Your Wish is My Command - Expanding the Power of Your Personal Genie

Written by Will Craig

The Genie we all have inside us is awaiting our instructions and ready to grant our every wish. Of course, if it were this easy we would all live in castles and zip around on magic carpets. If you're not where you want to be in life, what commands are you giving your Genie?

Your Three Wishes

Want to change your life? Here'srepparttar quick answer: pay closer attention to your thoughts andrepparttar 124079 instructions you give your Genie. If that sounds too simple, just grab your magic lamp and read on...

Sometimes we think what we say to ourselves doesn't matter, that these are just random or fleeting thoughts. The fact is, what you say to yourself (your Genie) really does matter and it will determine your fate forrepparttar 124080 day, this week... your entire life.

Where can you find this Genie? He is your subconscious mind. And here'srepparttar 124081 rub: we don't have an option as to whether or not we give him instructions. He pays attention to our every thought. Our only point of control isrepparttar 124082 type of instructions we provide.

If you're thinking, "Life sucks. This is really lousy," your Genie hears that. You may not think he is effected by this negative self-talk, but Genie takes it all in and attempts to give you what you have requested. He is very disciplined that way. The trouble is... he's not real good at deciphering moods, doubts, and fears. In fact, your Genie has no reasoning capabilities whatsoever. That is your domain. His only job is to obey your commands.

When you tell yourself "today is going to be a bad day because that'srepparttar 124083 way my 'luck' runs," your Genie hears that and says, "Okay... I have received your wish... here is your bad day!" Of course, you didn't mean for him to take that literally, and you may not have even realized you used up a wish when you had that thought.

I Hear You

Think aboutrepparttar 124084 last time you balled up a wad of paper and threw it acrossrepparttar 124085 room intorepparttar 124086 trash can. Bull's eye! It felt so good to make a shot of that distance with deadly accuracy that you decided to do it again. This time you give it some thought. That little nagging part of your brain you thought was asleep starts telling you, "That first shot was luck. You can't do that again." And sure enough, your next shot bounces offrepparttar 124087 rim ontorepparttar 124088 floor. You immediately spring up and grabrepparttar 124089 wad of paper, not dropping it inrepparttar 124090 trash, but taking it back torepparttar 124091 spot from where you missed to try again. It'srepparttar 124092 Trash Can Game and we've all played it. It's also an excellent example of Genie executingrepparttar 124093 commands we provide him.

We must be very careful what we tell ourselves because our Genie–as wonderful as he is–cannot distinguish our real intent. Everything we say passes to him without going through any filters. We may tell ourselves, "This is stupid. I'm not going to try very hard to do my best because I'll probably fail anyway." Our intent may have been to give ourselves a cushion to fall back on just in case we didn't do as well as we hoped. The trouble with giving ourselves that 'out' is that Genie will do everything in his power to grant our request of failure. He is undermining our ultimate desire to berepparttar 124094 best we can be. He doesn't mean to do this, of course, he is just followingrepparttar 124095 orders we gave him.

Thinking is Creating

Everything you see inrepparttar 124096 space you are now in was once a thought in someone's mind. The chair you are sitting in;repparttar 124097 car you drive;repparttar 124098 television you watch. None of these would exist had they not originated inrepparttar 124099 mind of their creator. The thing to recognize is that we are all creators. We arerepparttar 124100 creators of our own destiny,repparttar 124101 authors of our own story.

The story I created for my life, up until I was 36 years old, was that I wasn't very smart. I hated school and couldn't wait to finish my education at age 16. The two decades that followed found me comfortable with that story, if not somewhat unfulfilled. It took me twenty years to realize I hadrepparttar 124102 power to change my life; to write a new chapter, to alterrepparttar 124103 direction ofrepparttar 124104 story all together. Once I recognized this, I wrote chapters into my life I didn't even think were possible. I went on to complete my graduate work in Education and Human Development at a major university and created a new and fulfilling life for myself.

Maximizing the Landmark Experiences of Your Life

Written by Julie Jordan Scott

Eric closed his eyes as he rubbed his temples for what seemed likerepparttar twentieth time that hour. His life lately resembled an episode from a daytime soap opera rather than reality. A thought entered his crowded consciousness: "What is it about me that I can not have a quiet, calm, uninterrupted life?"

Sheila discussedrepparttar 124078 twists and turns throughrepparttar 124079 past decade with her new friend, Danelle, over a Mocha Java at her neighborhood coffee house. The aroma of baking bread filledrepparttar 124080 room as her hands gestured with her eyes wide. Her hearty laugh rose through repparttar 124081 room. Danelle stated simply, "Your life has been anything but dull! How do you do it?"

Sheila paused as she allowed her warm drink to fill her throat and chest. Looking contemplative, she softly said, "I would not have it any other way."

Eric Hoffer, twentieth century American social theorist said, "The remarkable thing is that it isrepparttar 124082 crowded life that is most easily remembered. A life full of turns, achievements, disappointments, surprises, and crises is a life full of landmarks. The empty life has even its few details blurred, and cannot be remembered with certainty."

Makingrepparttar 124083 most of your landmark experiences will insure your life will be both memorable and filled with meaning.

Here is how to maximize your landmark experiences:

1. Facing a landmark experience with gratitude is sure to energize it towardsrepparttar 124084 positive. Being grateful for something which onrepparttar 124085 surface looks contrary to your plan for life is highly unnatural. Perhaps THIS is why it is so effective. As ridiculous as it sounds, practicerepparttar 124086 tiniest gratitude forrepparttar 124087 situation, and grow that gratitude daily. You will notice a difference in a short period of time, guaranteed.

2. Honorrepparttar 124088 messagerepparttar 124089 landmark experience is sending you. Instead of pushing throughrepparttar 124090 time or aggressively creating a struggle, inviterepparttar 124091 experience to dance. Listen for its rhythm. Match its movements with your own. Engage it as a partner. Deciding to honor and respect your experience will bring you through it more quickly than rushing it: sort ofrepparttar 124092 tortoise andrepparttar 124093 hare race in life practice.

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