About four years after Stefani Germanotta performed unplugged at NYU, she picked up a Grammy and launched a sold out world-tour, as her new alter-ego, Lady Gaga. A lot can happen in a short time.
What does Lady Gaga have to do with your life intention? She’s the poster chicka for swift success. Not overnight success (she started playing piano at age four, she opened up for New Kids on the Block, she got dropped by her first record label.) But swift success. Swift, like momentum and velocity. Swift, like one US presidential term, the time until your baby starts pre-school, the time it takes for you to go through two cell-phones.
For anyone who is dreaming, striving, believing, aiming, add this to your arsenal of faith n’ sweat: you need to believe in speed.
When you believe that things can happen quickly for you, you’re adding another level of creative input into your life script.
This is a creative exercise (as in creating your reality,) suspend these notions: you’ve got to pay your dues, it’s all in the timing, one step at a time, don’t get ahead of yourself, good things come to those who wait.
Starting today — believe in speed. Imagine that within about four years you could have what you’re striving for, and much much more. Think about everything amazing that could be happening for you just one year from today … then quadruple the amazingness. Think bigger. Imagine huge. Ponder colossal. Feel the zoom in your cells. Meditate on the feeling of arriving.
What happens when certain, big, success feels nearer to you? Your projected amazing future begins to rub off on you. You exhibit successful tendencies, you make more confident choices, you stick your chin out, and you keep your stamina up. You get in front of time. You start thinking like a star. Rising. Faster. That’s evolution. And it’s very rock ‘n roll.
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About Danielle LaPorte
Danielle LaPorte is the author of the book The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide for Creating Success on Your Own Terms (from Random House/Crown). An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she is the creator of the online program The Spark Kit: A Digital Experience for Entrepreneurs and co-author of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. Over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice on DanielleLaPorte.com, a site that has been deemed “the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality.”