“Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it.” – Wayne Dyer
The following words are heard often during the Christmas season, “Making a list and checking it twice.” Unfortunately many people do not use this magical childhood belief throughout the year. Many self-help authors and even the bible support this concept.
Then the Lord told me and said, “I will give you my message in the form of a vision. Write it clearly enough to be read at a glance.”
Habakkuk 2 1-3
“Decide what you want, write it down, review it constantly, and each day do something that moves you toward these goals”.
I personally believe and seek signs before making major decisions in life and I write down what I hope to manifest.
I have always made a list of the things I want to attract in my life. When things would automatically fall into place, I knew I was on the right tract.
At a young age I had written that I wanted to own a house before I got married. I envisioned this house would be a double so that I could live in one side rent free. I stayed focused on that goal and fortunately I got a few breaks with investments in the stock market. I purchased my double within months of my return home from a tour of duty in the Army.
I always believed that marriage would be a tremendously important decision in my life. In preparation I practiced some of the principles I have shared with my readers. I wrote down the qualities I wanted in that person I wanted to attract and with whom I would live out a lifetime commitment.
A sign of the power of this tool of writing down what we want to attract in our lives was later confirmed and truly amazed both of us. Unknown to either of us was the fact that we both worked in the central city and occasionally went to the same church to pray for the same thing, the right person to marry with whom we could fully share our lives.
When I came home after being drafted and stationed in Europe for two years many of my friends were married and having children. I dated one girl that I had known in the past, but it did not work out. Than coincidentally or providentially friends of ours arranged a blind date with Jeanne for a company dance, and as they say, “The rest is history!”
Yes, 51 years later I have to say it was the best decision of my life.
In my blog posting last week I talked about the rocker given to me by my grandfather one Christmas. Check out this picture with two rockers under our Christmas tree. The other one was given to my wife as a gift when she was two years old. We both kept these treasured gifts we received as 2-year-olds and decided to put our rockers under our Christmas tree. This is symbolic of the many treasures we each brought to our relationship that bridged the gap of differences.
As we get closer to the end of the year and start anticipating a fresh start and a new opportunity to live life to the fullest, you may want to take some time to make a list of what you would like to attract into your life.