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Are you thinking about all the things you 'should' be doing?

Are you thinking about all the things you 'should' be doing?

Don’t believe in ‘shoulds’ – they’ll rob you of your motivation and inspiration.

What’s the problem with should?

The problem with should is that it automatically makes you wrong; saying should means you’re already not doing what you think you should be doing. You’re starting on the back foot – which isn’t a fun place to start!

Remove the shoulds and you’ll gain a clearer insight into where you are and what you want to achieve!

Let’s take some examples, “I should do the dishes”, or “I should do this work”, or “I should do something about my career”.

If we take should out of the equation, what are you left with?

“I will/won’t do the dishes”, or “I want a clean kitchen”, or “I enjoy having a tidy home”

“I will/won’t do this work”, or “I love being paid for my work”, or “I will get this work done so I can enjoy my time off”

“I will/won’t do something about my career”, or “I will create a plan for my future career success”, or “If I make a plan for my career I will achieve my goals”

You’re left with a clear direction. You won’t be left feeling wrong, or lacking – you’re decisive.

You have direction and you know what you want and you will begin to achieve things instead of getting stuck in the ‘shoulds’!

The ‘shoulds’ will still happen in your thinking process for a time, but once you start to take them out of your speech, you’ll find they will disappear altogether!

Hasta La Vista should!

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I spent the afternoon chatting with a good friend and we got around to the subject of Life Purpose. She’s a Psychologist and very clear on her ‘purpose’ in life.

  • Do you know what your Life Purpose is?

  • Do you even believe you have one?

  • Is it the same thing as having a Passion or Dream?

What if we all have the same purpose – To Create Our Experience.

What would that mean? It puts the responsibility of our existence squarely on our own shoulders doesn’t it?

I like the idea that we all share this purpose – To Create Our Experience.

So what makes us different? – Our Passions.

Do you recognise your Passions?

Do you recognise your Passions?

When you discover your Passion and follow it you are fulfilling your purpose – you are creating your own experience.

My friend told me her boyfriend (Joe) was concerned that he didn’t have a ‘life purpose’ or at least didn’t know what it was. She said Joe loved rock climbing and was working as a web designer to fund his love of rock climbing.

You know what? Joe IS fulfilling his life’s purpose by following his passion right now! He’s not making a living rock climbing, he’s making a living SO he can follow his passion. His passion may change in the future and he may even find a way of getting paid for following his passion – (leading rock climbing tours in China anyone?!).

Joe doesn’t need to be concerned that he doesn’t have a life purpose – he is living it.

It makes no difference whether you make your living following your passion, or make a living so you CAN follow your passion.

When you recognise and follow what brings you energy and joy in life you are fulfilling your life’s purpose – you are Creating Your Experience.

– Julia Herne


What if enough of us raised our children to believe that their only ‘purpose’ in life is to ‘Create Your Experience’ while ‘Following Your Passions’? (Whether that is by making a living following your passions (like me!) or by creating a life that funds your passions). And what if they grew up believing that and taught it to their children? And what if their children, and their children and their children all grew up living this way? How long would it be before we were all living in a world of peace, abundance, love and joy?

P.P.S. Neale Donald Walsch’s ‘Conversations With God’ books have some great stuff on this topic.

This is a transcript of a Lecture given by Neville Goddard, a modern day mystic who died in 1972 (the year I was born). Read more about Neville here.

Neville 10-26-1968


I say imagination creates reality, and if this premise is true then imagination fulfills itself in what your life becomes. Although I have changed the words, what I am saying is not new. Scripture says it in this manner: “Whatsoever you desire, believe you have received it and you will.” This statement goes back two thousand years, yet even before that Jeremiah tells of the same principle in his story of the potter and his clay.

But until imagination becomes a part of your normal, natural currency of thought, you will not act consciously. Like breathing, this awareness must become so much a part of you that you will not turn to the left or the right to praise or blame anyone. When you know this presence it will not matter if you started life behind the eight-ball, or in a palace; as a poor, or a rich child; you will realize that life is always externalizing what you are imagining.

Lacking the knowledge of this principle, you can reproduce your environment – be it pleasant or unpleasant – forever and ever, as you feed your imagination on what your senses dictate. But knowing this principle, you can ignore the present, and untethered by the so-called facts of life, you can imagine the present as you desire it to be and feed upon your desire, rather than its omission.

Now, imagination cannot be observed as we see objects in space, for imagination is their reality. Faucett gives the name, “God” to the cause of the universe, saying: “God, the creator, is like pure imagining in ourselves. He works in the depths of our soul underlying all of our faculties, including perception, and streams into our surface mind least disguised in the form of productive fancy.”

Listen to your thoughts and you will hear God’s words! A thought that is not felt produces nothing. But a thought producing motor elements reproduces itself! Catch God in a moment of a motor element such as anger, fear, or frustration, being congratulated or congratulating, and you will know what is going to happen in your world. Unless, of course you arrest your thoughts and revise them. Most of us, however, are not aware of what we are doing, so we do not observe the creator. But we can catch him as he streams into our surface mind least disguised in the form of productive fancy.

If, while riding the bus, driving the car, sitting at home, or standing at a bar, you hear a remark and react by moving on the inside, that remark will fulfill itself in what your life becomes. This principle sets you free, if you are willing to assume its responsibility.

But whether you assume it or not, you will fulfill your every motor element thought anyway. So in the end you will not sympathize or condemn, but simply tell those who may be going through an unpleasant experience of this principle, and – if they accept it – let the principle work in their lives.

Now, the average person in America is either Christian or Jew. Ask any one of them if they believe that imagining creates reality, and the chances are they will give you a negative response. But although they do not know it, if they believe in God they believe in imagination. They may read scripture and accept the words on the surface, but their meaning has not become a part of their thinking.

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Personal and Professional Development Coach, Julia Herne

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