Creating Reality Distortion Fields
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
- Anais Nin
After watching the Steve Jobs movie prior to my trip to China, I used my fourteen-hour flight to begin reading his book. I find his thought process fascinating, although I understand how difficult he was to work for and with. I just read the chapter entitled, "Reality Distortion Field (RDF)." The definition of a Reality Distortion Field is "creating a new world through mental force." The term actually came from a Star Trek episode but has been attributed to Jobs who used this method to inspire his team. One of the Apple employees said, "You did the impossible because you didn't know it was impossible." We certainly have experienced how Jobs and Apple achieved the impossible and have changed our worlds. How many of you have an apple device - IPhone, IPad?
So what does a "RDF" mean for you and me? It supports the idea that you are what you think and do? Too often we have a desire or dream and we convince ourselves that it's just not possible and it's not going to happen. Is it really impossible or is it your lack of belief in yourself and the universe?
What if you created your own Reality Distortion Field? What if you so totally believed that it would happen that you began doing all the things that make it happen? Want to try it?
Begin by selecting something that you want but think can't or won't happen. Write it down in your journal or on a piece of paper in clear detail. Which part of it do you think is impossible? Remember, it's your thought process and lack of confidence or belief that may be making it impossible.
Now look at your desire from your own Reality Distortion Field. Make a list of the steps that it will take to get there, create a timeline as to when you want your desire to become a reality. Find someone to hold you accountable to adhering to the timeline. Then BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE and ACT, ACT, ACT.
In the April issue of the OPRAH magazine, there are a group of women who are on a quest to get to their ideal weight and health. Some are tipping the scale at over 300 pounds. Weight loss for most people always seems to be an impossible task. But these women are creating their own RDF by making a plan and sticking to it. They are seeing themselves as successful, which is what a Realty Distortion Field is, believing in the impossible.
Also in this issue there is an article by Martha Beck where she talks about playing the "Pennies from Heaven" game. Here's how it works. Select a sum of money that you believe can come to you out of the blue. Write it on a piece of paper and then forget about it. One woman wanted $1000 and three weeks later received an $800 refund from a miscalculation on a retirement deduction. The impossible just became possible.
My Reality Distortion Field is that within the next three months I will be at my ideal weight and will have completed the first draft of a book I have wanted to write for a long time.
If you would like me to help you with your Reality Distortion Field, send me an email and let's talk. Just like Steve Jobs, my passion in life is making a difference. Hope this newsletter made a little bit of a difference for you today. I look forward to hearing from you. Here's to creating a beautiful Reality Distortion Field!