My family and I have recently moved from our London home to a new home in the countryside. I’m so excited that the house I visualised and set intentions for has manifested into reality!
This house was part of my five year vision which I wrote about in my journal back in 2014.
When my husband and I decided to start our house search last year, I wrote out my house wish-list in specific detail. This included how many bedrooms and bathrooms, the garden size, the ideal kitchen and decor style and how I wanted the house to feel. It also included the ideal area I wanted to live in and the local amenities.
When I recently looked over the list I wrote out in my journal I was shocked to discover that the house we have bought matches 95% of my wish list!
Maybe it’s coincidental, but in my experience I think not. Throughout my life I’ve repeatedly found that the more intentional I am about achieving my success goals, the more likelihood of them being achieved.
Remember that ‘success’ will be different for everyone. One person’s definition of success maybe to be a stay at home mother to raise her family. Another person’s success maybe to travel the world whilst running their business from their laptop. Or it could be to build a company that impacts the lives of your local community or the lives of millions! Once you’re clear on what YOUR definition of success is, you can start to dream bigger and be more intentional in turning those dreams into reality.
Below are a few simple intentional practices that you can add into your daily routine.
They’ll help you to stay focused and I guarantee you’ll attract more success into your life if you regularly practice them.
1/ Get clear on what you want and write it down. There’s a magic that happens once you write down specifically what you want. Get into the habit of writing down your goals. Start with writing down your vision of how you want your business and life to be in five years time. This should only take one page with a series of bullet headlines listing out your goals and desires.
Following on from your five year vision think about what you can focus on this year that will contribute to your overall big vision.
Continue your’ big picture thinking’ by writing down your monthly, weekly and then daily goals. To help with this process, get into the discipline of writing down your goals each day in a journal – even better is to write your goals down the evening before the day ahead!
2/ Practice visualising your goals as already being fulfilled. To make this easier find images that represent success and align them to your goals. You could cut out images and make a vision board, or you could create a secret vision board on Pinterest and take a screenshot of it. Ideally you want to put these pictures somewhere where you can see them everyday as powerful reminders of your goals.
3/ Practice having positive thoughts about your goals. Your feelings create your circumstances, so when you have a negative thought try and shift your thoughts to ones that make you feel better. Not sure how to do this? See step 4
4/ Take time each day to focus on the things you are grateful for. This changes your state to a positive one, and raises your energy and vibration. The more you focus on gratitude, the more you have to be thankful for. Gratitude is a simple concept with powerful results when practiced regularly.
5/ Acknowledge your efforts. When something changes for the better, acknowledge it. The more you acknowledge that your intentional practice (also known as the Law of Attraction) is working, the more impact it will have on your business and life.
6/ Take action. There’s never a perfect time to start, however by taking the first step of committing to action, the universe will begin sending you opportunities that will bring you closer to your goals. I often say that you have to be open to all possibilities and when opportunities present themselves you have to follow ‘the breadcrumbs’.
Take these actions everyday and I promise you will move faster in the direction of your dreams.