Monday, August 8, 2011

A State of Acceptance...

But, Believing the Best is Yet to Come!

Lee Iacocca, former Chairman of the Chrysler Corporation, offers the following advice to people seeking to make life reflect their inner most desires, "The trick is not to die waiting for prosperity to come." What this means is the more you're clear about what you want, the sooner it will flow your way. No amount of wishful thinking without action will attract anything.

Another way of putting it comes from motivational superstar Zig Ziglar who tells us, "You cannot hit a target you do not have." Precision of desire is an essential ingredient to attaining our dreams." Simply to say, "I want to make more money or I want to lose weight or find the perfect mate" isn't good enough. One has to ask "how much money, how much weight and what is my perfect mate"? 

One thing I have noticed in my coaching practice is that some people tend to focus on what they don't want. While it is important to know what we don't want, it is essential to focus on what you want in your life.

I have witnessed firsthand shifts in people's "luck" once they learned this simple law. Positive thinking is important. But, the Law of Attraction goes much deeper than that, it's about emotions and feelings. The more you feel good about yourself and your life, the more you are going to attract good things.

Remember this though, as with anything else, there is a gestation period, so it's important to be patient and believe that there is something bigger than yourself working in your life for your greater good. Much has been made of the Law of Attraction in recent years. Building and maintaining a visual image of what you want in your life (instead of focusing on what you don't want) can be a powerful way to attract positive change and opportunity. Make a detailed list of what you'd like in your life. Sit down daily and visualize what your new life would look like and how it would feel.
Visualizing oneself at the end of the process can be a useful motivational tool to keep one focused on the desired result. But, as Iacocca and Ziglar tell us, nothing can be achieved without a clear vision of where one wants to be and a solid plan to make the dream a reality. This is where persistence comes in. The universe isn't going to make a dream come true, the dreamer is.

One must accept What Is before focusing on What Can Be. Rather than spending time focused on what you don't like about your life, wishing things were different, one must take stock of one's gifts and come to terms with the way things are. Only then can a determined person plan to move forward, making peace with what is while moving forward to what can be. This is called a state of Acceptance, accepting where you are today, but believing The Best is Yet to Come!

Authored by Life Coach Ellen Stanton. She is passionate about helping people. She is a firm believer that there is someone for everyone. Sometimes we just need a little help and hope, so we can move forward with our lives. Ellen is a personal and professional relationship coach, as well as a freelance writer with previous articles both in print and on line. Visit her website:

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