What are You looking forward to?

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

—Norman Vincent Peale


It's a Done Deal.

How would you feel if you knew for certain that your ideal love was not only a reality, but a guarantee that you were going to meet them next Thursday at 12:43 PM at a networking luncheon your friend Steve invited you to? Would you be excited? Relieved? Expectant? Prepared? Nervous? Worried? Doubtful? Take a second to check in with yourself. If what you come up with surprises you, take a moment to write about it in your journal.

Knowing Your Path vs. Discovering Your Path

The journey to what you want includes every breath you've taken since birth. Knowing that even the most seemingly insignificant thought contributes to moving you closer to (or further away depending on the thought) your aspiration is a loving way to look at the path you walk to achieve all of your desired outcomes. Respect that all that you want is already on your path just waiting for you. Relax into knowing this and expect it. By appreciating every potential moment you'll experience between now and when you're in that ideal relationship will more effectively accelerate the attainment of that end result.

The key is to anticipate those moments, thoughts, events and inspirations along the way. By looking forward to how much you are going to enjoy the journey toward what you want, you'll start experiencing the happy, fulfilling, joyful feelings that you'll also experience once you're in that ideal relationship. And isn't that what you want? To feel better? To feel love, excitement, enthusiasm, anticipation? The journey is where the real joy exists because it exists in your ever-present now.


Compass Tuner

To help you get in the mode of anticipation, here is another Compass Tuner to help you get the right focus. Remember that enjoying the journey toward your goal is where the real pleasure can exist. When you are happy about where you are and looking forward to the delicious delights that the universe will reveal to you on your journey toward your ideal relationship, you arrive at your destination much more quickly.

Compass Tuner: Anticipation

List Template (PDF)

List Template (PDF)

Storyboard Template (PDF)

Storyboard Template (PDF)

Writing Template (PDF)

Writing Template (PDF)

Course Practice

Anticipation Play

This Play is like forming mini-aspirations on the way to your big one. This is how you heighten the awareness of how joyful your journey can be as you travel to your ideal relationship. You relax your impatience of not achieving your ideal relationship because you are looking forward to the delicious experiences you'll have on the way to meeting your true love.

Step One:

Imagine the possible inspirations, events, people you’ll encounter, learnings, fun, breakthroughs and other things that you will experience along the way to that desired outcome. Examples include:

  • Taking a class and meeting someone who later introduces you to your ideal
  • Having a mini-relationship/friendship with someone new who helps inspire you to be even clearer with the details of what you want in your ideal
  • Reading a wonderful book that seems to have savory clues that resonate and stir your excitement about your ideal
  • You have a dream of buying a new house in a desirable neighborhood with all of the things you want with your ideal

Step Two:

Write out the scenes as mini stories and include why you're looking forward to every one as you journey along to meeting and enjoying your ideal partner. For example:

  • "I'm looking forward to going for a walk in the park and seeing another couple and admiring the way they are smiling and in deep discussion as if they are the only two people on the planet. How they are so focused on one another and how I can observe them and feel myself smile with rising delight knowing that I will have that and so much more with my love when we are together."
  • "I feel inspired to clean out my two-car garage. To get rid of clutter, hang my bicycle on the wall, organize the tools and storage bins. I'm going to feel so much better knowing that there is room for my ideal's car in my newly-cleaned and organized 2-car garage."
  • "I'm looking forward to joining the local bike club where I can get my body in better shape, meet new people and continue to shape my preferences about my ideal relationship. I love the idea that the next stranger that becomes a friend could lead me to my ideal." 

Optional Step:

Create storyboards and/or drawings and note the way you feel as you draw each one.