So I’m always telling you guys about my daily mindset practice that I do, which includes freestyle writing and then doing a journaling exercise called “write your reality” where you write intentional statements using “I” and written in the present or past tense. (The final part of the practice includes visualizing what you want as if it’s already done.)
For a while now I’ve been writing down that “I make $10k a month,” because that is my next big income goal. But I was also writing that “I am a multi-millionaire,” because that is my overall income goal for my writing business.
And nothing was happening.
So I asked my mentor if I was confusing my mind by writing that I make $10k while also saying I’m a multi-millionaire, because the two statements kind of negate each other.
Her response was spot-on and also the thing that pushed me through feeling ‘stuck’ with my manifesting.
You should never write down an intention unless you have an emotional connection to it, or you should change the wording until you feel an emotional connection to it.
Not only was I negating myself by saying I make $10k a month but also that I’m a multi-millionaire (because, duh! The numbers do not add up!). But I also had no emotional connection to being a multi-millionaire because I’ve never done it or even come close. It’s too big for me to believe right now.
So I kept my “I make $10k a month” intention and started writing “I am on my way to becoming a multi-millionaire” instead. And not even three weeks later… my very first $10k writing project landed in my lap.
I’ll be ghostwriting a novel for one of my clients, something I hadn’t ever really considered doing and yet ever since I said yes the signs of alignment are EVERYWHERE! Including the invoice number I sent for the first payment, which was #00111!!
It’s amazing how such a simple tweak can change everything.
It blows my mind, really. But that’s the power of words and of choosing the right words, the words that have an emotional connection for you.
Now, of course, you have to believe what you’re intending. Which is why you’ve gotta mess with the wording until it feels believable for you and you can feel it in your soul… even if it hasn’t physically manifested yet.
So don’t start yourself out writing things that are so totally unbelievable for you that you’ll never be able to accept them as true. Start with something that’s slightly outside your comfort zone but that you still believe is possible for you.
A year ago I couldn’t have manifested a writing project that paid $10k because I didn’t have the capacity to receive it. It was too much money for me to believe it was possible for me.
But a year later, I’ve done enough journaling and mindset work and manifesting to finally believe that, of course, it’s not only possible to make $10k a month, but that it’s possible for me.
Incremental up-levels. Baby steps. That’s how you get your mind to believe bigger and better things. And as soon as you believe it, the physical manifestation of it won’t be far behind.
Dream life or bust,
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