You will now be starting to feel that it is really possible to achieve the goal that you have set for yourself. You may even already be feeling that it is certain to happen. If you have not yet reached that stage do not worry.
You are only half way through the process.
Following the advice in the first 3 steps of the D.R.E.A.M.S. System has allowed you to build a solid foundation for success. That foundation is mental and emotional in nature for without doubt you must mentally prepare yourself for success before you can ever expect to achieve success in the material world.
Unless you create success in your inner world first you will never be successful in your outer world. As you have learned in the previous steps it all begins with thought and is reinforced and strengthened by feeling and faith (gratitude).
However, thinking and feeling yourself into success is not enough. Even strong faith that you will achieve a thing is not enough on its own to bring you to that thing.
You must also take action.
Wallace D. Wattles said this when he pronounced:
“Thought is the creative power, or the impelling force which causes the creative power to act; thinking in a Certain Way will bring riches to you, but you must not rely upon thought alone, paying no attention to personal action. That is the rock upon which many otherwise scientific metaphysical thinkers meet shipwreck–the failure to connect thought with personal action.”
The bible also states it quite clearly as follows:
“As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.” James 2:26
Taking ActionAction is an essential component of achieving any goal. This is often left out of success philosophies and Law of Attraction teachings.
Even those teachings that do talk about taking action do not cover the subject correctly. You see it is all about the way you take action rather than the type of action you take.
It is not the action itself that brings about the result but the way in which you perform the action.
The above statement may seem counterintuitive but if you give it some serious thought and contemplation you will see the truth behind what is being conveyed to you.
You will probably have intuitively felt this yourself at some point without being able to fully explain the phenomenon or understand what exactly was happening.
You will have experienced this phenomenon if you have you ever tried to reach a goal but no matter what you did you just couldn’t make any headway? In fact, if you are anything like I was before discovering the 6 Simple Steps That NEVER Fail that lay at the foundation of the D.R.E.A.M.S. System, you will have tried many different approaches only to get the opposite results you were aiming for.
Do you believe the results you got had anything to do with how you performed the actions you took or do you feel deep down that something else was at work – perhaps bad luck or bad karma etc.?
Well there is a very real phenomenon at work but it has nothing to do with luck, karma or anything outside of your personal control.
This phenomenon is also all too apparent when we look at the successes of others.
Have you ever taken exactly the same actions (or better actions) than someone else and seen them succeed while you failed?
Most people who fail do not fail because they fail to take action nor even because they fail to take the correct action. They fail because they do not act in a “certain way”.
I am certain that there will be people around you who actually take, what should be the wrong actions, yet get a positive result. This is a demonstration of a law of action at work. The same law is at work when you take the correct actions yet fail to get the result the action should have brought about.
Why Some People Succeed & Others Fail While Doing The Same ThingsFailure to produce a specific result from taking specific actions that should produce that result is covered very well in The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles. Although Wattle’s following explanation for failure and success is connected to the accumulation of money it is equally applicable to any other goal you may have. If you have ever failed to achieve any goal before this is the reason for that failure!
Wattles correctly pointed out in his book that success is not dependent on specific actions. Two people in the same profession can do exactly the same thing, at exactly the same time yet one will get rich while another one goes bankrupt.
Why is this?
Well it is based on 2 key concepts first introduced by Wallace D. Wattles in his masterful classic The Science of Getting Rich (free digital download for my readers).
And it all starts, not by taking specific actions but, by acting in specific ways.
Acting in a Certain WayWhen the successful person performs an action they may or may not be aware of the fact that the action itself, although necessary, is not what brings about success or failure.
We have been taught that achieving goals is about setting an objective, creating a workable plan and then executing that plan so it will lead us to the fulfillment of our goal. However in real life this is not what actually happens when a person achieves a successful outcome.
I am sure that you have seen people in the same profession as you do the same things that you do and succeed with very little effort while another person (perhaps you) really tries hard to succeed and yet keeps failing. In fact, if you are like me, you will have seen people in your profession doing things the wrong way and still succeeding while you do everything “by the book” and still come up short.
The reason this happens is not because of the things you are doing but because of the way you are doing them – mentally!
When a successful person performs an action they do it in the belief and expectation that it will bring about a successful result, i.e., that the actions they are performing are moving them closer to their goal.
At an unconscious level their subconscious mind believes that those specific action steps are necessary to bring about a successful goal attainment. So when the person performs those action steps the subconscious mind brings them closer to goal attainment – regardless of the actions taken.
However, when action steps are taken without the deliberate intent to create a specific outcome or, even worse, those actions are taken while harboring thoughts of doubt then the subconscious mind will create an outcome harmonious to that mental state; failure and unattained goals or even the exact opposite of what should happen.
Although it may be difficult to accept this at face value all the evidence around you and in your life clearly points to the fact that creating success is really not dependent on what action you take.
The truth is, you can take any action you want to as long as you believe that action will create a specific result and your subconscious mind will create that result. Likewise you can take all the “correct action” you want but if you don’t believe it will work you will never get the result you want.
It really doesn’t matter how well or how many times you perform the “correct” actions. If you have a failure mentality your subconscious mind will find a way to make those actions result in failure!
It’s that simple!
If you have a negative attitude about the action you are taking no amount of correct action will produce success.
Wallace D. Wattles referred to this phenomenon as “doing things in a certain way”.
He said that by performing each action in an unsuccessful way a person will create failure but if that same person will perform exactly the same action in a successful way then success will be inevitable.
So how do you perform each action in a successful way?
Well it is actually easier than you might think (pun intended).
If you have a positive attitude about the action you are taking then any action will produce success.
You create a positive attitude about the actions you take by simply following the first 3 steps of this system. By focusing on your goal throughout the day it will imprinted on your mind and will be running in the background like a program on a computer. This will ensure each action you take is successful.
How to Act in a Successful WayWattles tells us that in most cases the action you need to take to get you to your goal will be the very same actions you have been taking every day.
He tells us that it is not our actions that must change but our attitude towards those actions that must change. By performing your normal every day actions in the “certain way” you will start creating positive outcomes.
As I already stated to do this all you need to do is focus on the positive attainment of your goal throughout the day as you were instructed to do in Step 2. By simply taking a few seconds every hour to recall your goal image you are training your mind to stay focused on your successful outcome.
This means each action you take will be pre-programmed to bring you closer to your goal.
For example, if you have a goal to get a new career then start by performing the normal actions of your current job in the “certain way”, i.e. do your current job to the best of your ability while remaining aware that the actions you taking are helping you achieve your aim of a new career even though you don’t know how that is happening!
If you set a goal to meet your soulmate but are currently in a loveless relationship then be the best partner you can be in that relationship while retaining the positive image of your ideal relationship.
The aim is to perform your normal actions with the positive belief that you are getting closer to your desired objective.
Wattle sums this up with an example of a job goal. He states, “Hold the vision of yourself in the job you want, while you ACT with faith and purpose on the job you have, and you will certainly get the job you want.
Your vision and faith will set the creative force in motion to bring it toward you, and your action will cause the forces in your own environment to move you toward the place you want.”
You will recall from previous steps that your vision is the mental image you created of your future success. You should be visualizing that twice daily; once in the morning and once at night.
You “hold” that vision in mind through your hourly recall of that mental image.
Faith, as you learned in the last step, comes from evoking a feeling of gratitude. So to “ACT with faith and purpose” means to perform your daily activities knowing that you are moving toward the goal that you want and being grateful for that movement.
You do not need to be thinking about you goal every moment that you are taking action. Your hourly ritual of recalling your mental image is enough.
Summing Up Step 4As you can clearly see it is possible to bring about the circumstances you desire by simply changing your attitude about the actions you are already taking. This is because you can only ACT where you are. You cannot act where you will be or where you have been. Only in your present position and circumstances can you take action. So act is a positive way where you are.
So, whatever you do avoid complaining about any actions you are taking or the job you are in or anything else that is a necessary part of your every day life. Those actions, even the small ones, are now bringing you closer to your goal.
This is not to say that you should not take positive action steps to move you closer to your goal attainment when those actions seem appropriate. You will find that opportunities come your way and seeming co-incidences occur that lead you to opportunities. Be prepared for this.
Take appropriate action when the opportunity is presented to you. But first and foremost perform your normal activities in the “certain way” i.e. by keeping in mind that what you are currently doing is a stepping stone to your ultimate goal, whatever that may be.
In Step 5 Mastery you will learn how to eliminate any negative emotions and thoughts instantly so you stay positively focused on your goals.
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