believe in self-fulfilling prophecy and this is
your self talk, then what you see (in your mind) is what
you'll get! In other words, if you keep telling
yourself that you are disorganized, always late, canít
find anything, and will forget to follow up, then itís
no wonder that this is what you continue to get.
would be possible if you expected or imagined your future
to be better than your present? I
bet that your expectations and actions would align to
realize the future you envision for yourself!
Numerous Olympic athletes have used visualization to
achieve amazing things.
wanted to begin an exercise program, I asked myself this
powerful question: What will be possible if I
promise myself to work out 3-4 times per week?
My response: improved strength, weight loss, a more
balanced life, improved cardiovascular health, better bone
density, improved muscle tone, stress reduction, improved
self-esteem, more flexibility, and more energy.
asked myself: What will it cost me to NOT make
this promise to myself? My response:
weakness, weight gain, poor cardiovascular health,
deteriorating bone density and muscle tone, stress, poor
self-image, less flexible, and low energy. I now
have a clear vision of what will happen if I choose to
exercise and what will happen if I choose not to
focus on what we want, itís much more likely that our
actions will follow suit. For example, if you are
driving a car and you begin looking at something off to
the right, what happens to the car? You begin steering the
car in the direction you are looking! Another
example. . . if I ask you NOT to think of the purple elephant
sitting in the middle of your living room, what are you
imagining right now? Our actions tend to follow
whatever we are focusing on. Thatís why the movie
theatres always show pictures of popcorn and soft drinks
just before the movie begins. They are counting on
you to get out of your seat and buy what you just saw.
need to take full responsibility for expecting our future
to be as we want it to be.
Whether consciously or unconsciously, we attract
everything that shows up in our lives by choosing our
expectations and commitments. If you donít like
your present circumstances, you have the ability to decide
how to alter your course. You are the sole architect
of your future.
live your week, remember your intentions and what
the cost will be if you do not follow through. And
remember this truth: Every time you say YES to someone
or something, you are saying NO to someone or something
else. What do you choose to say YES to in your life?
What are you willing to let go of in order to make room
for that burning YES within?
By Kathy Paauw of Paauwerfully Organized.
Kathy's web site is a comprehensive resource devoted to
helping busy professionals and small business owners
de-clutter their schedules, spaces, and minds so they can
focus on what's most important. Kathy is an
organizing & productivity consultant, certified
business & personal coach, and speaker.
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