This is Part Six in the Creative Living Series. Read Part Five here.

Now you’ve accumulated a very long list of wants, needs, desires, cravings, urges, nice-to-haves, it’s time to choose and select.

Contrary to what many “Law” of Attraction gurus preach, conscious creation is not about accumulating more and more, it’s about selection: choice and commitment.

Go through your long list and begin to cross off the maybe-somedays and yeah-whatevers.

Your aim is to be left with seven options on your list.

Download Choose True Wants Process Log here.

If you’re not sure whether something should stay or go, ask yourself what you’re prepared to give up to have it. Think especially in terms of time and money. How many hours are you willing to devote? How much money would you invest?

If you find yourself thinking: “I would like to spend time creating this” or “I would happily spend money on this”, that’s a keeper.

Whittle your long list down to seven things.

And from that seven, pick your favorite three.

Now print off the log and use it to put them in order of preference.

This process should give you the one: the single want that you want more than you want anything else.

In the Go Creative method, we call this your MSS, your most significant something.

It might seem a trivial thing to somebody else but to you, it’s the one you want.

Wants and needs fluctuate. Sometimes we think we want something but as we begin to enact it, the desire fades. This is good. A desire dropped is as good a desire fulfilled.

It’s an ever-unfolding situation.

Next time, we’ll do an exercise that ensures you’ve picked the right one to work with right now and frame into a creative intention.