Are you the Michelangelo of your life?

One of the more profound statements that I recall from the hit movie  ‘The Secret’  was from Doctor Joe Vitale who said:  ” You are the Michelangelo of your own life.  The David you are sculpting is you”.

The secret to those who achieve and see their goals realized and those who don’t, actually lies within the phrase above!  We often feel that our lives are beyond our control and a mysterious force has pre-determined who is going to get what they want and who is not and that luck has everything to do with it.

 Like Dr Joe Vitale said, we are the Michelangelo of our own lives.  What that means is that we are master creators.  We can deliberately choose.  We, by our intentions properly directed and focused can be what we want and get what we want.   

 Even if our circumstances are abysmal, we can still choose how we respond to our circumstances!  It’s in our choosing the way we respond that we begin to lift ourselves out of the situations that do not please us or make us happy.

And the funny thing is that the simpleset things that we need to do move toward what we want or want to become doesn’t cost a thing!

All you need is to :

  • Know what you want!  That is:  be clear about it to the tiniest detail. 

Let’s say that you were describing the kind of house you wanted.   Let’s say your dream house.  Then I would expect you to give me detail about the house such as:

How big?  what would it be made of? brick or double brick, or cement rendered?  what about the roof?  corrugated iron or tiles?  If it’s tiles, then what kind?  What color?  What about the guttering?  downpipes? What about the flooring?  timber floating floors?  Great!  What kind of wood?  What color? 

What tiles do you want in the kitchen and bathroom?  What color would they be ? What about the vanity, shower and bathtub?  Would you have a spa bath or not?  What about the taps? 

Then there’s the kitchen? Tasmanian Oak or polyurtherane kitchen?   Have you thought about the kind of splashbacks you want and the appliances? If so,  specifically what brand? What about the kitchen bench tops?  Granite or marble? 

Have you thought about  the landscaping around the house?  What kind of plants do you see?  Then how many garages do you see?  Do you have pool?  What size? Is it above ground or in-ground?  Salt water pool or not?  Is there an outdooor living area to enjoy with family and friends?  And what kind of outdoor furniture do you see?

I could go on and on.  The point here is that when you do an exercise in deciding what you want, you need to go into such intricate detail, because the Universe loves detail and will deliver exactly what you ask it for. 

When I went house hunting quite  some years ago I had not been clear  about much other than I wanted a brick veneer home and I wanted timber flooring throughout the entire house.  That was it!  I didn’t think about anything else.  I thought God kinda ‘knew’ what I wanted, so I didn’t offer more than that.

When I bought the home it had carpet throughout the whole house.  It was brick veneer and I was reasonably happy.  I was happy that God got half of my request right.  I didn’t complain.  The day I moved in I wanted to see what was under the carpet because part of it was lifting in one of the bedrooms.  Guess what was under the carpet?  TIMBER FLOORS!

So I know from experience that the Universe will deliver exactly the picture you hold in your mind.  We are indeed the Michelangelo’s of our lives.  We are the creators of that which we hold in our thoughts.  We are constantly creating every minute we are awake. 

Are you the Michelangelo of your life?  What are you creating?

Becoming A Detective Of Your Thoughts

I was watching an interview on You tube earlier today with Joe Vitale author of Zero Limits on Larry King Live.  Larry King asked Joe Vitale ” How do you clear negative self thoughts?”

He mentioned that there are many ways in which we could could this however one way is to ” become a detective of your own mental activity”.  That is:  to watch carefully and pay attention to the positive and negative thoughts that pop into our heads. We need to notice which makes make you feel good and which ones make you feel bad. 

Clearly, the ones that make you feel bad are the negative thoughts.  So what you need to do is notice the thoughts that make you fell good and as Dr Joe Vitale mentions ” You want to reach for the thoughts that feel good and you start to go in the direction of having more of those and going back to his statement about fundamental laws and psychology – you get more of what you focus on.  Focus on the positive thoughts and the negative ones will start to drop away or you won’t pay attention to them as much”.

Negative thought patterns have a tremendous impact on our lives.  If we are knee deep in problematic circumstances, then we have created them on an inner level and the only way to change that is to go within and change our thinking.  As Dr  Vitale mentions, we need to focus on positive thoughts more and more and as this happens more and more frequently  the negative ones begins to fall away and we don’t pay attention to them as much.

Remember, negative thoughts WILL manifest in your life as much as positive thoughts.  In choosing deliberately what you focus your thinking upon, you shape your life circumstances.  If you do not think much of yourself, then you are not much.  If you do not think you can, you won’t.  If you think you are useless, you are.  If you think you are not worthy or much, you’re not.  You are everything you think. 

Begin to change the way you think, and the way you think will change your life.