Believing in your idea
I created this blog as a platform for people wanting inspiration to live a better life, but more specifically as a journal to reflect on knowledge and record some of the successes in ALL areas of my life!
Well, it’s about linking positive ideas together to create momentum!
I have learned over the past few years through the insights gained alongside the creation of Semantics Coaching Institution, that it all starts with an idea. That you can create a story about your life that is WHATEVER you want it to be and that, THAT story can become your reality if you so choose.
Why is it then that our ideas don’t always eventuate?
Many of you may have heard of or even tried the process of affirming positive thoughts or visualising dream outcomes but have had very little luck. You have heard that it has worked for other people, but you just can’t break the cycle of negativity or un-wanted events that are continually appearing in your life.
Put simply, one of the main problems lies in the fact that people rarely BELIEVE in the ability for their ‘story’ to be THE TRUTH… that’s it! Plain and simple. In other words, they are dreaming this dream, and telling a ‘story’ to back it up, but they don’t believe in the story themselves!
There are many things that can be done to enhance the benefits of affirmations such as setting aside time for regular daily ‘contemplation’ or meditation, subconscious re-conditioning etc… but one task that is simple to implement is the introduction of a daily ‘gratitude’ or success journal into your life.
What is important is to begin to RECORD anything and everything that is in line with the story that you are telling.
What happens next?
Well, your Reticular Activating system (according to Jack Canfield in his ‘Effortless Success’) begins to kick in! Have you ever noticed how when you’re looking to buy lets say a costume for a specifically themed party (because I’m ALWAYS doing that!), and the theme is … let’s say 80’s (because we just threw an 80’s party). You spend a couple of weeks (or maybe even months) searching for the RIGHT 80’s costume. You have the picture in your mind of the bright green fluoro leotard with the leg warmers, sweatbands, oversized sweatshirt, and sneakers planned. You spend every second day searching the net for costumes on Amazon, browsing through the stores in the city, checking out costume hire shops and finally the day comes for the party.
THE PARTY has been and gone, the week after the party – you are no longer searching for 80’s costumes, you’re not online to look for leotards, you’re not down town to look for sweatbands, but what do ya know? ALL you can see around you are leotards, sweatbands, oversized sweatshirts and punk looking sneakers!
THIS, is the power of the Reticular activating system!
So, what happens when you start recording all of your successes? Everything that is going RIGHT in your life? Everything that you are happy about?…
Well, your attention is brought to the things that ARE in line with the positive story you are telling. You are gently reminded about the things that are happening in your life that are congruent with the story you are wanting to be living. You start to feel a bit better, now that you are reminded that there is some truth to the story you are telling, your Reticular Activating System attracts even more evidence that has shown up in your reality to substantiate your story!
You feel better still, the cycle of attraction continues, the wave of positive emotion strengthens and the belief in yourself becomes a solid enough base for you to literally “perceive” your chosen reality into existence!
Did you get that?
You can perceive your chosen reality into existence!
It is a skill to be mastered, but a skill that CAN be mastered nonetheless. Read on for more Personal development tips and techniques and join my mailing list to become a part of my community.