So, Faith and Trust in God and yourself and the process, whatever you are trying to achieve are EXCELLENT places to start. But the magic part- not so easy. Things rarely just happen for people. I mean honestly, I can actually name a list of jerks who that seems to be the case with. But things aren’t as good as they seem. Trust me! That magic part, that is based on you and what you choose to do!
Believing that you will have 10,000 followers or that your manuscript will get published or that you will get your dream job is great. This means that you have the Faith and Trust part in motion, because if you didn’t, you wouldn’t be so sure that these things could/would happen.
What many people don’t understand, though God has our back and can open MANY doors that we could never imagine, God gives us free will. We have to put effort and work in. Yes God is Good and Yes He is Amazing! With that being said, God isn’t going to make things happen for us if we lie around and wait for it.
I don’t agree with the statement that people tout how they make their own destiny and all that jazz. It is certainly true to a point, but as a spiritual person, I know that there is a higher power (for me, Jesus) helping me along the way, making it possible for me to keep the lights on and wake up everyday with the desire to make my life better. BUT, in order to get where we want to, we must put in a lot of work in conjunction with that relationship with God. Yes we can trust and believe and speak out greatness, but with that comes labor.
Steps to Get to the Magic
1. make a plan (and stick to it!!)
Are you a fan of lists and journals? Well if you want to really get anywhere with your goal, you have to dig in like a mofo. Write down EVERYTHING! Your goals, your dreams, your fears, your doubts. Then write down pros and cons. If this dream of yours is to better yourself in any way (and I am sure that it is or why dream?), then there will be very few cons for most of us.
2. prep like a teacher (during the 1st week of school!)
Get your ducks in a row-literally! If you are trying to get fit, by food containers and exercise gear. If you want to get published, make sure that you have new notebooks or a working laptop/typewriter. Sounds like common sense, right? But I have started (or tried to) many things and failed immediately because I did not have all of the tools I needed at the beginning and it sabotaged me before even starting.
3. dedicate yourself to this “thing” like it is a relationship
When you decide on making this magical thing happen, make time for it. Whether it be 30 minutes in the morning. Time during your morning commute or before going to bed at night, treat “it” as part of your day, like showering. If your desire is to workout more, write more, or simply pray more, it will not happen with just prepping and planning. You have to take action, remember that whole not being idle thing?
4. create a space for yourself to work
Make a vision board. Put a yoga mat in your walk-in closet, set up a prayer corner in the corner of your room. If art is your thing, order prints of your favorite paintings or frame your own and put them in this dedicated space. If you write, put quotes on notes and stick them up. If you are spiritual, put candles and devotionals and Bibles or prayer books on a little table so that it is easily accessible. Even in a small space you can make it work. I have a prayer section in my closet, I haven’t used it, but it is there:)
So, sounds like a heck of a lot of work huh? I know, I know! Because I am going through this myself. For me, it is fitness and writing and prayer and finances. Fitness is what I am working on the most right now because I have some health issues that require it, majorly! So, I feel ya. I am exhausted. I am working out at the 6 am hour now on this intense program, 5 days a week and meal prepping and driving my kid to camp (was school), working 8 hours and picking her up and doing side gigs to pay the bills.
But, I know in my heart of hearts with my faith and trust in God and myself and making the magic happen through hard work (and maybe belief in fairies), that I will be so proud one day when I reach my goals ( I have lost 13 lbs and 5 inches already!). So believe in the process and just put in the work. We can celebrate together~