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Monday, March 24, 2014

“Do the Work”

"Periwinkle Bloom" photo by Pheralyn Dove

Wishing does not make
it so. Stake your dreams upon
an action plan now!

I’m always thinking, talking and writing about dreams, visions, affirmations, creative visualization, feng shui,  tapping (also known as emotional freedom technique), and all sorts of “other-worldly” “woo-woo” metaphysical stuff. I truly believe in the “law of attraction,” kismet and other transformative manifestation concepts which, according to all of the self-help literature, apparently seem to work by magic. 

Close your eyes, change your thought patterns, raise your vibration, snap your fingers, and Poof! It’s done. Yes, I have bought into this belief system.  (I mean Oprah, Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, LouiseHay and all these other super successful "new age" gurus can’t all be wrong. Can they?) I am super confident that you can “be in the flow” and get paid for doing what you love. It’s so easy, right?  All you have to do is just “let go.” True, yes. Getting into the “flow” is fine. But I can assure you there’s no substitute for rolling up your sleeves and getting down to the task at hand.

Do you want to be the author of a successful book so bad you can taste it? Touch it? See it? Are your visualizations vivid and life-like? Well then start writing. Simple as that. Sitting there with your eyes closed dreaming about it won’t get the book done. Writing will.

Want to take a trip around the world? Run a marathon? Learn a new language? I suggest you make yourself an action plan with a timeline. Chunk it down. Break your goals down into objectives. Break your objectives into activities – “things to do.” Look at your timeline. Incorporate your “things to do” on your daily list. I’m not suggesting you stop “dreaming.” But don’t stop grinding either. Keep working at it until your “dreams” come true. And, oh yes. Don’t forget to enjoy the journey. Each day is a gift. That’s why it’s called “the present.”
Asante Sana. Peace and Blessings Always.

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