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How to Change Your Life: The Miracle Equation

Updated on March 24, 2013

You Can Change Your Life!

How to change your life...haven't we all pondered that question at one time or another? Well, I have good news. It's actually a very simple process.

Simple. Notice I never said easy.

If you follow this simple (there's that word yet again) process, you can change your life. That's why I call this the miracle equation. It really can work miracles.

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The Miracle Equation: A Summary - 4 Steps to a Better Life--Guaranteed!

The miracle equation only has four steps. That's all. Each step builds on the last until you have reached your goal. We'll go through the steps one by one, but here is the gist of it...how to change your life in four simple steps:

  1. Commit to Your Dream
  2. Have Faith in Your Dream...and Yourself
  3. Take Action
  4. Persevere...Never Ever Give Up!

“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.”

Jeremy Irons

The Impossible Brought to Life
The Impossible Brought to Life

The Dream and the Commitment

A dream is a wish that our heart makes. Unfortunately, until we make the decision to turn that dream into a reality, that's all it will remain...an empty wish. History is full of dreamers who made their own reality. The dream is only the beginning.

The commitment counts. It takes only a second to make the decision. But what an important second it is! That second is the very first of your new life.

Just keep in mind that focus is important too. Make sure that you really know what your dream is...another word for it is goal setting. If you haven't set your goal, how will you ever know when you reach it?

Make your commitment today. In fact, do it now. The clock is ticking.

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Are You Committed to Your Dream?

Have you really committed to your dream?

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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:1 KJV

You Gotta Have Faith!
You Gotta Have Faith!

Have Faith

We aren't talking religious faith here--though in my honest opinion that doesn't hurt, either. For the miracle equation to work you need faith in yourself. That you have what it takes to turn that dream into reality. And that can be much harder than it sounds.

Doubts start to creep in, and we start wanting to give up. Maybe our friends or family don't understand or believe in what we are trying to do. Being the only one who believes in a sea of nay-sayers can be a daunting prospect. Especially when the nay-sayers are the very ones who should be supporting you!

Don't let their doubts become yours. if your dream is worthy, stick to your guns and your commitment. You really can do this...after all, we are only on step two. The next step is where the proverbial rubber meets the road.

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Do You Have Faith?

Do you truly believe that you will reach your goal?

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“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me.”

Erma Bombeck

Take Action--Gather your momentum!
Take Action--Gather your momentum!

Take Action!

First and foremost, you need to know that you can make a hundred decisions and totally believe in yourself, but if you never start to work on your goals, they are destined to die. These steps must be completed all together, in order for you to truly change your life.

The good news is that by taking action, you will actually gather momentum. Starting is the hard part. It takes a massive amount of power to get a heavy train moving, but once it's going...well, just try to stop it! Let it be the same way with your dreams. Get started on them, gather momentum, and don't let anything stop you.

Which actually brings us to perhaps the most important step of all...

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How Far Are You In the Race to Your Goal?

How close are you to your dream?

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"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did."

Newt Gingrich

Success after 10,000 Failures
Success after 10,000 Failures

Perseverance

If there is only thing you take away from this page, let it be this: You never fail until you stop trying!

There is more than one way to get from New York to California, and there is more than one way for you to reach your dream. Stay flexible and keep on trying.

Need some inspiration? Okay, here are some great examples for you:

Noah--Did you know that it took Noah over 60 years (some say as much as 100 years) to build the ark? Do you think he had the support of his friends? No, he was ridiculed and called a fool. Until the rain started...

Thomas Alva Edison--When people asked him if he wasn't getting discouraged with his thousands of failures when trying to develop a long-lasting incandescent light bulb, he replied, "I have not failed 10,000 times. I have successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work."

Colonel Harland Sanders--When searching for investors in his newly thought up Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise, he received over 1,000 rejections before he got his very first yes. And he was 65 years old when he started

Bottom line, if something isn't working for you, then be flexible and try another path. Just don't ever, ever give up!

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One Final Question

Will your dream become a reality?

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Motivational Moments

For those times when you need a little extra motivation to keep going...maybe these short videos can help.

Motivation is the Key

If you are going for your dream and really committed to winning it...you're going to need some gentle reminders about what you are trying to do. A good motivational poster or print can help. To remind you that the fight and trials are really worth it.

I love Successories motivational prints! I always have. Some of the knock-offs are pretty good, too, but the successory brand is the one that (at least to me) started it all. You can see their prints and posters hanging in almost any office. And with good reason--they work.

Take a look. There are many to choose from. I'll share my favorite and a few others, and then I'll give you an Amazon search to look for the one that speaks to your soul. Believe me, you'll know it when you see it!

Successories Attitude Drop Framed Desktop Print
Successories Attitude Drop Framed Desktop Print

"A little thing that makes a big difference." Isn't that true? And what better way to dimenstrate than with ripples from a single drop of water...

 
Successories Power of Attitude Framed Desktop Print
Successories Power of Attitude Framed Desktop Print

Another great Attitude print. Don't you need this on your desktop?

 

What area of your life do you most want to change? Your relationships, your health, your business? Whatever it is you CAN do it! Why not hold yourself accountable today? Let us know what you will be changing...

Are You Ready to Change Your Life?

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      randomthings lm 4 years ago

      GREAT article. Love the inspiration and motivation. It is all about having your dream and working at it until you get there. AND, failures along the way are OK. They happen, and we continue, go around or learn something. THANKS!!!

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      randomthings lm 4 years ago

      @grannysage: That is FABULOUS~!!!! GOOD FOR YOU! And thanks for sharing. I truly think it is possible. One just has to keep plugging away!

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      grannysage 4 years ago

      Two years ago I told my co-workers I wanted to quit my job and drive around the country in an RV. They said it couldn't be done, I wasn't in touch with reality, I didn't have enough money. I tuned them out and put pictures of my dream on my cubicle at work. On Sept 1 of this year my husband and I celebrated one year of living our dream life on the road. It's not perfect yet, money is still tight, but we are doing it because we won't give up and I can't imagine living any other way. Wayne Dyer's book the Power of Intention was my support when no one else would believe me.

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      CreativeGal 4 years ago

      I want to spend less time on Facebook!

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      OMENA777 5 years ago

      I don't want to change anything. Everything is in devine order.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for writing such a positive lens. Even with the best intentions, it is easy to slip backwards in our goals. Reading something inspirational can help get us back on the path. I appreciate your words.

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      BorderCollie LM 5 years ago

      Very inspirational lense. I think taking action is the hardest part but once you realize the potential rewards, you will have no choice but to do it

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      NinaFowles 5 years ago

      A beautiful lens, thank you!

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      Paul Franciskato 5 years ago from Junction City, Kansas

      This is an enjoyable and inspiring read! Quitting the conventional workforce for home-based internet business has been my dream since 2004. I've been working at turning that dream into reality through a variety of paths and that is part of my problem - not focusing intensely on one path. I've become distracted in my pursuit and belief in my ability is weak at times but I haven't given up and I won't!

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      Linda F Correa 5 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

      I am in progress of making major changes in my life !

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      What a wonderful lens - I'm trying to hard to get my life on track, and I'm starting to see progress. Let's hope it keeps going! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      knit1tat2 5 years ago

      I'm knowing I'm wealthy and loved, and my life will show it very soon!

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      santadelcobre 5 years ago

      This is a beautiful and inspiring lens. I specially liked your questions, they are truly inspiring.

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      My business goal is to write better web-articles that really answer questions and needs of the visitors who land on those pages.

      A personal goal is to have a healthy diet and exercise plan.

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      Huntsnan 5 years ago

      Great, inspiring lens. I am marking it for reference, I needed this right now! Thank you.

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      TK2012 LM 5 years ago

      A very inspiring lens, well done.

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      MrsCynthiaLee 5 years ago

      Good Lense. I enjoyed reading it very much.

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      TheMinuteIdea LM 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens. Just what I needed to read today :). Your absolutly right, you may fail many times in trying to achieve your goal but real failure happens when you stop trying altogether. "Pain is templorary, it may last a minute, an hour, a day or even a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place, if I quite however, it will last forever" - Lance Armstrong. :)

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      lucia1990 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      CreativeGal 5 years ago

      Beautifully done! Thanks!

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      nicks44 5 years ago

      Beautiful, thanks a lot for the multitude of positive advice ... I could say that they made my day, but would be to little said :)

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      nguyen-nguyen-33821 5 years ago

      really helpful suggestions, thanks ! Future Club

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      belinda342 5 years ago

      @Board-Game-Brooke: A quote comes to mind: The journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step...

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      jessicahoward 5 years ago

      thanks for so encourging topic about changing of life with miracle equation......while reading.... it gives the feeling of motivation and dream to make dream come true......i will surely implement the miracle equation to full fill my dream..............

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Awesome lens (love quote about having no talent left when you stand before God)

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      anka05 5 years ago

      I want to take my business to the next level and I'm on my way...

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      C A Chancellor 5 years ago from US/TN

      I want to change, but it all seems so hard and scary. Will keep trying, though.

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      SheilaMilne 5 years ago from Kent, UK

      I need to concentrate on one thing at a time.

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      belinda342 5 years ago

      @SheilaSchnauzies: Way to go, Sheila! That is awesome. Losing weight definitely takes perseverance...especially if you want to keep it off. Good job!

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      MoonMaa 5 years ago

      Very good life changing lens. I love to read motivational, positive, and inspirational lenses.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Excellent lens, congrats on your front page honors! Blessed. I'm 3/4 of the way to losing 100 pounds. I started in late 2009. Perseverance is absolutely the key. When I have stopped persevering at times, I have stopped losing. At times like that it's important to get sight of the original goal again. In my case it helps to look at pictures of where I was when I started, or try to pick up 70 pounds of something, etc. Anything to remind me of how far I've come helps. Now I'm back hard at persevering again, hopefully with no more "pauses!" Thanks again for a great lens.

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      Belinda! You are a gal after my own heart, and I'm so glad I stumbled across this lens (saw you on the front page today! AWESOME!!!!!)... Congratulations on your Toastmaster victory as well. Fabulous! I'm way into self-development, and hardly look at, read, or think of anything but major progress, my spiritual well-being, and motivation and inspiration these days! Nice lens! Super glad to meet you. Blessed! :) Kath

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      belinda342 5 years ago

      @Sundaycoffee: If you are really serious about finishing that novel, I really recommend NanoWrimo --just Goggle it. My first book took me years to finish. The first draft of my second book (the one I self-published) took me exactly 30 days! NanoWrimo works! And I have faith in you, too. You CAN do this!

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      Sundaycoffee 5 years ago

      Thank you Belinda!

      I've started to write a novel (a few years ago), and at times I have doubts. Is it any good? Will I ever finish it? Will anybody want to read it?

      Well, no more doubts! I can and will do it.

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      To stop being afraid.

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      anne mohanraj 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this inspiring lens!

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      OCDiscusFish 5 years ago

      good inspiration, please support your fellow lens