You May Call This “Threativation”

If you want to change something in your life you must move from where you are (current reality or now) to where you want to be (future reality or desired outcome/goal).

To do that you must either:

  • Stop doing something that you currently do.
  • Start something new.

If you don’t do any of the above it is impossible to create a new result in your life. I hope you agree with me so far?

Yet so many people don’t have a clear picture of what they want but they know what they don’t want.

You may call this “threativation” – you know that you don’t want your current reality and it can be a starting point to get you to do something. But unless you define what it is you do want, how will you know that you are moving in the right direction? 

Have you ever experienced that you know what you want, you know what you need to do to get there but you still don’t do it?

Or that you start and as soon as you run into a problem you return to your current reality. The reason for this happening is that it´s a real experience in the past – something familiar.

Your desired outcome is a fantasy in the future. We are fighting with ourselves for the future and in order for us to proceed, we need to make the future more attractive than the past. This means you are fighting with the mind (desired outcome) and emotions (past experience).

How do you make the future more attractive than the past – what is the difference that makes the difference?

One way is to notice the details of your future picture and how you define it. The outcome that you want, how do you see it? Is the picture still or moving? Is it small or large? Is it in color or black & white? Are you in the picture or are you seeing yourself as a spectator? What about the other senses? What do you say to yourself? What do others say to you? Is the sound loud or silent? Are there other sounds present? What are you feeling? Where is the feeling located in your body? Is it still or is it moving?

These are just examples of questions you can experiment with. The idea is to make the image of your desired outcome as compelling and attractive as possible so when you experience an obstacle you don’t return to your current situation and instead continue to move towards what you want.

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Co-founder, UnlimitedKarma

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