“What Do You REALLY Want?”
by Hannah Keeley
The way you communicate with others is extremely powerful. The way others communicate with you can also be powerful. But by far, the most powerful communication occurs within. Master the art of self-communication and you can master your life. You can train yourself to make decisions that will strengthen you and help you reach that vision you have for yourself.
We all have a tendency to …
…do things that keep us from reaching our goals. You stuff your face when you want to lose weight. You sleep in when you want to get a head start on your day. You yell at your kids when you want to be compassionate. This happens when you lose focus of your vision. If your vision could stay clear, then your actions would be in line with your ultimate desires. By harnessing the power of self-communication, you can maintain your focus and make the decisions necessary to reach your goal. So forget all of the negative stuff you have heard about talking to yourself. Start communicating today by asking yourself this question:
What do I REALLY want?
This question will help you gain your focus even when the fog is closing in. We stuff our faces because we listen to our stomachs and not our heads. We sleep in because we let our eyes close instead of putting our feet on the floor. We yell at our kids because our tempers rise and our patience wears thin. But in all of these situations, if you could step back for just a moment and ask yourself, “What do I REALLY want?” you would be able to gain focus and act in accordance with your goals. You would realize that you really want to feel thin instead of stuffed. You really want to get ahead instead of behind. You really want to love your children instead of frustrate them. This question will help you put things into perspective when you need it the most.
Practice asking yourself this question, especially when that sneaky voice within tempts you to settle for less and give in to complacency instead of putting forth that extra effort that could make all the difference. Ask yourself out loud, “What do I REALLY want?” After you ask it, visualize it. See what you really want for your life. If you are tempted to leave that clutter all over the floor, visualize what the room looks like when it is clean and neat. Focus on the goal that you want to achieve and see yourself acting in accordance with that goal. Hear it. See it. Act on it.
We live in surroundings that tempt us. We long for something better, but our bodies and minds continually desire instant gratification. Remember that the instant road never leads to ultimate fulfillment. True satisfaction lies in living in accordance with your ultimate desires–a fulfilling home, a happy family, a healthy body and mind, and a joyful existence. The skill of communication can help you reach that true satisfaction. It can help you keep your focus. Yes, words can work magic. In every word you speak, and in every word that you choose to listen to, you are either building up or tearing down. Speak with love and power, hear words that support and encourage, talk to yourself constantly, and start getting what you really, REALLY want out of life.
Hannah Keeley was once in overwhelmed mom living in a cluttered house, deep in debt, out of shape, and barely hanging on. But one day, after finding herself sobbing uncontrollably into a pile of clean laundry, she realized God has bigger and better plans for her (just like He does for each one of His children). Beginning that day, she began making changes in her life that took her from overwhelmed to overjoyed. Today, she’s helping moms do the same. Hannah, her husband, Blair, and their seven children live in Richmond, Virginia, and are having the time of their lives!
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