Aim for the end. Keep this in your mind and set a target your subconscious can lock onto. Esther and Jerry Hicks refer to this as “segment intending,” which is described as your ability to enter into any transitional moment or project with your outcome in mind. Many of us do this unconsciously, meaning, we’re not acutely aware of our mental fixations, nor do we question our results. Say you’ve had one brand of cars on your mind: don’t be surprised if you start noticing all the cars on the road with that brand—you become sensitized to the locating of the object of your focus, which is habitually imprinting on your mind. You don’t need a reason why you’re noticing that type of car, but you notice it without much conscious effort. Inconsequential as this seems, it’s an amazing power that you have. Namely, it allows you to become an active locator of the object of your focus. An attractor of your focus.
Becoming more aware of this mental acuity is what has popularized The Secret, and has placed Law of Attraction on the minds and tongues of today’s new agers. The running axiom promoted in the book and movie is that “thoughts become things.” Neville Goddard, who inspired most if not all the people interviewed in that work, expounds that there is indeed a process through which thoughts become things. When you hold a thought in your mind repeatedly, in this case the end result you want, you create a neuropathway that cleaves out and refines your whole being to locate what you want and prepare for action. It is obvious that by holding something present in your mind—or making it second nature—you encourage a bias for persisting in the thought and shaping a new set of beliefs and actions. This bias can be a shortcoming of the human perception; though, the power is incredible with the proper focus. It’s what feeds a confirmation bias, which makes you only look for evidence that supports your viewpoint. Focus on becoming better. Prepare yourself to act on your aims. Learn patience. Release the need for expectations outside your control and influence.
Simply, yet not easily, focus on what you want to achieve. Create in your mind an image of your desired end result. If you can activate as many senses and positive emotions as possible, and imagine through your own eyes what you want to happen, then it will begin to imprint upon your subconscious. This internalizing is essential because your brain cannot tell the complete difference between what you envision in your mind and what you actually experience. It’s much like when you react viscerally to any movie looking to elicit that exact reaction. Why watch a scary movie if not to be scared? So instead of watching something passively—you don’t make the movie happen, you watch it—transmute that mental energy into your imaginative abilities and get to work placing yourself exactly where you want to be. What do you want to be doing in this world? What kind of person do you want to be?
When you practice this daily, you will experience two things: excitement over the moment of visualization, thus excitement and graciousness whenever you move an inch closer; and dissatisfaction—heavy at times—with your current situation. I’ll tackle dissatisfaction another time. For now, be willing to place aside whatever negative emotions arise. It is in your right to feel through them, to very much experience the pain and depth of suffering in any temporary defeat: yet always remember this is not the end—the end is what you are wanting, wanting and working toward. Deliberately giving your mind a target, like Tony Robbins says in his servo mechanism metaphor: your subconscious locks on to what is imprinted in it—in this case the wanted end result. As you move through life, you more actively and readily pursue that which aligns you more with your desired end.
This life stream moves forward in its course inversely proportional to your level of resistance and your ability to let go, which is difficult to quantify and identify for some. Accept what you are currently in: and know with deep abiding faith what you want is on its way. Believe in the unseen, like the sculpture waiting in its block. The adage is never failing, that good things come to those who wait—with the addendum that you wait with the feeling of already possessing what you would have and act like hell to achieve it.
At this point, Eckhart Tolle might say how you should accept every moment no matter the situation. Accept that you want to change your life also. Carrying this pulse deep within you is not this depressing “but what’s it all for?!” mentality. It’s a gentle warmth of reassurance that you can change this moment by accepting it. Accept it and know what result you want to create. Keep the end in mind—because the end only happens in the now. Accept that you are Now Here.
The end is a rebirth—a rebirth because once you’ve completed your task you discover that the end was only a new beginning for yet another goal and another dream. You will always be desiring a shift—yet sometimes resisting the changes necessary to align with that shift. Only when you release resistance and let your being align with your desires do you realize the fulfillment is ephemeral. It’s a natural flow of highs and lows. Reaching an end is a new beginning for you and everyone else. Regardless if it’s your actual transition from this body to what’s next, the end is here to guide and reignite, to release a seed from its shell and dance in the decomposing decay of its predecessors. So too with your goals. Let the accomplishing of what you want, your end, create yet a new end, A new launch point. A new standard.
Keep the end in mind folks.