Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
As I’m writing this about Secret Rule number 6: “Do not try to force or hurry your mental picture into fulfillment. Accept that great things may require great time” it is one week before the new year begins. This for me is an annual routine of reflecting on the previous year, rejoicing in accomplishments, adjusting areas which need more work so they come about; and now- setting goals for the upcoming 12 months. Some of your desires that you wish to attain happen happen tomorrow, some will happen in one month, some in six or twelve months, and some of the larger dreams, desires, and goals will take more time. Don’t “rush” these bigger desires. It may make you frustrated and give up.
Where you are today, is because of the actions you took about 5 years ago. For some things, you may need to wait about 5 years to see results.
Simply “know” that when they exist “on the inside” of you, as an idea, and you continually think about it, with action, it will happen “on the outside”. It will happen! However, we must do everything we can on our part to have the idea, create a plan, and then act, to make it reality. When we’ve done everything we are supposed to do, then we wait for it to come about. Remember, anyone who ever invented anything, or constructed anything, first had the idea in the mind, created the plan, and acted on it for it to come about.
What will you be in 12 months; simply older? Where will you be in 12 months? In the same place you are now, spiritually, emotionally, physically, financially, and socially? We can be almost certain that the sun will come up and go down everyday these next 365 days and that life will “happen”. But what are you doing to “happen” to life?
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. John Lennon
Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life. John F. Kennedy
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds. Wayne Dyer
So I am helping you to “stretch” your mind, and think first, plan, and then act on your desires with these 10 Secret Rules for Attainment. It’s easier for people to commit to a 90 day action plan when trying to accomplish goals. Visit: http://www.terscott.com/goalworksheet to print out a 12 month worksheet in which you can write in your goals in each of the six areas: spiritually, emotionally, intellectually (education), physically (recreation), financially, and socially for the next 12 months. Lay out the entire 12 months and then concentrate on your goals in 90 day, quarterly increments. Add to the sheets when ideas come to you and reflect on successes as they come about and use them to spur you to more successes!
I wish you the very best. May you reach all of your goals that you wish for in 2011.
Make it a great day, and have a super New Year!
Here’s a treat. This was a wonderful surprise that took place at Macy’s last October: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp_RHnQ-jgU Enjoy!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Good day all!
I want to remind you to be sure to print off the gift certificates at: www.terscott.com/10rulescertificate and use as stocking stuffers this year for friends and relatives. In this season of giving and sharing, what is more fitting than improving one’s mind and prosperity?
Before we discuss the 6th rule of the 10 Secret Rules for Attainment, allow me to share I a short article came across recently. It’s titled: “What Will Matter” by Michael Josephson. You may find it interesting and beneficial in your quest for attainment.
Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours, or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will pass to some one else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed. Your grudges, resentments, frustration and jealousies will finally disappear.
So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do list will expire. The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away. It won’t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end. It won’t mater whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Every your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
So what will matter?
How will the value of your days be measured? What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built, not what you got but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success but your significance. What will matter is not what you learned but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example. What will matter is not your competence but your character. What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories but the memories that live in those who loved you. What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom, and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters!
OK, now we return to our regularly scheduled Rule for Attainment. Do not try to force or hurry your mental picture into fulfillment. Accept that great things may require great time.
Hopefully you have smaller, short term goals with your larger goals. We may take for granted the every day tasks, which are really mini-goals. Use the successes of your smaller goals as “proof” that the larger goals can also become reality. For instance, a mini goal is getting your groceries. When you go grocery shopping this week, have an attitude of gratitude for the items you are able to purchase. Then know also that if you are buying hamburger this week, know that you will also be able to purchase steak in the future. Don’t say “I can’t afford steak”; say “I can afford hamburger”. Be grateful for the hamburger and later you’ll be grateful for the steak. Don’t state: “I can’t afford steak now, but I will in the future” because your mind hears the: “I can’t afford…” part. If you own a small used car today, you can own a new Lincoln, Cadillac, or Ferrari in the future. If you now live in a small house, this is “proof” that you can also live in a larger house, and so on. Also, if you’ve been successful at something, use this as “proof” that you can be successful in other things. Everything in life is connected in some way; and builds upon itself.
Understand that a larger house takes more time to build than a smaller house. This may seem obvious but use this as a reminder then that a larger dream or goal typically takes longer to achieve; but it is achievable! Just map out your course, set out and act on your wishes, and take note of the “road signs” along the way so you know if you are on or off course.
We’ll speak more about persevering on this journey next time with Rule 7.
Make it a great day! Ter
Monday, December 6th, 2010
Today’s post will be a short one because I’m thinking that many of you (reader’s) did not check in and read the last post because I didn’t notify you. Remember to always visit because I do my very best in getting something posted each week and may not notify my regular visitors.
I notify my readers who have registered via email but I did not with the last post, because I was working on getting these gift certificates made and available for you to print. You can go to: www.terscott.com/10rulescertificate and print off as many as you want. Print on nice colored paper stock or parchment, cut and insert in a #10 envelope and use as stocking stuffers, etc. This way you can share the 10 rules and the I Am a Magnet poster with others.
First, here’s a treat for you. A friend of mine, Jeff Herring sends me an inspirational message each Sunday. Yesterday he had a video about gratitude; it was awesome. I invite you to go there now before it expires. (Also, if you like to write articles but haven’t really gone anywhere with it, Jeff’s your guy. While there, grab your 2 FREE Instant Article Creation Templates and tell him Ter Scott sent you! Click here to see the Gratitude Video: http://fromthedeskofjeffherring.com/
Now for just a couple of things that will propel you to your goals and attainment of your desires. Know that books and tapes (now mp3 files, CDs, etc.) contain great knowledge. I’m reading a book: “You Can Work Your Own Miracles “written my Napoleon Hill back in 1971. In the last part of his book, he speaks on how to “reach and influence the subconscious mind”. My last post spoke about “action” and “goal setting”. Napoleon Hill offers these instructions which he states must be carried out to the letter:
(a) Write out a clear statement of that which you wish your subconscious mind to act upon, and set a definite time within which you wish action. Memorize this statement and repeat it to your self, orally, hundreds of times daily, especially just before going to sleep.
(b) When you repeat your statement BELIEVE that it will be acted upon by your subconscious mind, and see yourself already in possession of that which your statement calls for. Close your statement by expressing gratitude for having received what you asked for.
(c) Before repeating your statement to your subconscious, work yourself into a high, intense state of emotional enthusiasm and joy because of your inner feeling that you request will be fulfilled. The subconscious acts almost instantaneously on thoughts which are expressed in any state of high emotion, either negative or positive. This last statement is highly significant. Please read it again and thing about it.
So again I offer this reminder to you from last week: we can think and state affirmations but we must also act. Then too, we have the subconscious that “acts” for us too, every minute of the day. The acting part here though is to first write out “a clear statement”, repeat the statement (verbally), and then to BELIEVE!
Finally, Napoleon Hill tells us to be sure that we use emotion, having a strong desire to see our desires attained. And, know that the subconscious will work either negative or positive; we must be the captain of our thoughts.
That’s it for now. You can get your copy of “You Can Work Your Own Miracles” by clicking on the ad on the right.>
Make it a great day! Ter Scott!
December 2nd, 2010
Positive thinking is great, but it is nothing without “positive doing”. – Ter Scott
Leap, and the net will appear.
~ Julie Cameron ~
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
~ Jack Canfield ~
Today we’ll discuss Rule 5 of the 10 Secret Rules for Attainment. We are at the midway point of the rules and is probably the most important of all: to act.
Begin -- to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.
I’m reminded how Zig Ziglar tells us that “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” You see, positive thinking is great, but it’s nothing without “positive doing”!
Recently I’ve been reading T. Harv Eker’s book: “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”. On page 166 it reads in part:
Millions of people “think” about getting rich and thousands and thousands of people do affirmations, visualizations and meditations for getting rich. I meditate almost every day. Yet I’ve never sat there meditating or visualizing and had a bag of money drop on my heads. I guess I’m just one of those unfortunate ones who actually has to do something to be a success.
Affirmations, meditations, and visualizations are all wonderful tools, but as far as I can tell, none of them on its own is going to bring you real money in the real world, In the real work, you have to take real “action” to succeed.
On this blog, you can order your own “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” for yourself and read more. I agree totally with the author (who obviously walks the walk, and has the “fruit on the tree”; proof of reward for his experience). By following these 10 Secret Rules for Attainment, you are doing everything to get the universe to arrange all things for you to accept, but you still need to “accept” them which require action. The door will be made for you, but you need to walk through it.
You may even need to walk for a while to find the door to walk through. Someone once told his business mentor that he could not build his business where he lived because “there were no people” living where he lived. Now obviously, this person was “blind” to everyone he saw dialy at his place of work, at the gas station, the grocery store, etc. But the wise words from his mentor were this: “if there are no people where you live, and you seriously want to build this business, then you need to move to where there are people”. The universe was opening doors for this person, but he would have to move elsewhere for the door of opportunity.
We need to get quiet, and meditate on our desires. Then make a mental picture of the desire(s) we want; not what others want for us, and finally guard those desires as if they were our precious baby. Now, we need to act, to nurture these dreams and bring them about by recognizing “signs” that the universe shows us.
A job loss may be a sign that you should move closer to home so relatives can help by watching your kids while you go to school. A bonus or gift may mean that you have unexpected money now that you can invest in a business. Watch for signs along your way that tell you to stop, turn, slow down, and speed up, or turn around. They are there; in the form of situations, comments from others, etc.
You can also recognize “road signs” toward your goal/dreams/desires by mapping out your route with goal setting. Choose your goal, set a final date that you will accomplish that goal and break it up into smaller goals with dates in between as points of reference that tell you if you are on track. Keep a journal in a notebook or word document on your computer to see where you’ve been, where you are, and where you are going.
At this midway point, I want to congratulate you for making it this far. Many people buy books, invest in seminars, and only read the first chapter, or quit before they really start because they don’t ACT! But you are here, you’ve come a long way! If you’ve stumbled a bit; no problem. You can review what we talked about up to this point, and then move on.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
~ Eileen Caddy ~
Continue to act. Until we meet again, go forth and do (act) great things!
PS. Thinking of a great gift for someone? Have you been helped by these 10 Secret Rules for Attainment? Go to: www.terscott.com/10rulescertificate and print off as many of these attractive gift certificates (on colored paper, parchment, etc.) for the both the Free 10 Rules for Attainment and I Am a Magnet posters, fill them in and present to family and friends.
Below are a few “action” quotes. I suggest that you choose (act) a few that you like and write them on a 3 x 5 card and review them daily for a week. This will aid you in attaining your goals/dream(s)/desires.
The greatest potential for control the ends to exist at the point where action takes place.
~ Louis A. Allen ~
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
~ Maya Angelou ~
Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
~ Aristotle ~
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
~ Marcus Aurelius ~
Begin -- to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.
It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
~ Al Batt ~
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
~ Sally Berger ~
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
~ Henri L. Bergson ~
Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
~ Annie Besant ~
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. [Matthew 7:120]
~ Bible ~
You can't aim a duck to death.
~ Gael Boardman ~
The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
~ Jacob Bronowski ~
It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
~ Charlotte Bronte ~
Let your performance do the thinking.
You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
~ Les Brown ~
Let us do or die.
~ Robert Burns ~
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
~ Nolan Bushnell ~
Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be.
~ Anne Byrhhe ~
Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Action makes more fortune than caution.
~ Luc De Clapiers ~
Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more.
~ Robert Collier ~
If you don't make things happen then things will happen to you.
~ Lanes Company ~
Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.
~ Joan L. Curcio ~
The secret of getting things done is to act!
If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.
~ Joe Dimaggio ~
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
November 23rd, 2010
In past discussions, I spoke about rule 1, stating how important it is to find a “quiet place” and choosing one or several of the 8 desires most people. Our second discussion was about making a “mental picture” of these wants and desires. Last time we discussed how we need to choose wisely in what we want to attain for ourselves and not what others want for us. Today, we will discuss the fourth “secret” rule for attainment which is to keep our success plans to ourselves and/or only to those close to us.
There are many reasons why it is important to keep your goals and desires to yourself, at least until you start to attain some of them and experience success. When you “own” your goals and desires and take responsibility for them, you and you alone, control the outcome. It is and always will be your responsibility to act and make it happen. Others knowing your goals and desires usually will not expedite the arrival of your goals and dreams but opens them up to criticism and scrutiny and dilutes the concentration element so necessary for attainment. Seeking advice is fine, but ultimately it comes down to this: this is your job! Most often others do not and cannot understand what you desire as only you can.
Remember that ideas, goals, etc. first start in the mind of the conceiver, believer, and achiever. They need to be nurtured and protected from unnecessary winds of doubt. To attain your desire, you may have to move mountains as it is, so why put up needless obstacles?
Part of bringing your desire into existence is to “speak it”. When you say “I Am a Magnet” for example, your words are “heard” by your subconscious and after many times, you believe it and you “attract” things and the conditions that are right for attaining it.
Right now, ask yourself what do you do for a living (income)? If I were to ask most people, without hesitation they would respond with “I am a doctor, I am a mechanic, teacher”, etc. Now if you responded with “I Am a Magnet”, they would think that you have the mind of someone still in elementary school, just as if you had said: “I’m a little teapot”. (In a sense you are in “elementary” school; the school of attainment!)
Can you now begin to understand what happens by revealing your dream(s) and invoke a response by someone else? Is it negative or positive; good or bad, productive or destructive? Would their response move you closer to your goal or farther away?
If your dream is to be a real estate investor for example, and you have not purchased your first house, and/or have not sold your first house yet (which in your mind and the mind of others is the “definition” of what makes a real estate investor) and you answered with: “I’m a real estate investor”, they may think that you are “bananas” just as if you stated that you are a magnet, or a teapot! Who needs this?
However, if you have a few close friends or partners who answer with positive responses such as “that’s cool”, “you can do it”, etc. then go ahead and share your dreams and goals but still, it's best not to reveal "all" and know that it is up to you to make it happen!
The universe is always working to bring circumstances about or to dismiss it as something you really don’t want. The more you say you desire something and act to these desires, you bring them about or you do not; again this is up to you. However, this I believe also holds true: when others agree with you in achieving your goals, this does expedite them into existence! But when others doubt the possibility of achievement (you'll never be a real estate investor, etc.), you just have more doubt and obstacles to deal with and, the universe gets mixed signals! It's easier to control your own thoughts and words than the thoughts and words of others. Put out postive affirmations, and not negative affirmations. If you cannot yet control your own thoughts, words and deeds in a positive manner that will hinder the creation of your desires, and are not strong enough to repel any negative from others, and can not counteract the negativsm of others, keep these desires protected; keep them to yourself.
Know that you are ultimately responsible for attaining you desires and no one else. So, bring only those who you trust to promote these desires into your confidence. You and any others must share the same dream or you will not only have your own thoughts and doubts to get through, but that of others as well.
Go forth and do great things. Ter
November 16th, 2010
As always, I’m going to remind you and any new person visiting here, that to get the most from this blog, you need to print your copy of the 10 Secret Rules for Attainment and your I Am a Magnet posters. Consider framing them and hanging them where you will see them often. They are free. Visit: http://www.terscott.com/10rules .
Now let’s get on with this week’s topic. I will now discuss number 3 in the 10 Secret Rules of Attainment. First before we get started, let me ask: “have you read the two previous articles concerning the first two rules”? “Are you reading the 10 Rules poster at least one time daily so you understand the overview and are internalizing its concepts”?
Although all 10 rules concern your mental imaging, rules 2 through 7 contain “mental picture” in its description. Previously we talked about the “making” of your mental picture. Now I will speak specifically about how your mental image and desires should be about what you, and not others around you, want.
How many of us know others who absolutely hate what they do for a living? Their mental picture definitely is not their own; they are living someone else’s dream. Sure, we find ourselves needing to provide income for our families. I’m here to tell you that when you are living in the way you are meant to live, things such as providing for our family become easier. in all areas of your life, you’ll find that you won’t have to work so hard to provide, and you’ll enjoy it!
With just a bit of courage, you can step out and find that your talent(s) that has been bestowed upon you at birth, when nurtured will grow and provide you with more than enough abundance in all of the 8 areas (in rule one) that are desired and sought by you and every human being. When we know our own mental picture(s) clearly and live our own mental pictures life seems easier because we are living what we are supposed to be living. What if we were an animal? A zebra does not live a horse’s life; a dog does not live a cat’s life. Are you a zebra, horse, dog, cat, or …? Find out what and who you are, trust yourself, your talents, and with your potential go forward living how you should live. Only then will you find contentment and be able to “master” things in your life instead of having them “master” you. For instance, when we are not master of our money, money masters us. We are forced to earn money in any way we can to pay our bills. We forget that our creator built us with everything we need to acquire money (and the other eight desires) easily, simply by providing the world around us what we are naturally equipped with. The same thing holds true for the other seven human desires: when we do not master our health, we have health issues, when we don’t master our food intake; we have weight issues, and so on.
A Latin proverb states: “Live your own life, for you will die your own death”. Sobering perhaps, but since our lives will end on this earth someday; does it not make sense to live the life we want? The life we want is really the life we are meant to live. Again, the zebra wants to live the life of a zebra. When it wants to work and live different than what it is meant to be, it is a miserable zebra! As they say: “a zebra cannot change its stripes”. But what people think when they hear ands say that is only the “negative” that people can not change for the better; once a zebra, always a zebra. But when people “change” for the better, they are actually just living what and how they were meant to live! If you are a “zebra”, be a zebra and live to your full “zebra” self!
If we are living the life our Father and his Father before him has lived only because it is “our lot in life”, we are not living to our own full potential and what we are meant to be. The answer to “why can’t you be more like your brother?” (if you’ve ever heard that) is because you are not your brother. He is he, and you are you and that is good; very good!
Living “what we are supposed to be” is not selfish; because when we are who we are supposed to be, only then can we give the most to others around us and be the best person, the best dad, the best lover, the best “whatever”. Have you seen the movie “Walk the Line” which was the Johnny Cash story? For the most part, I think this was very much true to his life story. What I got from his life example is that here was a man who knew in his heart of hearts that he was a songwriter, and all through the movie, it showed how others and circumstances tried to beat him down and keep him from what he knew he was, what he wanted and what he was meant to be. His destiny (like yours) was inevitable. He was to be that songwriter, that performer, and that person who he was meant to be. And because he pushed through all obstacles, like that mountain I spoke about earlier, he did become that person and the world is now richer for it.
Mark Twain told us: “I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want”. Spend some time this week looking over your life. Reflect on your past and ask yourself in what areas you are good and talented. Never mind skills, those you attain as you grow your talent and abilities. What are you talents? What dream have you abandoned because you thought you could not “live” on its potential provision? Know that you are already built with the desires, talents, and dreams that can supply all of your wants and need. (We’ll talk more about this with Secret Rule number eight).For some reading this, they will need to keep working at their present job until they have the courage and wherewithal to step out, and finally quit to live their own dreams. Others will quit today and seek their goals. I’m not telling you what to do. In the story of Johnny Cash’s life, others, and yours, the decision is yours alone. Recently I decided to make the decision to quit one “job” or income source to go “backwards” a bit financially but to free up some time to cultivate other income sources. I looked at the situation and made the decision and am going forward. When you are working for someone else, you are working for that person’s dream. That job is not secure; there is no such thing as “job security”, you could be out of a job today so be in charge; make your own income. When you are renting, your landlord could sell the property. The new landlord may raise the rent, causing you to leave so own your own place. Own your income, own your home, and own your life! If you don’t own your own business, or source of income, own your home or your life right now, make the effort this moment to work toward those goals. This must be your mental picture. You never know when things will change and you need to be prepared. Build the well before you need the water! Build your mental picture on what you really want; not on what others want for you. They mean well, but only you can live what you are meant to be. Your life is your life! As Johnny told us: "Let the music play".
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” Johnny Cash
"The Master of Life's been good to me. He has given me strength to face past illnesses, and victory in the face of defeat. He has given me life and joy where other saw oblivion. He Has given new purpose to live for, new services to render and old wounds to heal. Life and love go on, let the music play.” Johnny Cash
November 9, 2010
Before I start this week’s blog entry let me be sure that you’ve printed both your copy of the 10 Secret Rules for Attainment and your I Am a Magnet posters. Consider framing them and hanging them where you will see them often. They are free. Visit: http://www.terscott.com/10rules .
How to get the most from these two posters:
Place them in an area where you can read them often.
Make it a habit to read each through at least once when you wake in the morning and once before retiring at night; ideally three times is best (and 3 is a good number!).
By reading them often, you’ll start to internalize everything and you’ll see the results you want.
Visit this blog weekly, read the entries, and place your comment (be involved in your desires!).
The second “Secret” Rule for Attainment is the topic for this week’s blog: Make a mental picture of what you wish to attain. First of course, you need to know that you are worthy of what ever goal or desire you wish, which is what I spoke of last week. Unless you believe that you can achieve, you’ll never receive!
This rule can be broken down into 3 parts: making a mental picture, choosing and focusing on one (or two) desires, thinking about it often with more detail each time.
It’s part two of the rule, but we need to consider this first: choosing your desire. I remember looking at the Sears catalog as a kid and “dreaming” about what I could get for Christmas. And I felt really good inside; it was a real feeling that what I saw in the pictures, I could really have. What happened to us as we got older? Making a living got in the way perhaps, having others tell us that those things aren’t available for us; we can’t afford it, etc. We need to cancel that and become a “kid” again. We really are just kids with long legs! I’m not saying to throw away all sense of responsibility, but try to capture the wonder of youth! So choose something you want and focus on this one thing.
Start with something small so when this goal or desire is achieved your belief will grow and you can believe in bigger things. Also know that “bigger” things may require a “bigger” time span for it to come about; we’ll talk more about this with rule number 6.
Making a mental picture doesn’t have to be difficult. Let me ask you what you see when you see a tiger? You remember a picture of a tiger you’ve seen in a magazine, on T.V. or in a zoo. Now, did you see just the head; frontal view, side view, or did you see the entire body? Was it roaring? Was it running; if so, was it running fast, slow, after its prey?
How was this exercise for you? Well, let’s say that you desire a car. (It can be anything you desire so do not let your mind tell you that this is “materialistic” and you shouldn’t ask for it or deserve it. If you want to replace “car” with having a “great relationship” with your son, daughter, spouse, or friend, or any other desire you can “make work”, insert that here instead). How does your car “look”; what are the details inside and out? Now, get the other senses involved. How does the steering wheel feel against your palms? Does it have that “new car” smell? Can you hear the hum of the engine, the slam of the door as you close it? Is your car running, moving, fast, or slow? If you are creative, you may even think of a way to get your taste sense involved; I’ll let that up to you!
Thirdly, add more detail to your image continually. Don’t worry if you don’t get every detail of what you desire in your mind’s eye right away- continue “building” your image daily. Even if you are not an artist, you can keep a notebook or sketch book with your drawings of your desires to help cement your image in your mind. Collect pictures of your desire(s) and look at them often. Later I will share how to make a dream book, and a dream board which are aids to moving you toward successfully attaining your dreams. Surround yourself with things that remind you of your goals and desires. Get excited about reaching and attaining your desire. Visualize yourself using your attained item, and living with it or experiencing it!
About a month ago, I took a road trip in Wisconsin. One of the places I visited and spent much time at is The House on the Rock in Spring Green, Wisconsin. It was the home of Alex Jordan; a man who had dreams, created them (in this house) and lived them! Today it is a museum which holds a collection of toys and visual creations both small and large (OK, huge); many that he found and brought back and many that he built such as the huge killer whale, and the carousel. I encourage you to at least visit the web site at: http://www.thehouseontherock.com/ and put it on your list of places to visit planning to spend at least a day to see it all (even the restrooms displayed exhibits). You’ll see books on this site about the House on the Rock and Alex Jordan which celebrates its 50th year of public exhibition. I wanted to share this because here was a man who understood the second Rule for Attainment, because in the museum you’ll see displayed many of his ideas (images) in sketch form. Alex first had the idea and chose what he wanted to create, focused on its successful accomplishment and saw it become reality.
I’m drinking my morning coffee from a simple ceramic mug which depicts Alex and his House on the Rock that I purchased while I was there. It’s my way to “surround” myself with the reminder that if others have such attained things, I can too. (You’ll see this is Rule # 9).
I wish you the best in attaining your desires, you are meant to receive them. Today we talked of choosing what you want, making your mental image, and making it more detailed until it comes about. I started this blog by stating that the universe of abundance that you can choose from is like a catalog of things available to you. Know that the universe is vast and there is more than enough for everyone’s desires. When you attain your desire, you are not “taking” from someone else, because they desire something else; everyone wins! Read again in the “I Am A Magnet” affirmation: I choose lavish abundance for myself… AND ALL MANKIND. Most often when you choose and attain something, others win too. When you purchase that new car we talked about, the moms and dads who work in the car factory, those who manufactured and sold the parts to the factory, the people who work at the convenience store where you buy the gas for your new car along with countless others, all made and continue to make money to enrich their lives from your purchase! You did a great thing just by first desiring and then attaining your dream!
Best wishes! Now go forth and do great things!
November 2, 2010
This week I’m discussing the first of the 10 Secret Rules for Attainment. (If you’ve not yet received your free copy of 10 Secret Rules for Attainment and the Bonus affirmation: “I Am a Magnet “posters do so now by going to: http://www.terscott.com/10rules .
The very first of the 10 Secret Rules for Attainment is: Get quiet, and meditate.
Before I talk about getting quiet and meditating you need to know in your heart that all of the 8 desires that all people have not only can be yours, but they are yours… now, you simply need to accept them.
But have you decided which of these eight you want to focus on? Eventually you probably want to attain all eight of these; to have a well-balanced and happy life. Perhaps right now you are ailing, not feeling well, or have a very serious health condition. When you get quiet and meditate about this situation, be sure to think and visualize the positive outcome of actually feeling and being better.
I remember one time; it's been about 20 years ago now, that I had a serious chainsaw accident to my face. My jaw was wired shut, and I had to eat my food through a straw. That meant eating things like Jell-O and soup. I can still remember my first meal that I actually enjoyed because I was able to chew it. Definitely we need to take the time to enjoy our food and also of course have good food to eat. Perhaps the enjoyment of food is something that you wish to attain; and that certainly has a lot to do with being in good health. Another thing that ties into all this is a restful night's sleep. Many people suffer from not being able to sleep. Perhaps they just have too much on her mind. Perhaps too much stress in their life. I encourage you, if this is the case, to take time to get quiet, and meditate. Think of positive things in your life. Have an attitude of gratitude. Take time to get off the fast paced merry-go-round in your life. Like it's been said: stop, and smell the roses!
Perhaps as many people are, you desire money. Many of us have this desire messed up. Some of us ask for money for all the wrong reasons. Some of us don't believe that we can have money, and some of us have so much money and we don't really know how to use it; money masters us instead of us being the master of money. This talk of money is an entry, or a complete seminar, in itself. And perhaps one of the eight might be just being able to enjoy your life, having a balance in life, and also living it in such a way that you leave a legacy after you are gone. Leaving a legacy doesn't always mean money, but it is also the example that you lead so that others who come after you can emulate that and also become a better person as well. And of course sexual gratification is one of the most important desires of a person. Who wants to be frustrated in any area of their life? And finally, not only feeling important, but yes being important and also having the respect that one should have. Every one of these desires again requires much thought. But what we all need to do is take time to meditate focusing on one or two of these desires to improve them and attain them in our life.
So how does one get quiet, and meditate? I know sometimes this is easier said than done. This will require discipline on your part. You may have to say no to some things in your life because of course there is only 24 hours in a day. Are you a morning person or a night person? Perhaps your quiet time may be just after you wake and you're lying in bed and you can spend perhaps 5 to 10 min., perhaps even more just lying there counting your blessings and thanking God with your attitude of gratitude for all the blessings that you have, before you start your day. Or perhaps nighttime is your quiet time just before you retire at night.
My quiet time is in the morning when the world itself seems a little quieter. I like to get up in the dark before the sunrise, get a cup of coffee and sit at my computer and meditate. Whatever your time that works best for you, it is a great time to Journal your thoughts in a notebook or perhaps on your computer in a word document so you can refer to this later and be inspired, and see the actual proof and evidence that you are succeeding in attaining your goals. This time of getting quiet and meditating has been used I people for centuries; people of all walks of life and even famous people. This is when inspiration and ideas come to you as well. Great thinkers have come up with solutions to situations, inventions, discoveries, and many of the great things that make the world a better place happened because one person took the time to get quiet and meditate. You too are great in your own way.
I wish you the very best of success. May you attain all of the desires that you wish. I’ll meet you here next week!
Make it a great day!
PS. I wanted to share with you an instance in which Dale Carnegie, the author of “How to Win Friends and Influence People” states in the same book how he takes one night per week to meditate and go over every contact with each person he has had in the prior week, going over each conversation and asking himself how it could have been made better. So, I went to the text to find it, and lo and behold, there in chapter 2, he speaks of these 8 desires! I would encourage you to purchase this book at your earliest convenience and read it. Forget that it was written in 1936; it’s principles are as timely as if it were written today!
If you have questions/comments, etc. please state them in the comments section and I will “answer” them in the email communication I send weekly to all attainment seekers. You never have to worry about having your post seen by the public with anything personal as I will moderate all comments and delete anything deemed personal before it is published. Further, be assured that your information is not sold and will only be used within the 10 Secret Rules for Attainment program. Later, you may consider applying for my one on one coaching available through email.
October 25th, 2010
In this entry, I’ll discuss an overview of the 10 Secret Rules for Attainment. If you have questions/comments, etc. please state them in the comments section and I will “answer” them in the email communication I send weekly to all attainment seekers. You never have to worry about having your post seen by the public with anything personal as I will moderate all comments and delete anything deemed personal before it is published. Further, be assured that your information is not sold and will only be used within the 10 Secret Rules for Attainment program. Later, you may consider applying for my one on one coaching available through email.
Now, let’s look at the overview of the 10 Secret Rules for Attainment. (If you’ve not yet received your free copy of 10 Secret Rules for Attainment and the Bonus affirmation: I Am a Magnet posters, do so now by going to: http://www.terscott.com/10rules
First, know that all 10 build on each other. In weeks following each post will cover a bit more about each “rule” separately. In Rule #1, Get quiet and choose 1 or 2 of the 8 of the most desired things people want. You’ll probably see what you desire listed, but if you have something else or more specific, use yours. But know that you deserve it.
We get what we focus on. That’s why rule #2 is so powerful. Choose from Rule #1 wisely and build on it. And as rule #3 states, be sure it’s what you want; not what someone else wants for you. Don’t let anyone steal your dream!
Rule #4 states that you need to be careful who you bring into your circle of influence as to who you may share your dreams with. You may need to be careful where you post these 10 Secret Rules for Attainment and your I Am a Magnet poster so it is not seen by others. People say that they want you to get ahead, but deep inside may not.
Rule #5 is crucial and is the place where most people stop in their tracks; but remember, you are not “most people”. Visit Rule #5 and “act”; even if the action is small. At least you are moving toward your mental picture, and your goal(s).
With rule #6, know that you did not get where you are at today overnight, and you “may” not get out of it or beyond it “overnight” as well. However, know that you definitely will move from this point of time. It’s up to you to “modify” what you are currently doing so that when you are at a future point in this timeline of your life that you are in the place that you’ve built and chosen for yourself. By being actively involved in this program, you are doing the right thing.
Outside circumstances show you that you still drive the same car, live in the same house, have the same friends, same food in the fridge, etc. That’s fine. Just know things that you can’t see are moving circumstances to make your goals, wishes and desires come about. We can’t see a seed that is growing underground. But we have faith that soon it will push through the soil and be visible. Rule #6 tells us to quietly persevere knowing that things are coming our way.
Rule #8 is probably my favorite. Note first that there are 8 types of attainment stated above in rule #1. Also, the numeral 8 means money and prosperity! Rule #8 tells us that we already have what we desire!!! That’s faith.
Rule # 9 states that others have attained any or all of these things. If so, it is proof that you too can have it. This rule goes hand in hand with rule #10; everything already exists! But you have to see it, image it, and be as detailed as possible, and then expect it! We don’t plant tomatoes and not expect that a tomato plant will grow from the seed. Do the same with your wishes. Plant your wish, water the soil of your mental picture (more on this in future posts), and harvest the fruit in your future. It is yours now, it will soon be yours in the physical present.
I’m ending this post with a link to a site that I’m not getting any money by sending you there. Since I’m active in real estate investing, I recently picked up a book by Dean Graziosi. Dean is a Real Estate guru helping thousands of people succeed as real estate investors. I’m thinking that Dean may not be aware of the 10 Secret Rules of Attainment blog that you are in right now. I’m also thinking that chances are you are not a real estate investor or have interest in becoming one.
Here’s why I’m sending you there. Dean thinks success and thereby is successful. I want you to look at this short video and see Dean’s fire and passion. Learn from that. Sure if you are interested in real estate investing, go for it. But know that I’m just sending you here so you can see a like minded person that you can emulate. Remember that 9 out of 10 people won’t do what the 1 out of 10 will so they won’t live like the 1 out of 10. It’s always your choice. Here’s the video: http://www.deangraziosi.com/intro
I wish you the very best. See you next week!
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