How you interpret the world, manifests what appears in your life now and in the future. Do you find you are optimistic about the infinite number of possibilities open to you? Or, do you focus and complain about that one incident or situation that caused you some consternation? Sometimes, it is challenging to accept that you are the creator of your environment, in fact, everything around you.
Do you even dare ask: Am I living on purpose?
It is so easy to fall into a rut, especially when our daily routine seems innocent enough, but all too often, the harder we try to succeed, the more it eludes us. Time and again we see other people having breakthroughs, and we think it is because they are smarter, stronger, wealthier, you name it. In reality, the opposite is true. Those individuals have discovered that success does not reside in the struggle, but in the releasing. Success is about flowing with the current, not paddling upstream. It seems illogical, does it not? But, there is the rub; when you apply far less effort, you become more open to fresh perspectives, which, in turn, provide solutions with a new twist to that age-old problem. The moment you suspend disbelief and cease trying harder, the quicker it is to elevate yourself to a higher plane and live the dream.
“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” –Jim Rohn
Most of us have barely scratched the surface of what we can achieve for we tend to rely on repeating behavior that has worked in the past. However, if we desire to experience quantum leaps, we need to take action that, at times, makes no common sense. We need to adopt new patterns of behavior that are “out of the box” or unconventional to accomplish new levels of achievement.
“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”
Fred Alan Wolf, the physicist who specialized in Quantum Physics, explained a quantum leap as: “…the explosive jump that a particle of matter undergoes in moving from one place to another…” without “apparent effort.” There is the key: an explosive jump without apparent effort. As Price Pritchett sums it up, “there is a way that you can do more with less.” It is not working longer hours that produce the success you desire. It is your willingness to move past old patterns of behavior. Determination and effort are admirable qualities, but these alone only accomplish what you currently have. To achieve the extraordinary, radical measures are necessary. You must adopt new ways of thinking and behaving. Figuratively speaking, Dr. Wolf continues: “taking the quantum leap means taking a risk, going off into an uncharted territory with no guide to follow.”
“Most of us can be found flying too close to the ground. Too often we don’t give ourselves permission to soar.” – Price Pritchett
Ask yourself: Who am I now? Whom do I desire to be?
Sow the seeds of your recurring thoughts, dreams, daydreams, and visions. Choose one to nourish. Then ask: what would be my next step? Remember, everything is energy. Your thoughts, as seeds, provide the spark, your emotions nurture it, and your actions create the momentum. Instead of pursuing the idea as you normally would, pause, allow your heart to lead the way. Act differently. Discard the old and embrace the new. You have everything within you to make quantum leaps rather than subject yourself to incremental gains. You have the power to live a great life. Do you not know you are priceless?
“If you can dream it, you can do it. That is power. It is a power deep down. That power down inside of you just waiting to be turned on, and it is a high and holy power inside of you. It is all around you, waiting to be expressed. The human and the Divine have holy spiritual intercourse. New life being impregnated. Creativity in its divine spark of conception before the scientist thinks, before the pastor prays before the builder builds before the researcher begins his mental probing is the dream. Every human has the awesome capacity of tapping into this power. It is in every single one of us to dream, to imagine, to fantasize, to mentally visualize, to create something out of nothing.” – Henry David Thoreau
What seeds will you sow today?
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” —Henry David Thoreau
“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” –Albert Einstein
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” –John D. Rockefeller
“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” –Nathaniel Hawthorne