Monday, August 16, 2010

problem vs. project

4 Steps To Creating A Vision That Makes A Problem Obsolete 

1. Don’t call it a problem. Call it a project - This simple change of words will have a profound effect on your perspective. This comes from the Silva Method. Jose Silva, the founder would teach his students to label everything a project and by incorporating this with creative visualization they were able to see the solutions instead of being bogged down by negative thinking. This single labeling change has impacted me greatly. I no longer have problems, I have projects I work on. 

2. Create a new vision where you know exactly what you want- Don’t worry if you don’t know how to get to your vision. Just get clear on what you want. Here’s the secret. You don’t have to know how, you need to know exactly WHAT. The how will come to you. You just have to put that vision out there and the right answers will come to you. The right opportunities, synchronicities, and circumstances will appear when you know exactly what it is you want. If you know what you want to create, your subconscious will imprint the right questions so that your mind will find the answers. 

3. Pursue your vision aggressively - TAKE ACTION. Start taking classes, programs, or reading the right books to create the version of you that you need. If this is a business scenario and you just lost your biggest client, take action to find bigger, better clients, making your original loss obsolete. But you need to take action. If you don’t yet know what the action steps are, don’t worry. They will come to you. Just make sure you pursue and act on the opportunities that arise. 

4. Monitor your state of flow - You’ll know you’re on the right path if you feel inspired, happy and joyful. In essence, you’re enjoying the journey. Even if you’re working long hours, you won’t feel stressed or anxious. But if you do notice that you’re feeling stressed out or overly worried, then you’ve lost that state of flow. When this happens you’re out of touch with your higher powers. In other words you’re not leveraging the unseen forces that will move you towards your goal. Always be in flow.

~ posted on Finer Minds ~

Monday, August 9, 2010

look at it. . . .learn from it. . . .let it go!

how to take charge and get rid of what is holding you back

Here is a roadmap to move beyond fear into personal transformation - the restorative, rejuvenating, enduring path to wholeness and completion.

1. Face fear with courage and grace. Heard the saying, “what you resist persists?” You cannot soar free until you let go of your fear. When afraid, the body’s survival mechanism goes into overdrive. To let go of the fear, identify the mindset that drives it. To get rid of whatever is holding you back Dr. Peeke advises, write down everything that’s bugging you and trace it back to where it is coming from. Focus on facts rather than feelings.

2. Observe, do not obsess. Remember to act with loving kindness, not self flagellation. Observe and recall an incident instead of living it or indulging in the emotions attached to it. Obsessing over what is not working or what you want fixed is negative goal setting. Observation enables you to let go of your emotions and move past your obstacles.

3. Pinpoint blocks and barriers. We all have emotional baggage and mental aberration that stops us from letting go. Often we are either too hard and harsh on ourselves or we’d rather ignore and bury our desires. Love and embrace all aspects of yourself, even when you exhibit behavior you dislike. Resentment and regret drain you and damage your relationships. Set up deadlines to review issues or situations and when the allotted time is up, take immediate action - no more procrastination, reminiscing, or resistance.

4. To change is up to you. The only person you can control or change is you, no one else. You may not always be able to change your circumstances or your environment but you can definitely change your attitude and how you feel. Start with something small and simple.

Time and again the smallest, humblest most personal developments are transformed by this miraculous process. Things that blur the dividing line between human and divine are so small and delicate they sometimes escape our attention. Be alert and vigilant.

Happy life & happy living!

NOTE: Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally recognized expert, physician, scientist and author in the fields of nutrition, stress, fitness and public health who serves as Chief Medical Correspondent for Discovery Health TV, Dr. Peeke is featured on the award winning National Body Challenge series and is the host of the Could You Survive? series, based upon her national bestselling book Fit to Live.