4 Ways To Stick To Your Story
We are literally observing, speaking, and feeling thoughts into things.
(How freakin’ cool are we?!)
That’s why it’s helpful for us to know how to stick to the story of what we want before it’s real.
Some folks find affirmations challenging to use because they don’t feel comfortable saying something that isn’t so. This post is not for those readers.
This is for the hard core creators who are willing to say what’s not real until it is. We aren’t going to let a little reality get in the way of what we want. We don’t throw in the towel when Universe doesn’t instantly grant our version of the story.
We know how to play with the buffer of time. We know what it takes to create something new. Especially when it’s big and different than what came before.
It’s all part of the fun!
We don’t get stopped by a 3D reality that seemingly contradicts our desires. We know how to bend reality to our will. It’s just a matter of sticking to the story.
Here are four tips to do exactly that when conviction wavers:
1. Find an inspiring mentor.
The best ones are usually between the ages of 4 and 6.
Notice how they are not swayed by outside disbelievers or by what’s “true.” They make up their own rules, and they know how to have fun with it. Learn from the best by observing and emulating an imaginative toddler and you’ll have an exceptional mentor for sticking to the story.
2. Remember that you’re the creator here.
You’re not the reporter. You’re the creator. It’s not your job to regurgitate “what is.” It’s your opportunity to create what you like.
Whatever you say goes. And that means that in order to create something new, you have to say what isn’t until it is. It’s just how it works. Speaking it or seeing it – before there’s evidence of it – is how the system is set up. Use as intended.
3. Relax what you know.
You’ve been wrong about something before, right? Your friend’s car isn’t actually black; turns out it’s a really dark blue. All this time you thought it was black. Wrong.
You can use past mistakenesses (see, I just made that word up – that’s how flexible and loose we can be) to your advantage when it comes to sticking to your story …
When you’re speaking something into reality, it could be just like that other time you were wrong. You might think you’re saying something that isn’t true yet, but how do you know? Maybe it is “real” and you just haven’t heard about it yet. Maybe. You’ve been wrong before, after all. Leverage it.
The more you play with this skill, the better you get.
It might be uncomfortable at first, but when you remember that this is you exerting your creative power (not you losing your mind, not you setting yourself up for ridicule – or failure or disappointment) … this is you flexing your manifesting muscle. This is what you were made for.
Here’s a time I stuck to a big story:
Over ten years ago I was creating a thriving coaching practice out of nothing but a strong desire and wild imagination. Starting from scratch with nothing but a big dream.
When the prospect emails weren’t there, and the client voice mails didn’t exist, and the calendar didn’t have any sessions booked – all this reality trying to tell me it’s not happening.
But I was undeterred. Because I know how this works. Universe has to make me right whatever I’m willing to repeatedly say and feel.
And this story is worth sticking to, because I really like it.
So I would dismiss the empty calendar and empty voice mail and empty inbox with a wave of my hand. As if it were an ex-boyfriend I had long since stopped trusting. “Whatever. I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m a brilliant coach in high demand.”
That’s how to stick to the story even when reality doesn’t agree.
Even when the body doesn’t feel good and even when the accountant thinks it’s bad news and even when the lover behaves like a jerk. Learn how to focus on what you prefer over what you don’t.
When you get good at this, reality will bend to what you say is so. All you have to do is be more committed to your dream than to your present reality.
Use your power wisely and stick to your favorite story. You’ll be happy you did. 🙂