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If It’s Not Working – Change It

Jodi ChapmanThere is something very empowering about realizing that we control our own lives.

When we recognize that our thoughts become our realities, we also recognize that we have the power to create the exact lives that we want.

This can be a wonderful feeling—and it can also be a scary feeling.

When we realize that we are in the driver’s seats of our lives, we are no longer able to blame others or be a victim if things aren’t working out how we would like. And it’s so much easier to just point the finger at someone else. You might want to say, “It’s their fault that I’m in this situation. If they hadn’t done that to me, I wouldn’t be suffering now.”

And while blaming others takes the responsibility off you in the short term, it creates low self-esteem and powerlessness in your long term. Imagine how great you would feel about yourself if you simply accepted that you have the power to change your life. It’s all in your hands. You are in control of your own destiny, and if you don’t like something about your life you can change it.

Spend some time today thinking about your life. Is there any part of it that isn’t working or flowing as well as you would like it to? If so, you can follow the formula below to start making the changes and begin living the life you were meant to live:

  • First you figure out what isn’t working.
  • Then you take responsibility for your part in whatever isn’t working.
  • Ask yourself how did you help to create this?
  • Next you visualize how you would like your situation to change.
  • Finally you create a new thought pattern that would create your new life. And you keep saying these thoughts and affirmations over and over. And you really believe them—you really feel them. You really take the time to feel what your ideal life will be like.

And pretty soon, you’ll start to notice that your actual life is becoming your ideal life. You’ll start to notice that your positive thoughts are creating a positive reality. And you’ll feel great, empowered, and happy knowing that you have taken responsibility for your life. These are such wonderful things to realize!

Jodi Chapman writes Soul Speak – a daily blog that focuses on seeing life through a lens of gratitude and positivity. She is the bestselling author of the Soulful Journals series – writing-prompt journals that help you go within and get to know yourself better. She is also the author of the upcoming book, Go For It: Get Out There and Start Living! She believes that our thoughts become our reality, and our actions lead us to our dreams. She is happily married to her best friend and co-writer, Dan Teck. They live in southern Oregon with their fuzzy kids.

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Posted by Jodi Chapman on July 24th, 2011 in New Directions, Spirituality | 0 comments

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