20112 has been pretty powerful for me so far.
I think I will call it the year I got my Mojo back for real.
I had been struggling for several years, and just could not get myself together. Putting the mojo back into your life is not easy, especially when you have to try and figure it out for yourself.
I am working on putting together a course to help people follow some specific steps and tasks to do it so they don’t waste years on tears and disappointments.
It really is easy once you learn how.
I’m going to share personal stories and results with you in the meantime.
Three simple steps to using your mojo to create magic
1. Make a Decision
I decided that this year, I was going to work on improving my writing. I think I have finally accepted that this is what I want to do with my life. I realised I hadn’t accepted it before, because I did not believe in myself enough.
I made a decision to do it. It was not a wishy washy decision, a I want to or I hope, it was an I’m am.
A decision is not a decision until it is backed by commitment. The word decide comes from the latin root ‘caedere,’ which means to cut off from all other options.
Sometimes we say we are going to do something, but we aren’t backing it up by total commitment, which is why we end up not following through.
2. Take Action
Once you decide that there is no other option you then have to take action to bring forward into your life what you want.
What are your action steps? How can you bring forth in your life what you want?
Do you need to do any courses? Should you take on a mentor? Do you have to make a few extra phone calls? Create a document? Start writing the first chapter of that book?
Don’t let procrastination take a hold of you, get started straight away, even if it is a baby step.
Usually during this stage all those doubts and fears will come up and you will want to quit, but you won’t because you made a decision remember?
I decided that I wanted to improve my writing. I put it out there and started looking for courses. It was only a week later that an opportunity to take the Sydney Writers Centre Travel Writing course appeared and then not long after a couple of mentors arrived who are helping me tighten and improve my writing.
3. Let go and trust
This is the part where most people fail.
We’re not used to trusting anyone, let alone ourselves. We feel like we have to be the eternal guards watching everything around us, lest we miss a beat and the dream slips right on by while we are napping.
How do you let go when you are doing all the action anyway? Doesn’t letting go then mean, I sit there and wait and do nothing?
No. You are the creator of your life. You must dream the dream, commit to it and then take the action. The letting go means you no longer wonder when it is coming or how it is going to arrive, you just become the dream.
So if it is a writer that I want to be then I will be that writer. Even though the commissions aren’t yet rolling in, in my mind I am the commissioned writer already. Everyday I take the steps that show my belief. I learn what I need to learn, I get up every day and write and perfect my craft. I research the magazines, I put in my pitches and I believe that they will be accepted.
And before you know it magic starts to happen and doors of opportunity open, without you having to beat them down.
And guess what? When you let go, your work becomes fun. There is no stress, no anxiety, no pressure. You are just doing what you love and being what you want to be. And that is the magic that attracts your dream life to you.
I know easier said then done. Truly I know it. But why not start today and practice.
What do you have to lose? It takes just as much energy to be stressed as it does to be relaxed.
It all starts with a choice followed by action.
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