Saturday, June 23, 2007

BIG WIGs - Day 10

"And when you dream, dream big, as big as the ocean blue. Cause when you dream it might come true. When you dream, dream big..." Ryan Shupe & The Rubberband

Muse Gargantua knows how to dream big...she has set her sails toward the stars and is determined to get there. She understands Albert Einstein's comment that "People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."

Physics tells us that time can be stretched or compressed, and I have learned that our reality is sometimes veiled by our assumptions or self-imposed rules. If we are to achieve our Wildly Improbable Goals (WIGs) as Martha Beck calls them, we have to overcome these self-imposed limitations.

I have adapted Martha's to what I call BIG WIGs...your absolute must have life goals. Your goal in life may be to achieve your BIG WIGs. Certainly mine is...I am in the throes of one of my BIG WIGs as I write...I am moving to my beach house one week from today!!! How did that happen...it was a series of fortunate occurrences...spurred by my setting a life goal to live at the beach...

Once you set a BIG WIG, you must create conditions that will invite it into your life. You must befriend it, protect it, and nurture your own spirit. If you don't create these conditions, your self-imposed limitations can prevent it from happening...

Martha Beck says, "The knowledge of your destiny may stalk you for years, undetected except for occasional moments of longing or hope that glint like eyeshine in your darkest hours. Then, when you least expect it, a WIG will leap out of nowhere and overwhelm you in one breathtaking burst."

Today's aMUSEment - Helping it Happen: Once you've met the basic condition of self-care, there are several strategies you might use to lure your BIG WIGs out of hiding. Take a pencil in your dominant hand (right for right-handers, left for lefties) and write down a few pointed questions, such as "What are you feeling?" "What do you need?" and "What do you want?" As soon as you've finished writing a question, switch the pencil to your other hand and write whatever words bubble up. You may be surprised. When your problem-solving mind is fully engaged, trying to master the task of writing with the "wrong" hand, hidden aspects of the self often surface. I've seen people encounter full-fledged BIG WIGs in the shaky words written by their own non-dominant hand.

by Martha Beck is the author of Finding Your Own North Star . Record your WIGS in your online journal.

Paul Potts, a mobile phone salesman, had a BIG WIG. See as he sings his semi-final performance on Britain's Got Talent...




HE WON!!!! Mobile phone salesman turned opera singing sensation Paul Potts is planning to put the $234,000 he won on Britain's Got Talent towards a new smile. The 36-year-old, who is also planning to return to work this week says, "I'd like to deal with the teeth because I do feel very self-conscious about them," He continues, "It'd be nice to feel less self-conscious and to be able to smile with confidence.

Potts, who celebrated his win with a glass of champagne and two swigs of beer, hasn't handed in his notice at the mobile phone warehouse that he has worked at for the past two years. Julie, his wife, is back working at a call centre. But things may be looking up for the couple, who share a small, two-bedroom home in Port Talbot, a small industrial town in southern Wales.

Potts, who said his aim was to become the country's best opera singer, is set to sign a recording contact with Sony BMG. He is also due to begin work on his first album, has already secured his first professional gig with Welsh diva Katherine Jenkins, and will perform in front of the Queen.

U Be Creative Today!

5 comments:

marita said...

well, i think writing my big wish with my left hand will turn out even BIGGER...so worth trying. thanks rebecca for the challenge ;)

Sheila said...

I have a big wish but it conflicts with my family, so for now it is a dream. Though having said that I often wonder how often we come up with reasons for not doing what we wish for, out of fear. I wonder if the wishing is sometimes better than the doing.
I will have to think on this.
Paul Potts is amazing, I was was so happy yesterday when I heard he had won.
xx

rochambeau said...

Dear Rebecca,
Thank you for sharing Paul Potts. He's such an inspiraation!

Want to pass on a book reccomendation to you incase you don't all ready have it. Visioning 10 steps to designng the Life of you Dreams. by Lucia Capacchione. Think you will like it!

Just think in one week you'll be in your Dream Home!
How exciting!

rochambeau said...

Dear Rebecca,
Thank you for sharing Paul Potts. He's such an inspiraation!

Want to pass on a book reccomendation to you incase you don't all ready have it. Visioning 10 steps to designng the Life of you Dreams. by Lucia Capacchione. Think you will like it!

Just think in one week you'll be in your Dream Home!
How exciting!

Angela said...

Great post! I'm so glad that he won! I'm not gonna just be someone that wishes. I wanta do what I wish for. Although some tell me at times that I can't.Due to that, I often doubt myself but there are people Like YOU Cre8Tiva who tell me I can. I'll just listen to the postive things.If I have a dream I wanta go and make it happen. Thanks for the encouragement!
*HUGS*

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