CHANGE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
When I first started running online programs, nearly 10 years ago, around 98% of the people who signed up for them were from Australia. It was always really exciting to have someone from the US or elsewhere. They stood out from the rest of the group purely for being so exotic, and I remember feeling proud of the fact that even people from overseas had found me!
I also remember having the assumption that, over time, I would keep having more and more outside of Aus people find me, follow me, buy from me, be in my groups. It just seemed obvious – I knew I was going to keep putting more and more content out and of COURSE my message was going to continue to spread, even across the entire world!
I don’t know why this whole thought process popped into my head this morning as I got petrol, maybe because I was thinking about how diverse the mix of people in my current online program are. But that’s normal now – in fact, over 50% of my audience from the US and the Aussie portion represents usually about 20-25%, with the rest from loads of different countries.
The question is – did my message spread far and wide and bring in thousands of people from all around the world, make me the money it makes me now, because my message is worthy of that and because I kept putting it out there, or because I ASSUMED it would and so therefore it happened?
I believe that you ALWAYS get what you assume. Just think about it – how often in life are you ever genuinely shocked or surprised at an outcome? Even things that happen to us which are out of the ordinary, whether a big win or a big letdown there’s always that part of us which, with smug satisfaction, thinks – “I knew it!”.
Of course you fucking knew it.
Because your outcomes can ONLY ever reflect your expectations, which in turn reflect your beliefs and feelings, and which automatically, with or without conscious attention, DIRECT your actions.
Check this handy little flow-chart out which I just thought up for you:
Thoughts / feelings / beliefs = assumptions of what will happen.
Assumptions —> actions taken.
Assumptions + actions taken —> further thoughts / feelings / beliefs —> greater certainty of what will happen (elevated or more ‘locked in’ assumption.
Elevated assumption = elevated action = elevated level of belief and certainty as well as elevated emotion either good or bad = elevated assumption = elevated action – belief – certainty – assumption – action –
If you think about it, all this ‘create your reality’ and manifestation stuff is really just simple math 🙂
This also means that whatever you CURRENTLY assume will happen ABSOLUTELY WILL.
It’s just MATH, you’re already on a roll with your thoughts, your beliefs, your emotions, leading to your actions, assumptions, etc!
It’s a done fucking deal. So much so, that if you want to know your future just take a page in your journal and write out HONESTLY what you expect to happen in all the different areas of your life.
Pretty confronting, right?! In fact, I’d bet you can’t even quite bring yourself to acknowledge your TRUE assumptions about a lot of stuff because when you really face into it you’ll find that what you EXPECT?
Two steps forward and one back.
For things to not quite work.
To continue to play out the patterns / sabotages etc you’ve always had.
And so on!
TYPICALLY we always expect what we’ve previously experienced, and that’s exactly why most people just keep on getting the same results in all areas of life, and even carry on the results of their parents! There’s probably some areas of your life where this is a GOOD thing, and I’d say there’s a ton of areas where you really REALLY really wish you had different beliefs and expectations already, ’cause clearly you’re current ones aren’t exactly making everything awesome!
If that’s the case, then here’s where this gets really interesting:
What if you DID have different beliefs and expectations?
What if you could CHANGE what you ASSUME and therefore GUARANTEE a changed outcome?
What if, instead of focusing on how to GET to a goal, you could simply pick and choose and lock in beliefs, thoughts and emotions which would AUTOMATICALLY get you there?
If you just look at your assumptions, and try to force yourself to think more positively and not expect the worst, or TO expect what it is you actually want, it’s impossible.
There’s too much programming inside of you which will just shriek LIAR! You can state all the fucking “I am” and “it’s done” affirmations in the world and it WILL.NOT.WORK.
Just reverse engineer the whole thing.
I did this in my journaling this morning and it is a MEGA empowering exercise to do. Instead of simply writing out my goals and intentions, I wrote down all the things I WANT to assume are true.
Body and energy stuff.
You name it! About 3 pages of stuff, actually!
In each of these areas, I ALREADY have set assumptions. I assume there is no freaking WAY my income could drop under 200k per month, for example, and it hasn’t for ages, plus is usually way higher. I assume I will NEVER go above an Aussie size 8, and I haven’t in years except for pregnancy. In fact, each time I’ve pushed at the upper limits of that I quickly re-set back to where I EXPECT to be.
Whether or not you’re conscious of it, you currently have a set point in EVERY area of your life.
Now if you ASSUME, as I’ve often done so over the years, that with time you will GRADUALLY improve upon that set point or ‘default level’, then that’s exactly what will happen.
If you assume that you’ll gradually improve but it will come with struggle or great sacrifice, or cause you to not be able to attend properly to other areas, then THAT is what will happen.
See what I’m getting at?
What if you assumed that your income would triple this year? Or 10x? What if you assumed it would happen with ease and flow and joy and FUN? What if you assumed you OBVIOUSLY wake up each day feeling awesome and raring to go? What if you assumed you could have soulmate FIERY awesome hot love? What if you assumed that of COURSE even your biggest goals and desires were gonna come true?
WHAT DO YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU GENUINELY ASSUMED YOUR MOST WANTED SHIT WAS GONNA HAPPEN?
It would freaking happen!!
Change your assumptions.
Change your life.
And here’s how:
Instead of trying to mantra or FORCE your way into believing your next level outcomes are DONE, when deep down you just DON’T actually expect or believe it, simply identify, for each outcome:
– Exactly what it will look like WHEN done
– What you would need to NOW think, believe and feel in order to ALREADY truly assume it
– What would you already be DOING each day (practical actions) if you fully DID believe and assume it
– What would be going on all around you (environment) if you fully believed and assumed it?
– And – my favourite way of hacking my own beliefs! – what would you need to START believing now, in order to believe you can change your beliefs in order to change your assumptions and then your life?
Do you know where you might like to start?
If all of this feels so God damn true but yet so God damn vast?
What if you simply started to believe –
That it’s possible to change what you believe?
All success ever is beautiful, is a small additional move in the right direction each day.
Take fucking ownership.
Life is NOW. Press Play.