Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Good day and I hope you are having a great week. Today I want to delve deep into what it takes to succeed. I am going to explore the triangle of success as hinted to in the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, and I will also relate that to the fact that there is no scarcity according to the Law of Attraction (LOA).
The principle of The Law of Attraction states that there is no scarcity in the universe. The Universe does nothing with strain. We human beings have a hard time coming to grip with that fact especially considering the economic fact that 2-3% of the population acquires and controls 97% of the wealth. So how can I say that Universe does not do anything with scarcity and that scarcity does not exist? Scarcity is also a cornerstone in the science of economics. What are my bases for advocating that there is no such thing as scarcity?
From the LOA stand point there is no scarcity. This principle can be demonstrated very simply by the fact that almost everyone at one point or another has ideas that occur to them that they think would bring them wealth. Think about yourself. Have you had some idea that you thought “oh my God this is the one. This would be what makes me a fortune”? Those little gut feelings or inspirations that when they first occur to you, fill you with excitement, but then for one reason or another you brush them aside, or ignore them or listen to people who shoot holes in your dreams. Perhaps your previous beliefs make you think that it is impossible, hard to do, take too much capital, or that it is out of your level of expertise. From a Universal standpoint these vibrational pushes and hints are offerings of opportunities. The Law of Attraction dictates that whatever you give your attention to will attract more and more of the same. When you are feeling good, and concentrating on bringing wealth, opportunities in the form of these thoughts occur to you.
Now let’s discuss why 95-97% of the population does not follow through with these ideas? In the great success book Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill states that the three key characteristics of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford that made them successful were Persistence, concentration of effort, and definiteness of purpose. These make up what I call the Triangle of Success. In my previous blog I mentioned another quote by Napoleon Hill. He likens persistence to the character of a man as carbon is to steel. We know that in very few instances success comes immediately. Libraries are full of biographies of people who have overcome amazing adversities to succeed. So it is no surprise that success takes persistence.
Concentration of effort is the opposite of being all over the place. Scattering your energy and focus is what gives rise to procrastination. Many people are very good at starting a project, and have lots of ideas, but few are skilled at taking a project to its completion. It is a scientific fact that you cannot concentrate on more than 3 important topics at a time and excel at all of them. Anything more, destroys your focus and dooms the project. I would go further and say that when you starting on your venture to become wealthy or successful, whatever that definition means to you, take one project at a time. As ideas occur to you write them down and come back to them, but take one project to completion. There is a psychological benefit to that as well. When you finish something, you built in yourself the habit of following through with persistence and concentrated effort until you are done and you succeed. This is a very important characteristic and habit to develop if you want to succeed in anything.
Definiteness of purpose goes back to the core of what LOA is all about. You need to have a burning desire for what you want so when crap hits the fan you can have the internal fortitude to carry on. If things are not important to you and if you don’t have a definiteness of purpose to follow through, giving up is very easy and excuses will push you to other things, and will get in your way. So you see these three building blocks of success will all feed into each other. If you have read my book Road Map to Life, you know that the first step in setting a goal is to know exactly what you want and why you want it. That is definiteness of purpose. Then you follow through with concentrated effort. Without the first you will not do the next step. Concentrated effort will then lead you into a focused mental attitude to be persistence and that will lead you to success. That will separate you from the 95% of the population who does not or is not willing to do what it takes. That will make you a 3%er.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Good day and I hope you are having a great week. Today I am going to explore some social paradigms that may be harming you, even though you may think they are harmless. We will explore their meaning from the stand point of The Law of Attraction (LOA) and see how they reflect themselves when it comes to pursuing the road to success. Let’s dive right in.
Have you even noticed that most people, maybe even you, cannot wait to share with others when things have gone wrong? I have noticed this in myself. I can’t seem to be able to control myself. I just have to tell people the bad things that happened. Is it because I am seeking comfort or validation? Is it because I want camaraderie? Is it because I have been conditioned by society to share bad things? Have you also noticed that when people share bad things with us, we just can’t help join in the sorrow and share our own bad experiences or validate their feelings? Are we trying to empathizes with them? Are we trying to show that we are also confronted with misfortunes? Are we seeking pity? Or are we just trying to do what is “normal”?
Now consider this. Most people have a hard time sharing with others, especially those who are not in their close relationships, the good things that happen to them. Why is that do you think? Does is come off as showing off, or bragging? Does it look like they are rubbing our nose in it? Is it prideful or egotistical? Funny isn’t it, how societies reaction to bad things seems to be ok and even encouraged in the name of empathy, but sharing of positive things is seen as somehow not classy or within socially acceptable behavior. Think about your own reactions in the past when someone you did not know really well, was excited about something great that they achieved or had happened to them. What is your reaction when someone tells you they got a really great deal on a house, or you see or hear on the news that so and so has won the lottery? Is it resentment? Is it envy? Can you be honestly happy for them? But then most people have no problem empathizing with disaster, or accidents. Take a look at our news if you think I am making this up. What makes up the bulk of news programing? Have you heard the saying “if it bleeds, it leads”? Does this seem right to you? Am I not stating the obvious?
At the risk of being redundant, I am going to go into The Law of Attraction’s perspective of these incidences, since after all this blog is about LOA. If you have been reading this blog for any length of time and are familiar with the concepts of The Law of Attraction, you can see where I am going with this. That is the recognition I want to bring to your attention in this post. When we associate negative vibrations to good things, we are actually pushing them away from us. Worse yet, by associating negativity to good things, we are actually anchoring negative feelings as triggers to when things go well for us. Is there any reason why “good times don’t last”, when you are conditioned and create these triggers for yourself? Conversely when we are attaching one of the highest vibrational feelings to bad things, like love for those who are devastated, we are again anchoring positive vibrations to bad situations, and then we wonder why bad things keep on happening over and over. We attract to our reality what we give attention to with our feelings. Feelings of love and hate are extremely powerful vibrations. Is there any question why the Universe is confused about what you want? You say you want wealth, but when you hear a news of someone winning the lottery you are filled with negative feelings of envy, or disgust. Yet you say you don’t want to experience bad situations but you are sending out the feeling of love and empathy when you see victims of fires and floods on the news.
I am not saying do NOT be compassionate and do not have empathy. Let me make that very clear. This is an educational post, designed to get you to understand that what you do unintentionally is programming your subconscious to create your reality. I am trying to shed some light on the subject so you can recognize and use these feelings as a manifestor rather than just someone who is experiencing things by default. I cannot tell you what the right response is in any situation. That is because I cannot feel what you are feeling in different situations. What I can teach you, is to take control of how you respond to good things and bad things. Do empathize with victims. Send a donation check and send love and good vibration and think of the good your donation will do. See the victims getting back on their feet. Do no delve on their sorrow and wallow in their pity. When you hear good news, be happy, and also empathize with the winners. Share your wins with others, and feel pride and gratitude instead of ego and superiority. What you concentrate on will keep on happening in your life. Concentrate on the good things. Supercharge good things with your emotions. Monitor your feelings when bad things happen and make sure they do not reach your subconscious without your input by default.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Good day and I hope you are having a great week. Today I am re-visiting some basic principles that will help you make the most of using this thing we call The Law of Attraction (LOA). I say basic principles because they are well known and are core principles to the working of this universal law, however by no means does the word basic mean that they are easily understood or used properly by everyone.
You have perhaps heard that, to be able to use The Law of Attraction successfully you need to know and ask for what you want. When I talk to people around the world, in my workshops, and training groups, it is amazing how little people really know about what they want. It seems like a simple question right? Try this for an exercise, write down 20 things you really want. Do it right now. I will wait. Do it and then come back to this post. It is well worth it.
Are you done? Did you even do the exercise or did you just said oh yeah I know that stuff let’s just see what he is saying next. I was like you. I used to speed through the blogs, and teachings, hungering for knowledge and tools to get going with the LOA. I DON’T BLAME YOU. I just want to point out that knowledge is NOT necessarily power. More knowledge will not get you there quicker unless you understand and PRACTICE the knowledge and can put it into action. Reading about something without actually practicing the principles will give you very little to no results. That’s right. You heard me right. I am talking about zero results. So go and do the exercise. Write down 20 things you want. Thanks.
Ok, now I am hoping most of you have done this. I can only lead you to water, I cannot make you drink it. What you want to gain from this post, and how much benefit you will receive is directly proportional to the amount of effort you put into doing what I ask you to do.
If you are like most people the first 10 to 15 things came easily and then you had to really think. That is good. You should do this at least once a month. Now go through your list and see how many of the things you wrote about are actually things that you DO NOT WANT TO HAVE IN YOUR LIFE. Do you have any of those, “I don’t want to have any more credit card bills, I don’t want to be sick, I don’t want to work at blank, I don’t want to have a mortgage, I don’t want the car I drive”…?
It is so natural for most adults to go to the things we don’t want when asked about what we want. It is a part of our cultural conditioning. All the negativity and gossip you are bombarded with on a daily bases for the past decade or so of your life has programmed you this way. I am trying to shine a light and make you take notice of this habit. Whenever you write your goals or things you want, make absolutely sure you are writing about what you want and not what you do not want.
Recently I did a goal setting and vision board workshop for a group of 3rd to 8th graders. What surprised me the most was that unlike the adults that I work with, when I asked them what they wanted, not a single one of them told me things they don’t want or can’t have. How cool is that? Somewhere between early adolescent and adulthood we get lost in the negativity of our world. The good news is that even though that sneaked up on you, you can now do something about it and change it. Don’t be too hard on yourself on this. It did not happen to you over night and it will also take some time to change the way you think.
Recognition is a huge part of this process. Success is a journey. Learning to concentrate on what you want positively in the present moment is a huge part of making the Law of Attraction work for you. Remember when you are concentrating on “NOT HAVING___” BLANK, you are actually sending the vibration of attracting more of the Blank into your life. What you are giving your attention is brought into your reality, because what you concentrate on is what comes back. Think of it like a mirror, if you frown you will see a frown in front of you. If you smile there is asmile looking back at you.
I hope this was helpful. Please pass this along and share this blog and its posts with anyone who can benefit. I also would love to hear what you think, and weather this is useful or not on my Facebook page and Twitterfeed. Until next week, have a great time practicing what you want and to your success.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Good day and I hope you are having a great week. Today I want to explore the use of negative emotions and how to take advantage of them. Throughout the teachings and exploration of The Law of Attraction (LOA) you have learned that whatever your feelings are vibrating now, will attract more and more circumstances to continue to feel that way. Therefore many people surmise that if they are feeling bad feelings, like anger, hate, vengeance etc., it is a bad thing. I was in agreement with this statement for the longest time. Then I started to look at some examples of really hateful and angry people who are amazingly successful, are amazingly wealthy, have seemingly all their stuff together. So I started to think about it with an open mind and tried to go out of the box. Here is my conclusion for discussion here.
As human beings we have control over The Law of Attraction (LOA), in fact we are the only specie on this planet if not the universe, that can control The LOA. We have a choice on how we feel, and how we use those feelings. So the next time you are angry or are in a state of mind that you would normally think of as negative mindset or feeling, go ahead and direct that to the goal that you want to acheive. I say that because anger and hate are extremely strong vibrations, and in our today’s society they are allot easier to reach. People get pissed off allot faster and easier than they can be at peace and in a meditative state. I wonder if I get an argument on this point. I hope you agree with that. If you need proof, try to drive in a rush hour traffic on any major freeway in the United States for a few hours. You need to use these opportunities. What you need to do when you get angry, or you get upset, or in a mode of wanting to exact some kind of revenge, is to use that high vibrational state and concentrate it on the goal that you want, instead of letting it go out into your reality like a shotgun blast with no direct focus other than to amplify your blanket feelings of negativity.
Here is the difference in the two modes of this process. When you concentrate that feeling and that vibrational state on the goals that you want, for example if I am angry that I don’t have time to spend with my children due to lack of money, I will get that highly intense vibrational state and focus it on making a million dollars per year. While I am in that angry state, I can concentrate on the fact that when I am making a million dollars a year I would not have this issue. Get the “why?” of your goal to help you here. How much easier it would have been. The fact that I can easily hire a nanny, or an assistant, I can just take time off when I want to because I have multiple sources of income etc. So the anger has put me into a high vibrational state, but instead of trying to stop it and go back, and try to create an opposite high vibrational state of being happy and grateful for stuff that I have right now, I will continue in the high negative vibrational state and focus that energy on the things that I want. More often than not you will realize that your feelings will start to change from negative to positive without having to stop on a dime and go back and do it all over again.
Whereas the shotgun approach of having no control over your anger and feelings associated with negativity , as most people do by default, means that you are sending out that high vibrational energy in a situation where you are not really in control. So now the focus of the energy is on you being “not in control” and of course you are going to attract more and more circumstances of not being in control. Your high vibrations are saying bring me more of what I don’t want, because that is the reason you are presumably pissed. If you are focusing your energy of hate and anger on something that you want, you are now in control of that energy and again by The Law of attraction you will attract more and more opportunities to be in control. In my example that would be earning over a million dollars a year.