… to start drilling down the underlying factors that contribute to Dysthymia, but I just HAVE to interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to give you one of the best illustrations I can of the power of visualization and creative thinking and THINKING your way to the results you want in life. So, everyone has heard on the nightly news or read in the newspapers or experienced in their own life that we are in a recession and that the housing bubble has burst, right? Well I would like to respectfully disagree and offer you a story to prove my point.
Deb and I live in a rural area of southwestern Virginia. We decided a while back that we wanted to move to Florida and live in a house on the beach by August, 2011. The vision of that move and the house and the life in Florida has been incorporated into our visualizations, our recordings of those visualizations, our goal cards – it’s just GOING to happen – even though we really didn’t have a clue as to the HOW. In the interest of committed decision and continual action, we knew that because of the real estate market in this area we needed to put our house on the market in March so that we didn’t end up getting to August still owning a house in Virginia. A few weeks ago, Deb was driving home from taking her daughter to a college audition and realized in an “OH SH!T” moment that it was almost March and we had done very little to get ready to put the house on the market aside from clearing out some excess “stuff.”
So, we contacted a realtor and had her come and assess the house to see what we needed to do, which included painting the entire interior, pressure washing the entire exterior, landscaping, removing furniture – it was a big list and it was March 1!!!!! We began to write our visualization of how the sale of the house would proceed (in one of my visualizations I wrote that the contract would be signed on March 21), we actually scheduled the closing in our Outlook calendars for 10:00am on April 29. We told our realtor when we were closing and she laughed in our face! However, by March 15 all the contract work was complete and the house looked brand new. Our realtor sent out a “preview” blast to other agencies in the area and the listing was set to hit the MLS on March 17.
Before the listing actually showed up on the MLS we had a call from another agent who asked to preview the house. After she toured it she was very excited about having a particular client see it and asked if she could bring her back that evening. She did and the client was very happy and called her husband to come down from Washington, DC right away to see it. He did and he loved it. Meanwhile we continued to visualize THAT couple purchasing our home, moving in, having parties, raising their children and growing as a family in this house. On Sunday, our broker called us incredulous. She had just received an offer from the couple to purchase our home for our price, with no contingencies, and requested closing on April 29!!!
In what everyone was telling us was a horrendous real estate market, we manifested the sale of our home from “OH SH!T” moment driving home from Ohio to signed offer in 3 weeks. The house was on the market for only THREE DAYS!! People are positively astonished by what has occurred.
The fact is that this kind of stuff happens to Deb and me all the time – it’s not magic and it’s not good luck – there is a science to creating the life you want to live and it is based on laws the govern our lives – laws as steadfast as the laws of gravity. Problem is, we use them against ourselves far more often than we us them for our benefit!! It’s not information that we learn in school, but we can teach you, as we have taught so many others. It’s simple, but not necessarily easy!!
P.S. Back to the Dysthymia factors next time!!