“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” ~ Richard Bach
You’ll soon create your own ego-RHYTHM™ list, and compare it to your want-it-all list.
From this, you’ll then format a joint list. I know it’s sounding a bit complicated, but we’ll walk through it step-by-step. Once your joint list is complete, I hope that you realize how amazing it is that you have already covered some of what you have envisioned for your life.
Depending on your age and what kind of life you have chosen, you could have quite a few things that you can already mark off. You’ve already lived through a wealth of positive events and, of course, tough experiences as well. Now, using the want-it-all list that you created in the chapter, Creating Your Want It All List, cross reference what you want with what you have already experienced.
The point of this exercise is to get you to recognize how much of what you want you already have done! Way to go, want-it-all woman! You should feel proud as you reflect on this list. These are your accomplishments. This is who you are at this moment, the sum of your past experiences. It is also a summary of the “you” that you are that still has many wishes and desires for your future.
Combine your ego-RHYTHM™ list and your want-it-all list. This will enable you to cross reference what you want with what you’ve already done. I want you to recognize that you have already achieved some of what you want!
The further your life progresses, which occurs naturally as you get older and gain life experience, the more checkmarks you should have. This is the point behind the ego-RHYTHM™ concept. You put your checks on the rhythms you’ve already accomplished, and as they come over time (and as you desire and manifest them), you have a visual representation of your life as having it all and a map the road you traveled.
How to do this exercise:
Now, let’s begin to tie some of what we’ve learned together. Grab a brand-new piece of paper. On this new list first, write down your want-it-all list items, then take your ego-RHYTHM™ list and add them as well. Here’s the trick that pulls it all together: You want to put your accomplished ego-RHYTHMs™ next to the want-it-all items that fall in the same category. Put them underneath if they have no corresponding want-it-all item.
Review your list carefully. It might take you a little bit of time as you need to sort out where the ego-RHYTHMs™ you have identified may fit into any one of the want-it-all items on your list. It is important that you add neutral and unavoidable ego-RHYTHMs™ too, so that your master list accurately reflects everything you have done, in addition to everything you still want to do
|My ego-RHYTHMs™||My Wants|
|Love – check did not work||STILL want Love : tall, funny, generous, loving, available|
|Mom – check (Gina)|
|Friends||Have a great network of friends|
|Zen – check|
|Career – two checks||$150,000/yr, 3 weeks’ vacation, travel|
|Tragedy (I am glad it’s over)||Dad|
|Bad Luck – two checks|
|Health –check||it’s been an issue and I want to be healed 100%|
|Transition – triple check|
|Buy my house||desirable neighborhood, 2 bed, 2 bath|
|Car||BMW 328i, green, iPod hook up|
How is it going with you, then? Have you begun to see how your life has rhythms, and it can tie into your want-it-all list? Give me a shout and tell me about your progress. I’d love to hear from you. Thanks for sharing!
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