Line up the Energy first

Take the time to line up the Energy first, and action becomes inconsequential. If you don’t take the time to line up the Energy, if you don’t find the feeling place of what you’re looking for, not enough action in the world will make any difference.

 

—Abraham

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At first glance (or if you don’t read past the first sentence), it might seem like Abraham is saying that you can manifest whatever it is you set your sights on without taking any action.  And, I have written before about how I believe they HAVE said this in the past.

However, in this particular quote, that’s not what’s happening.  What they’re saying here is that you can work as hard as you want, but go nowhere in terms of achieving your goal if you don’t have the right mindset.  Let me give you an example.

I used to play tennis fairly regularly with a friend of mine.  He’s taller, has a longer reach, and (especially today) has more physical stamina than I have.  But more importantly, he’s got the mental ability to focus on a goal without distraction.  Combine that with his competitive drive, and he’s hard to beat.  In fact, I never once did it!  I believe that I actually have more talent on the tennis court, and that he’s not THAT much better an athlete than I, but I don’t have the sheer determination to win that he does.  I didn’t take the time to see myself beating him before we played, and it never happened.

What DID happen is that eventually, I gave up trying to beat him, and started to get satisfaction from how hard I could make him work to beat ME.  My goal became making him run.  THAT I could see myself doing.  When we played, I’d hit shots first to one side of the court, then the other.  Then drop shots just over the net to make him come in quick, and then try to lob the ball over his head to make him scramble to the back court.  It was fun making him work!  He still beat me…  But, he worked 3 times as hard as I did.  And I became a better shot maker because of it.

The point of this is that I never could get to “the feeling place” of winning against him, and I never did.  Instead, I put in a lot of action to no avail.   With time (and a lesson or two), I could have beaten him, and that would have changed my mindset, but I didn’t travel that road.

So, see yourself where you want to be.  Take a little time (or a LOT) to play in your imagination around the idea.  FEEL it.  Let yourself feel giddy about it.  Get excited about it.  THEN do something.  Then you’ll be driven by what Abraham calls inspired action.  And your results will be far beyond what you’ve experienced before.

——Tim

2 Responses to “Line up the Energy first”

  1. Out of curiosity, did you ever have a strong desire to get to that feeling place of beating him?

  2. Sure. But desire isn’t enough. If you have a belief that you CAN’T do something, you’re going to be working against your desire. I wasn’t as consciously aware of the mental component in all of this at the time, and came to EXPECT him to beat me. So… I got what I expected!

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