Taking Back Control of Your Life
I believe that half of our issues with feeling like we have lost control of our own direction in life lies within taking charge of the course we are on. It’s a disabling feeling and it can cause you to lose hope and faith and of course the more you feel that you’ve lost control the more it spirals, it’s a nasty cycle. I’ve found that the only way to overcome this is to meet it head on and take back my power. Change that frequency in your brain that is inhibiting you from happiness, it’s as simple as flipping a light switch, and it’s the necessary first step. I have always been a huge fan of the “To Do” list because it helps me to stay focused and goal oriented. Whether it is a situation or relationship issue (these two are usually interconnected) , I believe the “To Do” list will be helpful. It is likely that if you are in the moment of feeling like you’ve lost your power then you already are aware of what area of your life is lacking.
So based on the fact that you are already aware of this these are the steps I use and apply on my list. My example is based on my goals in life and how I am going to create the process to achieve them.
1) Write down the goals you want to achieve
2) Figure out the steps needed to achieve them, similar to a flow chart
3) Put them in a realistic order suitable to your desires
4) Take the first steps to enact these goals
5) Maintain focus and determination, stay strong
It will take a lot of hard work to achieve your goals, but;
Anything worth having is worth working for.
– Don’t doubt yourself
– Do whatever you need to do to keep yourself motivated and determined
– If need be, ask a friend to be an ally to help keep you focused
I would suggest to start with the goal that you think is the most attainable first because when you achieve it, the feeling of accomplishment and pride will empower you to move farther ahead and give you that extra boost needed to maintain your focus and desires.
It’s not surprising to me that I’m such a huge fan of the “To Do” list especially since I love writing and also use it as a tool for self-therapy in every area of my life. In addition to that, writing things down and having that visual cue is a prominent point of the Law of Attraction. I came across one of my journals a while ago and had some goals written in there that I had long ago achieved and had forgotten about. It was a great reminder of how far I’ve come and how strong my own personal power is to complete what I set out to achieve. Another helpful tool is to start a Vision Board and have pictures where you want to get to, alternatively you could create(draw up) a road map with points along the way that mark the mileposts (goals) of where you want to get to. Either of these are helpful tools because when you see something every day it becomes ingrained in your mind and as in the Law of Attraction, our thoughts are our power, and we have the power to improve every area of our life.
February 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm
I like what you have to say and find in helpful. I find that in addition to “to do” lists, what helps me is to clean up my desk and organinze things on it. If I let it go, it gets out of control and the clutter causes frustration. If I take ten minutes, I can clean it up and organize matters. Similar to you finding a number of items in an old journal that you’d accomplished, I find that much of the clutter on my desk can be thrown away for the same reason. Whether organizing matters via a “to do” list or otherwise cleaning up old items, it all helps. Keep writing. You’ve got something worthwhile to say.
February 27, 2012 at 10:11 am
Thank you so much for your kind words, I really appreciate it. I also like the feedback that you’ve given and how “just cleaning up your desk” helps to organize your space and give you a clutter-free mind. Thank you for following my blog and I’m looking forward to any feedback you may have in the future.
Thomas H. Greco
March 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm
I like what you say. We DO have the power.
I just viewed a TED talk that illustrates that. It’s by Bunker Roy telling about the Barefoot College that started in India, http://www.ted.com/talks/bunker_roy.html
I highly recommend it.
BTW, d you mind if I use your power image in one of my slide shows?
March 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm
Thank-you for your kind words and positive feedback, I really appreciate it! I will definitely check out your recommendation and love corresponding with people that share a positive outlook.
The power image is not mine, I got it from Google images, but there was no fee or copyright attached so I imagine you will be able to attain it as well.