We have been exploring where we hold the power to achieve and where we are creating our own failures. Today we shift more focus to the impact our dominant thoughts have on our external life.
The Law of Attraction
You are a living magnet. You invariably attract into your life people and situations in harmony with your dominant thoughts. You attract who you are, not what you want.
By the same principle you will tend to meet and become involved with people and situations that are vibrating in harmony with your own dominant thoughts and emotions.
The more emotion you attach to a thought, the greater will be the rate of vibration and the more rapidly you will attract people and situations in harmony with that thought into your life. For example, you think of a friend and just then the phone rings with that friend on the other end.
As long as you are clear about what you want and the kind of people you want to be associated with, you’ll draw them into your life.
Happy people attract pleasant people. A prosperity conscious person attracts money-making ideas and opportunities.
Optimistic, enthusiastic salespeople attract good customers. Positive businesspeople attract the resources, customers, suppliers and bankers they need to build a successful business. This is not about something spooky. The law of attraction works everywhere all the time. It is neutral; it can help you or hurt you.
“Sow a thought and you reap an act,
Sow an act and you reap a habit,
Sow a habit and you reap a character,
Sow a character and you reap a destiny”
You can discipline yourself by keeping your thoughts on what you want and refusing to think about what you don’t want. This is different from denial which is like faking it doesn’t exist, refusing to acknowledge its existence and impact.
People who move in the law of attraction in a positive way are often called lucky. That is why so many good things and helpful people are drawn into the lives of those who are clear about their goals and consistently optimistic about achieving them.
The Law of Correspondence
Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. Your outer world of relationships will correspond to the person you really inside, your true inner personality.
Your outer world of health will correspond with your inner attitudes of mind, e.g. smoking, drinking, junk food.
Your outer world of income and financial achievement will correspond to your inner world of thoughts and preparation.
The way people respond and react to you will reflect your attitude and your behaviour toward them. For example, the car you drive or the condition you keep it in will correspond to your state of mind. In the same way, “cluttered desk, cluttered mind”.
When you feel overwhelmed with work, frustrated or unhappy, your car, workplace, home, even your closets will tend to reflect this state of disarray and confusion.
You see the effects of this everywhere. Everything is from the inner to the outer.
German philosopher, Goethe, said “One must be something to be able to do something”.
You must change yourself. You must become a different person on the inside before you see the different results on the outside.
You can’t fake it for very long. Ask yourself the question: “What kind of a person do I have to be to earn the respect of the people I care about and to live the kind of life I want to live?”
The 7th mental law wraps up the first 6, as summed up by the challenging thought, “Almost everything that you have in your life has been created by your own thinking, for better or worse”. And very importantly, we look at how you can put these ideas to work….which is the journey of achievement.