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Look Up! – The Power Of Expectations (Part 2 of 3)

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Look Up! – The Power Of Expectations (Part 1 of 3)

 

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Sure enough, the next day, they call into work. Sounding just awful announcing that there is no possible way they could work today.

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them

Michael Jordan

 

Who Cares?

Who cares enough about us to impose expectations upon us? The obvious answer is friends and family. Often, these expectations are normal and positive.

For example, if our spouse expects us to be home to have dinner, this could be a wonderful norm. We care about our friends and family. They have more power than anyone else to influence our own opinion of our ability.

Frequently, well-meaning relatives will deter someone from pursuing their true life purpose.

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact

William James

 

One of the ways that this happens is by planting doubt

Let’s say we truly believe that we have an ability to write. We also have a desire to pursue writing as a career. In subtle ways, some of our friends and family begin to plant doubts about our skills or the opportunities in this career path.

They may think that they are protecting us; however, sometimes, the result is that we choose another path that we perceive to be less risky.

What About Me?

That’s right, we are the most important person in our lives in determining our place in this world. We are constantly comparing ourselves to others. We hear our own voice more than any other.

So, what are we saying to ourselves? If we are saying that we can do it, we are much more likely to dismiss evidence to the contrary. Take one of the most famous historical examples. How successful would David have been against Goliath if he were talking defeat to himself?

It’s possible that he would have been unsuccessful if he had not been rehearsing his past successes in killing the lion and the bear with his bare hands.

Others also have the ability to set expectations for us

Aside from the people in our inner circle of influence, there are others that have the ability to set expectations for us, if we give them the power. We just need to be aware that this occurs.

 

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Look Up! – The Power Of Expectations (Part 3 of 3)

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An Age Old Secret For Accessing Knowledge (Part 4 of 4)

Access the knowledge and skills you always wanted. Read the previous post:

An Age Old Secret For Accessing Knowledge (Part 1 of 4)

An Age Old Secret For Accessing Knowledge (Part 2 of 4)

An Age Old Secret For Accessing Knowledge (Part 3 of 4)

 

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You can use the Expert’s Head technique to improve your skills at some desired activity, or to accelerate your ability to learn to do something you have never done before.

First spend a few weeks performing the Expert’s Head exercise daily to familiarize yourself with it. Once you are accustomed to the process of donning the expert’s head, you are ready to use this technique to accelerate your skills development.

First spend a few minutes performing the desired skill entirely in your mind. Feel as if you are actually performing perfectly it and that you really know how to do it.

Then move to the Expert’s Head exercise, and spend about 10 –15 minutes, performing the activity in real life, but mentally be the character of the expert, wearing the expert’s head and body.

After about fifteen minutes, gently remove the expert’s head and step out of the expert’s body. Thank the expert for the use of his or her body, mind and talent.

Ask the person to continue filling your mind with more of their expert knowledge and ability even when you are not practicing this exercise.

Before the experience starts to fade from your memory, spend a few minutes writing down or speaking out loud everything you can remember.

Write down or speak everything you can remember that was really different when you were in the expert’s mind and body, rather than as yourself.

Improvement of a particular skill

When you wish to improve a particular skill, first spend about 15 minutes mentally doing it as yourself. Then slip into the expert’s head and body to continue the exercise in real life for another fifteen to thirty minutes

If you repeat this process about three times a day, you will experience a greatly accelerated ability to master the skills you desire.

Please realize that advice and knowledge you read in this manner is not infallible. Do not feel oblige to act on any advice from your inner dialogue with your guides unless you are convince it is appropriate for you at this time.

This technique can greatly increase access to your inner creativity and wisdom, but you will still need to make informed and reasoned decisions about what you do.

 

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Dream Big (Part 1 of 3)

The Ability to Dream Big

We still have the ability to dream big, no matter how old or young, no matter where we live. And no matter what our family believed and taught us to believe. However, most of us need to clear the cobwebs off our imagination. And that’s just what we’re going to do.

“I’m going to be an astronaut.”

“I will be a movie star.”

“I’m going to be the President.”

“I’m going to own a chocolate factory!”

What were your childhood dreams?

Why is dreaming so important?

Dreams play a significant role in determining the grandeur or limitations of life. You’ve heard of the “glass ceiling.” Dreams are the glass ceiling we create for our own life. We can create a ceiling just above our head or somewhere out at the edge of the Milky Way!

When that glass ceiling is very low, it often is because we’ve allowed our dreams to be created for us, either by others or by our unconscious mind. Who do you know who chose a career because their parents “suggested” it? Who do you know that stays at a job they hate because it pays the bills?

Think about your own life

How much room do you have until you hit your glass ceiling? What parts of your life could use some dream expansion?

Your imagination needs to be used regularly or it will atrophy. In the same way that you keep your heart and lungs healthy by walking, or your biceps strong by lifting weights. You need to exercise your dream muscle to keep it in good shape.

But before you can really begin working out your dream muscle, you need to know what gets in the way.

All of us carry limiting beliefs

Some we may be aware of. Others may lie hidden beneath the radar of our awareness. Read through the following list of beliefs slowly. Ask yourself if any of them seem familiar. Notice how you feel when you read each one.

 

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Dream Big (Part 2 of 3)

Dream Big (Part 3 of 3)

The Unlimited Power of the Mind (Part 1 of 4)

The unlimited power

Mind power is awesome

The power of your Mind is truly awesome. You can use your mental powers to achieve success that, up until now, you have only ever dreamed of. It is a Universal truth.

Life tends to move you towards the physical equivalent of your predominant thoughts and feelings. A great many people are well aware of this fact. Most find it extremely difficult to apply this knowledge and put it to work effectively in their lives. Are you one of those people?

If you are, then do not worry because I am about to show you how to overcome this little problem.

Ways to use mind power to succeed

It seems to most of us that our thoughts are random, sometimes erratic and beyond our control

Our emotions truly do run us most of the time. When we have an emotional response to a thing we tend to go into automatic thinking. This happens because the subconscious programs in our mind take over.

All too often these programs are just rehashed memories. They create negative emotions and negative thoughts.

Usually it hinder us from moving in the life direction that we really want. Our dominant thoughts and feelings are usually negative in nature. Maybe due to the conditioning that has taken over on this planet.

The real power you wield is the conscious ability to change your dominant automatic thinking

By doing so you can ensure your feelings and thoughts are more positive in nature. It will be more aligned with your desires and are therefore creating the life experiences that you want.

This may sound like a tall order but there are many great techniques and tools to accomplish this. One of the best tools to recondition your mind for success is self-hypnosis.

 

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The Unlimited Power of the Mind (Part 2 of 4)

The Unlimited Power of the Mind (Part 3 of 4)

The Unlimited Power of the Mind (Part 4 of 4)

Developing Patience

Virtues of Patience

Webster’s defines be patient as bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint, or being steadfast despite opposition, difficulty or adversity. I believe this why patience is called a virtue.

It is little practiced, but much needed. At the first sign of difficulty, many jump to an easier, smoother path, hoping to avoid the pain and suffering that is necessary on the road to personal growth.

But it is only by taking this rough road do we gain the experience necessary to develop our character. Impatience robs us of these types of life experiences. How would your world be different if you practiced more patience?

Patience is the ability to hang on when everyone else has given up. It is ability to release your need for immediate gratification and wait for the things to come in their own time frame.

Patience overcomes criticism and intolerance. It develops committed relationships in marriage, family, church, community and career.

Many a great leader have displayed patience by looking before they leaped, thinking before they acted, and considering before they decided. Indeed, it is the mark of maturity.

How Do We Develop More Patience?

First, realize that no one is perfect, including yourself. Accept yourself and others, imperfections and all. Everyone is struggling with their own set of fears, weaknesses, obstacles and crises.

We are all on the road of personal growth together and can help each other by showing more patience and kindness to each other.

Second, develop a consistent philosophy of life based upon a value system you believe in. Then when you are confronted with a situation, you can make your choice based upon the value system rather than an instant gratification response.

With every choice is a consequence. Do you act now and settle? Or do you wait to get the result you truly desire?

Third, change your perspective on the past, present and the future. Stop dwelling on your mistakes and failures. They cannot be changed. Instead, focus and what you can do now to make a difference.

Life is a blessing and each day should be lived as if it were your last. Start fresh everyday and remember the future comes one day at a time. What can you do today to change the results you have in the future?

Fourth, confront your fears rather than avoid them. Do the thing you fear the most and the fear will go away. “That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed, but our ability to do it has increased.”

By doing more, it becomes easier, and when it becomes easier it becomes fun rather than stressful.

Finally, realize that all things come to those who wait. The Universe, the infinite force that connects us all, will bring the people who can help, the answers you may need, the tools and resources you are looking for when you need them.

Just be Patient

You must have faith and be patient and believe in your goals, realizing that they will often not be accomplished according to your original plans.

Circumstances change. People change. Things change. Let go of your anxiety, disbelief and doubt about achieving your goal. Know that The Universe is constantly supporting you and will always help you achieve the things you desire. Just be patient!