The goal is set. She runs for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and everything in creation tries to stop her... A hailstorm, a fire, a hurricane, a heartbreak, and finally, persisting until the sweet end, she makes it! Hardly believing it is real, she basks in the warm light of glory that begins to feel as natural as the sun itself.
Just as she did, you can make your dreams come true. Persistence is the key word in the above story, and the magic key to success in any endeavor. Never give up. If you believe in your dreams, you must pursue them with zeal, tumbling any blocks in your way with pure love and joy for the chase!
Where To Begin
When I was in eighth grade, my teacher asked us to write a composition about what we'd like to do when we grew up. All I could think of was one sentence. "I want to help people!" I had an unformed idea that has reshaped and remolded itself many times over the years, through many failures, heartbreaks, and countless feelings of unworthiness and self-doubt. I know now that the feeling to help others meant to help myself first, then find ways to help others help themselves.
That dream has finally grown into a full-time income reality, with a part-time effort. (My dream job). I get to spend my days spreading love, and loving myself, because I have the freedom and time to do whatever I need to live well. That doesn't mean that life is always easy, or that my work is always enjoyable. It means I am doing what I would do if this were the last day of my life. That is my yardstick for following my heart... that and doing what feels absolutely right and true.
What have you always wanted to do? Write it down now. If that questions stumps you, try this one on for size: What would you do if this were the last day of your life? Write down the first thing that comes to mind, no matter how ridiculous or impossible it seems... that will always be from Soul. OK, got it? Good, you're on your way!
The first magic ingredient to making something happen is to write it down. Writing things down makes them happen. It has been proven in studies done with two groups of people. Both groups sought after goals in the same way. Yet one group, the test group, wrote their goals down on paper, the other group was not allowed to do this. The group that took pen to paper accomplished them, get this, 100 to one over the group that did not! Is that incredible?
I have proven this over and over to myself. Every time I write my goals, they get accomplished unless I am emotionally entangled in them (that's a whole article in itself).
So get out a pretty or special box or jar, or decorate a can (a "God-can" is nice). Now stuff it with all the little pieces of paper on which you have madly written your dreams and goals as they have come to mind. Set reasonable dates for their attainment as well. It works, even if the dream doesn't land exactly on that date, it helps your subconscious to have a specific time frame.
Now you get to be a kid again. If you can pretend it is really happening, it will happen much faster and more fully than your mind can believe. Relaxation and becoming childlike in your attitude is vital to working with your subconscious. Too bad adults don't "make believe" anymore... why should kids have all the fun anyway?
There are lots of wonderful books on creating what you want. My studies of them and my own experiences in life have helped me to accomplish almost anything I could imagine, from a Hawaiian cruise to living there and learning Hula. From a visit to New York City working temporarily at "Good Morning America" to working at my dream job for a very special publisher. There's more to go for me... I'm not stopping till my body does, and you don't have to either.
Life is meant to be lived to the fullest, so get in there and dig your toes in the mud. You might just find a diamond!
About The Author
Debbie Johnson is a counselor, author and publisher of: "How to Love Yourself", "How to Think Yourself Thin", and "How to Make Your Dreams Come True". Debbie can be reached at: Deborah Johnson Publishing, 7030 SW Canyon Crest Dr., #6, Portland, OR 97225. Visit her website at www.thinkyourselfthin.com.