Can you ORDER your DREAM LIFE from a CATALOGUE?

CAN YOU ORDER YOUR DREAM LIFE FROM A CATALOGUE?

 

OK…I must admit… this one’s a bit of a trick question. Could having the ULTIMATE life just be a matter of flicking through a catalogue of dreams and placing an order?

The answer would be YES…and…NO

It would be so easy just to browse though some options, click on our perfect life, add it to the shopping cart and insert our credit card details…that would make life sooo much easier. However, lucky for us, the Universe has other plans in mind…the secret to having an ultimate life involves a little bit more …shall I say,  EFFORT on our part.

DREAMING BIG and having a vision which far exceeds our current reality is a great STARTING POINT to explore possibilities.  To get to the heart of what we really want in life, it helps to ASK ourselves:

 

If there were no obstacles in the way, if there was no chance of failing, if there were unlimited resources, what would we order from the CATALOGUE of LIFE? What would our life look like?

 

So…I see you’ve got that vision of being a racing car driver, a travel expert with a mansion, the latest online phenomenon or in my case being an international speaker and the next Vera Wang (yeah!) Once we have our vision, it’s a matter of placing that ORDER out to the Universe, God or Universal God.

Now don’t you put your feet up just yet! Putting an order out there doesn’t mean you sit back waiting for the ‘perfect life’ to descend from the clouds or relax waiting for a neat package to be delivered by the post.

 

YES – dream BIG

YES – look at your life like you are ordering from a catalogue

But remember….DREAMS require ACTION on your part.

 

It was after reading Inspired Destiny by Dr Demartini, I discovered the importance of living life as a CAUSE not as an EFFECT.

 

 “You have two choices…You can live ‘from cause’ or ‘at effect’. Living from CAUSE means that you are the one who chooses your destiny and YOU are the CATALYST for ALL events that occur in your life. On the other hand, living at EFFECT means that you allow the reactive emotions and opinions of those around you to dictate your journey through life.”

 

It really struck me. We all had a CHOICE. We could choose to LIVE OUR LIFE from CAUSE and dictate our own destiny or we could live life at EFFECT allowing the circumstances, external forces and the world to dictate it for us.

 

For years I blamed external factors for NOT being a success:

-          My challenging daughter (during the many tantrums)

-          My sickness – Lupus

-          My spending years out of the world as a missionary which set me behind.

-          My terrible early courses that were not inspiring

-          That teacher in the past that was not helpful or scarred me

-          The hard economic times

-          My uninspiring workplace, my uninspiring boss

-          My inherited family genes which I believed naturally led me to start and stop projects

 

My lack of success was the EFFECT of all these factors. Until I stopped and decided I would be the CAUSE of success in my LIFE I would continue the downhill spiral going nowhere and live an unfulfilled life.

When I finally decided to be the CAUSE, I put steps in place to start following my dreams.  I placed Allegra in day care to give myself a breather, I sat down and listed what I gained from the events in my past I thought were a setback. I read about people who succeeded in hard economic times. I slapped myself out of my absurd theory about the family genes and I sought to educate myself in areas I knew nothing about; all because it would bring me one step closer toward my goals.

To be the CAUSE of YOUR LIFE means taking responsibility for your own success and happiness. It is not blaming the world or external people or events for where you are today.

 

ARE YOU THE CAUSE OR EFFECT IN YOUR LIFE?

Are you just drifting through life allowing circumstances to dictate your direction?

What have you been blaming your lack of success and happiness?  Where have you been consciously or unconsciously pointing your finger for your current situation?

 

For example,

-          Nagging partner? Nagging family

-          Unhelpful environment

-          Events in the past

-          Office politics, people not understanding you or not listening to you

-          Being too young or too old

-          Not being smart enough etc…

-          A trauma

-          The economic situation

If your life isn’t quite how you want it, then DO SOMETHING about it.

 

Being a CAUSE and not EFFECT is what makes the difference between mediocrity and GREATNESS. It’s what made Oprah Winfrey rise above to success despite her childhood abuse. It’s what led to Justin Bieber to persevere despite being rejected by Usher at first and many studios that didn’t believe he was ‘star’ material. It’s what led JK Rowling to persevere despite having Harry Potter rejected by twelve publishers. When life handed them a crappy sandwich they didn’t let that dictate their future.

 

TODAY put into practise this mindset:

“I AM THE CAUSE AND NOT THE EFFECT IN MY LIFE”

 

START BEING THE CAUSE OF YOUR OWN LIFE

Imagine you are Michelangelo with a block of rock which is your LIFE. What will you carve? Will it be a master piece? Or will you let that rock just sit there and be weathered, gratified, knocked over and left to external forces?

How will you turn your situation around? What will be your first step in chipping away at your rock to create an amazing life?

 

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Do you have any questions? Contact me at anna@valuelifecoaching.com

 

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