually bring your desires into fruition.

Why? Because you’re choosing to focus on what you want instead of what you’re experiencing and that’s something you can control.  You can’t control an outcome. When you focus on an outcome, you feel powerless, and when you focus on what you can control, you feel powerful. When you focus on good thoughts, you become powerful and you believe in yourself and then naturally take actions based on what you can control.

It’s through that process you realize that your value is not in the outcome or the achievement, your value is in what you can generate in the moment; the power to make decisions that are in your realm of control.  When that becomes your greatest focus (making powerful choices), and it becomes a habit, anything you truly want will eventually come to be. It’s simply law!

Here’s the grand finale…

if you are wise enough to follow the trail of good-feeling thoughts, you will discover that blissful path will lead you to all things you desire.  By deliberately looking for positive aspects along your way, you will come into alignment with your greatest blessing and attributes and with that of which you really want.  Once you do that, you will attract the achievements you desire.

Creating an extraordinary life is a choice. What's yours?

Steve Q. Wiltshire, CEO
Lifeline Coaching & Education, Inc.
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