The familiar past becomes the predictable future. (Dr. Joe Dispenza)
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. (William James)
I attract to my life whatever I give my attention, energy, and focus to, whether positive or negative. (Michael Losier)
It doesn’t matter whether you like the music of The Beach Boys, believe in the Law of Attraction, or if you’ve never heard of either one! At its essence, research in quantum physics continues to highlight the power our minds have over our lives.
More than you realize, success or failure really does often hinge on how you think and feel. I have found examples time and again in my own life and in working with my clients that like attracts like (the essence of Law of Attraction). Couple that with the Law of Vibration which has shown that every thought or feeling has a vibration that can be measured, and it’s hard to ignore the fact that the more you focus on good vibrations and positive thinking (coupled with positive action), the greater your level of success. Like attracts like.
In my own experience, I can cite countless instances in which my negative thinking created, or at least had a significant impact on, my current reality.
The more I read about the science of the mind, the greater focus I place on my predominant thoughts and feelings. I remind myself that generating a steady stream of negative thinking, feeling and/or behavior does not align with my expectation of a positive outcome. Think garbage in, garbage out.
In a world filled with noise and ever-increasing input, most of us are completely unaware of what we think day in and day out. We’re even less in touch with how we feel and the impact on our life’s course. — Kathe Romaniello
Yes, some days it’s a challenge to shift from feelings of overwhelm to satisfaction. But it is worth trying to do just that. Using myself as an example, I find that if most of my day is focused on negative thinking and feeling badly, I seem to encounter obstacles at every turn. And, honestly, I just don’t want to feel anxious day in and day out! Leaders, take heed.
You owe it to yourself to monitor your thoughts and track your feelings. Take every opportunity throughout the day to shift your perspective to something more positive. Feel those good vibrations as much as possible.
WEEKLY CALL TO ACTION:
Monitor your internal “chatter” throughout the day. When you find yourself about to launch into a negative rant, do something to counteract it. Here are a few suggestions that consistently work for me:
- Get up and move to another room.
- Do something physical (yard work or clearing some clutter works like a charm!)
- Take a brief walk (if that’s an option). If not, visualize yourself literally above the fray, looking down at the situation. It helps you see it more objectively and gives you a few seconds to make a better choice.
- Take five slow, deep breaths (very calming).
- Embark on a practice of daily meditation.
- Smile. That alone can stop a bad feeling in it’s tracks.
Come up with a few strategies that work for you. Set a daily intention to pick up those good vibrations. Simply reminding yourself that like attracts like can be enough to help you shift your perspective. Give it a try. It’s certainly better than the alternative, isn’t it?