Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Three Steps for Creating Your Life

I'm a big fan of Paul Ferrini. The "voice" he uses in his books may turn some people off, but I find him one of the most sensitive and insightful authors I've read this year. I'd like to highlight some of his work over the coming weeks. This one grabbed me this morning.

1. First, get clear on what you want. Take as long as you need to get clear. It might take a day, a month, a year. Don't ask for something you're not sure you want.

2. Believe in what you want and move toward it steadily, no matter how implausible it seems or how many obstacles seem to be in your way.

3. When you create what you want, celebrate it. Be grateful for it. Give up your pictures of the way you thought it would be. Embrace it just the way it is. Work with it. Use it. Love it and keep on loving it.

Your job is to be clear about the goal, committed to it, and grateful for its accomplishment in your life. You don't have to know "how" the goal is going to be realized in your life. Just do the best you can. Follow any strategy that feels right to you.

Remember, it is not the strategy that brings you toward your goal, but your desire to reach it and your commitment to accomplish it. When you know "what" you want and "why" you want it, "when, where and how" will be revealed to you.

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