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6 days ago
When I was younger I used to dream how my life was going to be. Summer months, I would sit on the porch at my moms house with my cousin, (we were like brothers) and we would sit and talk about all the amazing experiences we were going to have one day. I knew somehow even back then that my life wasn’t going to be a normal. A bless or a curse, I don’t know, but I knew I was different. I could see all around me that most people weren’t happy and I remember very vividly making a decision, that no matter what, I was going to create an incredible life . I would even talk to my friends and use analogies they could understand. I suppose in a way so that I could understand as well. I would say things like, “Man, if you only had one chance to play a video game, wouldn’t you try to get all the points you could?” It made sense to me, and I would think about life in this way. This one chance mentality, an understanding that as far as we knew we only had one life to live has stuck with me. And it’s because of this understanding that life has always been fascinating to me. In fact my father even gave me the nickname “tuner” evidently because I was so tuned into things. This tuning into life situations has led me to a place where indeed, I can look back and say that my life has never had a dull moment. Painful times, happy times, strange times…yes But dull, never. My life has become a succession of dissecting the meanings of things and then bringing changes I wanted into my reality, regardless of what other people thought. And over the years I became good at getting what I wanted. Damn good in fact. And so I want to share with you a simple three step process that will stand the test of eternity for getting things you desire and creating a life that can often times seem like a fairy tale. This process can and should be repeated for every inkling of desire you have. Because this ongoing process of creation is our purpose. If in the end, when you get what you were seeking and it turns out to be not exactly what you thought, then simply re-aim, re-focus and re-shoot until your life is extraordinary (extra-ordinary) To create a life that instantly becomes 1000 times more exciting than the average person, here is what you need: A DreamA DriveA Drill Let’s look at each more closely… A Dream – You need to develop your dream. The positive thing is that you likely already have one and you just keep ignoring it. The truth is there is a pull inside of you and it’s your job to crystalize it and understand it’s meaning. Your purpose right now is to bring that vision into reality. That is why it is there, and this is why you are here …period. A Drive – Next you need to have a drive. But how do go about getting drive? This goes back to again understanding that in a blink of an eye you could be dead. And even if you live a “long” normal life in the scheme of things, your life is still a blink of an eye. Unfortunately for some, it will take some type of painful experience to get that drive. Maybe never. But there is a way to artificially create drive where you have no alternative but to get your ass moving. The best way I have found for doing this is to consciously put yourself in self imposed situations where you have no choice but to sink or swim. For example: Say you have a desire to create $10,000 per month from the Interent so you can instantly have a life of financial, geographic and time freedom? Great vision, a common one too! Now go out and buy the best resources you can find on the topic, quit your job and resolve that you will sleep under a bridge before you ever go back to working for someone else until you have made your dream a reality. This process alone will turn your life into a fairy tale. I promise, the thought of sleeping under a bridge as your funds are being depleted will make you practically catapult out of bed in the morning and go straight to your computer. A Drill - Finally, you need a drill or routine. So let’s say you understand vaguely what it is you want, but you have no idea what to do next. Perfect!…At least you have clarity about the fact that you don’t have clarity. This is a great place to start and bridging this gap of non-clarity to perfect clarity will become your greatest asset and one that VERY few people possess. Finding and establishing a powerful routine for bringing your vision alive, and then acting on it daily, IS the bridge between that dream and it’s eventual manifestation into your life. As T. Harv Eker put’s it: “Action is the bridge between the inner world and the outer world” Your drill or routine will be the foundation for your actions every day. It will become the purpose in which you center your life around at this moment. There is a passion within you, a dream that is trying to be born, and its your job to find it and bring it in to a reality. This is how you create an incredible life.