9th Installment of A to the Power of 8™
Steps 6 & 7 of Our Self-Coaching Process: Achievement & Abundance (Material)
Remember that while I’m highly recommending an inside-out approach and have structured this self-coaching process in such a way that the first five steps are reflecting the vital internal states we need to take ourselves through to have real and lasting success and happiness, this process is NOT a linear one. You’ll find yourself having and enjoying material success as you work on your inner states. The idea is to do both simultaneously; and to bring attention and focus to what’s going on internally, something we were not taught to do in school!
If, however, you were to completely focus on completing the first five steps of creating the internal states spelt out in this process, the external states of achievement and material abundance will inevitably be yours. You cannot help but have and enjoy both achievement and material abundance. They will come to you instead of you having to chase them, which means that it’s a much smarter and more effective approach to take.
People might not understand what you’re up to, as you are not doing things like everybody else. You are not focused on the external. You are not gathering the usual trappings of material success. And, you don’t always do things in a recognizably structured and logical way. You are totally focused on the vision you’re creating though. And because you’ve developed the ability to tune into what would work and when, you only act when the timing is optimal. You know exactly what to focus on and when.
You also have whatever it takes to do whatever it takes to create the desired results. What you are doing is building something really huge, as huge as your heart and soul desire. We are all holograms of something much greater, a Universal Energy (whatever name or dogma people may choose to assign to it or not), one that is capable of creating the Universe we live in and the amazing order in which it operates. We therefore are capable of creating whatever we choose to, that is in alignment with this Universal Power.
When you are aligned with this Universal Energy and its infinite organizing power, it (or He/She/They, depending on your beliefs) will orchestrate and materialize things for you. Things that even you, with your imagination greater than most, never dreamt of!
What you wish to create depends on what matters to you. Are you only concerned with your own needs or the needs of others around you as well? Do you have a bigger picture in mind and an urge to positively contribute to that picture?
Whatever you choose to create, doing it through this much more conscious and aware way also means that your creations and success are sustainable. The only thing is that what you desire might change in the process! Accolades and recognition from others and material things might not mean as much to you, as when you were first seeking them.
Next week, I’ll tell you the amazing story about the young, rags-to-riches Englishman, whose desires and goals dramatically changed in the process of becoming a millionaire! Meanwhile, have a great week and keep practising Steps 1 to 5 and create Steps 6 & 7!
Here’s a fabulous quote from the Dalai Lama to support you in the next 7 days and always: “Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”
May the world, all of us, be increasingly enlightened!!!