Manifesting True Success Day 10: Measuring What Matters Danielle Rogers March 25, 2015 Enlightenment, Spirituality, Words of Wisdom Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here. “Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.” -Paul J. Meyer Today’s meditation is about making all our choices smart choices, and is indicated by the letter M. The M stands for “make everything measureable.” If we get reliable, measurable feedback on our progress, we can make intelligent, informed decisions. By evaluating our work in measurable terms, we remain in control of our progress, our time, and our resources. We know where to cut back, and where to redirect our focus and energy. Most importantly, by making everything measurable, we can make smart decisions that are aligned with our values and worthwhile goals. Our meditation today helps us maintain the flexible awareness that allows us to remain aligned with our deep purpose, while we monitor the circumstances and details of life so that we can make informed decisions. It’s like a sailor setting course to a distant island, all the while monitoring the wind, waves, and currents along the way. CENTERING THOUGHT: I control my life by knowing what counts. SANSKRIT MANTRA: Sharavana Namah (My awareness is unbounded and focused). Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here. 1.) Measurement is a way of maintaining a perspective on the direction of a project with useful feedback. Write an example of how you’ve seen the importance of measurement in your own life – it could even be as simple as knowing your checking account balance. When I began venturing into my own business the biggest misconception I had was that I didn’t need tools for organization. I have publicly and privately denounced planners and writing down goals as I immaturely thought envisioning and doing things here and there would effectively and timely bring manifestation into my life. It wasn’t until I got deeper in to it began expanding into different avenues along with maintaining the ability to post daily that I realized I needed more organization now than I did when I had a 9 to 5. I now use planners, journals, napkins, and the notes app on my phone to stay somewhat organized and jot down ideas and tasks at hand. These simple changes have brought far more structure than I could have ever imagined and it’s not restricting because it pertains to something that I love doing. 2.) One of the most obvious measurements we can use is time. For example, we can ask ourselves, “Did I spend enough time sleeping last night?” Write about how you can use your time more effectively in attaining your goals. I think I do pretty well with my time considering all factors but I would like to have more time at my disposal. Going this route with my life has limited my time so much and sharing the time I have left has become difficult and provided many strains on various relationships. More than me using my time effectively I desire people to respect my time more. When you respect my time, I don’t mind sharing my time. If I share my don’t attempt to veer me from my path because that is a direct form of disrespect to me and my time and I don’t have time for that. 3.) Another way we can apply measurement to our life is to evaluate how much energy and mental focus we give to various activities. List areas of your life you dedicate a lot of energy toward, but are not necessarily meaningful to you. List the areas that are more important to you that get too little attention. Now consider how you can reapportion your energy to match your priorities. I have a love and hate thing with social networking and although I don’t waste a lot of time on there like I have in the past, a piece of me wishes I didn’t really need to be on there at all. I believe in family and my foundation is built on family, sometimes I make myself too accessible to my family and I need to be more firm in that so I can fulfill my goals and position myself to be able to have more time and resources to continuously elevate us as a unit and family. 4.) Daily Reflection: There is absolutely nothing wrong with structure. Actually if you do it right structure can provide you with so much more free time. It just so happens that in my free time I still like to work and study. Work and studying are fine but we also need fellowship and relationship. Everything in life requires balance and there is no balance without structure. I remember when I first wrote my goals and vision a few years back in my old journal I always stated that I would always reevaluate any aspects of my life if they be out of balance. At the time I didn’t have a clue as to what that meant or what my life would be about but through trial and error, pain and happiness, I now see what is important in life. I also see what focusing on the important things can yield. They can yield so many blessings but you have to be prepared to endure the obstacles that come along the way. Structure helps with that by reminding you of the bigger picture and using your goals to line the path. There’s something different waiting at the end of the Yellow Brick Road for us all but we have to gain what we lack and learn a few lessons along the way. Those lessons are reflections of the structure or lack there of you have put in place in your life. Being organized is a key component to opening up so many other aspects of your life. Have vision. Write it down. Make it plain. Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.