SOS BOOK (Chapter 4.6) Managing & linking life segments – a strategy for success!
LINKING LIFE SEGMENTS:
We can carefully select our ‘ideal life’ destination. We can visualize this and deliberately decide what we desire. That goal provides a direction to us to aim for. The passion for our future vision or dream-scenario will help draw us forward. Our internal guidance systems can provide the feed-back as to whether we are on track.
STAY OPEN TO SYNCHRONISTIC EVENTS.
Synchronistic events can then help us link the various segments of our life-journey. These apparent coincidences provide new opportunities. Our part is to remain open and ‘tune-in’ to any hints or nudges! We can become more open to synchronistic opportunities as they arise.
USE YOUR INTUITIVE KNOWING.
By tuning in to our intuitive inner knowing we get additional guidance. In the meantime, we also focus on completing the small practical segments of our journey. That’s a brief overview of how we achieve success and our final goal!
But how do we manage the individual ‘life segments’ that we link together using synchronicity & inner guidance? The management is similar micro version of the overall strategy above. We do the same for each small life segment. We will consider a practical analogy to further illustrate this:
What techniques can we use to manage each life-segment? We could start by using ‘a role model’ to help us model the necessary requirements. This would help inspire us and help motivate the necessary training we need to improve our skills. This is the practical equivalent to imagining and visualizing our ideal role in life.
STUDY YOUR ROLE MODEL & LEARN FROM THEIR EXAMPLE.
Let’s take the example of ‘wanting to be a racing driver’. Let’s imagine we want to aim to become a top racing car driver, perhaps even a Formula One champion. We have deliberately determined this as our desired destination. Thus, we instantly have many potential role models!
Most likely we would have already selected our favourite Formula One driver on the current circuit. We would already be closely following them. This would include reading all about them in racing magazines, the press, and electronic media. We would read their autobiography. We would be watching their races plus aim to see them live in action. We would even try to meet them in person. This would heighten our own motivation and training regime. We might try emailing them or their team in the hope of advice or encouragement.
DISCOVER HOW OTHERS ACHIEVED SUCCESS.
More importantly, we would aim to find out, how such experts and others we admire, achieved their success. If we could not meet with this champion directly, we would not give up. We might approach their colleagues in another racing team or someone who might have the knowledge we need.
We might research how best to start a journey towards formula one racing stardom. We discover what start-up strategies have worked for other formula one winners. We can start our big journey with baby steps. Perhaps we might start training with motor-cart racing. Then possibly the sedan racing circuit, or some other racing formula. With our new knowledge of possible career paths, we can imagine or visualize our preferred options.
ANTICIPATE GENTLE NUDGES & SYNCHRONISTICITY.
We remain open to any synchronistic opportunities and even anticipate these! We tune in for any additional nudges & guidance. We might visit local racing tracks and other training facilities. Here we might meet useful contacts and learn more about the training opportunities. Further opportunities can evolve with synchronicity, once we have proven our initial enthusiasm & ability.
REMAIN OPEN TO NEW POSSIBILITIES.
Although we can set our own preferred destination in life, the pathway there may not be predictable. So, we must remain open, welcome new opportunities and be very flexible. Meanwhile we focus on all the basic skills with constant practice. We fine-tune all the practical skills required to be a top racing driver. Our intermediate goals may include proving our success in lesser racing circuits.
YOU MUST BE FULLY COMMITTED TO THE PATH.
If we feel deeply about our preferred destiny, then no task will seem too hard to overcome. It will be a thrilling adventure and a challenge, not a chore. However, we must really believe in this!
The process of manifesting our destiny has an inbuilt “safety” mechanism - for our own good. If being a top racing driver is not compatible with our life purpose and our deepest inner needs, then our subconscious mind will stop us. These self-imposed limiting beliefs will stop lesser or more frivolous attempts. Our subconscious self-sabotage will also stop other plans which don’t have a firm footing within our inner self. These same mechanisms can also sabotage our true plans if we are not motivated enough or are unaware of this sabotage. We will discuss this further in later chapters of this book.
YOUR CHANGING ROLE:
FINE TUNE YOUR ROLE ALONG THE PATH.
Our final role will come into clearer focus as we proceed on our life path. We can fine tune our final role. We may choose to become an Indy 500 racer rather than Formula One! Perhaps that is now the racing-style that thrills us most. It may be that our training experience makes us realize our true desire is instead to be a racing commentator. We still ‘live the race’ and express the emotions of the drivers but in this particular way. This fine-tuning as we approach our destination helps us to reach our final true position.
LET YOUR TRUE PURPOSE GUIDE YOU TO YOUR BEST ROLE.
We may even do the preparatory work and find some racing success, but find this role may still not be exactly what we want. We might become frustrated by the technical failings of our machine. We then realize our greatest joy would be to design or modify these sophisticated engines so that would be more resilient. Our true passion might be to give other drivers the reliability they really need. Maybe our final place will then be in the engineering or support team for the formula one racers. We may come to realize our greatest joy and deep satisfaction comes from designing the racing machine or tuning it to perfection. We would then want the best driver to highlight the mastery of our technical accomplishment.
THE ROLE MIGHT CHANGE BUT THE FINAL LOCATION REMAINS.
We will still be at our desired location, but our final role is a little different. Our destination is still accurate, but our role has changed. We are now better able to accommodate our true inner passion and inner strengths. As we have raised our level of expertise in that area, the exact focus of our dream has emerged.
This same process applies to whatever field of endeavour we choose. Next in Chapter 4.7 we consider the importance of having the right attitude.