Prosperity Tip: Do What You CAN Do Now

If you have set a goal and it’s looking impossible to accomplish… don’t give up. You do not need to know how it will all work out, you just need to keep moving forward “as though” it will.

Even if you don’t know how things are going to work out next Tuesday, there’s something that you CAN do, TODAY. Do what you can do today. Make that phone call. Prepare for the success you expect to enjoy. If you intend to sell a widget, have you got the widget in hand, ready to sell? If you intend to make a business deal, do you know what you’re bringing to the table, and what you expect to receive in return? Is it vague, or is it in writing?

Do what you can do TODAY to prepare for the success. There will ALWAYS be something that pops into your mind of something you CAN do… stop ignoring it! Get up and do what the thought says to do. That’s called learning to recognize and follow your intuition.

Whether you want to call it your gut instinct, inspiration, intuition, or the inner voice, it’s time to start paying attention to it and trusting that it’s leading you to where you decided to go when you set the goal.

If you’re not getting any nudges one way or the other, then it’s time to set a goal! No more vague wishings… I’m talking about something you absolutely intend to accomplish, no matter how long it takes. What is it in life that you are THAT committed to?

You can expect the nudgings to come once you’ve made the decision of what, specifically, you intend to accomplish.

Remember, it is always “Goal first, Way Second,” not the other way around. (The Jackrabbit Factor, http://www.jackrabbitfactor.com)

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Eyeballs in Fruit Cocktail: Cure for the Common Fear

Do you remember what it was like when you were a child, and going to bed was sometimes a scary thing to do? I remember thinking there were snakes under my bed, or monsters in the closet. Even though there wasn’t any such thing hiding in my room, the fear was as real as if my life was truly in danger.

I’d lay there with the covers bundled around my neck, after having seen an episode of “Cliff Hangers” back in the 1970’s – something about vampires, and it took a long time before I could go to bed without worrying about something swooping in to suck my blood.

Well, my daughter is ten, and something has planted the idea in her mind that someone is going to break in and kill her after bedtime. What a horrible thought! I have tried everything I can think of to help her go to bed in peace. We’ve used music, prayer, EFT, reading, and still, bedtime continued to trouble her.

Finally last night we had a breakthrough.

When she began again to express her worries, the more she talked about them, the more emotional and worked up she became. I stopped her and said, “Kayli, what are the odds, or the chance, that someone out there really wants to kill you?? I mean really?”

She answered, “Maybe 5%…”

I responded, “Uh, maybe more like half of a half, of a half, of a quarter, of a fraction of a percent!!! What are you doing to people out there that I don’t know about, that is SO bad, that they would want to break in and kill… YOU? (Of all people!)”

She quietly said, “I don’t know…”

So I went on, “Are you clipping your toenails and putting them in someone’s cereal??”

With that, she began to giggle.

“Are you putting Charlie’s poop in people’s hamburgers?? What are you doing to people that would make them so mad that your life is in danger?? Are you flipping boogers onto someone’s windshield or putting eyeballs in their fruit cocktail??”

With each nonsensical scenario, I had her giggling nearly to tears… as well as the other kids in the room. They begged for more and more, and even in the morning, the first thing out of my son’s mouth was, “Tell me another one, mom!”

This solution wasn’t calculated or intentional. I didn’t know it would work so well. I was beside myself and wanted to throw up my hands after trying every psychological tool I was aware of. (So often the solution to our problems shows up after we’ve exhausted all known possible solutions!)

Anyway, apparently attaching another emotion like laughter to something fearful can flip a switch.

Even as an adult, I’ve noticed that when I feel fear about something, if I can turn it into something I can laugh about, the mood changes, I relax, I stop visualizing the worst-case scenario, and I can have peace.

In truth, anything that helps us think peacefully in spite of a tense situation is going to be beneficial. That’s because when our hearts and minds are at peace, we are subconsciously receptive to unseen guidance that leads us to make good choices. On the other hand, when we remain in, and operate out of fear, we cut ourselves off from some of the good and wonderful experiences that life has to offer.

Fear is deception. Think on hopeful things; imagine best-case scenarios, and you’ll naturally draw yourself toward results that more closely reflect them. If you find that hard to do, learn to laugh at your fears, and they just might dissipate for good.

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