Knowing What You Want: You Can Have Whatever You Want
Have you ever seen a gorgeous dress in a ritzy boutique window and instantly fall in love with it?
You know the dress is beyond your budget, yet you can’t get it off your mind. You imagine yourself wearing it and you look and feel amazing! Then one day while you’re out back-to-school clothes shopping for your children, Bam! From 200 feet away you see it! The dress, same dress (or a very good knock off). You make a swift beeline for it and lift it from the rack. It’s the dress and it’s your size! You check the price tag. Whew! YES, you can totally afford it.
When you saw that dress for the first time and fell in love with it; you imagined yourself in it and acknowledged that you wouldn’t spend that dollar amount for it. Your mind and the Universe took notice. You wanted the dress at a price that you were willing to pay. The Universe later put that dress in your size and at your price point.
Behind your eyes, your mind was scanning the environment. When it saw that dress, it locked-in and drew your eyes to it. The dress that you wanted became yours.
Your mind is always scanning for what you want. The Universe is busy orchestrating to bring it to you. This Universe is a mirror. It is a place of Know, Be, Do and then Have.
If you know what you want, feel and behave as if you already have it or are it. It will come into your reality.
Clarity is the 1st key.
So, do you know what you want? Not what your children, your spouse, your parents, your family, your friends or your boss want from you or for you. What do you want?
When asked this question most people will say that they want a loving relationship and friends; a profession, wealth, good health, nice home, time to do what they want, etc.
Cool, awesome! There are thousands of versions of a dream life.
If you don’t know what your ideal version of health, wealth, relationship, or happiness looks like, you may end up living someone else’s idea of the perfect life and not feel very satisfied.
Do you really want your mom’s version of a dream life? Maybe, maybe not.
Having a clear idea of what you want in your life is the first step in achieving. If the question leaves you with your mouth hanging open and your mind short-circuiting, don’t worry. Take some time to get to know yourself, your preferences, and what makes your heart soar. Then ask yourself, what do I want in my life? and write down your answer. Now you have a starting point.
Next, if you wrote down anything in the form of, “I don’t want X,” work on turning that into a statement of what you do want. An “I don’t want X,” statement lacks clarity of direction for what you do want. Dig deeper until you know yourself and what you want.
Know, Be, Do, and Have.
Knowing what you want, is the starting point for creating a roadmap leading to what you want.
Starting with a destination in mind makes it much easier to chart a course, prepare for what will be needed and choosing the steps that make sense for you to arrive at your desired destination. Knowing what you want also makes it easier to say no to what you don’t want. For example, perhaps your best mom-friend tries to reel you into co-chairing a charity event committee at your kids’ school. If you know this doesn’t fall under the category of “things you really want to do,” say no and mean it.
Knowing what you want is a directive to the Universe and your mind to put the puzzle pieces of life together for you.