Your Instruments for Reflective Living
instruments for reflective living that are useful to me and may also
help you to enjoy a more reflective life.
instruments will leave a trail of the results of your life. They
also help you to reach dreams, manifest desires and gain perspective
when viewing your life over decades. These are tools to help you
live a better life.
If you find that
you are constantly struggling to reach a goal despite using these
instruments, then discuss your frustrations with your personal
coach. Your professional coach is trained to work with you and work
towards making your goals reality.
instruments to remind you of where you want to go, where you have
been, and your successes along the way. These instruments have
proven to work for me. They also to help you learn from your
mistakes and not repeatedly make the same mistakes.
personal experience: I prefer tangible paper books and not
electronic copies. It is easier to write freehand and use difference
colors when working with paper books. Real books are more personal,
and can easily be passed on to future generations. Who knows what
technology will exist in the year 2148 and if future generations of
children will benefit from your electronic copies. Rather create
handwritten books. If you feel the need, then create the entries on
your computer and print out copies to form hard-copies for future
Book of Dreams
sturdy, hard cover book of size 10.5 x 8 Inches or A4 size, or
similar. Draw three vertical columns on each page. The left column
should be one-inch from the left side of the page. The right column
should be one inch wide from the right side of the page. This leaves
a wide middle column. Write these titles at the top of each page.
Dream, Date Reached.
desires for future realities that you want to come true will help
you to reach them. Once or twice a year, when you have quiet time,
review your Book of Dreams, and reflect on your entries. Have any
come true? Do you have new dreams that you would like to record?
Which dreams are no longer relevant, and can be crossed out?
I have kept a
Book of Dreams since 1994, and it was one of the few books that I
brought with me when we immigrated to the USA. Some dreams have come
true, some have not. This is normal. Your Book of Dreams is a living
document and work in progress as you reach dreams and add new ones.
My experience is that a dream written down is a seed planted in
fertile soil. It most likely will grow into reality.
Instrument Two: Little Scorecard of Life Success.
Life is not just
about future dreams. You are demoralized if you only always focus on
future goals. Along your path of success, you will feel good and
reach some accomplishments. You will also achieve some goals that
may you feel "Wow! That is a job well done. I achieved something
Write down your
successes in your personal Scorecard of Life Success. Over time,
your Scorecard of Life Success will reflect the successes that you
have achieved over the years, and the accomplishments that you
reached. Keep your scorecard handy, and browse through it when
things are tough or when you have some time for quiet reflection.
Scorecard of Life Success will help you to stay motivated and keep
on taking actions. Take this action today. Take a notebook. Write on
the cover "My little Scorecard of Life Success". Then write entries
for successes, from your past and as they happen in the future. In
life, you win some and you lose some. Keep record of your wins and
remind yourself that you can enjoy them in the future as well.
Three: Vision Board
Put up a Vision
Board. Purchase a bulletin board for your office, or take a flip
chart and tape it to your wall or something similar that works in
your environment. Put your vision board where you can see it, and
where it is not public for everyone else to see and comment on.
Make sure to
keep your vision board pure. Only add photographs of objects that
you desire to manifest in the material world. Tack up descriptions
of your desired states. Take time to imagine yourself reaching your
visions and possessing the objects you desire to possess, with
emotion. Feel what it would feel like. Smell and taste the objects
of desire. The more real you can make the objects feel to you, the
faster you will attract them to you.
In case you are
unclear on what a vision board is, here is the definition. This is
where you keep photos and images of goals you want to achieve and
objects that you want to own. For example, if you want to own a
Porsche, then put a picture of the model and color of the car you
want on your vision board. When you look up from your work, you will
see the photo. When you see the photo of the object of your desire,
then take a moment to get emotional about it. How will you feel
about owning this object? What does it smell like to drive the
Porsche? Where will you drive it? Imagine polishing your Porsche,
and driving it in traffic. The more emotional and more vivid that
you can make your visualization, the stronger your desire becomes to
own your Porsche and the faster you move yourself towards attracting
the Porsche into your life.
You can use a
vision board to bring objects and circumstances into your life. Use
a vision board, for any or all of the following:
Material objects, such as a car or a new house.
that you desire, such as a new job or a promotion at your
Moving to a new city or
Specific income, such
as getting a check for $5,000 for speaking engagements.
Don't delay on
this one. Put up a vision board as soon as you can, and tack photos
up of objects that you want to own, as well as goals for the coming
Write down the
important decisions that you take, in a book. Keeping a written
record of personal decisions reminds you of what the decision was
that you took, and thus does not require you to keep on revisiting
the decision. For example, if you decide to lose ten pounds, write
the decision in your decision book with the reasons for taking the
decision and your action steps to implement the decision. Review
your decision book from time to time to keep on the same consistent
path and not waver from your decisions.
I believe a life
worth living is a life worth recording. Keep a journal. Write down
the highlights and low points in your life. Record as many thoughts
and ideas as you feel comfortable with. Over a period of years you
will be able to see trends in your life and make changes if you want
to. You are also leaving a legacy for future generations in your
family. Think back to how much you have learned from others who
recorded their lives in journals. You can do the same thing to help
future generations. Who else will be there to tell your great
grandchildren what you did, how you felt and the lessons you learned
Instrument Six: Objects to focus your energy.
Just as a
magnifying glass, you should identify objects that you can focus
your energy on. This may be the photos on your vision board. Or it
can be symbols that you keep on your desk every time you see the
symbol, you refresh your desire to obtain your goal. Having one
object that symbolizes what you want, helps you to take the energy
of your mind and narrowly focus it on the object. Just like a
magnifying lass focuses sunlight on a piece of newspaper until it
ignites, your mind can focus energy on a particular object. Then you
will get energy that inspires you to take the actions that you need
to take in order to reach your goal. Your tasks is to take the time
to create or obtain "Energy Focusing Objects".
instruments are helping me in my life every day. I am passing this
information on because giving it away does not diminish my
abundance. Your possession of this knowledge allows you to get more
from your life when you use these instruments. This is a true