Magnetism

 

I don’t think it’s a secret that I am a firm believer in the law of attraction.  As a man thinks, so is he.  Here lately I have found myself sharing this principle with others to encourage them to change their way of thinking. In the same token, I find myself being challenged in maintaining my thought process and outlook. If you haven’t read my previous mentions, the Law of Attraction simply put means like attracts like.

In most cases you hear people refer to this principle in terms of if you think positive thoughts, you will yield positive results. If you focus on the negative, you will yield negative results. Real simple right? Actually no, it takes daily and continual practice to adopt and maintain a positive and forward thinking mindset. At the end of the day, you have to choose what you are going to focus on. There are times when literally I have to make the conscious decision to focus on the positive rather than the instinctive negative feelings and perceptions that flare up. Does that mean I don’t have moments where I give into the negative? No it does not, but I don’t set up camp in that space. I deal with the negative moment and work through it.  Then I make the choice not to stay in that moment and move forward.

There was a time when those negative experiences and moments would continuously run through my mind like a broken record. Along with the thoughts, came the feelings. When looking back, those negative thoughts and feelings usually resulted in a negative response to events that occurred in my life. I pretty much developed a pessimistic view on life.  However, when I started consciously choosing to take a different more positive outlook on things, I began to see and experience things in my life differently. I started to see more opportunities open up for me and my life began to change. I took control of my 90% in response to the 10% of what was happening to me.

Today, I encourage you to make the conscious decision to take a different outlook on your life. I have a Dove candy wrapper that says, “The more you celebrate life, the more life there is to celebrate.”  If you don’t believe me, just try it. Choose to look at what life has to offer you, rather than what you feel life has cheated you out of. As always, I thank you for stopping by. Remember today is a great day to make a positive impact in the lives of those around you. So in the words of my Pastor, Be Friendly, Show Favor, and Give Love.