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Are You Wanting Correctly? The Truth about Abundance


By Lisa McCourt


In my Juicy Joy trainings, we love the word “want.” We wiggle our hips when we say it. We say it with a smug twinkle in our eyes. We luxuriate in the full-on certainty that “wanting” is nothing more than the first juicy-delicious step to “having.” If this doesn’t sound like your version of wanting, you need to learn this version. Otherwise you may as well give up the habit of wanting alto- gether, because it’s never going to get you anywhere.


You’ve probably heard that focus- ing your thoughts on your desires will bring them to you. But for many people, it’s nearly impossible to focus on their desires without simulta- neously being drawn into painful awareness of the glaring absence of those things. And the more they pay attention to that absence, the more they ensure the continuation of it. The truth is that your reality is not determined by what you want; it’s determined by what you expect. You


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could want mountains of things, but unless you believe, at a very deep level, that you deserve to have them and most certainly will have them, the wanting is doing you more harm than good.


Take the Wanting Test


• Draw a vertical line down the center of a piece of paper.


• On the left side, write down five things you want.


• On the right side, without thinking too much about it, jot down the top few honest feelings you have about each of these desires.


Look at the feeling words on the right side of your paper. Are any of them negative? If they are, it means you’re focused on the lack of what you want. You can’t get it that way. You can’t pull these desires into your life until you start authentically


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having nothing but positive feelings about them (which will indicate you believe they can be yours.)


Wanting should always feel deli- cious. If it doesn’t, that’s your cue to get to work on your beliefs. Paying lip service to a new belief doesn’t cut it. You can’t just smile and say, “I deserve to earn a monthly six-figure salary.” You have to authentically believe it. That’s the bad news. The good news is that once you get the believing down, the having becomes inevitable.


Your beliefs are nothing but habits. Breaking old habits and replacing them with new habits requires determination and desire. The more passion you feel for the things you want to create, the more dedicated you’ll be to mastering the habit of believing in yourself and your dream. To help cement that habit, you need to start living as if the fabulous life you imagine for yourself were already your day-to-day reality.


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