What Are Your Working For?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? Are you working to have enough to pay the bills, with a little left over, maybe? To keep your head just above water? Many of us are.

Are you working just to get by, while enriching the already abundant lives of the few at the top? Nearly all of us are.

Do you think you deserve better, more, to be able to enjoy all of the fruits of capitalism, and not just the leftovers?

I do!

I want you to try something. Think a little bit about what you really want in life. Dream a little, if you will. Think big, not just enough to pay the bills and life relatively comfortably. How about enough to spend 20, 30, or 40 years in a comfortable retirement.

Far too many retirees are finding themselves having to go back to work just to get by. This seems to me like adding insult to injury. They already worked their whole life, played by the rules, and expected to get a little time off for good behavior in the end.

How about enough for a nice vacation home on the beach, or in the mountains? If you have kids, enough to pay for college without taking loans or completely bankrupting yourself might be a good start, if not as big as you could go.

Whether it be a dollar amount or an object such as the vacation home, be as specific as you can. Now, write down the amount in nice big print, or find a photo of the exact type of home, or whatever it is you want.

Post that piece of paper, tape it or tack it, in a place where you’ll see it every day, preferably several times a day. Over your desk, or on your computer monitor might be a good spot, or maybe on the fridge at home. Just put it in a spot where you look often during the day.

Now, ask your subconscious mind to figure out a way to get that which you desire. This is where most folks get lost. After you ask your subconscious mind, trust it to find the answer, and let it go to work. Just be patient, it will come back with the plan for you.

The subconscious is not only for memory storage, it’s also where all your new, untrained, ideas come from. When you have a problem and really have no idea of what to do, often you’ll find if you walk away for a moment, Bang!, the solution comes to you. It seems to come right out of thin air. This is your subconscious at work.

The picture or printed dollar amount will help your subconscious focus. It’s not enough alone, you have to ask your subconscious mind to help you. It doesn’t know what it is you want until you tell it. So you literally have to ask. Having something to focus on is, however, a great help.

Imagine, or envision yourself already having the thing you’re asking for. There is absolutely no reason why you can’t have it. The earth is very generous, if you’ve ever planted a garden you know this. You just have to help sometimes by planting the seeds, and giving a little water when it’s needed.

Now, this is the tricky part, if you ask and trust it to go to work for you, it will go to work for you. Your subconscious will come back with an answer, without fail. Then your conscious mind takes over. You have to follow through on what it tells you to do.

From here the three Ps go go work. Planning, Positive Attitude, and Persistence.

Try this visualization exercise, give it a couple of months. See what happens. It’s not as if you are taking any risks in giving it a shot.

Believe in yourself and your own abilities, it’s the first step in attaining anything worth having.

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