A coincidence is defined as a striking occurrence of two or more events at one time, apparently by mere chance. How many times have we heard the comment “What a coincidence,” and accepted it as a random occurrence?
What if coincidences are actually synchronicities in which we are not yet able to connect the dots? What if there was a way to learn how to connect those dots forward and consistently create our own synchronicities? Some might even call it manifesting!
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” Steve Jobs
I have often reflected on this quote from Steve Jobs. If I had been able to connect those dots looking forward while I was growing up, I would have had much less self-doubt and fear, and so much more self-confidence. Now that I have been able to look at my journey and connect the dots looking backwards, I understand why things happened and how they have been of benefit throughout my life.
I have learned that everything I have experienced in my life has helped me grow into the person I am today. This has helped me to trust that whatever shows up in my life will teach me something and offer me the opportunity to learn and grow. I now have the confidence and trust that everything and everyone that has shown up in my life is a gift, even if it might not have looked like it at first.
The last half of Steve Jobs quote is “So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”
What if you could do more than trust that the dots would somehow connect in your future? What if you had absolute faith that the dots would line up and bring a particular chosen goal to fruition? What if you knew that by focusing on a particular goal, in a particular way, that you could create the results you were looking for? I imagine that your confidence would increase dramatically. If you had evidence that those dots lined up and connected for you, and as a result you consistently experienced success, I would expect that self-doubt, fear and worry would soon dissipate, and self-confidence would begin to emerge.
When I found a way to connect those dots forward into my future, everything changed. Synchronicities started showing up in my life regularly, and sometimes immediately! I was in awe. I began sharing how to connect those dots forward during conversations with friends and acquaintances. They started to have all kinds of synchronicities show up in their lives!
No longer did they experience random coincidences. We practised connecting those dots and visioning our goals. We saw evidence that we were supported daily as events and occurrences aligned. People and opportunities showed up to support us. We learned to trust those dots that were connecting, and we were able to identify effective patterns that created opportunities and positive outcomes in all areas of our lives. We streamlined the process into the six steps we still use today. We applied these six steps to the daily challenges we were experiencing, and soon those challenges turned into wins-synchronicities became the norm!
Once we learned how to influence and manage our own environment and create predictable results in our lives, we felt more confident, motivated and empowered. As we experienced predictable successes and outcomes, our faith in ourselves grew, and we gained self-appreciation and self-worth. We acknowledged our ability to produce the results and outcomes we wished for in our lives, and as a result, our self-doubts and fears shifted into self-confidence and success.
As we experienced and shared empowerment, freedom and happiness, shifted our mindset and transitioned into self-leadership, we were inspired beyond words. Connecting those dots forward, and creating our own coincidences to manifest our goals was and still is so beautiful and powerful. In our fearlessness, life seems limitless, ultimately leading to the development of Dynamic Visioning, a science-based coaching protocol lighting the flame of personal transformation for clients internationally.
To learn more about the Dynamic Visioning Six Step Process and tips for manifesting your own success to live a life of your own design, please book a 30 minute phone session with Simone Usselman-Tod, Dynamic Visioning Life & Executive Coach, Certified NLP Master Practitioner. Learn more about Dynamic Visioning.
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