Create Positive Change

We all have certain beliefs, expectations, and patterns of thought about certain subjects that seem natural to us because we have practiced those thoughts for so long. The number one reason it’s hard to get out of a rut or create change is because we keep thinking the same thoughts about a given subject. Jolt yourself out of an energy rut by forcing your mind to view things from a different, more favorable perspective, and then try to hold that new perspective for as long as possible.

As they say, madness is doing the same thing and expecting different results. If you are wanting something to be different in your life, or just wanting to create some excitement, the change has to start with you. There are no boring lives, only boring people. So if you want a different result, take a different action, even a small one.

A lot of times when people want something or someone in their life to be different, they automatically start from a place of negativity and lack, undermining the change they hope to create. Thinking, “I hate my job, I wish I had a different one,” will manifest more experiences to reinforce that belief. A simple shift to, “I’m grateful for having a job and am in the process of creating an even better one,” can have a huge impact. The new statement vibrates with and attracts experiences of appreciation and hope rather than desperation.

Always act as if what you want is already on its way, that it’s part of your life already. What’s showing up in your life isn’t necessarily what you want. You’re getting a reflection of what you already believe about yourself and your world. A belief in lack creates more lack. Creating change from a place of appreciation and abundance is much more powerful.

All of your power is exactly in the Now. The past and future are literally figments of our imagination, tools for the mind to string experiences together. The Universe only understands now, now, now. Take advantage of the infinite potential each moment holds when it is unclouded by regrets from the past and worries about the future.

Remember, changing your energy in the current moment is literally shaping what you will attract down the road. So get happy now and make an investment in your future!

Ten Tips for Using the Law of Attraction

1.  Your thoughts create your reality. If you think thoughts of lack, self-doubt, poverty, poor health, etc.,  then that is what you will experience.

2.  If you are not sure what your thoughts are, then simply ask yourself  “How do I feel?”  If you feel unsettled, it is your indicator that your thoughts are not aligned with creating an extraordinary life.

3.  If you notice too many negative thoughts and don’t know how to change them, get started by writing down as many things as possible that you are grateful for. Each day reflect on this list with genuine gratitude.

4.  Appreciation is the antidote of fear. Appreciate each and every day, and everyone in it.

5.  Take responsibility for changing your thoughts. I found this very difficult in the beginning, because I was so used to thinking negatively. I was kind of hooked on them, because I got to play the victim! When I chose to take responsibility for my thoughts, no exceptions, they started to change.

6.  Write down your goals very clearly. Use the SMART model if it helps:

                      S – Simple, specific
                     M – Measurable
                     A – Attractive, stated ‘as if’ you already have it
                     R – Realistic
                     T – Timed – when will it be in your life? 

For example, “It is Christmas 2014 and I am standing on the balcony of my beach house with my family.  
I’ve  enjoyed an exciting, fun and rewarding year.  I have banked $__________, invested $__________, and I feel wonderful.”

7.  Think about your goals daily, and with feelings of appreciation for them being in your life – your mind does not know the difference between the reality outside of you and the reality in your mind.

8.  Never, ever, ever give up on your dream. Get more determined each day to experience your goals in your lifetime.

9.  Read everything you can on how others achieved their goals, and if it suits you, do what they did.

10.  Take action!  Nothing can replace action. One step each day towards the achievement of your goals will bring them into your life. Don’t have ‘spurts’ of action then nothing for days or weeks. Do something every day.