Live Your Dreams: Where People Get Stuck

We asked a group we spoke to if they’d like more money. One lady replied, “Sure everyone wants more money, BUT…” This common response shows how you can get caught in the “but,” so to speak.

What does money represent? More freedom: that means greater support of your family, more fun, more trips and dining, more contribution.

Whether your goal is money or something that probably requires money, you need to get clear and be specific about what you want.

In Napoleon Hill’s The Law of Success in 16 Lessons, he emphasized having a definite chief aim in order to succeed.

However, Hill notes that if you just think, “My definite purpose in life is to be of as much service to the world as possible and earn a good living,” you will fall short of what you could achieve.

Let us explain. Having an overall purpose, as we do (we “help to make the world a more creative, collaborative and prosperous place”), can be a good starting point. It’s a starting, not ending, point.

To succeed, you need to use your skills and talents to achieve something SPECIFIC related to your overall purpose.

FROM OPRAH WINFREY TO MARTHA STEWART

Whether you observe the Dalai Lama or Warren Buffet, Oprah or Martha Stewart, they all have something in common that creates their success. They consistently follow their dreams and have an intense focus.

To create a great life, you need a definite intent, along with daily focus and persistence. Napoleon Hill cites many examples of people who had a definite chief aim, with a burning desire to achieve it:

  • Andrew Carnegie concentrated on steel and made his efforts build a great fortune and put his name on public libraries throughout America.
  • Helen Keller concentrated on learning to speak, and, despite the fact that she was deaf, dumb and blind, realized her definite chief aim.
  • Lincoln concentrated his mind on freeing the slaves and became our greatest American President while doing it.

THE MONEY ISSUE

Your chief aim may not be directly about money. Many teachers and artists may have a modest income but are happy.

However, if you want to be able to have more freedom, you need to know how to create and manifest, which includes money, and what it represents (more freedom, happiness, fun, contribution).

If you say aloud, “I want money,” or “I enjoy money,” how do you feel?

If money can create a better life, why are many of us uncomfortable claiming it and focusing on it? It’s because of the negative programming we’ve received about money. As a result, we end up unconsciously focusing on not having enough.

We encourage you to become more aware of money issues, so you can have the resources you need to live a larger life and bigger dream.

Here’s an important step: just become more aware of your thoughts and feelings around money, which can lead you to getting clear.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) also helps in clearing blocks, so you can create and focus on your definite chief aim, as Napoleon Hill advises.

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So how do you get unstuck and create a more extraordinary life?

First, get clear on exactly on what you want. Make it believable and exciting.

If you are focusing on a monthly income goal, pick a number that you can believe, an amount that also gets you excited. Write down what you will do with this added income.

Next, keep focusing on your goal and post in on a dream board and dream book.

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Dream often, visualizing your life as if the dream has already been fulfilled. Use all your senses to ‘feel’ the result.

And finally, surround yourself with people who support your dreams and goals.

As you get clearer and focus on your definite chief aim, your vibration rises. You find opportunities (and they find you). Sometimes things come to you “out of the blue,” as you create a more and more extraordinary life.

Dream today. Focus and get that intense desire to create a better life — for yourself, for others, and for the world. It’s a win-win-win when you follow your dreams

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Phillip and Jane Mountrose

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