However there are some thinkers who I believe are amazing and have helped shape my views and ideas around this topic. One is Louise Hay the “mother of positive thinking” as Oprah calls her. Her book You can Heal your life is an amazing read for anyone trying to get their mind in the right space and realize the power they have over their life. Another book that impacted me is A New Earth by Ekhart Tolle who helps you realize and become aware of being present in the moment and removing labels form your life, allowing you to find a deeper purpose and meaning.
But there are many others out there that I think try to take advantage of people who genuinely want to better their lives. They promise easy wealth, and this I find the most annoying claim of all. Now my theory has it's haters, trust me. But most of them are people who came to The Secret or the Law of Attraction to get rich quick and they don't want to hear that it might actually take some work as well. I hope that works for them, honestly I do. But for me it’s so much deeper then all that surface stuff. It’s about changing the PERSON you ARE. About changing your belief system, and your mindset and consequently your entire life.
That’s pretty powerful.
What is money? You’re probably LOL-ing right now. But seriously what is it? One of my favorite questions to ask people who seek my advice, and who say their goal is to make a lot of money or a specific dollar figure is; WHY? Why is it important to you? And 9/10 times I get “because I will get what I want. I want that amount of money”. ….Peeeooopple!!…money is just PAPER!! It’s what it enables you to do that matters!
So what, you got money! Are you happy? Is your family better off? Do they love you more? Do you feel less alone? And to the bigger question; what did it bring you? If you can’t answer these questions in specific detail, then thank god "The Law of Attraction hasn’t worked for you". Just sayin'. You need to be able to get away from money as being the only measure of success, and focus on what it enables you to experience in life.
If you get what I’m saying then we are on the right path. Let’s say you have a million dollars fall into your lap, and to be real I hope that happens to me, but…it hasn’t yet. If you have never planned for this, and have no goals/visions for your life you will become a Lottery Winning Statistic. They will run a show about your life on E! True Hollywood Story of how having all that money destroyed everything you cared about. That’s what happens when all you asked for is money. You go out and blow it on nothing, and in a minute it is gone. Your friends are gone, your family hates you, and people wish this on themselves???
|Money creates more problems then it solves|
Don’t believe me? I kinda don’t blame you. It goes against everything you have been taught since you were old enough to understand what the word "money" meant. We are taught that those who have it have success (and granted this is often true), but was it true in the BEGINNING, before their success? How did they become successful? Look at the road they traveled and I promise you the majority of the people you admire in life, started this same way; without money. But they had desire, a dream, and belief that it would, in time come true. If you need examples and proof, read my story.
Did a huge weight fall off your shoulders just now learning this? Because that's how you should feel. How stressful is it to put up a Vision Board and then try to think of how you can get enough money to make all that happen? That is called doubt and fear. It's not your job to worry about how any of that can be possible, it's your job the BELIEVE that it is. The "how" is irrelevant.
I love hip-hop music because to me it's a real life example of The Law of Attraction happening right before your eyes. Maybe that’s also why I love working with athletes. Both these two groups, along with most successful people, understand the principles of the The Law of Attraction. It's something that has been innate within them since the moment they first recognized they had a dream. They may not even realize it but thier life is living proof that this therory really does work.
Think about it….
Then they hit the gym, they practice, they perfect their craft. All the while in every moment of every day, they are playing the movie in their head of what it will be like to be that athlete living that dream. I call this the relentless pursuit (a phrase, admittedly I am taking from an athlete I’ve worked with who has it tattooed on his arms). Most athletes I work with NEVER doubted for a moment that they would reach their dream. It's a given in their mind.
Let me say that again…..Most of these athletes BELIEVED with EVERY fiber of their being that if they worked hard, their dream would come true. They don't know when it will happen or how, but they know if they put in the work, do everything in their power at each stage in the process that it will manifest. Period, end of story. That’s what you call unwavering faith. It’s truly amazing and inspiring to think about. They have envisioned it in detail and obsessed over it to the point where it's as natural as breathing. They anticipate the reality and excitement of living their dream. Then the day comes. Their dream is realized. They ARE that athlete living that big life with all the components they imagined one day experiencing (fast cars, the big game, fame, beautiful homes, travel etc).
What I find so interesting is that the higher you get up that food-chain, the more successful you become, the more money stops being a factor all together. Someone PAYS THEM to wear shoes (example: NIKE endorsements) they no longer need to go to the mall to buy them. They are GIVEN keys to the most expensive cars on the planet, no down payment required. Many get to a point where they don’t even pay for anything anymore. Drinks, dinners, cars, clothes it’s all given to them. It all just shows up, it's attracted to them, they expect it, and they receive it. But they put in the hard work in the beginning to get them to the stage where they are on the receiving end of all that work.
And ladies, if I just lost you with the sports references, what about Kim Kardashian? I know you've seen the episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashian's where UPS rolls up with boxes of Vira Wang dresses, for her to simply have her pick of any dress she wants, and she gets PAID to ware it!! If there was ever a perfect example in my book of my view on the Law of Attraction this is it.
The same can be true for you. It's been true for me, I've proven it in my own life. You put in the work on a daily basis, and the success begins to follow. And the dreams you have, the visions you've made for your life begin to manifest.
My definition of the Law of Attraction: you get back what you put out. Good or bad. In other words, what you obsess over will eventually be your reality. That’s intense. It works both ways, so handle with caution!
- Believe with Unwavering Faith
- Work hard. Hustle don’t just sit on your ass and expect that if you think pretty/happy thoughts all this will fall in your lap. Get up and move in the direction of your dream!
- Expect the outcome. There is a great quote from the song My Last with Big Sean and Chris Brown that says “I’m just doing better then what everybody projected, I KNEW that I’d be here, so if you ask me how I feel, I’ma just tell you it’s everything that I EXPECTED”. I love this. It’s such a simple example of how I think about the Law of Attraction. This is Affirmations and Visualization. Just keep playing that movie in your head over, and over, and over again. Let it inspire you and make you happy. The art of daydreaming.
- Recognize and be grateful when it all starts showing up. Gratitude is key. You knew it would come. You prepared for this moment for a long time. Sit back and enjoy every single second of your “Pinch me Moment”.
That’s it. It’s common sense really. It’s not as complex as everyone makes it out to be. I’m not saying it’s easy or human nature. It takes work, but it doesn’t take too long after you put the good work in for this all to be your human nature.
Be patient and never give up, results will follow.
~Written by: Sarah Centrella for Thoughts.Stories.Life
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