Archive for October, 2013

Believe in Your Dreams

October 21, 2013

Believe

When you first start working towards a purpose, or dream, your excitement level is up to a full ten, and you feel there is nothing that can stop you.  The next step, of course, is to write down those little goals that will move you in the direction of that dream, and you start daily affirmations, and visualizations.  You may even have a vision board set up where you can see it every day.  That only leaves many of us with one question.  “Why isn’t anything happening yet?”

I could say the reason for this is simple, but I would be lying.  On the outside, we are doing all the work from the dozens of seminars we’ve attended, the books we’ve read, and the audio programs we’ve listened to.  The problem is not coming from our work ethic, or any outside influence like the government, family, or aliens from the planet Ork.  The problem we are experiencing is coming from inside.

Whether we succeed, or not, has to do with our true beliefs about success.  Have you ever wondered why most people end up just like their parents when it comes to financial matters?  It has to do with what most experts call the “money blueprint.”  The money blueprint is made up of everything we heard, saw, and experienced around money that has lodged itself in our subconscious.  No matter what we tell ourselves on the outside, we will not become successful until we work on what we have stopping us on the inside.

 I know I’ve mentioned this, but I grew up in a house with six kids, and two adults.  My dad worked hard for a corporation, and my step mother ran a small day care out of our house.  To say we weren’t rich is an understatement.  We were living on the lower end of middle class; that is to say, the bills were paid, and we had a roof over our head.  All the lessons I learned centered on hard work, and just getting by; even if it was by the skin of my teeth.  While on the outside I know I have the potential for so much more, I have been living with the same inner beliefs that have stopped me from reaching the next level to my dreams.

If we wish to break free of our limiting beliefs, we need to reprogram our subconscious with a whole new set of instructions concerning money.  A good idea is to make a list of everything you were taught about money, (some will be positive, and some will be negative) giving yourself the time needed to think about it.  Don’t rush this; there is not a test on it in a week.  When you have finished this, determine what is negative, and write down the opposite.  At least twice a day, focus on the positive statements for more than 10 minutes.

  Here’s an example from my own life.  What I learned: I don’t always get what I want.  This statement is very limiting, and forces most into the belief that what I want isn’t worth pursuing because I probably won’t get it anyways.

The positive statement: I have anything I want, and more.   Instead of saying “I can have…” Say “I have”.  The reason for this is important.

 Part of achieving success is the belief that you already have the success you want.  Mark 11:24 says “Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it is yours.”  By believing you already have what you want, you will be heightening your awareness to the opportunities present around you; all you have to do from there is act on them.

Since the negative beliefs have been with you your whole life, it won’t be easy changing them, but it can, and must be done if you want to see the fulfillment of all your dreams.

Allen

Thank you for reading this.  If you want to see any of the videos I’m posting on success, pleas check out my website www.jrnytosuccess.com and please visit the store if you would like any of the inspirational photos in these blogs.

Getting What You Want

October 6, 2013

 

What you want

I learned from a very early age that life isn’t fair, and you don’t always get what you want.  It was such a big part of my life; growing up in a house with 6 kids, two adults, and a middle class income; that I came to believe it was our family motto.  This philosophy is so common, I later realized just about every middle class family has this belief.

Later, I would tell people, “I always get what I want, even if it takes years.”  While I was saying that outside, deep down, my “family motto” would kick in, and tell me that I will never get everything I want.  That same inner chatter would tell me “You can’t afford it”, or worse, “You don’t deserve it.”  As a result I would spend my life wanting things I could get easy, and believing that anything more was just too far out of my reach.

These thoughts get so ingrained that we suppress our true desires and pretend we don’t need them, all the while, our hearts telling us we can have a whole lot more.  How many times have you taken a close look at your life and felt that it was missing something; missing something that if you had it, you could be so much more to yourself, and everyone else around you.  It leaves us with one question that if we knew the answer, our lives would be so much closer to complete.  The question is, “What do I truly want in my life?”

This is a question only you can answer.  Each one of us is an individual, and no one else possesses the insight to our hearts, and vision.  There are, of course, several methods to finding your answers and no one method will work for everyone.  I will give you the method I used, but there are numerous books on the subject, and the internet is loaded with them.  The method in today’s blog comes from the book, “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield, and I would recommend this book to anyone starting their journey.

So there are no mistakes, I will quote this book exactly.  “One of the easiest ways to begin clarifying what you truly want is to make a list of 30 things you want to do, 30 things you want to have, and 30 things you want to be before you die.  This is a great way to get the ball rolling.”

The thing to keep in mind about this exercise is that there is no time limit.  You can take 1 day, or 1 month.  Don’t worry about whether your list sounds realistic or not; you are just writing  down your wants.  If you currently make 25,000 dollars per year, and want 10,000,000 dollars per year, write it down.  Don’t let anyone, including yourself, tell you that you can’t do it.  These are your wants, your dreams, and no one has the right to take that away from you.

The point the picture above makes is that knowing what you want is the only way to get what you want, so find a method to get your wants down on paper, so you can focus on them, and start finding ways to achieve them.  Not only can you do it, but you deserve it.

Allen

As a side note, This week, I have officially started the company JTS Publication, and the website www.jrnytosuccess.com where you can see my videos, and I am selling the pictures I’m putting on these blogs.  You will see other pictures that haven’t appeared here yet, but they will be used on future blogs.  Check it out, and please share this blog with others.  Thank you.