In my last article I asked you to really get honest with yourself and write down who you are right now, in other words your self-concept or Identity. This is who you really believe yourself to be right now based on your thoughts, beliefs and actions. Now, I want to take you through an exercise I call, The Future of Your Past Conditioning.
To get started, look at what you wrote down previously and now write down how the negative parts of your identity have affected you up to this moment in your life. To do this simply follow the guidelines by answering the pertinent questions below.
What has your identity, your belief about yourself cost you in terms of relationships with your loved ones?
What has it cost you in your relationship with yourself?
What has it cost you in your relationship with other people?
What has it cost you in terms of your physical body, your health, and your energy?
What has it cost you in your self-esteem, your self-worth, and your love for yourself?
What has it cost you in financial terms? How much money have you lost?
What has it cost you, this identity of yours, in terms of your career opportunities?
What has it cost you spiritually and emotionally in your level of happiness, joy and fulfillment?
What has it cost you in your relationship with your God?
Allow yourself to feel the pain, because the more you connect with it right now the better it will be.
Now I want you to focus on that pain and all of these feelings of inadequacy and think about how your life will be five years in the future if you don’t change and you keep being who you are right now with all of your shortcomings and failures. Stop reading for a minute and visualize that painful outcome and really connect with the pain.
Now that you’ve experienced the pain of not changing and going forward in life with the same old identity, realize that none of this has happened yet, and you are in time to change your future. So stand up and shake out your body, dust yourself off as if you fell and landed in a pile of dirt so you get rid of the negative energy from that visualization… this is important.
This is just a picture of what could be if you don’t change. You’re on a course to somewhere, based upon who you are today. But if you change, that destination will be totally different.
Are you now motivated now to start designing who you really want to be? Who you really deserve to be?
God doesn’t make losers; God doesn’t make average; God only makes great. We choose to lose or be average.
A Future Created On Purpose
You don’t have to choose to lose—you can choose to win. You don’t have to choose average—you can choose outstanding. So right now, with this level of motivation, let me ask you this, Who do you really want to be in every area of your life?
Who do you want to be spiritually… emotionally… physically… as a man or a woman… as a spouse… as a parent… as a friend… for yourself… as a businessperson… financially?
What do you want to do with your life?
What is the purpose and passion that you’re committed to living?
What legacy do you want to leave behind?
Take a few minutes right now and really get clear about who you are going to be as a person for the rest of your life. I mean, really get honest as to who you would be if you could be anyone you desire to be. Then we’ll come back and have some real fun.
Stop reading for a moment and write down who you want to be.
Now that you’re clear on who you really want to be, let’s do an exercise that will help you to lock in your new vision and empower you to start living it daily. I call this one “Your Future Designed on Purpose.”
I want you to imagine that you are already the fantastic, successful, wealthy person you just finished describing. And, you have been living this way for five years.
How do you feel? What are you thinking?
How great is your life?
How great are your relationships?
How is your financial situation? Your career?
What emotional states do you live in regularly?
What kind of life have you created for yourself?
What vacations are you taking?
Where are you going? Who are you going with?
Where are you living?
What does your house look like?
Is it by the ocean, on a mountain, on a lake?
What do you do for fun?
What lifestyle do you have?
What abilities and skills do you have?
What do you do on a daily basis?
How have you positively affected your partner or spouse?
How of you positively affected your children?
How have you affected your important relationships?
How have you impacted the world positively?
What legacy are you creating?
Are you living your purpose?
How does it feel to live your passion?
How great is your life?
I want you to really feel those incredible emotions, the joy, the ecstasy, the passion, the success, the physical energy. How great do you feel? How much are you enjoying your life? What is it like?
Doesn’t it feel wonderful to decide who you are and create your own destiny? Stop reading for a couple of minutes, close your eyes and see, hear and feel what it’s like to be this new “Super You” with your new Identity. Really enjoy the feeling!
I want you to understand that if you can imagine it, you can attain it. The more you imagine it and feel yourself living that life and having that future, the easier it is to create it automatically.
Your assignment now is to take the exercise that you’ve done and write a statement of your new Identity, describing exactly the person that you now are with this new, chosen identity.
Write it in the first person permissive: “I allow myself to be…” or “I choose to be…” I teach it this way so there is no conflict with your subconscious mind saying “hey, this is b.s., it’s not true,” as you find yourself psychologically reversed again. By writing it this way you are choosing or allowing yourself to already be that person as you lovingly suggest to your subconscious mind to make it real.
Read this statement every morning upon arising and every evening before you go to bed. Remember, as you keep your attention focused on that which you choose or allow, you create it and make it part of your reality.
In the next article in our series we will learn how to begin to design your life on purpose to get more of what you want in life and achieving your dreams! Until then…
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