I remember being frustrated when I heard people say “just have faith.” Okay, I thought. How do you do that? Just have faith? For inside the word ‘just,’ lies a whole bunch of things to do and think about to ‘cause’ this thing we refer to as faith. Faith in ourselves, our God, and our Universe.
Faith is acquired in 3 simple steps. They are simple … yet you already know if you have been reading my articles with any regularity over the past several years, that just because it’s simple does NOT mean people do what they know to do! That’s emotional intelligence and discipline wrapped up into one. Less than 5% actually have applied these principles.
When we source faith in anything we want, the first step is to make it ‘likely’ to or we expect it to happen. That’s done by falling love with what we want and thinking about it a lot! Then as we think about it more and more (step 2), we imagine ourselves in or around ‘it,’ consistently over time, we learn to have a ‘firm opinion’ that it will happen. And finally, exercising step 2 repeatedly has us BELIEVE it is ours, step 3. Nothing can change our mind. That is pure faith. No measures or metrics matter with faith. That message when sent to the Universe, returns precisely what we believe. And it’s positive OR negative, on purpose or by default (automatic habitual thinking).
Here’s proof in a fun case study I’ve written for you so you can see that what we want and think about, positive or negative, is already on its way toward us. If we settle for anything less, what we wanted is then diverted or circulated to the ‘next’ person who wants it! That’s right! Keep in mind we must be expecting what we want and most often NOT from typical sources.
As Thoreau put it … ”If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success UNEXPECTED in common hours.”
Already consciously ‘aware’ to a great extent, Florida gal pal called for a short coaching conversation early in May. She had worked for 9 months tirelessly and was in love with a new company that would yield her over $ 200k in commissions in those few short months for bringing people into the program at $ 5k/person. You’d be working tirelessly too!
Then out of the blue, she was fired! She never got anything in writing because she trusted the company and of course she did not get $ .01 of the $ 200k due her. Yes, she did earn it all. You’ve been here … if she had the money to litigate, she wouldn’t need to litigate! What a paradox!
So her story, mantra, or the thing she said to herself repeatedly was “I know I’ll never see a dime of the money I earned from that company!”
When I heard that, I knew in short order exactly what needed to be done to be sure she DID get the money … but not from THAT company, from an unexpected source!
Focusing on that negative mantra or affirmation had her unable to even consider looking elsewhere for remuneration.
On the call I suggested she change that mantra and every time she caught herself saying “I’ll never see a dime of the money I earned at that company,” she would now say, “I will receive all the money I have earned, yet it will come from another source.” And so she did!
Three days later she sent me a note that she had to talk with me right away. That the mantra ‘had worked!’ She had been very intentional about changing this ‘mantra,’ and guess what?
Here’s the rest of the story.
Seems someone she knew mentioned an mlm outfit … my friend thought “I signed up for that 18 months ago but I never did anything with it.” She called the person who enrolled her and to her surprise, he said, “where have you been? You have $ 1m in product in one leg! All you have to do is 40% of the work to earn big time (and a car) from this company!”
The lesson here is this: Taking her focus OFF ‘never getting paid’ and putting focus on ‘I will be paid’ AND ‘watching for it in unexpected sources,’ proved that what she had earned faithfully was already sitting and waiting for her, but not from the original, expected source!
Let me know if you have a story that ‘proves faith can be created and developed’ please. I’d love to hear about it.
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©Leslie Flowers June 2012, exponential personal growth expert, helps mature women re-engineer their businesses and their lives by steeping them in living life with principles and virtues. Faculty member in Mindset Mastery at the Ultimate Life company, with Bob Proctor, you can catch her programs on mastermind excellence and expert goal setting at their site. You may read her archived voluminous personal growth teachings — Drops of Awareness — at PathsofChange.com, which house each step on her own path of change over the past 10 years.