This article is in response to several questions I received from listeners on my last Blueprints for Life teleseminar.
We all have life changing moments. Sometimes you’re aware of them as they happen, other times not until a great deal of time has passed and suddenly you see the full impact of how a particular decision shaped the rest of your life.
I was at a cocktail party when a woman I don’t really know walked up to me and asked me a question. That question instantly changed the way I was creating my life, forever.
She didn’t say, “Hi, how are you?” or anything. She simply said, “Where will you be five years from now in your business?” I’m thinking, “What an odd first statement.” I immediately started rattling off where I would be like I was reading it off a page. It surprised me how quickly I could go right into my future.
I’ve been consciously creating my life for so many years that on some level I could have always done that to a certain extent. The thing that made this different was the certainty and the level of detail I knew about what my life and my business would be. Where was it coming from?
Do you ever feel like you’re having an out of body experience as you are listening to yourself talk? That’s what was happening to me. I was talking and yet my mind was also observing the whole scene coming to it’s own conclusion.
Then I realized I was reading the words I was saying right out of my own journal in my mind! I write the answer to that question as one of the daily lessons in Change One Thing, Change Your Life ever 40 days. I had written the latest version in the last couple weeks.
At the same time I was talking I was thinking to myself, “Where is the vision of my life in five years that I wrote in April of 2001? Did I even keep it? I’ve never looked for it since I wrote it.” And my next thought was, “I wish I had a copy of what I wrote while living in Cabo in 1998 that my life would be in 10 years, because thinking back to what I remember, I think I’m pretty much living it!”
I had an entirely different life when I lived in Cabo and yet I wrote these things that had no meaning to me at the time as I projected my life forward and trusted where ever those dreams came from as I wrote them down. 10 years seemed like a really long time, and now it’s passed.
And here I am…
I was getting a lump in my throat and goose bumps as I said to this woman, “I’m very clear on what I want my life to be and I’m actually living it. I’m right on track to be where I want to be in 5 years!”
It was like being hit with a brick. I hadn’t given that much thought to how my 5 year projection shifts every 40 days. I know it does, it’s always different, because every time I cycle through those lessons I’m different.
And yet, at the foundation of all of it is my personal manifesto. You received a report on how to create your own when you signed up for this ezine. Did you create yours? It’s a powerful tool.
The last one I created was so strong and so accurate that during a coaching session yesterday I got it out and talked about it with my mentee. And there’s nothing I need to change after 8 years because the essence of who I am is still the same.
That’s your personal manifesto. It’s the bedrock that everything you create is based on. It’s the yard stick you measure every decision against. When I hear people talking year after year about how they are still not sure who they are or what their life purpose is I just want to tell them it is so simple.
Take the steps, use the tools for discovering what is already inside you-just waiting for you to ask the right questions so the truth of who you are can reveal itself to you!
When the woman at the party asked me that question, it was so ingrained into my brain I was moving forward on my blueprint without even realizing it. I immediately wondered where I would be at this point, through that first 10 year projection, if I had made more of a conscious effort.
I believe I would have achieved everything in record time and even more if I would have known then what I know now about the life blueprint process and what it takes to go from a vision to a blueprint and a step by step plan, all built on the foundation of a personal manifesto.
Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation? Isn’t it amazing how many times we set a plan in motion with a simple wish or desire without even putting any conscious effort into it?
Do you ever wonder what else you would have accomplished if you would have really created a step-by-step plan and followed through with conscious action?
What would your answer be if someone walked up to you today, out of the blue, and asked you what your life was going to look like in five years?
Do you have a clear blueprint of where you are going to be next year, two years from now, much less five years from now?
I’ve learned so much since I set that casual 10 year plan in motion. I’ll never stop learning. I’ll never stop working with mentors. Why would I waste my time trying to reinvent the wheel when my mentors have already cleared the path and I can take the shortcut they’ve created?
At the same time I’ve also been learning more about how the mind works and how to increase the ability of my students to manifest all they desire. Personal development has been my major preoccupation for over 30 years. I’m always reading and learning more about how to make permanent, positive changes quickly and easily. As it says in the tag line of my ezine, my goal is to empower you to discover and live your passion. Are you on your way?
I believe learning from others, how to do what you want to do in your life, greatly shortens the time it will take you to reach your goals. Learning how to increase your self-esteem and create a positive self-image can propel you to the greatness beyond anything you thought you were capable of.
A great first step would be to download my free report, “What Do You Stand For?” at http://LynnPierce.com by signing up for this ezine again. Make sure you use the same email address so you don’t get on the list twice, and then write your own personal manifesto. It will help you to clearly establish what is important to you and set the guidelines for how you choose to live your life.
If you would like to get on the fast track to creating a blueprint for your life, enroll today for San Diego.
Until next week, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Just comment on this post on my blog.
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Lynn Pierce, the Success Architect, has taught people how to combine business and personal development to reach the pinnacle of success and live the life of their dreams for over 25 years. In addition, she is also the founder of one of the most exciting annual events for women entrepreneurs,
“Women’s Business Empowerment Summit”. Now she shares her keys to success and life mastery with you. You can get the first five lessons of “Change One Thing, Change Your Life: A Personal Transformation System”
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