Originally Posted by nightdiamond
But after reading your post again, moonrambler, I think I know what you're getting at. Should you describe every little detail of the story?
This advice is based on my past experience on showing someone I knew how to do it, and she had simillar questions so here's what I got from the book:
If you feel it's too long and that's causing a negative feeling, then you can alter the story and make it shorter, if it makes that feeling disappear. Leave out something if it feels like it's weighing the story down and it makes you feel annoyed or something.
The real key is the positive feeling the story produces in you, and it should be high. Each time you read the story, it should make you feel happy, cheerful, motivated.
If it does, according to the book, then after repeating it over and over again, it will cause your brain to attract the outcome or lead you to it...at least, that is what the testimonials seem to suggest...
The ebook doesn't mention anything about typing your goal out; this would be a new territory to experment in to see if it actually works. If it produces the same positve happy feeling, then it's possible or something you can experiment with.
But I think Stuart mostly likely focuses on writing it out, because it's easier to sense negative feedback as you practice writing the goal out. The other possibility is to read it 100 times as well, assuming you get the positive feeling while you do it, just a thought.....
This method he created actually is appealing to me, because I've already worked with Scott Adams' idea of writing up an affirmation . . . 25 times a day I think he said? Although I shifted to typing it. He said he didn't think typing or writing makes a difference, or that doing it 20 times or 30 times makes a difference, or skipping a day here and there makes a difference. I got to thinking there are some people who are physically unable to write longhand, so it really shouldn't matter, especially if typing is how a person writes now. I so rarely write anything lengthy in longhand anymore.
I have no problem with typing up (or even writing up) my goal 100 times each day. But it can't be six sentences long, and I'm not even sure why it should be -- well, I guess to help create that happy high feeling.
I also got to thinking that modifying words in the story to clear out uncomfortable/disbelieving thoughts and feelings can be a problem, if the problem is the essential goal itself. Take the goal for a 5-ft-tall woman, "I weigh 115 pounds and I feel great!" Let's say this is a woman who's never weighed less than 200 pounds since she was 15 years old, and now she's 40. And now she weighs 350 pounds. That number "115" to her is completely unbelievable. How is she going to write her story? All the positive sentences in the world may not be enough to make "115" believable.
Down to basics, do you think a person could write/type, like the person in the testimonial, "I am absolutely thrilled because I have an extra $8,000 cash income by August 31, 2008," and write/type that 100 times every single day for the next six weeks, and that should generate the money, according to Stuart? I'm certainly willing to give that a shot, and if I have the extra eight grand by August 31 I'll send $80 to Stuart for his book