Yes, that is what I believe we are invited to do – in order to live successful and fulfilling lives; to live creatively and not in reaction to circumstances.

Elements of this are:

1.  Make Choices.

At any moment, it is possible to make a choice – ask yourself what you want to be feeling, how you want to be; and move on. Try this, and see how powerful it can be.

2.  Hold your self-image as being consistent with what you want to create.

Think of yourself and talk about yourself as the person you want to be, as the person you need to be in order to create what you want. What we put energy into comes into being.

3.  Make mistakes!

Research shows that many successful people made a lot of mistakes before they became successful – and learnt from them and adjusted their actions accordingly. Say ‘that wasn’t a mistake – that was an experiment’!

4.  Have clear measurement criteria

If you are not clear about these, how will you know when you have reached your goal? Be crystal clear what your goals are and what ‘success’ looks like.

5.  Build patterns of success. 

Congratulate yourself on small steps achieved towards your goals. That way, you will build momentum towards achieving your desires and towards making your contribution to the world.

What do you think?