Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Focus Pocus !?

I get the Motivational Quotes of the Day via email from Nightingale-Conant. I find them fascinating, and they help keep me on point. The one I received this morning read:
"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives." ­Robert Collier

And that goes right along with probably my favorite, memorable quote from the book, Illusions:
"We magnetize into our lives what we hold in our thoughts."
We motivational types (yes, we motivators need motivating, too) usually highlight this principle so we remember that we need to keep our goals and our wishes and our desires out in front of us. We need to keep those things up front in "our thoughts" so they be manifested in our lives.

BUT... what if we hold negative thoughts in our minds? What if we hold thoughts of "this day sucks...", or "bad things always happen to me" or... "every time I take one step forward, I end up taking three steps back..." WHAT IF we hold *those* thoughts in our minds?

Yeah... the law is the law. This morning I was driving to work. Felt fine when I got up, got dressed, was rather happy to be alive, actually. But on the way to work, somehow, I managed to hook up with some thoughts about things that weren't particularly pleasing me and I didn't even notice that I was concentrating so intensely on these thoughts. By the time I walked into my office... about 15 minutes later... I had this unexplained (at the time) depression... until I figured out what had happened.

Negative or disempowering thoughts can creep into your mind, with no notice and no warning, and start working when you're not paying attention. So, as Tony Robbins says, you need to "Stand guard at the door to your mind..." and stay aware of the thoughts we allow to enter and grow. Focus Pocus ! What we focus on will appear in our lives -- whether we realize we're focusing on it or not.

Please pardon me whilst I go do some weeding in my mental garden.

Have an awesome day.



Anonymous said...

There is a saying that goes, thoughts become things, choose the good ones.

Kelvin Ringold said...

They do indeed. Thank you.