Saturday, February 13, 2010

Be the Change You Want to See in the World

Mahatma Gandhi once famously said - "be the change you want to see in the world." This quote has been used many times over in blogs, newsletters and self-help books all over the world. It is an incredibly profound statement, one not to be taken lightly. But what does it actually mean, and what connection does it have in the realms of personal performance and manifesting your own life the way you want it?

According to T. Harv Eker in his book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth," there are three levels of creation.They are:

1. Wanting - I want to be thin; I want to be rich; I want to be in a happy relationship. If wanting is all that it took to havingwe would all have whatever we wanted. But we know that is not true. Wanting leads to more wanting. It sends a message that you don't have and reminds you of that 'fact.'

2 Choosing - I choose to loose weight; I choose to make lots o money; I choose to have a happy relationship. Choosing is a decision. It is empowering. It puts your wants on your terms.

3. Committing - I commit to be thin; I commit to being wealthy; I commit to being happily married.  Committing is like a contract with yourself - to do whatever it takes to reach your goal. It's the action step, the push to get you through the difficult times, the hurdles.

And I believe there is a 4th and vital step in the process, which is Being - I am my ideal weight; I am a millionaire; I am in a happy relationship. What would your life be like if you had the goal already. Imagine vividly how you would feel and act beingthe person who has already achieved it. What would a person with a healthy body do on a daily basis to have that body, and how would they feel about themselves? How would a wealthy person act on their regular day? What would his or her habits be? How would they feel and think about life, money and themselves? How would a happy boyfriend, or wife behave in their day-to-day experiences at home, work or with their friends? What would they talk about? How would they be in their relationship? How would they feel, act and think on their normal, average day?

Be the change you want to see in the world! Only by being can you actually become. By taking on the thoughts, beliefs, feelings, actions and habits of the person you want to become, the things you want to have and the changes you want to see in your life - as though you already have it now - without fail you will end up with that change. Your world will rapidly alter to allow new opportunities to come your way. You will perceive your circumstances through the eyes of a person who alreadyhas the change, and so your actions will be perfectly appropriate to seize the opportunities that come your way.

When you are being, you expect and know the results, because you already are the person with the results. It's that simple.

So what should you do on a practical level to use this idea in the real world. Firstly, find out what you want, set the goal by choosing it, then commit to achieving it. Then, observe those who already have the same or similar goal. Read about them and how they think and act. How did they achieved it? Imagine how they feel and what they do to be that person. Then spend some time every day imagining and visualizing this experience as though it is you. Finally, at every possible moment be that person. Do what you can realistically do to think, feel, and act as though you already have it. Build the habits and within no time at all, you will have the change.

Be the change you want to see in the world.


Lior Losinsky is a mental performance coach and Energy psychotherapist. He originally trained as a physiotherapist, but has always been acutely aware of the power our minds have in directly shaping our happiness and health, as well as the abundance or scarcity we create in our lives.

Visit his website at, for further articles, insights and tools to help you achieve happiness, health and abundance.

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