“What you focus on grows, what you think about expands and what you dwell upon determines your destiny.”
Robin S Sharma
Hi Motivation Seekers, how’s your week been? Did you manage to have a week of abundance instead of scarcity? Really hope you managed that, as it will make a huge difference for you.
What you focus on grows
On speaking to people about this last week, we all came to the conclusion that when it seems there is scarcity, that’s the time you really need to be in your abundance mindset. I know, it seems crazy – how can you do that when everything is going wrong for you, you’re broke and nothing seems to be working? Our quote this week sums it all up nicely, what you focus on grows. If you focus on scarcity, that’s when you get more of the same – focus on abundance, what comes into your life then? It’s not more scarcity, that’s for sure.
Control your mind
I have been tested in this myself for a while now. Our family business has been surrounded by road works for more than 2 years. There hasn’t been a lot of abundant thinking going on, other than an abundance of traffic cones and fencing! However, I realised this especially when I wrote last week’s Motivator (they’re for me as well as you!) How can you focus on abundance when surrounded by a whole heap of stuff that’s making your life hard? The key is to control how you react to it. There isn’t anything we can do about it, but we can change how we react to it. Control your mind, focus on the good, focus on the things that are within your control and let go of the rest. Remember, what you focus on grows so focus on the best outcomes. The law of attraction then takes care of the rest.
Give up feeling feeling sorry for yourself
That sounds a bit harsh, but when we are thinking negatively, it is usually brought about because we are fearful of something or that we are falling into “victim” mentality. Poor me, why does this always happen? I know, I can fall into that really easily. Does it solve any problems? No, quite the reverse. When you are thinking “poor little me”, that’s what you are focusing on, so that’s what you expand. You fall into attracting stuff that proves your belief that life is hard and that “poor little me” is always hard done by. Let’s not do that. Start thinking empowering thoughts, let those be the ones that you focus on and start getting better results in your life.
Keep a journal
One brilliant way to practise controlling your reactions and thoughts is to keep a journal. At the end of the day, or first thing in the morning, write down your thoughts about your day. What happened, how you reacted, how you felt, why you felt that way. This is a fabulous way to get insights into your thought processes which can highlight the things you need to work on. The other major benefit of journal keeping is that when you dump all your thoughts on paper, it magically gets rid of them. I’ve used it when I have been going through major issues in my life and it has helped me cope with them. It’s almost like the feelings have been erased when you write them down. It’s worth giving it a go.
Get practising this in the coming week and please get in touch click here if you want to discuss any of this. Have a brilliant week.