And I know, most of us are just SO jaded from hearing how to change, transform and revamp ourselves, our lives and our relationships.
A big part of the problem is that often the ideas, programs and techniques that have the biggest 'pizazz' and the biggest marketing budget behind them are often the most superficial.
People like the idea of changing and transforming a lot. But to actually go ahead and do it? That's something else entirely.
But if I've learnt one thing in life, it's to take every process, every journey, every big change, just one step at a time. All we have really is today - and when you start to look at things that way, even the most amazing changes stop looking and feeling so scary and overwhelming, and start to feel somehow do-able, instead.
49 Days: An Interactive Journal of Self-Development
That idea of taking things one day at time, but still achieving some amazing breakthroughs and insights, permeates every page of my latest book (I know, gag, I hate how 'salesy' all this stuff sounds too...), '49 Days: An Interactive Journal of Self-Development'.
Now, you might be asking yourself 'Why 49 days?' - and if you are, that's a great question. The simple answer is that the number seven counts for a lot in most healing traditions, including the Jewish Kabbalah.
In a nutshell, the Kabbalah teaches that there are seven main areas, or 'traits', that each of us has to work on in order to perfect our spiritual dimension and character traits.
There are various opinions as to what these seven traits specifically translate to, but my take on it is as follows:
- Love and relationships
- Seeing the good (specialness)
- Sense of purpose
- The spiritual dimension
And so on and so forth, until by the end of the 7th week, we should have seen some major movement and improvement in just about every one of these areas.
Now, you can do this work any time you want, but the Kabbalah also tells us that the single best time to begin this journey is a period of time called 'Counting the Omer', which begins straight after the Jewish festival of Passover, and lasts for (you guessed it...) 49 days.
As of writing this post, we're up to Week 3 of this journey of self-development, or the week of truth.
This is the week where we really start to see what our relationships are made of, if we're really enjoying our life as much as we like to think we are, what areas of our life might need a bit of tweaking...
I know, that sounds kind of scary, doesn't it?
But here's the thing: we can't expect changes to happen in our life if we're not prepared to make them. And those changes don't normally happen by themselves, unless we make space to encourage them and nurture them.
So if you'd like to see how 49 days might just transform your life, I have a couple of suggestions for you:
1) Take a look at this 49 days slideshare, to get you in the mood:
How to transform you life in 49 days - slideshare
2) Buy the '49 Days' Journal on Amazon, to start making some of the changes that are really going to change your life:
Buy the '49 Days' interactive journal of self-development on Amazon
And if you want a sneak peek at the book, click HERE.