Design Your Ideal Life
What Would Love Do Right Now in Designing Your Life?
Here’s your opportunity to step into being the chief executive officer of your life. As the CEO creating your extraordinary life, what would you do differently? How would you talk to yourself? What inner positive qualities would you express?
Consider that the first and most important person in your life is you. You may be concerned that putting yourself first is selfish. It’s actually the opposite—it’s very empowering. Loving yourself and doing what’s best for you, is best for those you love and those who love you.
When doing the exercises in this chapter, don’t hold anything back, keep asking, “What would love do right now?” Let the part of you that knows, reveal the inner desires that come from your heart. You can apply everything you’ve healed so far to clarify your purpose and design your ideal day, ideal home life, ideal career, and ideal relationship—the life you’ve always wanted. This process will reveal a lot. You’ll be amazed. You may see where you’re settling for what you think you should be doing, according to family traditions and cultural norms, rather than having what you really want in life. You may experience being blocked, not having clarity, or unable to even imagine what you want. If you’re stuck, don’t worry, I recommend looking at the areas of life and relationships discussed previously and completing an Inquiry to Resolution process to open yourself to living a life by design.
For those engaged in this process with a partner, it’s important to share what you’re each discovering. Your revelations could be a huge turning point in your relationship and your life together. For example, you might be living in the desert, but both of you really want to live near the beach.
I recommend after completing each exercise that you create a physical or virtual display, called a vision board, using various images from magazine clippings to photographs and keepsakes. This display is designed to motivate your creativity and support the manifestation of what you want. Studies show that defining and visualizing what you want to accomplish is more powerful than wishing and waiting for something to happen (Mapping Perception to Action in Piano Practice: Harvard, 2003).
Vision boards are especially fun to create with others. For example, create a vision board with your family that depicts a fabulous vacation you’ve always wanted to take and put it up on the fridge; or with your partner design a trendy bathroom remodel and hang it on the mirror; or with your teenagers create amazing summer activities and post their vision boards in their bedroom— imagine teaching your sons and daughters how to manifest what they want throughout their lives, at such an early age—the possibilities are endless.
As you declare your purpose and ideals, you may discover actions you want to take immediately. Ultimately, you will naturally take inspired actions toward fulfilling your aspirations, which will move you closer to manifesting your extraordinary life.
I created a vision board to manifest my ideal relationship, career, and things that are most important to me: fun, romance, passion, prosperity, publishing this book, celebration, travel to tropical beaches, golf, adventure, and being a sought-after speaker who inspires people to create extraordinary lives.
When I view this vision of my ideal future:
I shift from wishing it could happen—to declaring it will happen.
I shift from dreaming how it might be—to affirming how it will be.
I shift from hoping it will turn out—to knowing that it will manifest.
I shift from waiting for it to come to me—to proclaiming it is mine.
Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 10 in my Amazon #1 best-selling book, What Would Love Do Right Now? A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life.
Victoria Benoit, M.C. Healer, Speaker, Bestselling Author