By Mark Victor Hansen
When you ask people what they want their life to be like the usual response is “I want to be happy.” We all want to be happy, but that is not very specific. People who live in a grass hut in the middle of the jungle wearing only fig leaves can be happy. If that’s what you want, great. But few people I know would be satisfied with that lifestyle.
No two people on the planet define happiness, love or success in the same way. We need to define these things for ourselves and figure out what we want in order to have our perfect lives. If we don’t know what we want, how can we expect to get it?
We need to be specific about our desires. We need to develop a clear, concise picture of what we want our lives to look like. Only then can that dream life manifest itself into physical form.
Say you and your best friend are standing in the kitchen. You say, “Hand me the metal object.” They look around and see a spatula, a fork, a butter knife, a spoon, a pizza cutter, etc. They’re confused, because they see all of these metal objects, but they don’t know which one you meant. So, they hand you a spoon.
“That’s not what I want,” you say. They hand you a spatula.
“That’s not it either,” you say. They would have to keep handing you everything in the kitchen until they got it right. On the other hand, if you had said, “Hand me a fork,” you would have gotten it immediately.
Developing clarity about what we want is fundamental to our success. Why? Because when we know what we want and ask our Higher Power (God, the Universe, whatever you’re comfortable with and believe in) that is what we’re going to get. The more specific we are, the faster it is sent to us. The more vague we are, the slower we are to get it.
You see, the Universe wants us to have everything we want. The Universe is not manipulative or cruel. It is simply waiting for you to get crystal clear about what it is that you want. The Bible says, “Ask and ye shall receive. Seek and ye shall find.” It doesn’t get much more simple than that. Your only job is to decide specifically what it is that you truly want and then ask. It is the Universe’s job to give it to you.
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