jump to navigation

How to GET THINGS DONE in 3 Steps June 8, 2010

Posted by Carole Lynne in Dreams, Feeling Better, Love, practical action, Spiritual Education, Spiritual Priority.
Tags: ,
add a comment

My mother was a writer in Los Angeles and she told me that some people sit around Beverly Hills coffee shops and talk about writing, while others stay at home and write.  And my mother was, excuse the pun, RIGHT!  There are those of us who talk about it and those of us who do it.

Here are three steps to GET THINGS DONE:

Step One Dream and Imagine: Spend several days having visions of a project you want to create.   Daydream and encourage yourself to dream about this project when you go to sleep, as the sleeping mind is incredibly creative!  Talk to people about your ideas and welcome suggestions from others.  As you dream and fantasize about what you want to do, let this be an exciting and creative time. For instance, if you are going to build a cabinet, this is the time to imagine all the different kinds of woods you could use, the different size cabinets you could build, and the different finishes you might use on the cabinet.

But after three days of daydreaming and talking to others about your ideas, END step one and move onto step two.

Step Two Plan and Organize: Grab a notebook and create a file on your computer to put your project plans in writing. Make a list of the tools and supplies needed, create a schedule of work days to complete this project.  Take your supplies list and go to the store, or if it is information you need to gather before working on the project, gather it NOW.  If you are building a cabinet, this would be the time to go buy the wood, the cabinet door hinges and the finishing stains or glosses.

Step Three Avoid Distractions and  Complete the Project: It is time to focus, focus and focus again and again. The planning is over, the supplies are at hand and now the hardest job you have to do is to avoid the distractions that can keep you from completing the job. Up until now it has been fun and exciting as you have enjoyed your creative ideas and laughed and talked with people about your ideas.  Now it is time to stop daydreaming and talking to others and actually DO the work.  If your mind starts to bring you more and more ideas for other projects, tell your mind that right now you are working on THIS project.  And if your terribly creative mind will not stop bringing new ideas, then keep a Project Ideas notebook handy and write down those ideas QUICKLY and get back to work on the project at hand.

If you are building a cabinet, now you will cut the wood,  build the cabinet and apply the finishing stain or paint.  In other words, you will DO the work. You are not creating the idea, you are not gathering supplies: you are DOING the work.

And when you finish you will feel the incredible satisfaction that completing a job brings.   At this moment, and not a moment before, congratulate yourself.  But NO pats on the back until the job is finished. Remember that almost there is NOT there.

Follow these three important steps and you will GET THINGS DONE.

Spiritual Teacher and Inspirational Author Carole Lynne

www.carolelynne.com

www.carolelynnecosmicconnection.com

Ask Spirit to Help You FOCUS May 12, 2010

Posted by Carole Lynne in All About Spirit, Carole Lynne reads Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, Feeling Better, practical action, Spiritual Awakening, Spiritual Priority, Uncategorized.
Tags: ,
1 comment so far

Whatever it is you want to accomplish, ask Spirit (or the God of your understanding) to help you focus. As you say your prayers you are organizing the vibrations within your mind, body and spirit to attract the like energies that can bring you what you need.  Choose wisely when you ask for help. Choose to focus on something that will help you live a better life and that will ultimately help those around you.  If you focus on getting a better car than your neighbors, you may get one, but the evolution of your consciousness will not be going in the direction it would, if you were asking for something more useful to All That Is.

Studying the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother is very helpful to me. If you would like to read some wonderful and inspirational writings visit the Sri Aurobindo website. You will find much inspiration there.

Psychic Medium and Inspirational Author Carole Lynne

www.carolelynne.com

www.sriaurobindosociety.org.in

Mindfullness = More Time January 21, 2010

Posted by Carole Lynne in All About Spirit, Feeling Better, practical action, Spiritual Awakening, Uncategorized.
Tags: ,
add a comment

Do you think you can get more done by double and triple tasking?  Think again.  When we try to do too many things at the same time, the mistakes we make, steal the time away from us, that we thought we were saving.

Life is no fun when we try to do too much.  The quality of our work, our relationships, and our spiritual life is diminished, when we try to do too much.

Teachers of meditation teach us “mindfulness.”  They teach us to pay attention and focus on whatever we are doing. In that way we not only do the best job, but we also have the highest quality experience.

Are you feeling frantic? Are you feeling like you are on a merry-go-round and can’t get off? If so, simplify your life and you will be joyful once again.

Psychic Medium and Inspirational Author Carole Lynne

www.carolelynne.com

www.carolelynnecosmicconnection.com