My Dad always encouraged me to believe in Magic. He’d say if you don’t believe, how do you expect to experience it? He said, write out your dreams and intentions. Meditate on them, and manifest them. My parents were big on the whole “positive thinking” vibe, so I guess it stuck. I too believe that you manifest your destiny with your thoughts, beliefs, and actions.
We now live in such a tech obsessed society that writing anything feels a bit archaic. But I have to say; there is something so powerful in putting pen to paper, writing out my thoughts, and placing my Intention on each letter and word. It feels like a transference of Power. From Thought to Action. Feinstein (2014), “According to a study done by Gail Matthews at Dominican University, those who wrote down their goals accomplished significantly more than those who did not write down their goals” (para. 2).
There is still so much to be said for writing out your goals. The reasoning is simple; if you do not have a plan, how do you know where you want to go? How will you know how to get there? I can tell you, both from studying and from life experiences; those without a plan don’t do as well as those with one. With a plan, you have a purpose to wake up to each morning. There are so many nights that I can’t even sleep all the way through because I know my plan for the next day and I am just so excited about getting to it. I can’t wait to see what the results will be from all of the efforts of my planning and action coming together.
Some of my startup clients over the years have shared with me that they don’t have a plan because they just don’t know where to begin. Here are a few steps to help get your plan together and put it into motion.
2. Think about the lifestyle you want; laid back beach life on SouthBeach, a townhouse in Georgetown, or an NYC Penthouse?
3. Evaluate where you are in the big picture. Do you have to start from the beginning? Have you begun but you’re in need of a little inspiration?
4. Discover the steps necessary to get there; the education or training needed.
5. Decide if it is attainable. If so, how long? Finally, set up a set of achievable steps to get there.
Perhaps no one encouraged you to believe in Magic. Not all Dads are telling their daughters to believe in this fairytale idea. But I don’t think the message was about a fairytale. By teaching me how to manifest my desires or my “Magic,” he showed me the power of Intention. He demonstrated that with planning, anything is possible. You have ultimate control over your destiny, regardless of where you began. There is only one question to consider; how bad do I want it?
Stay in your Magic, Babes!