Dan Sullivan is a highly sought-after entrepreneurial and life coach. People pay him big bucks for his teachings.
One of the things he teaches is the idea behind the three time cycles: Past, present, and future.
Most people look at the future with fear. Most people see the present as difficult and frustrating, and most people look at the past with regret. He works hard to empower people to re-frame EVERYTHING , and alter their perspectives about each of these time realities.
He teaches that it is MOST useful and effective to look at the past only as a school. It is full of experience, wisdom, learning lessons, knowledge, and skills. It is meant only to help us in the present and the future. The past is what helps add value to the present and future, and it is important to be grateful for it, and to choose NOT to be regretful because of it.
He teaches we can look at the present simply as an opportunity to act. NOW is the time to DO. It is the time to put into place the daily, consistent beliefs, rituals, routines, habits and practices we have learned about and adopted in order to avoid repeating the mistakes of our past, and living with the repetitive suffering that comes as a consequence of repeating the same painful actions. It is NOW that we choose to DO that which will create the future we WANT.
He teaches we can look at the future as something we are blessed to have the chance to create, based upon the actions we choose to take today. We are constantly living in the residual effects of our past decisions we acted upon. We must know exactly what we want, retain clarity on exactly where we want to go, and be able to visualize exactly how it will look and feel. When we spend at least five minutes each day thinking about it, feeling it, and imagining it as already ours, something creative and magical begins to happen.
If we consistently and daily imagine it , visualize it, and experience a detailed vision our future in the present, we create it internally, projecting the energy of the new physical reality into space and time. This practice manifests our desired future through repetition of the experiences, truths, and realities we desire for ourselves and our loved ones.
IT IS THROUGH CONSISTENT, REPETITIOUS THOUGHT AND PRACTICES IN MEDITATION AND VISUALIZATION THAT WE CREATE OUR REALITIES.
The RAS is a programmable tool we ALL have, which will filter out what is unhelpful, and allow ONLY that which we think about and focus upon into our minds, and therefore attract only that into our physical realm. WHAT WE CHOOSE TO BELIEVE, THINK ABOUT, FOCUS ON, PAY ATTENTION TO, and ENERGIZE THROUGH CONSISTENCY will be what the RAS goes about continuously working hard to create.
That which we feed with our focus, attention, and energy grows, and that which we starve by not focusing on it, or giving it energy, dies.
WE ARE CREATORS.
Each thought we think releases a cascade of chemicals and hormones which produce feelings that are chained to those thoughts. These chemicals result in feelings that control our moods, actions, and reactions to EVERYTHING going on around us, and how we interact with ALL of what is happening to us throughout the day. WE CONTROL ALL OF THIS THROUGH WHAT WE CHOOSE TO THINK, AND THE THOUGHTS AND BELIEFS WE CHOOSE AS OUR PERSPECTIVES. We have the ability to upgrade these things ANY TIME WE WANT TO.
THIS is why The Art and Practice of GRATITUDE is so important. Imagine waking up each day and IMMEDIATELY thinking of EVERYTHING you have to be grateful for, for 5 years. The consistent, repetition of this daily practice will have only allowed a certain, particular wiring of the brain to happen, and only a certain set of chemicals and hormones to be released from the brain and body, and quickly pumped throughout our bodies for exactly as long as we were thinking thoughts of gratitude. What a beautiful way to start each day!!
The exact moment we shift our thoughts from gratitude to stress, an entirely different set of hundreds of chemicals and hormones are then pumped throughout our bodies. Want to feel better IMMEDIATELY, at ANY time of the day? Revisit your personal list of things to be grateful for!
Through consistency in awaking each day for 5 years and thinking only of what we are grateful for, our immune systems would have been strengthened for that 5 years. Our attitudes and perspectives will have shifted ENTIRELY into another reality-one of gratitude, recognized abundance, contentment, and beauty. With these chemicals, hormones, thoughts, beliefs, and perspectives, repetitiously self-created, manufactured, and intentionally designed to empower us as meditative visioneers, ANY creation is available, and becomes a possibility for us. THE FUTURE REALITIES WE CREATE ARE IN OUR HANDS, or rather OUR MINDS.
Many great thought leaders and luminaries have taught this concept for hundreds of years: WE BECOME WHAT WE THINK ABOUT.
We can and will manifest our inner desires into our physical world, as the frequency of our inner world matches with and attracts the physical world into a projected existence.
Time passes no matter what. What we choose to do with the time we have left is entirely up to us. Each day we wake up the reset button is pushed. Each day is an opportunity for us to create.
Today I will think about my past, present, and future. I will think about what makes me grateful for my past and what I have learned from the experiences in it, decide on the exact future I want to be living in five years, and today I will begin to act upon and do what it takes to have that exact future in five years. I will remain consistent, knowing that which I CONSISTENTLY think about, speak of, talk about, and do, will happen.
A few of the most incredible teachers I have come across regarding this topic are John Earl Shoaff, Earl Nightingale, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Bob Proctor and Sandy Gallagher, Justin Perry from Youarecreators, and Mark Dawes. Drop their names into YouTube and listen to their content if you really want to learn more about creating the future you want and deserve. Their content is worth listening to daily.
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Remember: Mindset matters. Character counts. That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives. WE CREATE our personal realities.