When the movie and book, The Secret, came out, many were introduced to the Law of Attraction for the first time. With it came the knowledge that what we focus on expands. What we think about, we bring about. The Law of Attraction tells us we draw to us the things on which we focus our thoughts. We are strongly influenced by what we read, listen to, the people we spend the most time with, etc.. The more attention we give to whatever it is … the stronger the pull.
That’s why it’s imperative that we focus on what’s important. Look for the good in any and all circumstances, and you will find it. Put your attention on what you would like to be, do and have, instead of the opposite.
Often this is easier said than done. As with most parents, when my children were young, teaching them right from wrong, appropriate from inappropriate behavior, and keeping them safe were all top priorities. I had to train myself to encourage the behavior I wanted to see rather than reprimanding the behavior I didn’t like. I had to learn to be on the lookout for what they were doing right, and praising the good instead of focusing on punishing them for their less than desirable behavior.
In some ways it was easier to learn to focus on the good with my children than it was with myself. When it came to treating myself the way I wished to be treated by others, I had a long way to go and a lot to learn. It was many years before I even realized how negative my self-talk was … “too fat, too short, I can’t, not good enough at this, I suck at that …” the list went on and on.
I’d always seen myself as a very kind individual, yet it seemed that kindness was reserved only for others. It was a major “Aha!” moment when I finally realized that I would never talk to anyone else (not even someone I didn’t like, let alone someone I cared about) the way I was talking to myself.
Keep your focus on the achievement of your goals, dreams and desires. Learn to become aware of your thoughts and make sure your thinking supports what and who you want in your life. If, like me, you discover there’s been a bit of self-sabotage going on, start taking the steps to change. It’s been my experience that transformation doesn’t happen overnight. It can take weeks, months, or even years.
Keep working on it. Keep believing in yourself. Focus on the good, and you will find it.
You may find also these additional resources to be helpful.
Jack Canfield – Key to Living the Law of Attraction
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