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  • Writer's pictureJohn Douglas

Be Led By Your Dreams!

Updated: May 12, 2023


A lot of people work hard to get themselves past problems in their lives. They often work themselves into a situation they don’t want to be in, then they feel they need to work even harder to try to get out! However, when people work harder, they can actually find themselves making the situation worse. Why? Because the actions they took which brought them into it, are the same ones apply to try and get them out. Albert Einstein said we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them! Did you ever feel like you’re trying harder than ever and not getting anywhere? Very few people change to overcome situations, really all they do is restrict themselves in some area and work harder! Now that’s not knocking their effort, but if they want to avoid entering these rabbit holes again, they must change or else they will find themselves back in ‘the struggle’. And this becomes a cycle. This becomes a cycle because people haven’t changed. To break this cycle, I always think of the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote ‘don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams’.

It seems we might have got things a bit backwards. We look to our outside, at the problems, and think how can I solve them? Instead of detaching from the problem and asking how do I want it to be? This activates your imagination which allows you to visualise the best possible outcome. You can, and should, always imagine your life the way you want it, your dream life, and be led by that experience. Suggest a new way of life to yourself but don’t fall into the trap of focusing on how it will happen. Take the example of buying a new car, a Red VW Golf. When you’re out driving in the lead up to choosing which Golf you want, Red VW Golfs stand out like sore a thumb, like they are the only cars on the road! You see them everywhere because your mind is focused on it! Your awareness is heightened, and you are instantly attracted to them. What if you applied this principle to your own dreams in life? And what if this is all you focused on? Imagine your dream life was that car you wanted to buy. Make a decision to buy your dream life. Build a clear picture of what it looks like and hold this image. Watch what starts to move into your field of awareness. You will attract opportunities to manifest your dream into your reality. I’m not saying it will all happen very easily; life is a series of ups and downs. But wouldn’t you rather suffer for something you wanted, instead of suffering for the sake of suffering? Everything has its price. Even to buy the Red VW Golf there is a cost. But the bigger question is, what is the cost of not going after your dreams? Napoleon Hill said, “no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty.” Change will be required, and change is tough. Change is uncomfortable. Things will look like a mess in the middle, this is a test of faith to persist to the end and achieve success. Do you settle for the way things are? Most do. My advice is to never settle because the power is within you to change it! Be led by your dreams. Focus on them. Focus enables you to build your desire to a level of obsession and this is an insurance policy against failure! Autosuggestion is the tool to focus your mind. Auto-suggestion is when you repeat the same idea over and over to yourself in your mind. And when you repeat the same image of your dream over and over to yourself in your mind. You suggest your dream to your subconscious mind. This gets you emotionally involved with it, and you start to attract and behave in line with your dreams. This is when change takes place! Different behaviour – different results. I’m going to delve deeper into autosuggestion next week but give it a try! Have a great day!


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