Short video by Marci Shimoff. See more of Marci in the motivational film Beyond Belief.
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by Joe Vitale
I’ve learned at least two things about achieving goals: There is an easy way and a hard way.
The hard way is to work night and day, stay obsessed, rarely sleep, and never give up.
Since everyone talks about the hard way, I want to address the easy way. After all, why struggle if you don’t have to?
I’ve used the easy way to create bestselling books, lose 70 pounds in 8 months, find my ideal mate, get healthy, increase my wealth, and much more.
Obviously, it works.
Here’s the formula in brief:
1. Be grateful for what you already have.
2. Playfully declare what you would like to have with positive emotion, feeling as if it is already achieved.
3. Act on the nudges and opportunities that appear.
That’s it. In my latest book, “The Attractor Factor,” I explain a 5-step formula for getting what you want. It’s useful for those times when you don’t feel grateful, or can’t decide on what you want, or don’t understand the concept of letting go while taking inspired action. It’s also helpful when you have issues about money, or deserving, or feel in any way blocked from your goals.
But the bottom-line for me is this: Declare what you would like with no attachment and plenty of good feeling, feel grateful for what you already have, and act on what appears. The result will be the manifestation of a happy life.
Let’s explore this in depth.
1. Feel grateful now.
It doesn’t mater where you live or what you have.
If you’re reading this, you’re most likely living like a king or queen compared to people in third world countries. You may even be living better than kings or queens from history, as they often lived in cold, violent, frightful times. You’ve got it made.
2. Choose what you want without attachment, feeling as if it is already achieved.
There’s magic in saying “Id love to—(fill in the blank) but I won’t die if I don’t have it.” Since the world is simply energy taking form, when you declare you want something, you begin to attract it. But when you say you need something, the need pushes it away. You want to select your desire, and feel the joy of already having it, without feeling any desperation. Need will push it away; Desire will attract it. If you feel as if you *already* have it, then you *will* have it.
3. Act on your opportunities and intuitions.
You may get offers, calls, or who knows what. Act on them. You never know what will lead you to your goal. Your ego cannot see the big picture. Intuition and opportunities will come to you from the larger view, and your job is to act on them. As you do, you will be taken to your goal, even when it appears you are being blocked away. Trust is key.
Is that really all there is to it?
Again, the fuller procedure in “The Attractor Factor” will take care of any snags in the process, but the basic process is simple. Let’s walk through it:
1. Look around your room. What are you grateful for? Make a list. Get into the authentic feeling of true gratitude. In other words, be happy now. You don’t need a reason to be happy. But if you want one, find something, anything, to be grateful for right now. When you’re grateful, you’re in a mental place that will attract more to be grateful for.
2. Look around the playground of your mind. What would you like to have, do, or be? What would be fun? Write it down. As you do, feel what it would be like to already have it now. Pretend you won the lotto. What would you want for yourself or others? What would be fun? The key is playful non-attachment while experiencing its completion *now.*
3. Now pay attention. As you go about your life, listen to your hunches and act on them, and pay attention to the opportunities and act on them. You never know what will take you in the direction of your goal. Your job is to take inspired action. You may have some work to do in this step, but the work will be from your heart, and will take you in the direction of getting your goal.
Why not go through the steps right now?
Write them down, experience them, and then check back in a few weeks and see how they are doing. You may surprise yourself by how easily and quickly your goals are achieved.
If you find yourself doubting the process, thinking negative, or in any way not enjoying the simplicity of the easy way to attain your goals, then consider learning the 5 step process in “The Attractor Factor.”
Above all, have fun. Keep smiling. Be playful. Stay grateful. These are all elements of the new secret to manifesting your goals.
Remember the words of a famous song that also perfectly summaries this new way to achieve your goals: “Don’t worry. Be happy.”
Dr. Joe Vitale is the author of way too many books to list here. His latest title is “The Attractor Factor: 5 Easy Steps for Creating Wealth (or anything else) From the Inside Out.” Register for his monthly complimentary ezine at http://www.mrfire.com/
To see Joe Vitale in the exciting new film Beyond Belief go to: www.beyondbeliefthemovie.com
Short video produced by Joe Vitale, on the secret behind Think and Grow Rich. Joe reveals even more insight in the film Beyond Belief.
by Marci Shimoff: excerpt from the interview for the self-empowerment documentary Beyond Belief
Many people think that the law of attraction is going to get them everything they want in their life and then they’ll be happy. It’s really the other way around. When we’re happy our energetic vibration is higher, and we are able to draw in more of what we want in our life. So really happiness I believe is the ultimate key to having the law of attraction working most effectively in your life to bring you what it is you want.
It’s very clear that trying to be happy from the outside in, from chasing after all of the things that you think will make you happy, is ultimately futile. You may get a lot of the goodies in life, but ultimately they will not last. The only way that you can have lasting, deep and true happiness, is to develop an inner state of peace and well being. It’s what I call being happy for no reason, happy from the inside out. When you have this deep inner state of well being, remarkable things happen in your life. Because its not that you’re coming at them from a level of need. They are manifesting because you are already living in a state of joy, and from that joy you are drawing phenomenal miracles in life.
People are always wondering, what is it I can do to be happier, and I’ve found the only difference between happy people and everybody else, is that happy people have different habits. I’ve actually distilled them down to 21 core happiness habits that anyone can practice to raise what’s called your happiness set point, to raise your ongoing level of happiness, I’ll give you one of them right now. It’s a simple technique and its called wishing other people well.
I interviewed a woman named CJ, and CJ had been very depressed. She had lupus, which is an auto-immune disorder. She had it for 15 years. She was in a wheelchair. She was very miserable, she was overweight, and she heard about this simple practice, of wishing other people well. What she would do everyday, she would spend a few minutes, sending other people wishes of well being, happiness, joy, health to everybody around her. She would actually do this throughout her day to her family members, coworkers, her friends, even strangers on the freeway that she would pass by.
A year after doing this I can’t tell you what happened to the people she sent wishes to, but I can tell you what happened to her. Her happiness level soared, she’s out of the wheelchair, exercising 3 times a week. The doctor said it was a medical miracle, and all she did was silently in her heart send a wish of happiness, peace and well being to other people. The wish simply went like this, “may you be safe, may you be happy, may you be healthy, may you live with ease.”
That is something so simple that anyone can do it throughout the day, doesn’t even take any extra time, but the effects in your life can be dramatic. And imagine also the effects that we’d have in the world.
I once heard someone say that their entire life changed when they shifted from the question, “What is it that I want in life?” to the question, “What does life want from me?” Now that’s a very simple difference in a question, but an entire paradigm shift.
When we are looking for what does life want from me, what am I really here for, and we move from that energy, then life lines up in magical ways. We end up moving in ways where we are led to where we are supposed to be next. We are open to the amazing possibilities that are out there. Rather than coming from the angle, What do I want?, instead opening up to the angle of, What does life want from me?
One of the oldest studies on happiness started in the 1920s and it showed that when people give, they come from a place of giving, their happiness level is raised. In fact they researched people who were in high school in the 1920s and those people in high school who were the most generous and giving of their time, of their energy, 50 years later ended up being the happiest people.
When we come to life with the question “What am I here to give, what can I give today?” life becomes magical, we become happier, and we serve so much more. Now I want to be clear that this isn’t about over-giving. This isn’t about being a martyr. This isn’t about being a people pleaser. It’s about coming from a place of really feeling, what is my gift here on this planet and how can I most give that gift in everyday, in every moment? How can I serve?
One of the biggest things I noticed in interviewing people who had unconditional happiness, is that they all shared one key belief, and that belief is that the universe is out to support them.
One of the most important things that people can have in life to support their life is a belief that this is a friendly universe. Einstein actually said that the most important question you can ask yourself is, “Is this a friendly universe, is this a benevolent universe, is the universe out to support you?”
What I found is that people who were able to answer unconditionally yes, the universe is out to support me, are those who are the happiest. When you believe that the universe is out to support you, it doesn’t mean that things will always go your way, bad things can happen. But you will always end up asking the question, rather than why did this horrible thing happen to me in a victim mentality, instead you will ask the question, what is the higher purpose of this? If this were happening for a higher purpose what is it that I can learn from this?
If I know that the universe is always out to support me, I will look for the lesson and the gift in every circumstance.
By Jack Canfield
Excerpt from Jack Canfield’s interview for the documentary film Beyond Belief
Well our thoughts are the exact thing that create our reality, and it happens like this; First we have a thought and that thought produces a vibration that creates a feeling which creates an even more intense frequency that goes out into the universe and down into our unconscious. So on the internal level our thoughts are affecting our unconscious mind creating our beliefs. They are programming a particular part of our brain called the reticular activating system.
For example right now you are not thinking of your right foot but as soon as I say right foot, that comes up into your awareness. So your brain is constantly filtering out more than it’s taking in, and it’s our thoughts and our beliefs that affect that part of our brain that acts like a filter. So if I believe it’s a dog eat dog world and I think that thought and I go to the airport I’m not going to see people being nice to each other, I’m going to see people being negative toward each other.
Also, if I think thoughts over and over and over, I begin to create images in the subconscious mind, and the subconscious mind will do anything it can to bring those images into reality, it will think of creative ideas. It will notice things in the environment that will help achieve those intentions and those goals and those thoughts we think.
Our beliefs are very critical in terms of manifesting what we want in life. I define a belief as simply a thought you think over and over, and what we know about thoughts is every time we think a thought, it will actually aggregate more similar thoughts to it. This is how belief systems form. This is how someone becomes republican or democrat or conservative or liberal or Catholic or Jew, is you just think these thoughts over and over and they are reinforced and you attract more of those same kind of thoughts to you.
Now a belief is simply a set of thoughts that you think over and over and over, and what we know from law of attraction is when you have a thought, you attract other similar thoughts to it. That’s why it’s important to focus on what you want. Intend what you want, think about it, read about it, talk about it. More people will be attracted to you to talk about that. More articles, and newspaper articles and magazines and books will flow into your life and you’ll start noticing more things that support your point of view.
For instance, if someone grows up in a liberal family and they hear a liberal point of view or a conservative point of view or a democratic or republican or Christian or Muslim or whatever it might be, you’re constantly hearing thoughts related to that and attracting and spending time with people, so you begin to be focused into a belief system.
The problem with a belief system is that it could be true or not and a lot of times people ask, “well what should I believe?” Here’s the critical point. Choose beliefs that support you in having what you want. If you want to have money and you want to have it easily then start believing and choosing to believe that it’s easy to make money. Read books like Do What You Love the Money Will Follow, so that you begin to create a thought form and a belief system that allows you to have what you want.
Beliefs can support you in getting what you want, but they can also get in the way of getting what you want.
There are a lot of things that stop people from manifesting what they want in their life. The first thing is, most people are not clear about what they want. They’ve never made a decision. You know, I teach that you should make a list of 101 goals that you want to achieve before you die.
I have a friend John Goddard who made list at the age of 15, made a list of 127 goals that he wanted to achieve. He’s now in his 70s and has achieved 115 of them. in his 70s he just finished polo lessons. This guy is the real Indiana Jones. He’s lived a very intriguing life, gone up every river in the, world, climbed to the top of a pyramid, read the entire Britannica Encyclopedia cover to cover. He started out very quickly, he said I don’t want to grow up like all my parents friends, sit around the table and say, God wish I had, wish I’d taken off time to go to Europe before college etc. He said, “I want to be able to grow up and say I did it.”
So clarity is really important. Get a set of goals. Be real clear what you want.
The other thing is to trust what you’re attracted to. Trust the images and desires and preferences that you have and be willing to pursue those.
If you don’t have clarity then what happens is you’re going to be pulled off by other people’s goals. I always say people without goals end up working for other people who have them. So you want to have a vision for your life, and then allow that vision and those goals to guide you, and you want to come back to those on a regular basis. I review my goals at least everyday by looking at my vision board, my affirmations, my goal list, and I sit with my family at least quarterly to review what we’re doing. So you gotta have clarity.
Another thing that happens for people that gets in their way, is they have fear. They’re afraid if they achieve a certain thing then something will happen, like if I have a lot of money then I won’t be able to trust my friends. They are afraid of rejection. I always teach people that rejection is a myth. If I ask you to have dinner with me tonight and you say no, the world would say ooh, Jack got rejected. What I say is that I didn’t have anyone to eat dinner with before I asked you. I don’t have anyone to eat dinner with now. My life didn’t get worse.
And so the fear of rejection, the fear of loss, the fear of looking foolish, the fear of not knowing what you’re doing, all of those things will stop you from manifesting your vision and your goals.
Doubts. Doubts are really killer. Here’s why. Many of you have seen the Bose noise reduction headphones, I think Panasonic has them now. There are many brands. How do they work? You put them on your ears, on an airplane, and babies are crying 5 rows away, but you stop hearing it. The jet noise outside, you stop hearing it. Why is that?
Well, the sound is coming in as a waveform, and then the Bose system hears that sound and creates an opposite waveform. And these two waveforms collapse each other into a flat line. So when you send an intention out into the world, remember it’s a frequency and a waveform. Then what happens is when you have doubts it’s the opposite of that intention, it collapses it. That frequency loses any energy to go out and to attract to you what it is you want.
It would be like calling up a pizza company and saying, “Hi I want an anchovy pizza with cheese and tomatoes and mushrooms and onions and whatever”, and then you call them back 5 minutes later and you go, “Hi are you working on my pizza, are you really going to deliver my pizza, are you sure?”
Well if you did that 5 or 6 times you’d be on their caller ID list and they’d stop taking your order. It kind of works the same way in the universe. So you have to have a positive belief and trust, and faith it will happen. Faith is basically belief based on things unseen. You just have to make a declaration. “ This is what I’m going to do.”
The other thing that stops people from achieving and manifesting their vision is that they don’t take action, an important part of belief. See I teach you have to ask, believe that it’s possible, release it to the universe, and then have a vibrational match to receive that which you want. So part of belief is taking action.
In other words if I was running a seminar and I said I can teach you to levitate and charged $2000 and we’ll do one tonight and you could show up, how many of you would really sign up? Chances are you wouldn’t. Why not? Because you don’t believe that it’s possible to levitate. And if you don’t believe its possible you won’t take the action necessary to do it.
So basically, action is a statement that I believe, because I wouldn’t expend energy if it wasn’t something I believed in.
So we have a lot of things that we want, but we’re not taking action. And what I think is critical once you start applying the law of attraction, you start intending what you want and working toward it, what happens is you are going to start having impulses, spiritual intuitions, inner guidance that says you should do this thing. You know it could be as simple as gee I ought to pull off the freeway and go to Starbucks here and get a cup of coffee. For all you know, if you follow that intuition, you just avoided an accident up the freeway. Or maybe you went around a traffic jam. You have to trust that there’s something greater called spirit, god, source, infinite intelligence, the quantum field, that knows more than you do about how to get you what you want.
So once I make that commitment and I get an impulse to act I need to act on it.
Another thing that’s critical to manifesting that most people don’t do, is they don’t persevere. There’s going to be rejection. There are going to be blockages. There are going to be difficulties and mini-failures along the way. When we did Chicken Soup for the Soul we went to New York to sell that book. Rejected by all 22 publishers the two or three days we were there, we then went to the Book Expo America and were turned down by another 120 publishers. Now if we had given up after 100 and said, well this was not supposed to happen, I probably wouldn’t be sitting here today because no one would know who I am. But the reality is, we went 144 rejections before we got a yes. And so perseverance is critical
And now that book series has over 100, whoa, over 200 titles that we are up to and 115 million copies in print in 47 languages. So perseverance is important
Jack Canfield is one of twenty four experts featured in the innovative documentary Beyond Belief: www.beyondbeliefthemovie.com
By Bob Doyle
Passion – and knowing what yours is – is a big topic of conversation these days.
Since the Law of Attraction has come to more of a forefront in the past few years, and people are learning that they can create whatever kind of life they want, they are asking themselves, “Ok, what DO I want?”
The Law of Attraction truly works “automatically” in your favor when you are clear on your passions and are living them!
But what if you’re NOT clear?
What if you’re one of the many people I meet who feels completely disconnected from their sense of Passion? What if when asked to describe your “ideal life” or “vision”, you don’t even know where to begin?
First, you need to know that this “disconnect” from your sense of passion is simply another form of resistance.
Many times, we stop putting attention on our passions early in life when our more traditional system of education and upbringing tends to put a child down a path on which the child has no real input.
If what you have learned about your passions are that they are “okay for a hobby but not a way to make a real living” or something similar, then it is no wonder that you have disconnected yourself from your feelings of passion. It would be too painful to live with a sense of yearning to do something you believe you cannot do, so you create a story that you “don’t know what your passions are.”
I’m not saying that you do this intentionally, because I don’t believe you do. It’s simply a kind of emotional defense mechanism. If you believe that you don’t know your passions, then you don’t have to take responsibility for not living them. “If only I knew my passions”, you might say, “I could put this Law of Attraction stuff to work in my life and things could change.” But in saying that, you affirm to yourself that you DON’T know your passions, and that story becomes more and more real to you until you truly believe that you don’t have anything in your life that you’re passionate about.
Instead of feeling “bad”, you have chosen to feel “numb.”
Clearly, there is no real power in feeling numb. You can’t attract anything with numb, except more numb. And too many people are going through life numb to their sense of passion, robbing themselves and others of the gift that they are to the world.
This idea that you don’t know your passion, while it feels real right now, is an idea that you need to be willing to give up if you want to move into a fully satisfying life. We’re here to live our passions, so let’s not waste another minute not doing that!
Here are a few things to think about to help you tap into a lost sense of passion:
1. What do you daydream about? When your mind “goes off”, there’s a reason it goes where it goes. Many times our daydreams are our subconscious giving us a taste of what could be.
2. What would you do all day if you could do ANYTHING and money were not an issue for you at all? This is a very common question used to help people tap into their passions, because if you can truly generate the feeling of being freed up financially, you clear the way for yourself to think about what you’d TRULY like to do. But if you think about all this in terms of “will it make me money”, you are cheating yourself.
You must not judge your passions on your beliefs regarding their money-making potential. Walking The Path takes care of that as we’ll discuss more in Part 2, “The Journey.”
I’ll note that the answer to this question for many people is “Nothing! I would just do nothing all day.” And that is a totally fair answer, and I invite anyone with that response to do a lot of visualization around a day filled with doing nothing, and see how those visions naturally evolve. They’ll lead you to your passion…
3. What or who inspires you? If you can’t immediately access your own sense of Passion, or put a label on it, I invite you to think about what or who in the world inspires you…and why.
You can learn a lot about yourself by looking at how you interpret people and situations. If someone inspires you because of what they’re up to in the world, could that tell you more than a little something about what YOU might want to be up to in the world?
If you’re inspired by some kind of creative expression like art, music, film, or theater, what exactly about the experience is inspiring you? Just because you’re inspired by art, for example, doesn’t mean that you have a destiny as an artist, however.
Things that inspire us aren’t always the thing we’re supposed to be or do. However, anything that evokes inspiration in us, opens a portal to the essence of who we are.
Next time you feel inspired by anything or anyone, it may be an interesting exercise to ask yourself why you’re inspired. What part of yourself is being activated in this moment? What action – however large or small – do you feel called to take?
There are entire courses available to help you discover your sense of passion, but I believe that these few questions – if honestly answered – will give you very deep insight into what you’re about.
Bob Doyle is the CEO of Boundless Living, Inc. and is the creator and facilitator of the “Wealth Beyond Reason” program and a featured teacher in the film “The Secret”. He also created “The Path”, a simple toolkit designed to help you identify your passions, create a vision, and then bring that vision into reality. Check out all of Boundless Living’s offerings at http://www.BoundlessLiving.com
Bob Doyle is one of twenty four experts featured in the documentary Beyond Belief: www.beyondbeliefthemovie.com
Beyond Belief, the powerful self-transformation documentary that features experts from The Secret and What the Bleep Do We Know, plus many other inspiring leaders from the fields of psychology, NLP, EFT, spirituaity, holistic healing, neuroscience, quantum physics, has now been accepted as part the the training program at Bennett Stellar University (BSU).
BSU teaches NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) Hypnosis, Reiki, and other mind/body/energy modalities. For more information about the film and to view the trailer visit: www.beyondbeliefthemovie.com
“OMG! I just got to watch the first 20 minutes of Beyond Belief. It’s wonderful! I really appreciate you sharing your work with me (and the world!).”
The Beyond Belief Workbook is now available, along with the DVD and Audio CD Set. This workbook is an interactive, hands on book that complements the ideas and concepts of the film Beyond Belief.
For info visit: www.beyondbeliefthemovie.com
Dec 15, 2009: The innovative documentary film Beyond Belief was released today, in time for the holidays! Featured experts from The Secret and What the Bleep Do We Know, join top authors, researchers, scientists, teachers, psychologists, personal transformation experts, healers, and spiritual leaders in this inspirational film to deliver a message that will transform your life!
In addition to the feature length documentary, an Audio CD Set is available that includes interview clips from the guest experts, which were not included in the documentary.
For more info visit: www.beyondbeliefthemovie.com