Yesterday we talked about replacing thoughts.. Today I want to talk about what giving attention to negative thoughts will create for you…
Your thoughts are far more powerful than you might imagine and they go forward to create your future. What you think about, speak about, talk about and give your attention to WILL become your reality, so you have to be very mindful of what you are focused on.
The thoughts that you hold in mind will produce after their own kind and your thoughts will produce an energy field around you that will end up attracting to you the kinds of things that you are thinking.
Remember that character in Peanuts, Pigpen? He had a dirt cloud that surrounded him wherever he went, crappy thoughts will work like that…they will form a dirty cloud around you and they will begin to attract things that are similar. Negative circumstances are no mystery; they arrive because we have given too much attention to negative thoughts, worry, fear and doubt. We will also attract unfavorable circumstances when we are critical, judgmental, angry and ungrateful…like attracts like…that will always be true. Misery loves company.
Thankfully this same principle of ‘like attracts like’ will work in your favor when you start thinking more positive things, when you are grateful and when you focus on what’s good and what works.
There is no EASY button for changing your thinking or for teaching yourself how to stay focused on what you want more of, it requires discipline and work to stay vigilant about your thinking. However, the results that can be produced by this practice are life-altering…you CAN create the life that you want and the Holiday Season that you want, you just have to be willing to do the work…xoxoxo
Webster’s defines listen as “to give ear to, to hear, to pay attention to, to give something consideration.”
How many of us are actively listening to people, to GOD? Or are we soooo busy with our own agendas and our electronic devices that we have forgotten the fine art of LISTENING?? Many things can happen in the silence of us listening, we can hear God’s will for us, we can hear people’s ideas, concerns and needs…we can be thoughtful while we are actively giving attention to someone else.
Attention is life-giving and listening to someone IS giving them your undivided attention, that means no cell phone, no iphone, no ipad, no computer —just you paying attention to them and listening to HEAR what they are really saying.
Lots of times we “listen” and we don’t “hear”—we automatically think we know what the other person is saying so we tune them out before they even get to finish speaking. In sales a good listener does very well, in life a good listener also does very well. People thrive from your attention and everyone wants to be “heard”.
Take quiet time to listen to GOD, to listen for His direction and timing for us—so many times we try to push things in our timing when if we just waited for God’s timing the path would have been so much smoother.
Take a moment and listen to someone today, put everything aside and really listen. You will be glad you did.
Ranger up! What you have right now is a product of what you have spent your attention on in the past. Whatever you give your attention to and whatever you speak is what you will manifest. Don’t be fooled into thinking that what you watch, read and talk about doesn’t matter— IT DOES. Your life will manifest itself as you lay it out in your thinking, speaking and acting.
If you don’t like what you see in front of you start changing your actions…you can’t expect to sit around and beg God to change your life when you are polluting your mind with crap and sitting around waiting for money to fall out of the sky…get up off your ass and make a change…read some affirmations, get to the gym, take a walk, help someone else, stop whining and complaining that life isn’t working out the way you wanted it to. YOU are responsible for what happens in your life, not your parents, not the government, not your ex….YOU!
Nobody is going to solve your issues except you…this is the cold, hard truth and it is also the key to setting you free from what is stopping you in your life. GOD is WAITING for YOU to DO SOMETHING!!!!! So get moving…RANGER UP, quit complaining and start being part of the solution. Now GO!