What is it that pulls us forward into a better life or a better future?
It is not a better job or a better partner. It’s not more money, more opportunity, or more contacts. It’s not moving to a new city or a new country. It is something far more essential. It is the vision we hold of our future selves and our future world.
How we envision ourselves in our future is what pulls us forward. It calls us to do more, be more, and serve more. When we can imagine ourselves not only achieving more in our lives, but contributing more to the world and the lives around us, it inspires us to become more of who and what we really are.
We can only grow to the extent that we envision ourselves changing and evolving. We only strive to the level that our mind’s eye can see as achievable for us. That is why taking small steps consistently pays such great rewards in the long run.
Our life is a creation of the vision we hold for ourselves and our belief that this vision is real and possible. Sometimes we have no idea how we are going to get to where we want to go. All we can see is the next small step. So we take it. And that leads us to another small step. And we take that. As long as we hold to our original vision, we will surely end up there.
Yet the essence of it is not about changing our environment or other people. It is about changing ourselves. Who do we need to become in order to make our vision a reality? What habits, tendencies, and routines must we shift within ourselves to be the person who fulfills that vision?
When we change ourselves, our life changes. It is inevitable. Every day we walk on the path towards our vision we are no longer the same that we were the day before. We get up, we start taking action, and we start showing up differently. It could be as simple as going to the gym for 20 minutes a day. Or getting up 15 minutes early so we can have some time to breathe or meditate before starting our hectic day.
Even small changes can have huge impact.
Of course, we all want to have a better life, and that usually means more money, more influence or more power. Yet to hold the energy of that growth takes internal work as well as external action. If we are not aligned in our energy or our soul, all the external action we take will not amount to much change. So when we do that internal work of facing ourselves as we truly are, with all of our faults, hang ups, and trauma, we can then recognize our light, our beauty and our power.
We have survived so much to get to this point in time. Now we can use our energy and focus on thriving and not just surviving. We can envision a better world for ourselves and our children to live in, and by holding that vision we can participate in creating it in our own piece of the world.
Can you see what you will be like in a week, a month, or a year into the future? Can you see the beauty you will create, the good you will do, the inspiration you will spread? Can you feel what it will be like to be the person you so want to be in your heart of hearts?
It is time to envision it more, feel it more, and allow it to pull you forward. See all the juicy details. Allow it to uplift and inspire you. Give it room to grow. Feel what it will be like to live in that new version of yourself. The more we call to it, the more we embody it, the quicker it will be our new reality.
Sam Liebowitz, known as The Conscious Consultant, is a mentor, coach, speaker, healer, serial entrepreneur and author of the upcoming book, Everyday Awakening: You Are More Powerful Than You Know. He has owned several successful businesses since 1993. Sam’s current ventures include Talking Alternative Broadcasting, and Double Diamond Wellness in Manhattan. He has lectured in several venues in New York City, including as a featured speaker at TEDxUpperWestSide in 2016. www.TheConsciousConsutlant.com