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Harness the Power


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By THE FLYLADY, MARLA CILLEY

Have you ever felt like the inside of your head was a bag full of ping pong balls bouncing around in several or maybe hundreds of directions at one time? I have called this running around like a chicken with its head cut off. In the past I have made reference to my hound dog chasing 10 rabbits at once and how she would not be able to even catch one unless she focused on just a single rabbit

We are just like this. Our minds start racing and we start on one thing and then another and before we know it we are trying to do 10 things at once and the house gets pulled apart before our very eyes. When we wake up from our tizzy and this is exactly what is happening; we find that we have accomplished absolutely nothing even though we have worked ourselves into a frenzy. We were just spinning our wheels and getting no place fast.

When our actions have us moving fast but not getting any place then we need to harness this energy. This energy is going to come out of us one way or another. We can practice using this energy for good or we can let it play havoc with your lives. You have a choice.

Your first choice is to step outside of yourself and see it happening when you start to feel like you are in a tizzy. Recognize your own signs. Get a friend to help you see this expending of energy. Some of us use the telephone and talking to defuse the clutter that isscreaming in our heads to get out. Just last night I had this discussion with a dear dear friend.

For several years now I have thought that she had a lot to great ideas to help people with their parenting skills. She would call me on the phone and do a verbal brain dump and then call another person to explain her idea. Once she had processed the idea verbally she had nothing left to write. The energy was gone. It had been unfocused, unharnessed and was like the air in a balloon that slips through your hands and buzzes all around the room. We have to figure out a way to capture this energy to help people; we discussed this for a little while.

Last night we came up with a plan. It was another one of our acronyms; WRITE. This is what I wanted her to do anyway. Many times in conversation and on instant message when she would have an idea; I would say write to her in big letters. I told her when you have all these thoughts racing around your head you have to wait about callingsomeone. Sit down and reason through your idea on paper or computer. Use your intellect to teach and expound upon your idea.

When you feel yourself headed for this tizzy uneasy spinning around like an unharnessed balloon: I want you to stop and focus this energy to come out of your fingers too. A simple notepad that you keep in your special place will help you to jot down your ideas so you will not forget them. I even keep a pad in the bathroom for my midnight ideas.

The reason we get in such a tizzy about something is that we need instant gratification. You know this feeling. We need someone to say good idea. But an idea is not good unless an action comes from it. It becomes that balloon buzzing around a room. Harness that balloon and fill it with your ideas and set it free to fly and bless the world.

Use our little acronym WRITE to help you harness the power that is in you. Your home is holding you back. Your power may not be writing but you do have a power that is begging to be set free. This is our passion. You may not even know what that passion is yet because your home and the chaos/tizzy in your head is holding you back. Focus thoseenergies on building a simple Control Journal to be your guide to getting the rid of that clutter and CHAOS in your life. This will free you to take your ideas from your head and set them free too.

For more help getting rid of your CHAOS; check out her website and join her free mentoring group at� www.FlyLady.net or her book, Sink Reflections published by Bantam and her new book, Body Clutter. Copyright 2006 Marla Cilley Used by permission in this publication.


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