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The Execution of Change
By: Lyndsey Shaffer

To change your current reality requires action. Continuously stating your disappointment or discontentment with your life only adds fuel to the fire. If you are unhappy with your life, change it. No one can change it but you and no one is responsible for placing you into your current situation but you. Do not hold onto feelings of obligation to other people if these feelings cause you to be unhappy. Societal, cultural, religious and family traditions and practices often lead us to do things we do not want to do. We do these things, simply because we were taught to believe that things need to be done or should be done a certain way. However, it is important to take notice of where beliefs stem from. Ask yourself, is this true for me? Do I truly believe this? Do I feel good doing this? Is this in alignment with my dreams?

A vital part of personal growth is to establish your own belief system. Wallace Wattles once said that the hardest task of man is to listen to the truth within himself. Often, the cause of our disappointment or discontent is because your inner desires and your outer circumstances in which you live are contradictory. Your outer world is a reflection of you inner world. If you allow bad feelings to live within you and take no action towards developing that which is in alignment with your dreams, your current reality will become your future reality. You will be unable to advance yourself from your current circumstances. Your current reality will only change when you have changed the feelings within you. Take action today to break your perpetual cycle of lack and disappointment. Many people think that the key to changing their outer world is money. This is not true. Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world and money is of no value to the spirit that dwells within your physical body.

This being said, how do you execute change in your life?

Live in your dream. To live in your dream is much more than an exercise in visualization. You must walk in your dream, speak to others, take action and give thanks as you would when your dream has manifested. When you do these things it allows you to experience a new type of reality. The reality of your desires that is already in the process of manifestation. Living in your dream will place you in a state of happiness that will no longer allow you to attract negative things, people or circumstances to you. It is this that will begin to change you current reality. The things that once gave you grief, frustration and other negative feelings will begin to be replaced with the things that bring you happiness.

Track your forward movement towards your goals. Ask yourself every day, what did I do today to move closer to my dream? This step is vital! If you are not taking action everyday towards your dreams and your goals it is unlikely that they will manifest. You must do something everyday, you must complete at least one successful action from which you can build on the help you reach your dreams.

Acknowledge all of the things in your life and give thanks. Whether or not your current reality is everything you desire it to be, you must give thanks and do so sincerely. Everything in your life will guide you towards your dream. There may be things in your life that you do not like. View them as a blessing of contrast from that which you do want. These things help you to clarify within your mind what you truly desire. That clarity is a gift that will help you to manifest your dreams even faster.

Follow these steps to execute the change of your current reality and place yourself on the path towards the life you desire.


Lyndsey Shaffer is the co- founder of the Onyx Six - Women of Color Business Network. Onyx Six is a business development network committed to creating a supportive and influential community of minority women entrepreneurs and professionals. Contact Lyndsey Shaffer by email at lshaffer@onyxsix.com.

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