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How many books do you have? - A Positive Statement, Issue #011
January 12, 2011

Featured Affirmation:

I allow myself the luxury of focusing on only one new idea.

Positive Statements on Focus:

“Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
-Tony Robbins

“Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come.”
–Perry Paxton

“I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.”
–Diane Sawyer

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Cleaning Out the Bookshelf

Eighty-six books have made a nice cozy home on my office bookcase. Eighty-six times I have thought that “this book is the book,” the book that will make all of the difference. This is the book that will change everything. Yes, I have learned something from each book; however, the excitement over their messages lasts just a few weeks before I am out searching for the next title that will revolutionize my life and the lives of my clients. Have you been here? Have you repeated this cycle?

What if focus became the primary motivation behind getting a new book? What if each title was not looked at as a quick fix, but rather as a study to be absorbed? Read a book not once, or twice, but 3+ times. Really understand the concepts and implement them. It is a revolutionary idea that just might make all the difference.

Authors are wise, they have something to teach, and I have found infinite truths in their messages. The issues comes in thinking that change takes only one read, only a few weeks, only a half-implementation before you decide that there is a better solution. Rather than book-hop, dive in, become absorbed, learn and re-learn until you know the information well enough that it becomes subconscious, not something that you realize you need to learn, not something you cursory know, but something that you live.

My New Year’s resolution this year is to implement this idea. I will be choosing one book, reading it three times and mastering its message. Will you join me in taking your time to give one book a chance to make all the difference?

If you would like to browse a list of phenomenal books to pick your first focus book, check out the resources list.

Journal Exercise:

Choose one change to focus on. Write about what life will be like when you have fully implemented that change.
Book Recommendation

The book I have chosen to re-focus on is Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain. I purchased this book 4 years ago right before I started the Creative Affirmations website. It is an in-depth guide for exploring visualization. Gawain utilizes a number of affirmations and visualization techniques to address health, wealth, happiness and relationships.

At the time I bought the book, I loved it. I tried a number of the exercises and saw some dramatic results. However, as I mentioned above, I quickly moved on to learn more and in the process allowed the exercises I had found so helpful fade.

My biggest goal for 2011 is to master meditation and focusing my mind. I am looking to Gawain to lead me deeper into my mind to heighten and tune my visualization skills.

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