Life - The Secret Of My Motivation
by Chitra Jha
Sometimes when I try to explain my dream to my family and friends, I get blank stares. My enthusiasm does not find an eager audience. Most of the time, I try to avoid this situation by keeping quiet about my dreams, but there are times when I cannot contain my excitement. I do understand that everyone operates from his or her belief system, just as I do. However, why are the belief systems different in the very same family in which we grow up? What exactly determines our belief systems? Is it the cumulative experience and influence of one lifetime or infinite lifetimes?
Since I am a past-life regression therapist, I know that our past lives do affect our present belief systems, but for most people this fact is difficult to digest. Most of us believe that our beliefs come primarily from our childhood conditioning. If, as children, we were told that telepathy does not exist, we will grow up believing it to be the truth. However, it is only a belief and not a fact. Most of what we believe is not based on facts in any case. Now suppose that as a grown up you come across someone who can demonstrate to you that telepathy does exist. What will you do now? Will you accept this new truth?
Generally, even when a fact is offered with proof, sceptic minds would try to block it. They try to skip to another reality zone, just to avoid changing their beliefs. It is a sort of automatic defence mechanism of the ego. Sometimes, when you are trying your best to explain something new to someone, they have a glazed look in their eyes. Their attention drifts away. They stop paying attention to you. In this way, they block out information that does not tally with their belief system. Only an open mind can absorb new information and evaluate it on its own terms.
Now I have decided to share my dreams only with those people who believe in me. I am not here to change anyone's belief systems, I am here to have faith in my belief system and evaluate it from time to time. I am here to discard beliefs that do not work for me anymore and form experiential beliefs that always work. I do not believe that successful people are just lucky. I know that one becomes successful by believing in one's dreams.
My motivation comes from setting big goals. Big goals to me mean goals that seem fantastic, out-of-reach, slightly scary, and which are not commensurate with the current appearances of reality. For example, I had set a goal of becoming a life skills coach, when I was just a homemaker. It took me two years and various small steps of being a teacher of communication skills, verbal ability instructor for management entrance exams, a columnist, a healer, to finally become a life skills coach. It seems like a dream run. Throughout this period, I stayed motivated by writing about my goal in detail, leaving it in the care of the universe, and taking small inspired actions when needed.
Such miracles happen in my life all the time. Invariably I am led to the right people, right opportunities and right knowledge to achieve my goals. After one goal is achieved, I set another big goal. Right now, my big goal is to conduct my empowering workshops throughout the world. It does seem impossible to some, but to me it is my reality, whether I can see it in my present environment or not.
I stay motivated by my complete faith in the universe and its infallible laws. My motivation also comes from imagining a bigger, brighter, and more colourful life than I currently lead. I put my emotions into this picture and live it in my mind's eye. Eventually, I am led to take successful action. This action is always inspired, and I do it to the best of my ability with gay abandon.
I have written my new life story keeping all areas of my life, that is, career, money, health, friends, family, personal development, recreation, and personal environment in the right perspective. I run this story through my mind at least twice a day. Each run builds up a new momentum, and I feel excited about taking action to reach my goals. I know people who live the kind of life that I live, and I know people whose lives are full of boredom, discontent, and mediocrity. I feel grateful to the universe because my eyes and mind are open. I have discovered my potential. I have chosen my life of purpose and passion. I feel ecstatic. Life sure is beautiful!
Chitra Jha is a life skills coach, corporate trainer and verbal ability instructor.
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