You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and
by not quite knowing what you’re doing,
but what you’ll discover will be wonderful.
What you’ll discover will be yourself.
– Alan Alda (Actor, Director, Writer)
I’ve been getting quite a few questions lately from Magicians who want to get themselves motivated, again. They’ve already experienced what the Magic feels like. They remember having that spark of excitement. They just don’t have it at the moment. And they fear that it’s been lost to them forever.
First and foremost . . . Relax! Everybody has felt “empty” at one point or another in their life. Many of us have been “lost” more than a few times. Most Magicians are so good at doing so many different things that they become somewhat blasé. They are so frequently part of amazing things and exposed to wonderful happenings that their curiosity and excitement wane.
When you get to the point where you are feeling “unmagical,” there are some simple steps to take to get your joy, impulse, and drive going again.
Here’s what you can do:
1. Find Your Magic (again)
Over 4 years ago, I wrote an article called The Creation of Success. In it, I provide you with a technique for regaining your excitement about Life! Take the time to go back over the formula. You can find it here:
2. Reinvent Yourself
Each moment of each day you have a chance to define (or redefine) who and what you are. For a Magician, the possible roles you play in any given day are endless. That’s part of your challenge and why you get bored. I think that, most of the time, Magicians have gotten so good at creating in their heads and manifesting their intent that they forget why they’ve been inventing and seeking results in the first place. Take the time to figure out what your worldview is? What is true for you and what isn’t? What are the concepts that drive how you make decisions? Perhaps it’s time to realign what you do with what you believe. Remember what Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said: ““We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.”
3. Invent Reality
Who better than a Magician to transform reality into something different? Theirs and everyone else’s. When you begin to feel “unmagical,” that’s a good indication that you’ve stopped being proactive and have lapsed into being reactive. Pretend the world is a blank slate and that you can create anything you desire. What would it be? Remember what it used to be like to carve out and design the effects you wanted others to see? You can have that experience again if you simply allow yourself the luxury of seeing the world as a canvas just waiting for you to paint on it, again.
4. Find a Master Magician to Mentor You
Sometimes we just need a fresh perspective. Albert Einstein once said: “Problems cannot be solved with the same mind set that created them.” The disinterest and boredom you are experiencing were created by you. Can you own that? Can you accept that you have the power to change how you’re feeling? One of the most powerful ways you can transform your own reality and get a fresh start is to find a trusted guide and someone who can advise you on the next, best steps to take. One thing to remember, however, is that the whole world is your teacher. There are signs being shown to you all along the way that are just begging you to listen to what they have to say.
5. Get Off Your Ass and Just Do Something
When we feel “unmagical,” it’s very easy to let that feeling turn into a habit of boredom. Boredom will kill your dreams, kill your creations, and kill you. Not everyone has to take big, dramatic steps in order to regain their Magic. Many Magicians have just as much power in the small deeds that are done. Large or small, steps forward are progress. When you are feeling “unmagical,” you feel stuck and stalled and obstructed. Choose one goal, right this moment, and, when you’re done reading this, take steps to make that goal happen. You don’t have to manifest the goal today. All you have to do is take passionate action in furtherance of that goal.
6. Start Thinking About the Legacy You Want to Leave
If the first 5 steps aren’t enough to inspire you, then think about this—everything you do (or don’t do) is creating a testament to the fact that it matters that you lived. Do you inspire others? If not, what can you do to start motivating the world around you? Do you transform others the way you’d like to be transformed? If not, what can you do to help others? Here’s the fascinating thing you might not have already considered—by helping others, first, you ultimately move yourself and your Magic to a higher level.
When you feel “unmagical,” it’s easy to feel alone, isolated, and lost. You are none of those things. You are a Magician and you can make anything happen. These 6 steps are mighty ways to shake you out of your rut and get you back on your magical path.
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