Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Good day, and welcome to today's post.I put a video supplement at the end of this post.
Many times when I talk with people who have seen the movie The Secret about their goals and achieving success, I get the impression that they believe that they can just visualize sitting or lying in their bed about money and wealth or health and prosperity and then magically that comes to them the next day.
I have struggled how to explain this fallacy. I have written a blog post on taking action  BLOG POST ON TAKING ACTION   But it wasn’t until I was working with my 4 years old on her math homework that it hit me like a rock.
For the longest time my girl has been watching an educational cartoon on the NICK Jr. channel called Team UMIZUMI ™. The heroes are math super -heroes. She has become excited about math and in her own way is visualizing and sending out the vibration that she wants to do match like her favorite characters. Well this week their homework was writing the numbers 1-10. If you don’t remember how difficult the first time you had to draw the number 2 was, I encourage you to watch a child try writing it and see the concentration and yes at times the frustration in their eyes. There were times that tears would form in her eyes because she could not make her hand do what she knew she wanted to do.
So what was the solution? We got a separate sheet of paper, and slowly first traced the number 2. Then we started putting dots to go over to form the number 2. Then we kept on practicing over and over and over and over. It did not happen in one minute. It did not happen in 15 minutes. It took 3 to 4 sessions of 15 minutes with breaks in between but after lots and lots of practice she was able to write the number 2. Not perfect at first but with practice she got better and better at it.
Back to reality now. When was the last time you tried some task you have never done before and got it perfect the first time around. I  personally cannot think of too many instances even taking into account those lucky breaks. If you are like most people it takes some practice and effort on your part to get a skill down to being able to performed it reasonably well. With more practice you become proficient at it. I read somewhere that it takes about 10,000 hours of practice to be an expert at something.  So what shout it be different when it comes to using the law of attraction? Just like anything else this takes practice.
Taking it one step further when you start using the law of attraction and expand your desires, you will have to push through some old comfort zones. After all if the old boundaries were sufficient enough you would not be having desires for new things. So with new desires comes new sets of skills to be learned and new opportunities will hold in them unfamiliarity that you have learn to cope with. Those also take time to become comfortable and routine and finally become additions to your skill sets. But no matter how you go about it, it takes not only action but also patience and persistence.  This is so much more exemplified because the HARDEST TYPE OF WORK IS MENTAL WORK. And it is mental work that is required in the beginning of working with the law of attraction. Let me give you an example. I have been working with the law of attraction for a relatively short time. I was introduced to it shortly before my daughter was born in 2008. In the beginning I was so excited. Much like when you take a seminar or a course, or go to an event. You are pumped and you are ready to get on with it. I was lucky because my WHY was so strong that I saw immediate results. I had no problem sitting for hours with my eyes closed and fine tuning what I wanted in so much detail that the manifestation was the next logical step in the process and that is why I believe I succeeded from the beginning as a novice utilizing the law of attraction. Flash forwards to 2012. I have been writing this blog for almost 2 years now. I talk with people about success and many  times also about the law of attraction. But if I am honest with myself, I have to admit that I do not do the 6 steps of goal setting described in my book Road Map to Life every day. If you recall the final step is to take some specific actions twice a day, every day. I have not done that for a while, and perhaps this blog post is the push I need to get back to what got me here to begin with. I do not mention this to chastise myself. There is no right or wrong. This just happens to be what I am sending out vibrationally now. My WHY for getting my Porsche right now is not as important as kicking back with my daughter and doing her math homework or go to jiu jitsu when I am not traveling. When I am on a plane, I work on my new book, or my work, or watch a movie instead of concentrating on my goals. The results are that they are on their way and not here yet. Perhaps that is why I have not cleared my garage for the Porsche. It all falls into place. I take responsibility for not taking actions because I know the law of attraction is a universal law and does not care what I do or not do. I get what I am in harmony with.
By the same token it is so much easier for most people to do physical work than to sit and concentrate with all their senses for any extended period of time especially if they are unfamiliar with such activities. This is also a skill that can be cultivated and with time excelled at. It takes time and it takes effort just like anything else. What you put in you get out. That is not a cliché it is a fact. Sometimes it feels like you are planting a  Chinese Bamboo shoot. Did you know that once it is planted nothing happens for about 5 years while the intricate root system establishes underground? Then suddenly it shoots up to a height of 82 feet. But it takes knowledge and persistence care for 5 years to get the results. Imagine if you had no idea that this was the case and after a year or so you just GIVE UP. Well that is what most people do. Worse yet in reality it is usually like working 4 and ½ years then giving up because most people give up just at the brink of success. I wonder if IRONY is also a universal law going hand in hand with the law of attraction.
If you are reading this and saying “that’s too hard” then your why is not big enough. There is no magic pill in getting what you want? The law of attraction does work like magic because if your why is big enough when the opportunities present themselves you will take action and you will learn and adapt and get better and finally get whatever you want. Believe me that is worth it. Ask anyone who has been successful in anything they have done and if they are honest with you, you will hear that it took work, but it was well worth it. Success is a journey and the pleasure of success lies in the steps of that journey not in the conclusion.
I hope this is helpful and clear. I hope you achieve all the success that your heart desires, and I know if you take actions and keep at it you will have that success.
Have a great week.

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