The only thing I really know is that to get something you really want, there are two main ingredients: a thing you really want, and tons of action to get there.
Every once in a while my brain spins out trying to crack the code. I know everyone’s got their own “formula,” but it’s still fun to sit down and try to figure out what works for me. It’s tough to flesh it out enough to feel actionable and motivating, but stop before it’s so picked apart that it becomes super meta and pretzels in on itself. That has gotten me nowhere way too many times.
The following process has helped me lately to know what to do in a day. I see this as more to make traction towards something specific, rather than towards a greater purpose or vision. But maybe it’s all the same.
SET A GOAL. Do this once for a specific timeline.
- Think of something you really want. It should feel vaguely good, exciting, and a little scary.
- What do you see in the details? What does it look like? How are you interacting with it? When are you getting it? What is excluded from your vision? How will you receive it? If it stops feeling good at any point, either back away from that detail, or save the negativity for later examination.
- What does it feel like to meet this goal? What does it feel like for this reality to be true?
- Why do you want this? Why is it important to you? Which other dreams does it facilitate?
TAKE TONS OF ACTION. The phrase “massive action” inspires me (I think it’s Tony Robbins). Pick one (or more) things from each of the 3 categories below to do every day. Determine your timeline for reevaluating your commitment. It should feel motivating and doable, even if it’s a little challenging.
- HEAL BLOCKS. Remove whatever is in your way (physical, energetic or emotional). You can do: meditation, morning pages (see work by Julia Cameron), EFT on limiting beliefs, chakra healing, journaling, any process for transforming negative thoughts, cleaning your house, freeing up your time, therapy, etc.
- FUEL UP. To line yourself up with your goal energetically, create the feelings you feel when you think about it. Throw everything at it. It doesn’t have to appear related to your goal. You can: have a picnic, read a book, create something, do something spontaneous, surround yourself with people or things that remind you of how you want to feel, or of your goal.
- SPECIFIC ACTION. Do something you know will bring you closer to your specific goal. Take a small step or a big step. If you’re having trouble with this, choose something small enough that it feels doable, and save any emotional or negative thought patterns for later healing. A step could look like getting a domain name for a website, or trying out the brilliant idea you just had (whether it works out or not doesn’t matter!).
CHILL. Let go of expectations. You’ve done your best.
- Notice what manifests.
- Spend some time being grateful for what you have, how you feel, and what you’ve received.
I do best with simplicity. Once I have a good goal, day-to-day I just remember to do 1 thing in each ACTION category, knowing that if I do that, it will definitely move me forward. I commit to those 3 things for a week, at which point I reevaluate. Then, I recommit to 3 things again, either the same things again if they were effective, or different ones. Right now my daily commitments are 10 minutes of meditation, 5 minutes of a business book, and 5 minutes of a sacral healing song or meditation. If it feels good to do any of these activities for longer (it usually does), I will, otherwise I do my best to remember that I’m still moving forward, and I transition to the CHILL phase. I keep a small red gratitude journal by my bed that reminds me to notice what’s wonderful about my life, and sometimes I’ll write a few words in it. This also helps me stay connected to the magic of this whole process.
I hope you find this helpful.