Following on my latest post, here is a short and powerful exercise to help you create your future!
I’d love to hear the magic of your make-believe!
You Create Your Own Reality
What would you say if I told you that you are creating your experience of the world, moment by moment?
Yes, you are. Like it or not, you are the creator of your reality.
As I wrote in my last post, if we believe something long enough, it does not matter if it is true or not. It becomes real to us. And we begin to think, feel and act as if it is true.
Why not consciously and proactively subscribing to beliefs that make you feel empowered, confident, loved, and more?
I trust you realise the power behind this idea, so I want to introduce you to a simple exercise that will help you create the reality you wish to experience.
Take a pen and paper, and let’s get started!
The magic of make-believe
- Write down an important goal you want to achieve.
- Write down the things that would be useful to believe to achieving your goal.
- Find evidence that it’s true by filling the blanks of the following sentence as many times as you can: “I know this is true for me because _____; for example, _____.”
- Tell yourself that it’s true in the following format. Start with an absolute statement like “Today is the 4th of March, and my name is _____.” Then say your new belief without any change in your body or the tone of your voice.
- Act as if it’s true – Make a list of actions you would take if you were 100% convinced of your new set of beliefs and start taking those actions—one tiny step at a time.
- Let the magic happen!
Repeat the exercise with as many goals as you like.
Here is a personal example.
- GOAL: Live a spontaneous, balanced and mindful life.
- Less is more.
- A slower life is a more present and happy life.
- Space is where miracles occur.
- Less is more – I know this is true for me because when I take my time to fully enjoy one activity without thinking of what’s coming next, I feel more satisfied and content. For example, I enjoy more those days off when I only plan one activity and leave the rest of the day to improvisation, versus those days off when I try to squeeze in lots of activities.
- A slower life is a more present and happy life – I know this is true for me because when I speed up, I tend to think more of what is coming next instead of entirely focusing and enjoying what I am doing right now. For example, when I drive a car at high speed, I cannot fully appreciate the surroundings or the conversation I am having because lots of my attention goes to anticipate what is coming next on the road.
- Space is where miracles occur – I know this is true for me because I had my best ideas during moments of rest, recreation or meditation. For example, I got the idea and inspiration to write a short ebook during a meditation retreat.
- …you got this one…
- Lighten my schedule by removing/postponing non-core activities of my calendar.
- Focus on effectiveness instead of efficiency.
- Perform a thorough 80/20 analysis of my business activities every month.
- If unsure, drop something.
- Plan a maximum of one activity a day when I am off work.
- THE MAGIC IS ALREADY HAPPENING 🙂
Now it’s your turn! Why not gifting to yourself a few minutes of self-care and go through the exercise right after reading it?
I hope you find this exercise useful. I will be posting more transformative tools in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
Before we close off – out of the list of actions you’ve come up with, which one you commit to taking in the next 24 hours? I’d love to read about it!