Tuesday, June 10, 2014
LEARN FROM 3RD GRADERS
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.