Focus Pocus: What You Think is What You Get
It absolutely amazes me that there are people who have been given every opportunity in life and still manage to sabotage their success and destroy their chances at happiness. Somewhere along the way they have adopted a negative perception about life and they continue to reinforce that perception by obsessive thinking.
Let’s face it; it’s difficult to feel successful when you keep focusing on your mistakes, setbacks and failures. Likewise, it’s impossible to be happy if you constantly feel victimized or singled out when your life doesn’t go as planned.
Reality is whatever you identify with. If you keep focusing on what isn’t working you will always be in some kind of turmoil. You make a difficult situation worse when you are unable to shift your focus and appreciate what you have, rather than fixating on what you don’t have.
Whether you believe it or not, there is a Universal Law that works with perfection. Some call it “The Law of Cause and Effect.” Others know it as “The Law of Attraction.” You could even call it the Magical Law of “Focus Pocus.” This law simply states that the more you concentrate on your lack, the more of that you will get back. The more you think of what’s not working, the more your life won’t work.
People who are successful consciously or unconsciously think successful thoughts. Whether they are aware of it or not, their predominant thoughts are of optimism, for wealth, health and abundance on a consistent basis. They don’t allow negative thoughts of deficiency and failure to take root in their minds. That doesn’t mean they don’t have negative thoughts. We all do. It simply means the majority are positive.
Have you ever noticed that those who are always talking about their ailments are always ill? Those who speak about prosperity are prosperous. Those who talk about how wonderful life is are always happy. And people who are constantly talking about their cats, well that’s a different story and I don’t have the time right now.
The point is that your thoughts cumulatively provide a general blueprint of directives for how you react to everything in your life. Whatever you habitually think about or focus on the most will become your realty. So, whatever you do, don’t focus on getting hit by a train. That’s not going to end well.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and insights. I welcome all comments.
Steve Rizzo is the Attitude Adjuster. You can’t attend one of his keynote speeches, seminars, or read his books and leave with the same attitude. He’s a personal development expert, motivational business speaker, corporate-comedian and best-selling author. It’s no surprise that Steve is also a Hall Of Fame Speaker Inductee. An honor bestowed upon on fewer than 200 speakers worldwide since 1977.