[The following is an excerpt from the motivational book, Believe. Do. And Follow Through!, that I co-wrote with Isaiah Whittaker]
How do you utilize the universal principle of attraction in your life? By thinking about and focusing on the best aspects of life and continuously dwelling on them. When you do that, a smile will appear on your face. Then, others will see it in your eyes, your smile, your attitude, and your overall demeanor.
Whether you realize it or not, every day, you promote and live out what you focus on. What you occupy and preoccupy your mind with is what you wind up seeing and being drawn towards.
If you focus on trouble and problems, you’ll see and experience more trouble and problems. If you focus on successes and great things, you’ll see and experience more successes and more great things. So, if what you’re currently drawn to is what you really want in life, then good – way to go!
If not, then you can do something about it – change your thoughts! Change your focus! Adjust your position to something so that your perspective is different. When you get in the right position, all sorts of things become clear and in focus.
It’s like using binoculars. When they’re out of focus, you don’t see things clearly. But, when you adjust the position or the focal point, everything becomes crystal clear! …Amazing how that works. …just like in life!
Dwell on the things, ideas, emotions, and parts of life that you want and are interested in.
Thinking about things is an automatic part of your daily existence – it’s part of your overall build as a human being. But, you have control over the content that you think about. You attract or magnetize things to you, automatically – both good and bad.
Then, how do you attract only the good things? …by focusing more of your thoughts, actions, reactions, and energy on them. As you do, the bad things will fall away, since less energy is being utilized towards them.
To better understand these concepts, think about magnets. Magnets work on the principles of attraction: North attracts South, South attracts North, over and over again, in a linear and circular series. It may seem that North and South are opposite, but in fact they are simply two different parts of energy that are intertwined throughout all aspects of life. One cannot exist without the other. They balance each other and hold each other up.
If you take those intertwined forces of energy and utilize them on emotional, physical, and psychological levels, amazing things will happen. When you deliberately and purposefully act and react with good intentions in all the different aspects of your life, you’ll be amazed at the wonderful things that will happen – you’ll start attracting the kind of people you want to you; things will start to seem “easy”; and “doors” will open that were closed before.
If you focus internally on the positive aspects of life, then outwardly conducting your life in the same way will be simple to do. In time, your life will change for the better.
Remember, you’re not going for short term, overnight changes… you’re working on things that will carry you through the rest of your life.
What you focus on is what you experience.