We live in a realm where polarity exists, and there is no escaping it. You are not going to succeed at anything of any value on the first try. Give yourself permission to fail – knowing that you are failing forward toward the accomplishment that you are envisioning. Failure is the polar opposite of success, so why not work with it?
You envision successful outcomes from your action, don’t you? Do you float above yourself, and float out into the future? You can do that. You can float up above your life-line, and float back into the past (that’s how you relive past experiences), and you can float up above your life line and float out into the future (that’s how you imagine successfully accomplishing new aspirations).
Imagine setting a date for accomplishing a goal, and then floating out to the day ‘after’ that date. Now turn around and look at yesterday (the day that you decided to successfully complete that goal). That day is now in your past, isn’t it? (Since you floated to one day beyond it).
Take this conversation slowly. Let it absorb into your mind. From this new perspective (being a day out after the date of accomplishing the goal), you feel the glow of sweet victory, and so … now say, “Nice job!” When you say, “Nice job!” … feel the confidence and pride that comes with having accomplished that goal.
Now, bring that feeling of accomplishment and pride back with you as you float back to now and float back into your body. With this feeling of accomplishment and pride, look back out toward that future date, knowing that you will have the ways and means of accomplishing that goal, and that all of the circumstances and events between now and that date are rearranging themselves to support you with the successful outcome that you just experienced.
Wow, that is powerful! Can you feel it? Did you do it? You do it whenever you look to the future, feeling confident that you will accomplish a new goal. You have been unconsciously competent at doing this (at floating out into the future, past the accomplishment date, and looking back at the accomplishment date with pride). If you didn’t do it, you’d not feel confident of accomplishing your ambitions. Make it a conscious effort to do this and it will get easier and easier to do.
Read this blog again. It is not just a tricky play of words. It is a powerful method to imbue the feeling of confidence within yourself when aspiring to have breakthroughs into a new life.
State 3 of Creation is about learning how to imbue yourself with confidence AND allow yourself to fail as you proceed to accomplish new, exciting things. Churchill spoke of success as moving from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. When you float out into the future, past the date of the goal you intend to accomplish, and turn around to notice that you have accomplished it … pride and confidence are natural reactions. When you take this feeling of pride and confidence back to now, and begin taking action to accomplish the goal – failing with no loss of enthusiasm becomes a natural part of the process.
Failing forward is the only way to go. Take action … notice your miss-takes … refine what you are doing … act again … and eventually – BINGO! Congratulations, you’ve succeeded.
Student: These teachings supply a higher definition of doing things right for myself.
Teacher: Everything begins to go right when you are consciously competent rather than unconsciously competent. That’s because when you make it conscious, you take the random chance out of winning.
Student: My confusion has strengthened my fear of losing.
Teacher: Catch yourself wandering out into the future, take conscious control of the process, and you are able to jump back to the liberty of NOW … where you get to choose what you do to fail-forward toward the aspiration you aim to accomplish. No more confusion.
New successes begin the moment that you suspect the human condition is much better than you imagined. I imagine you are suspecting that right now, as you realize the many ways that you can deal with your mind so it works wonderfully in your favor.
What say ye to this? What might you add to help others (and me) understand it deeper? Please be generous and share your thoughts.
Thank you and blessings, Rob
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