Monday, March 14, 2011
The Law of Attraction - How it has worked for me
During my time pursuing my goal of becoming a millionaire I have been extremely focussed most of the time and have found some very interesting things about how what I think directly influences the things in my life.
With all the tragic events in modern history, especially the recent spate of natural disasters it can be easy to focus on the negative and think, ‘what’s the point? You can’t control anything!’ It is true that if a natural disaster happened there is nothing you can do to prevent it. You can set up measures beforehand to minimise damage, but essentially, if it is coming you can’t change it.
That does not mean you should give up. It does not mean you should focus all your energy and thinking on all the bad things that have happened. Changing the way you think can change your life. Circumstances surrounding you may not be perfect but you can still be happy.
I am not trying to make light of the disasters, just trying to point out a different perspective. It need not be all doom and gloom.
So here is how the law of attraction has worked for me.
Most recently with my $10,000 ChallengeI could see things quite clearly. When I was focussed on making money a variety of ways presented themselves. When I focussed really hard on being frugal it was like all the money making ideas and opportunities dried up. This is not the first time I have noticed it either.
Often I tend to swing heavily one way or the other. I am not great at maintaining balance. I will either be really set on making money or really set on saving every cent.
I am not saying that I should not be frugal. I am simply saying I should not focus all my energy on it. I already know what to do, I have set my budget and as long as I stick to it, that’s all I really need to do. Focussing on every little aspect of my life and how I can squeeze another penny out of it does not help me. It results in me HAVING to live that way.
For example, during this challenge at the start I was focussed mainly on making money. Saving money was a side goal and going to be included but making money was what I really wanted. About halfway through I started focussing a lot on how we could cut back and be more frugal to save more money. The result? It was when frugality was my focus that my husband had no overtime and his hours were cut. He was also told it looks like work is drying up and he should keep his options open in looking for other work.
It was also at this time we both had job interviews which neither of us got. I panicked a little and started looking at more ways we could save and thinking what are we going to do.
It was only towards the end of my challenge when it dawned on me what I was doing. I was focussing on the negative, not the positive.
When I made this realisation and changed my thinking to “We can do this” and “We are financially successful” as well as “We have all the money we need” that things started to pick up. I got a cheque in the mail, my husband’s work picked up to crazy levels and it doesn’t look like it will slow down anymore, plus ideas have been flowing.
I am not suggesting you throw all frugality out the window or that just thinking things will make them happen. Frugal living is often environmentally friendly and you do still need to have a budget and stick to it. What you don’t need to do is fuss over every little thing. If you stick to your budget (as long as your set a realistic one) you should be fine.
Set your budget, set your goals and then go for it. Your goals should be your main focus. How you will feel when you achieve them and fully visualising being in that position in your life will help you to achieve them rather than attract negative energy.
You make the decision about what will happen in your life. Lots of bad things might happen, but it is how you deal with them that will determine your success. If you truly want to be successful and financially free you will be.
I know I will be a multi-millionaire. I know I will own my home and have multiple streams of passive income. I also know this will happen within the next few years. Why? Because that is what I decided and that is what I am going for. And you know what? Things are happening. My life is changing.
Back when I started this blog I knew I wanted things to change. So I decided they would. I made my vision board, set my goals and tried to work out ways I could make money. Looking at the figures of what a stay at home mum earns (um, nothing), how much I needed to make, nearly $4,000 each week for the time frame I set myself, not taking interest or anything into account, it looked to be an impossible goal.
But I have maintained my focus and know that is what will happen.
Once you make the decision follow it. You can decide if you are rich or poor. You can decide to change.
There are certain things outside of our control, but if you have faith in yourself and what you want to achieve, anything is possible.