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Manifesting Your Dream Life by Creating Your Mindset Prayer

Can you sing your country’s national anthem?

How about ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’?

Can you recite a trending Tik Tok sound?

I bet you can say yes to at least 2 out of 3 of those tunes above.

But why do we remember these songs so well?

Simple repetition.

As mentioned in The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, to build a habit, you must perform three essential tasks: “cue, routine, reward.” We can use these three critical steps to create any habit, such as remembering to put our keys back on the right hook, learning a new language, or changing our mindset.

Creating a new mindset can be a big undertaking, but we can do this with a positive affirmation that we consistently repeat daily. We will call this positive affirmation a ‘Mindset Prayer.’ We will use the Serenity Prayer as our template to build our Mindset Prayer.

But what is the Serenity Prayer?

In 1932, Reinhold Niebuhr created the first Serenity Prayer, which the Alcohol Anonymous organization would later adopt. Mentors, facilitators, and fellows encourage all participants to embrace, recite, and participate in the message offered by the Serenity Prayer. The individuals proceeding through this intense program are motivated by their God, Higher Power, Universe, Buddha, Krishna, or other Higher Source to be patient, understanding, kind, and vigilant to overcome a deep-seated addiction.

The Serenity Prayer goes:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

courage to change the things I can,

and wisdom to know the difference.

Although many of us are not suffering from addiction to substances, we can use the same concept to rid ourselves of the challenges facing us in our path to a new pattern, enlightenment, change, or peace. If we repeat our mindset prayer multiple times a week or numerous times a day, we take the first step toward altering our mindset.

So how can we create our mindset prayer?

Step 1: Cue - Set Your Intention for the Mindset Prayer

Before discussing your intention for the mindset prayer, this would be an ideal time to close your eyes for just 1 minute. Call it meditation, prayer, or just silence. And ask yourself:

What are you trying to accomplish?

Are you trying to alter your mindset to achieve a new goal?

Are you seeking peace in a life of chaos?

Are you looking for a new career?

Do you want to become more sociable?

Set a timer for 1 minute and close down - shut your eyes, shut off the music, shut off all distractions and ponder on this question again.

What are you trying to accomplish?

Write it down.

Step 2: Cue - Build your Mindset Prayer

We need to create a Mindset prayer that is short, concise, and memorable. Therefore, you should keep your mindset prayer to 3-5 lines.

The mindset prayer should include a few items.

1. Address your “Higher Source.

Your Higher Power or Higher Source can be anyone or anything you believe represents the most powerful entity in your existence. You can call it God, Higher Power, Universe, Buddha, Krishna, Source, Allah, Zeus, or Beyonce. You choose! Anyone that you believe has divine power over your existence. You can address your future self if you don’t believe in these representations.

2. Acknowledge Your Current Mindset

You likely have fears about change. Most people are uncomfortable with change and development. Most individuals become resistant to accepting acceptance of their obstacles. We may place blame on others for our shortcomings. We will take full responsibility for our defects.

If you need some inspiration, write a list of fears, obstacles, or negative mindsets that have hindered you from achieving your goals. It can be as simple as I do not like the taste of vegetables which is why I cannot lose weight to a complex statement like my fear of failure stems from a lack of parental guidance as a child.’ You are a unique human; therefore, no one has the same fears as you. Once you have your list of worries completed, find the one that directly hinders the goal you are trying to accomplish. And ask your ‘Higher Power’ to help, guide, assist, grant, etc. And this will be the first line of your mindset prayer.

Here are a few examples:

Higher Power. . .

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.”

“Give me peace in accepting my deep fear of failure.”

“Help me understand that I am responsible for my destiny.”

“Guide me to believe that my childhood forged who I am today.”

3. Addressing Your Strengths

To balance our fears with positive affirmations, we must recognize strengths, qualities, and characteristics that have helped us survive through times of adversity and challenge. Think about the positive attributes others have said about you in the past.

Are you remarkably selfless?

Do people admire your confidence?

Have people called you a hard worker?

If you have difficulty coming up with positive attributes, go ahead and give your mom, partner, friends, or boss a call and ask them about your positive qualities.

Here are a few examples:

Grant me. . .

“courage to change the things I can”

“patience to know that everything occurs in divine timing.”

“confidence to perform in front of an audience.”

“persistence to see this project through to this end.”

4. Gratitude for Achieving Your Goals

But wait, I haven’t achieved my goals yet!?

Yes, you have!

You have already placed the order to your ‘Higher Source,’ therefore, ‘Higher Power’ and yourself both believe that this is already yours. It is your job to concentrate on the ‘what,’ and ‘Higher Power’ will follow through with ‘how.’ Therefore it is already yours, and now it is time to live as if your goal has been achieved. Be careful of using temporary states of being. For example, ‘happiness’ is a temporary state of being. Although we all want to be happy all the time, this is just impossible.

Here are a few examples:

Grant me. . .

“wisdom to know the difference.”

“the career that will bring me strong professional development”

“a partner who is understanding of my emotional needs”

“the lifestyle of working and traveling the world full-time.”

Can you guess which line is in my mindset prayer? ;D

Step 3: Repetition

As mentioned above, to form a habit, you must repeat this mindset prayer daily. You will recite this prayer every day for less than 10 seconds. Also, say it aloud (I promise it will make a difference). Therefore maybe you can attach this to one of your already developed and repetitive habits. You can recite it when you are brushing your teeth in the morning. You can set it as the background on your phone. You can tag it on a post-it note on your computer. You can send it as a voice note to a trusted friend or family member. Ten seconds per day - that equals 0.00001% of your day.

Step 4: Reward

By reciting your mindset prayer, you are placing your desires into the plane of thought or words. If you don’t believe this life exists in multiple planes, you may benefit from a lesson in physics. While reciting your prayer, close your eyes, and visualize the life you create for yourself.

When you close your eyes and think about your mindset prayer, what images come to mind?

Are you on a beach?

Are you in your new office?

Are you at the altar of your wedding day?

With repetition, belief, and visualization, whatever you may be creating is all yours!

Double Bonus Step

Turn your mindset prayer into a song. Maybe it is the same tune as ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ or ‘’Eye of the Tiger”, or the theme song to your favorite TV show. Make it fun, get creative, and most importantly, make it memorable.

I challenge you to do these tasks for 30 days. Every day, I want you to say your mindset prayer. If you miss a day, don’t worry. Pick up the following day.


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