Tuesday, August 26, 2014
FOR THE FRUSTRATED, THE LOST, THE WEAK AT HEART….
Good day and I hope you are having a great week. This week I am coming back to the written format for a few reasons. It is an important lesson for one thing, and I did not really get any feedback from the readers on the question I asked on my Facebook page regarding the preference for video or text on these blogs.
I was frustrated at my progress in Jiu Jitsu; that is where this blog post came from. I have being practicing Jiu Jitsu on and off for about 7 to 8 years, however from an expertise point of view I am no further off than may be a year into the practice. The reason for that is because of that concept of expertise, and the proverbial 10,000 hours of practice. So over the past 6 years, I have been may be going to practice for 3 hours per week, then I take a long time off for one reason or another. For arguments sake though, let’s say I have taken classes for 3 hours/ week every week. So in one year I have amassed an inconsequential 156 hours of training, and in 7 years, I have done 1,092 hours of training if I did not take any breaks. Do you see how far away that is from 10,000 hours of practice it takes for one to become an expert at something?
The people that are really good at what they do, put in the time. To contrast that with my black belt training in Kenpo Karate when I was a youngster, I was training 7 days a week and teaching. I would take 2 hours classes, and teach another 8 hours per day. I was in and out of the dojo for almost 5 years before achieving my black belt. 10 hours a day, for 7 days a week for 5 years or 18,200 hours. Very different.
Now coming back to the concept of The Law of Attraction, the good news is that LOA is allot more forgiving, than different arts and skill sets. You need to, however, make this your routine. You cannot wake in the morning and do 15 minutes of meditation and visualization, and the rest of the day give up on the concept. You need to put in to practice the LOA in as many places as you can during your day, as many days as you can during your week, as many weeks as you can during the year and as many years as you can during your life. The more you do this, the more you become adept at it. The nooks and crannies of The Law of Attraction will open up to you. You will figure out how to make it work best for you, but it requires time and practice. It requires time and practice on a continuous bases. You know we all have times when we hit walls and setbacks, when we give up and take time off from doing our things, be it training or living The Law of Attraction. When you take time off training, you see immediately how slow, and how rudimentary your movements are . It take weeks to get back to your peak. The same is true for using LOA.
If you are frustrated because The Law of Attraction is not working for you, take a look and see how much effort you are putting into actually understanding, learning, and making it work for you. If you have diligently been putting the hours necessary with intensity and it is still not working out for you then you have legitimate gripe. If you have not been putting the time in, or have just been going through the motions without emotion, and intensity then you are like me being frustrated at my Jiu Jitsu progress. I really have not been putting the time in, so I really have no bases to complain that things are not moving smoothly for me, or be unhappy with my progress. We reap what we sew.
I hope this all makes sense to you and you can relate. Do not be upset with yourself, or berate yourself because of this. Remember, it is past and you only are attracting more of what you don’t want by doing that. Commit to use every opportunity to use The Law of Attraction in your daily routine. Do rampage of appreciation, and segment intending. Do your meditation. Be happy now. Remember joy is your default state.
Please feel free to share this with anyone who may benefit from it. Comment on my Facebook, and Twitter pages, and let me know if this makes sense or not, and what your experience has been. I would really like to get more of a conversation going on these weekly posts on the Facebook page and Twitter feed so we can learn more and more by the discussion. Only you can help and increase the benefits of these posts.