There’s got to be a reason you want what you want; your job is to identify and elaborate on those reasons.
It is important to identify the reason you want what you want because, ultimately, we only desire the things we desire because of a feeling we think those things will cause us to have.
Even when we’re doing something we don’t want to do, we do it because we want to feel better in the future than we do now – or than we think we would feel if we didn’t do this thing we don’t want to do.
People stay in horrible relationships, for instance, because the thought of breaking up or of being alone is more frightening than the thought of being in a miserable relationship.
There’s a reason for everything; there’s always a reason for the things we do, have, and attract.
In Lesson One, you wrote down what it is that you want – the thing you’re trying to create, manifest, or attract.
In Lesson Two, you should have elaborated on your desire from Lesson One.
Now, let’s make a list of reasons we want what we want so we can always “remember why we’re doing what we’re doing.”
Also, when we make a list of reasons we want a particular thing,we usually find that what we truly want isn’t so much the thing we’re after as it is the need we think we are fulfilling, or the feeling we think the thing will bring us when we get it. We often find better ways of fulfilling our needs, or finding those feelings we seek, when we are specific about what it really is that we’re after.
In almost every case, what we truly seek is peace, happiness, release, forgiveness, or some sense of lightness – or a sense that we are better off than before.
1. Write down what you wanted from Lesson One:
2. Now list some of the things about your desire that you wrote down in Lesson Two:
3. Why do you want the thing you wrote down in Lesson One?
4. When you’ve realized your desire, how will you feel? How do you want to feel?
5. Why do you want to feel this way?
6. Why don’t you already feel this way?
7. What feelings are you trying or hoping to get rid of?
8. Why do you think you have those negative feelings?
9. What could happen if you don’t realize your goal or dream?
10. What might happen if you do realize your goal or dream?
While you are identifying and collecting reasons to act – reasons you want what you do – you may also become aware of reasons you don’t already have what you want. You may be afraid of success, afraid of failure, afraid of losing something you’ve gained, etc; but reasons to “not act” are as real and powerful as reasons to act.
You could be sabotaging your own dreams unconsciously because of unconscious fears or beliefs you may have been carrying around since childhood – beliefs that tell you that you may be safer where you are than where you want to be. The good news is that, just as you can affirm positive reasons for taking positive action, you can eliminate or erase negative beliefs that keep you from taking action, or compel you to take self-sabotaging actions.
There are many techniques and methods that help you erase negative and self-limiting beliefs and “install” positive, useful, helpful beliefs.
Techniques such as, Z-Point, TAT, Psych-K, and Gary Craig’s EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), and others, allow individuals to essentially rewrite their future by “editing” their own programming.
And, while that is another lesson altogether, you can take a free look at one of the simpler and more powerful methods of removing painful or limiting fears and beliefs by visiting The Belief Formula and downloading your Free Illustrated Guide to The Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
Check out this Free Manual and then stay-tuned for announcements about upcoming Free Tele-classes or Web Casts designed to teach you how to free yourself from limiting beliefs with EFT.