How to Create a Compelling Future

I’m sure you’ve heard the quote from the Bible, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Regardless of your religious beliefs, this statement remains true for every single person on the planet.

Let me ask you this: do you tend to control the events in your life…

…or are the events in your life controlling you?

I’ll give you a hint here: the amount of stress you tend to feel is a direct indicator of how in control you feel in your life.

We all do it – it’s easy to let the people, the circumstances, the things around us take control of us – unless we choose to take control of us.  More specifically, unless we choose to take control of our own minds, emotions and actions (yes, you have 100% control over these things).

You see, our point of focus has a tremendous effect on the way we feel at any given moment.  If you focus on the things that you have no control over such as your past, or what’s currently missing from your life or what could happen tomorrow… then you’ll feel stressed!  What’s more, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed by life, or feeling helpless or even depressed and hopeless.  For those of you reading this that have experienced depression, I’m sure you’ll agree that even if you were taking antidepressants, you still felt depressed when you focussed on the wrong things – the things in your life over which you have no control!

People who are ultimately successful and fulfilled have a different focus.

They focus on on the things that they can control, they are appreciative of the things that they currently do have in their life, and they focus on where they are going – their vision.  When you decide to focus in this way, you start to empower yourself toward change.  You start to move toward the future you desire.

You see, we are all creative by nature.  God, or the Creator (Universe, Consciousness, etc – use what works for you here), made you and I in His image.  Perhaps not literally (though that’s now being debated through Quantum Physics), but in essence.  The root word of creativity is Creator, which is within.  When you shift your focus, as I explained above, you become a Creator again, instead of simply a manager of your life.  

Instead of being an extra, you become the star.

What’s this got to do with vision?  Well, vision is another aspect of focus.  And it’s all too easy to lose that vision as you experience failures or setbacks or disappointments along the way.  We’ve all experienced deep, heart-breaking disappointment where life seemingly crushed something we had our heart set on, or someone betrayed us… or even worse, when we’ve betrayed ourselves.

Here’s the thing…

In order to create a life where you’re TRULY thriving – not just surviving – you must learn to shift your focus.  You must learn…

How to Create a Compelling Future.

So where do you start?

You need to start with passion.  Choose something that makes you feel alive – a goal, a dream, a desire – something that you want so much, it all but forces you toward it.  It compels you to move in that direction.  Really, you’ve already done this time and again.  You may not have noticed, but there have been plenty of things you’ve wanted in your life… and gotten (your career or job, your spouse, the house you live in, the shirt you’re wearing, the cup of coffee you’re drinking…). The truth is…

You are responsible for everything that you have in your life today.

You are the cause of all your problems… and the solution.  So, if you want to begin thriving, here’s what I want you to do:

  1. Start by shifting your focus to the things that you can control in your life (e.g.: what you do in your free time, how often you exercise, the types of foods you eat, how many prospecting calls you make, the advertising you choose, how often you tell your spouse or your kids that you love them, etc).
  2. Ask yourself what difference you can make – for yourself and for others (see if you can do this in a way where they really take it in).
  3. Practice the fine art of GRATITUDE.  Look to all the things you have to be grateful for right now (yes, they’re there – you’re breathing, aren’t you?  You’re reading this, right?  See if you can’t find even a dozen things to be genuinely grateful for right now.  But make sure o actually feel it).  The Universe will start rewarding you with more for which you can be grateful.
  4. Comment below, and list the first five things that come to mind for which you can be grateful, as well as five steps you can take to move toward what you really want.

Wishing you true success and fulfillment.

 

 

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