Woody Allen was heard to say, “All of my life I wanted to be somebody; I should have been more specific.” That is profound! Now, I ask you, “What kind of person, specifically, do you want to be?” If you’re to be truly productive and feel happy, specifically what qualities of character must you assume yourself to have?
So, let’s get one thing clear right now – no one out there in the world, and no power out there in the universe can change the kind of person you are right now. Only you can do that. Only you can decide to see yourself differently, and assume the new qualities are true about you. Changing the “ME” that you must be, so your life shows up beautifully, that’s your job.
There’s no way to find your personal power without personally empowering yourself. Looking to someone else for help, or praying to some power out there in the universe for a miracle – that’s disempowering. You begin the process of empowering change by understanding the nature of what you are. You are a superlative creative being – so much so that you’re responsible for the “ME” that you’ve created yourself to be.
Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief. It’s not in the genes, it’s in your consciousness; it’s what you assume is true about you.
Student: “Maybe all of that stuff, above, is true, but I am bothered by so many things in life.”
Teacher: “No, you’re not bothered by so many things in life; you’re bothered by the ME that you assume is YOU. That ME is bothered by so many things in life, and you think you have no option but to agree. Take the time to look at yourself with new eyes. This time, add qualities of character that you’d love to point to and say, “That’s ME.” Take Woody Allen’s advice – BE SPECIFIC! Now go out in the world and act as though “the new ME” is so. Right now, and right now act as though it’s so. With enough repetition, you’ll wake up one morning assuming the new ME is true. The old ME will have fallen away. And all of those things that so bothered the old YOU will feel like nothing the new YOU.”