DAY 4: Do Your Drive Your Desires? Follow Your Heart
Welcome to Day 4 of Busting Negative Thought Habits—Follow Your Heart—the prerequisite course for vision book and DIY publishing curriculum. To order the complete mini-course, or other beginning, intermediate or advanced self-publishing resources and tools, go to the Deborah S. Nelson Bookstore. Otherwise, just keep reading for the free stuff—which is a great place to start.
Do Your Desires Drive YOU or do YOU Drive Your Desires?
Have you ever felt like you don’t have the oomph to do what it takes? I have. And, usually it’s because I am using my oomph to do what it takes for stuff other than my dreams. We are conditioned by those who can afford to buy advertising that we need to trade our dreams for instant gratifications. Your desires drive dreams.
Desires Drive Dreams Which Allows You to Follow Your Heart
So, I ask you, do your desires drive you or do you drive your desires?
The purpose of this thought-step is to identify just one desire that you are fulfilling for someone else. Obviously, desire to smoke cigarettes or use up gobs of time watching TV are fulfilling other people’s dreams. Consider this: desires drive dreams! Your true desires often lead you to follow your heart.
I smoked when I was younger, so I use smoking as an example. When you buy that pack of cigarettes or watch that TV for hours on end, instead of using money and time for your dreams, you short-circuit them. You could start a home based business, or instead of TV consumption time write your dreams book, or travel. Obviously, the desires for instant gratification are competing with our true desires of our heart.
Follow Your Heart of Follow Instant Gratification?
We aren’t trying to change behavior with these thought-steps. Notably, this series is designed to create new thinking habits, as we are not suggesting therapy or any behavior modification. Therefore, when we bring these things up, it is only to increase awareness. Consequently, this powerful awareness will lead you develop more truthful thought patterns. Additionally, this is a very simple mini-course—not expensive in terms of time or money. Plus, the goal is to teach you to take thought-steps and in 10 days to change the way you think to a more positive way of thinking.
Follow Your Heart to Bring Your Dreams to Reality
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What can happen if we choose to fulfill desires for instant gratification, over time our resources can diminish, which can keep us from investing our resources, money, time, energy in our true desires? After a while, we are a slave to instant gratification and become unable to follow your heart.
So in this step we ask you to identify just one desire that is driving you in a direction away from your dreams. Therefore, just identify, don’t try to change it, don’t judge it, and just notice it!