Can I Really Reinvent Me?
This is a great question, and the answer I have found is a resounding Heck Yes!
Clear Vision & Definiteness of Purpose
If I could start over with my family (have you ever thought that before?)
“I don’t know” would be banned from their vocabulary!
Much like the “S” word was. OK first I need to explain the “S” word. In my house you were prohibited from saying Shut-Up. I think it’s the rudest word ever and totally unnecessary – so in our house you could say shit but under no condition were you to say Shut-up.
Ok to be honest shit was frowned on too.
I’ve come to realize that “I don’t know” is lazy brain. I can’t think the cave man used those words very often. Pretty sure he knew what he wanted when it came time to eat or work or just survive.
So the first step to any change is to get clear – crystal clear on what it is you want in your life. Be definite in your purpose of what you wish to create today and tomorrow.
Use your imagination. Remember when you were a kid and could day dream all day. It’s time to use that child like ability again.
I would first suggest some physical version of what it is you want such as a vision board. There is a lot to be said for using a cheat sheet in helping your brain picture what it is you want to create in your life.
Solidify your Desire
Now its time to solidify the desire for what it is you want. Think about it, dream about it, scheme about it. Build the desire in the same way you build a house or paint a painting one nail or brush stroke at a time.
Set aside “Thinking Time”
Set aside time every morning and evening to teach your subconscious brain about what it is you truly desire in your life.
Putting this plan into action daily
1.Get Clarity & Define your purpose
Spend some time with yourself deciding what it is you want for yourself for the next 30-50 years of your life?
- How long do you want to live?
- Who do you want to be with?
- How do you want to spend your time?
- What type of person do you really want to be?
- What kind of parent, spouse, grandparent, friend, do you wish to be?
- What do you want to see & experience?
Become very clear with what you want your next 50 years to look like. I believe the power you have in deciding this for yourself is immeasurable.
2. Imagine to your hearts content
Once you are clear of your purpose, its time to use that child-like imagination. Create a vision board of the things you would like to have happen in your life.
Be clear in the vision – feel the energy as you build this – this is a creation energy set to catapult you towards your desires.
I can’t say this enough – the CLEARER THE BETTER.
3. Solidify the desire for what you want.
Desire is the emotion behind the clarity you have created. Napoleon Hill in many of his books and speaches talked about the power of desire and the energy it creates in bringing you those things that you want in life.
Make sure that the things on your board are things that you can truly build desire behind.
4. Set aside thinking time
This is always the hardest part for me. Making the time to look at my board with concerted effort and focus on what I want in my life.
But I can tell you that when I do this it works. It works every time! It works even when I haven’t done this.
Let me give you an example: back in the Oprah get a vision board days – I created a vision board with all the things I wanted and put it on my wall above my desk, never to pay much mind to it.
A couple years later we were on the market for newer boat and found the make and year we wanted in the local classified. It didn’t have a picture with it – we knew enough to know it was a killer deal so my husband ran up and got it.
He sent me a picture and when I saw it I was shocked – I looked at my VB and there was the exact picture of the boat that Rob had sent me, except the speakers on the tower or our new boat was twice the size of the ones on my Vision Board.
What would’ve happened if I would’ve set aside some thinking time every day? How much quicker would I have gotten the boat of my dreams?
But it did happen — eventually. I’m just thinking now that I’m in my 50’s I want to move things a little quicker and not just leave things to chance.
My next 50 year plan is to reinvent myself over and over again using the method above. Seriously which is more complicated turning a caterpillar into a butterfly or me transforming into a better person?