I’ll Worry About That Later

Be Careful what you say…

‘I’ll Worry About That Later’, is that a phrase that enters your vocabulary?  It’s time to change…

Given whatever we focus our attention on, we attract more of, the statement ‘I’ll Worry About That Later’, is not something I’d want to be focusing any of my attention on.

Generally, people utter this as a fly away comment when they haven’t finished doing something or need to make a decision but haven’t got time.

‘Worry’ about that later… guess what you do when you finally get around to thinking or doing something about it?  The trouble is, in between times you also ‘worry’:

  • you worry about when you might complete the task
  • you worry that you might not get it done on time
  • you worry what others might think
  • you worry you can’t afford it
  • you worry you’ll never get to the end of it

That’s a heck of a lot of worry time.  Imagine if you re-channeled all that worry time into something productive?  You’d probably have the task completed by now….

Let your worries go, just drop them.  Imagine your worries are a small piece of paper.  Now imagine holding it out in front of you, what do you have to do to ‘drop’ that piece of paper – that’s right – you just have a ‘let it go’ and it falls effortlessly to the ground.

It’s the same with letting go of worries.  It then leaves room for you to become constructive and creative.  You’re more likely to find answers.

Worry-less, Achieve-more.


Fiona

The Power of Intention

Where Attention Goes, Energy Flows

What if you could use your thoughts to create whatever you wanted in your life?  I was reminded about this powerful personal development wonder the other day.  Whenever you focus your attention or ‘intention’, fully and completely on whatever it is you want to manifest in your life, you will begin to see examples of the subject you have chosen to focus on everywhere.

I was facilitating a budget program yesterday and gave the participants the example of my bright yellow car.

Some years ago I was in the market to replace my car, so I went looking in the car yards with my friend’s husband who is a mechanic by trade.  We saw a bright yellow Honda Logo.  I wasn’t that fussed on the car at first, but once I sat in it, and realized I could raise the seat up I was sold (you can probably guess by now that I’m fairly short).

Anyway, I hadn’t heard of Honda Logo’s before I purchased the car, let alone seen a yellow one.  Once I drove out of the car yard, I began to see Honda Logo’s everywhere.  Not only that, but I saw yellow ones everywhere.  Those cars were there before, but I hadn’t seen them.  Why?  I’ll explain more.

Also, my friends began to see them everywhere as well.  They would often say to me – “I saw you driving your car the other day, waved out, and you didn’t wave back”.  When I questioned where they had seen me, I informed them it actually wasn’t me, but another yellow Honda Logo”.

Reticular Activating System

The reason we began seeing them everywhere is due to the Reticular Activating System, or RAS for short.  It’s the part of the brain that acts like a filter.  It filters out information for us.

It is said human beings have roughly 60,000 thoughts every day.  Now we can’t possible give those 60,000 thoughts our full attention, so we filter out what’s most important to us.

Science now confirms that our thoughts are magnetic in nature, so whatever we focus on, we will get more of.  That’s why it’s no mistake or coincidence when you are thinking about an old friend who you haven’t seen for a couple of years, suddenly the phone rings and it’s them.

Whenever I’m having a bad day, I remind myself to re-focus my intention and attention on what I want to create, rather than on what I don’t want, and my day instantly improves.

Try it, you might be pleasantly surprised.


Fiona

Affirmations

I love this video.  It’s called Jessica’s Daily Affirmations. Imagine adults with that sort of self-belief – enjoy:


Fiona

Overcoming Procrastination Achievement and Goal Setting

One of the most critical factors to attaining the life of your dreams is in the Art of Noticing. You see it is the art of noticing that will lead you to clarity.

The art of noticing is really invaluable in three ways:

  1. To guide you in your decision-making
  2. To highlight the valuable lessons that lie in decisions that didn’t quite ‘fit’ with your desired outcomes
  3. It highlights where you need to make changes in your life

People make choices and decisions every day, sometimes they are great decisions and they lead them towards their desired outcome, however sometimes the decision doesn’t quite ‘fit’ with their future goal. Where people get stuck is that they fail to ‘notice’, stop and ask themselves if a particular decision, thought, conversation or action was useful.

It is in the art of noticing that the greatest lessons can be learned. So how do you use this powerful simple tool in your life?

Here’s some action step you may want to being with.

Think back over the last couple of years of your life. Note down any instances or decisions that:

  • Did not leave you with a sense of joy
  • Did not lead you towards your desired outcome
  • Seem to be a repeat pattern in your life

What did you notice about them at the time, or did you just move on with your life?  Now that you are looking at the situation from afar, is there anything you notice which, if you altered your thoughts or actions, could change the way you act in the future? Or could change the way you ‘view’ or ‘see’ what happened?

The secret that many have not yet discovered is – you cannot ‘change’ anyone else, you can only ‘change’ how you ‘see’ them, or how you ‘see’ a situation.


Fiona