Sunday, June 1, 2008

Daily Disciplines for Effortless Success, by Jack Canfield

"Jack, what are your most important daily actions
that you correlate with your success."

One of the basic first steps is to determine, write down and talk
about what you do want, not what you don't want. Be as specific
as possible. Once you have clarified what you want,
do the following each and every day.

1. Morning Intention, Visualization and Releasing

As soon as you wake up in the morning, take about 5 minutes
to focus your mind on your desires, goals and intentions. Start
by sitting in a comfortable position, closing your eyes and
visualizing your desires and goals as already being fulfilled.
Spend 30 seconds to a minute on each of your core desires and
goals. You can also take a few moments to visualize your day
going exactly as you would like it to.

When you do this, you will often find negative limiting beliefs
that are the result of negative programming from your
childhood will come up. You may hear thoughts like
"I could never afford that,""there's no way I'll ever get that," or
"who am I kidding?" coming up.

If you do, use one of the many releasing techniques that are
available (see the list below) to release the negative thought.
Don't fight or argue with the thought; just release it. Remember
to also spend several moments feeling the feelings you would
feel if you had already manifested your desire in your life. The
intensity of the feeling is what fuels the intensity of the attraction.

Powerful releasing techniques:

The Sedona Method by Hale Dwoskin:

The Work by Byron Katie:

The Emotional Freedom Technique

2. Use External Images to Keep you Focused
on Your Desires and Goals

Keep yourself focused on what you want to manifest by
surrounding yourself with visual images of the things and
experiences you want to create in your life. There are many
tools you can use for this, including creating a Vision Book from
our Dream Big Collection.

1.) Cut out pictures of the things you wish to own
(like your ideal car or home) and pictures that represent the
experiences you want to have (like the perfect relationship,
your ideal job, perfect health, being at your ideal weight, more joy,
inner peace or balance in your life)to remind yourself of how you
want it to be. Put them somewhere where you will see them
every day--on the mirror, the refrigerator, or in your
Vision Book.

2.) For even greater impact, combine your pictures with words
that reflect your desired outcome, such as abundance, romance,
fun, vitality, etc. I think you get the picture.

When you look at any of these pictures, do what Bob Doyle,
who is featured in The Secret teaches-- think the thought,

3. Think a Better Feeling Thought

Start paying attention to the many times during the day that
you have emotional responses (to other people, experiences,
or your own thoughts) that are not in alignment with having or
producing your desires. Pay special attention to when you feel
disappointment, resentment, frustration or anger about your
experiences and circumstances.

Remember, it's your feelings (which are created by your
thoughts, opinions, and beliefs) that are creating your current
circumstances. You must make a shift by changing your thoughts
to ones that make you feel better (i.e., raise your vibration).
Remember that you must become a vibrational match for the
things and experiences that you want to attract into your life.

It is especially important to focus your thoughts and behaviors
on things that cause youto feel joy. Focus your thoughts on
thoughts that bring you joy (your lover, your best friend,
your grandchildren, your favorite vacation spot) and your
actions on doing the things you love to do (pet your cat, work in
your garden, listen to your favorite music).

4. Have an Attitude of Gratitude

It is critical to take time each and every day to focus on what
you are grateful for. Some people do this in the morning before
or after they visualize their desires; others prefer to do it in the
evening. Focus on all of the things in your life (most of which you
take for granted) that you are grateful for--your health,
your children, your job, the nice weather, electricity, running water,
a nice stereo system, your flower garden, your pets, your friends).

No matter what your situation, there are always things to be
grateful for. The more you focus on what you are grateful for,
the more things and experiences you will attract to be grateful for.
You may wish to carry a "gratitude rock" like the one Lee Brower
talks about in "The Secret."

5. Take Action

There are two kinds of actions you can take. Obvious actions are
things like, if you want a better car, going to test drive all of the
models you are interested in and choosing the exact car you want
to have, and saving 10% of your income in a "car account." If
you want to be a doctor, apply to medical school.

There is also what I call "inspired actions." Once you begin
to do the things described above, the universe will start responding
by sending people, resources and opportunities you need to manifest
your desired result. You are going to find that you have inspired
ideas; you must act on them. You must follow those gentle
proddings from the universe. Often these intuitive impulses will
have no seeming connection to achieving your goal, but if you follow
them, they will lead you down a path of wonderful fulfillment.

Here's a quick way to know if the actions you're taking are taking
you closer to the fulfillment of your dreams and desires. If you are
feeling joy while you are doing them, then you are on the right
path. Remember, joy is your internal guidance system, just like
the GPS system in a car, telling you are taking the right actions.
Follow your joy.

6. Acknowledge That it is Working

If you start to see something change for the better, acknowledge
that it is happening. Appreciate it. When you find the perfect
parking space, acknowledge it. When you get the table you want
in the restaurant, acknowledge it. When you receive unexpected
income, acknowledge it. When you meet someone who can help
you achieve your goal, acknowledge that Law of Attraction is
working. The more you acknowledge that it's working, the more
it will work. It's that simple.

If you are attracting things into your life that you don't want,
remember the Law of Attraction is still working. Instead of
thinking or saying, "It's not working," ask your self, "What am I
focusing on, thinking about, talking about, feeling or doing that is
bringing this into my life?" If you want to know what you are
thinking about, notice the results you are producing in your life.
To change those results, you will first have to change your
vibration by changing your thoughts and feelings.

When you make a commitment to take these actions each day,
you'll start to move forward, with confidence, in the direction
of your dreams. Believe that they are not only possible, but that
they are already in progress.

© 2008 Jack Canfield

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