From Idealist to Idea List Maker…How to live a fuller life!

Stop being an idealist and become an idea list maker!

What’s the difference you ask? Well, a lot!

Idealists…
Aim for perfection.
Rarely achieve the perfection they seek.
Pass up many comparable opportunities.
Wait most of their life for ideal situations.
Never appreciate anything outside their ideal.

Idea List Makers…
Think in concepts.
See endless possibilities.
Embrace new experiences.
Enjoy the process of creating.
Don’t wait around for perfect conditions.
Live fuller and happier lives.

Now, throw out your old ideals and become an idea list maker!

1) Get out your journal or create a new one entitled, “My Idea List Maker,” or better yet, “My Book of Possibilities.”
2) Write down at the top of each page “These are the kinds of things I aspire to be, do, have in my life. ”
3) Write for five to ten minutes in detail.
4) Do this at least once a week.

You can repeat things on your list each week. The goal of the exercise is to help you discover what you truly want while training yourself to keep an open mind.

Copyright 2007 Rob Gruber i wish i could tell you iwishicouldtellyou.com

Shred your Past (Thoughts) Now!

Shredding – the technique of destroying unwanted thoughts or experiences with the intent of letting them go and never experiencing them again.

The shredding technique is simple.

1) Write down a single thought or memory you wish to let go on a single piece of paper.
2) Shred the document. I use a paper shredder.
3) Immediately remove the shredded document from your living space by taking it outside and putting it in the trash.
4) If you have more than one thought or memory you wish to let go, continue the process until you you are finished, removing all the shredded items at the same time.

NOTE: Often times, I will say something while I am shredding the document, like “This thought no longer serves me,” or “Goodbye and good riddance.”

If you don’t have a paper shredder you could use a scissors, your hands or a paper cutter.

Another way to rid let go of your past is to submit to iwishicouldtellyou!

Copyright 2007 Rob Gruber i wish i could tell you iwishicouldtellyou.com