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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Oprah Winfrey

You too can be inspired to live out your life dream, and in the same way as Oprah Winfrey is living out her particular dream. All of our dreams may be different, but the way to achieve them is, was, and always will be, the same! What if you could find out what that way is? You could then take those steps necessary to attain your goals. What would happen then? What would happen is, you would begin to live out your own dream, regardless of what that dream is! How can you do this? This article will outline the first five steps you must take in order to do exactly that living. Then, in all the articles that will follow this one, more steps will be expounded upon, so that you can take them and be coached for your success along the way. All this work puts the "C" into inspiration, so that it becomes "inspir-action!"© In this way you can "C" your way to take action, because without action, there is no inspiration. Every article can be read alone, and other than this beginning one, the order you read them in is not important. The only important thing is-to begin! Let's begin now.

First step:

Let go of "How?" You are at the bottom of a long staircase, and it's one that leads you to living out your dream. Look at it. It's a high journey, one that you can't see the end of. That's great! Why? Because if you already knew what actions would best get you there, you would have been carrying out that plan already. Along the way of going toward your goal you will find out what the best plan is, but first you have to commit to doing whatever it takes to reach your goal. We all have do this. That's the good news. You don't have to see the end result yet, all you have to do is plan on what that result is, and then commit to it. For instance, your result could be a good marriage, or making a million dollars. How are you getting along with your spouse? What kinds of things are you doing? Do you smile at them? Do you say you love them? Or money goals. Have you gone to a financial planner yet? Do you allow yourself to be coached? Are you open to receiving more? Are you willing? How much money do you have and what are you doing with it? These markers along the way will show you what you are really committed to.

Second Step:

Create a model. What you also need to do is to say what you would like to achieve. This is concrete planning. How much money do you want? What kind of relationship would you be happy with? This is the next step. You are now on it. At the bottom of the staircase you are like a child. Do we criticize children or get upset with them when they at first don't know how to walk? Of course not! We should treat ourselves with exactly the same courtesy. We are on a path we have never been on before, so why should we expect ourselves to know how to proceed? Give that expectation up, and then climb up onto the first step, because not knowing "how" to do what you have never done before is important. In that way, every option that presents itself can be valuable for you in taking the next step. Every successful person from Henry Ford to Mother Teresa has always stated that when they began their incredible journeys they never knew how they were going to proceed and accomplish their goals either, only that they knew they would. That's commitment! I would imagine if you asked Oprah, she would say the very same thing!

The Third step:

Take another step. Realize that taking a step, any step, is your journey and accomplishment. Know that if you take a "wrong" step or a "right" step, either way, you can use the information for your success. If your step appears to have led you to where you don't want to go, then what it has provided you is valuable information regarding what not to do anymore. Edison stated that he was happy he got to see 4,999 times, how not to create a light bulb, because on the 5000th time, he was successful! If you take a "right" step, then you can congratulate yourself, and then keep on proceeding toward your goal fulfillment by taking the very next step.

The Fourth Step:

Know that you are already there. Humans are so impatient! We set a goal and then want it right away. The big "end result." But goals and their fulfillment do not work that way! We set goals, and then take the necessary steps to fulfill them, thinking that after our goals are completed, then we will be satisfied. But the path to our goals is where we spend most of our time. If we aren't satisfied along the way, going up the staircase, then how can we expect to be satisfied when we get to the top? We won't be, that is, unless our journey is satisfying along the way. Anxiety never supported anyone in achieving any goal, ever. That's why it's so important to pick a goal that requires you to fulfill tasks that you love. For instance, in any cherished avocation, the things you do to complete your goals in that career are things that you love to do. Great! Do those! I am a writer, and I love to write, regardless of whether I get published or not. Writing is enjoyable, fulfilling, and satisfying for me, and out of that kind of energy, what happens? I get published! Has this goal of simply enjoying every minute I write always been something I have done? Not hardly! It took a long time, and a lot of practice, until I got to the point where simply giving one hundred percent to whatever I was doing was in and of itself, more important than goal fulfillment. The irony is, that once I threw myself into whatever I was doing, my goals were reached so fast I had to make new ones!

The Fifth Step:

Trust. Trust that what you are doing is what you need to be doing. Believe in yourself. How does one do that? There is a process for doing exactly that at the back of Be BAD! Do Good! How To Get What You Want In Spite Of Yourself! called The Loving Process© In a nutshell, it's about picking out those details you already love that are true about you and your life, and so expanding upon them that you experience the truth, which is that yes, no matter what, you do love yourself. It's so freeing a process that self-trust and a strong belief in yourself happen out of it. You also have to trust that those actions you take, are those that will get you not only to where you want to go, but more importantly, are those actions that are in alignment with where you are. Because where you are--your actions, your thoughts, your beliefs, what you are doing in this now moment, are the goal realized, no matter what that goal is.

Stated another way, if you want a perfect, loving, relationship, then the love, the touches, the way you treat your partner, right now, are what are more important than the end goal itself. This is because completing a goal takes a brief moment, yet working toward that goal takes most of the time. So when you talk to them lovingly right now you are already there. For your millions, start a plan toward financial freedom right now, regardless of what it is, and there you go, one step taken on a huge staircase that none of us may ever get to see the completion of anyway. But that's the good news if you live in the suggested way here! If you are living the way you really want to be living, then you are so already "there" that goal completion actually becomes secondary to the way you are living in this moment! Now that's the really good news! That you can have it all, and you can have it all right now! In fact, there's no other way to have it all anyway! You go!

TB Wright is the creator of The One Penny Millionaire!™ web based seminar series, and the author of Be BAD! Do Good! How To Get What You Want In Spite Of Yourself! which is available at http://www.onepennymillionaire.com

 

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