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A Vision of the Future
A Vision of the Future

Having a vision of the future is so critical in creating what you want in life. A clear mental picture allows you to know where to focus your energy. Life, after all, is a manifestation of where you invest your energy. 

Besides knowing where to direct your energy, on a more metaphysical level, we must understand that everything is created on the mental plane first before it manifests on the physical plane. 

It’s a hot Saturday afternoon and I am relaxing on the couch reading a book. I think to myself, “I’d love to have some ice-cream.” I let that thought go by and continue with the book that I am reading. A few minutes later, that thought of having an ice-cream comes back to me and I say to myself, “Maybe I’ll get some after I’m done with this chapter.” Not two more minutes go by and I’m thinking of ice-cream again. 

I put the book down, get up from the couch and head to the freezer. I open it and to my utter dismay I realize I have no ice-cream. I have a couple of options now. I could surrender to this awful fate or I could get in the car, drive to the store and buy some ice-cream. 

I decide to use the willpower that I have been cultivating throughout the day from finishing what I begin to get into the car and go get some ice-cream. Not long later I’m dripping melting ice-cream on my t-shirt and pages of my book. This delicious mess started in my mind first. 

That’s a simple example. Here’s another one. You have an intuitive flash of a service or a product that you feel will be beneficial to people. You start reflecting on that insight consistently and eventually start discussing it with a close circle of friends. A couple of years later you have turned that idea into a business that is operating with employees and customers globally. 

But in order to create something in your life you must have a clear mental picture of it. I can’t go to a builder and just say, “Build me a house.” I need clear architectural plans. To construct your life, you need clear blueprints of what it is you are planning to build. 

If you struggle to see the future then look around you for examples of what inspires you and what you are aligned with. When I left the monastery many years ago one thing I decided was to be an entrepreneur. I knew nothing about entrepreneurship but I knew I could get a better understanding of it from entrepreneurs I met and sought out. I saw aspects of entrepreneurship in some of the entrepreneurs that I met that I wanted to emulate and this helped me form a vision of an entrepreneurial life I wanted to craft for myself. 

Outline a clear picture, a vision, of your future then understand the mind and learn to focus so that you can leverage these abilities to channel your energy in creating it. The clearer you can be of this vision the better. Get specific.

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My Book is Out!
My Book is Out!

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The Root Cause of Worry
The Root Cause of Worry

In lesson 9.2 of my new book, The Power of Unwavering Focus, I dive into the subject of worry. All of us have experienced this crippling force. Some more than others. Some, unfortunately, live in it.  Worry, like fear, are mental plagues that have survived the test of time. They have robbed peopl...

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The Three Reasons to Focus
The Three Reasons to Focus

In Chapter Two of my book, The Power of Unwavering Focus, I share three impetuses for leading a focused life. This is one of the most critical parts of the book though many people may not grasp why this is so.  To prevent this from happening, I make a concerted effort to point out that…

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Purpose, Frustration and Hopelessness
Purpose, Frustration and Hopelessness

Today’s post is focused on some of the questions that have been sent in. There are way too many to answer but here are some brief, and I emphasize brief, responses. 1. “According to you what is the biggest purpose every human being must have, by accomplishing it they would enjoy the journey?” ~ S...

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What changed my life forever!
What changed my life forever!

I’ve been blogging weekly for a long time though in the last few months I’ve only posted a handful of them. The reason for this is that I’ve been completely immersed in the creation of my book, The Power of Unwavering Focus.  I first started working on it around four years ago and I’m proud…

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Is Listening to Music Multitasking?
Is Listening to Music Multitasking?

Here’s my response to a question submitted by one of my weekly email subscribers. “Is listening to music with no words and doing something else distracting? Is that multitasking? I sometimes listen to sounds of frequencies while I work. Our sound bowls.” ~ Nomy  It is not distracting. It is...

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