“Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said. ‘One can’t believe impossible things.’
‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” - Lewis Carroll
You believe all kinds of crap about yourself.
Stories you made up as a child, that are still with you to this day.
“Made up” are the words I want you to focus on right now.
You made it all up.
And then, you turned those made up tales into rock solid truths about who you are.
Now here’s the amazing part. . .
Fast forward 20, 30, 40 years and you’re mostly still living your life based on the upset of a 5 year old. I know, crazy right?
Today is the day to make up something good.
Something that inspires you to take action every time you think it.
Something that gets your heart racing in excitement and anticipation.
Something that energizes you, from the top of your head right down to your toes.
Make it up and start believing.
Set out to create a new habit of looking for evidence that supports your new story.
Here’s what I mean. . .
I am a sought after writer, soon to be best-selling author.
Is this statement currently true?
I’m happy to say the first part is becoming more true every day. I work hard on this blog to become a better writer and I’m working on the book that will lead to the best-selling part.
It’s important to notice that it’s not enough to make up a new story.
You’ve got to follow through with action.
I could chant “I’m a best-selling author” every day like a mantra, but if I’m not willing to do the work there will be no writing, no book, no best-seller.
I know, I’m poking fun at the Law of Attraction, but don’t get your knickers in a knot!
I’m not saying I don’t believe in it, I’m saying it takes more than looking in the mirror and chanting to manifest a new reality.
It takes consistent work, one step at a time, and it takes effort, which often gets a bad rap.
But here’s what you need to get about effort. . .
It’s not good or bad; it’s just energy, and where you put that energy is the key.
If your effort goes into believing the truth of those long-ago stories, that will give you a different reality than putting your effort on one smart action every day to move your dreams forward.
Now back to those six impossible things. . .
Right now, grab paper and pen and jot down 6 things you’d love to believe about yourself or 6 goals you’d love to make happen this year and beyond.
Over to you:
- Make note of your 6 things.
- Share 1 action that will move one of those things forward today!