What you think, you become. Your thoughts create your reality. What you believe, you will achieve. We have all heard of these famous quotes at some point of our lives and some of us may be aware of the "Law of Attraction".
I for one am a firm believer. Even though we may be aware, life can get tough and things can happen outside of our control. It can be hard to always keep positive, especially during the rough times.
Not long ago, something happened to me that was actually a blessing in disguise. It was the universe giving me a slap in the face telling me to snap out of it and get my shit together. As little as it may seem to some, it was actually quite significant to me that I wanted to share the story.
It was 7am and I was walking back to my apartment after an intense gym session. I felt great after my workout but I was dreading having to go to work. I really didn't want to go. There were so many other things I would rather be doing. As I was walking, I started thinking up excuses so I didn't have to go. "Maybe I could call in sick? Mmm that's going to be so obvious seeing we just had a break and the weekend has just ended. What else can I say?"
As I was pondering and contemplating on what I could tell my boss, a thought came into my head. " What if I said my bank cards got compromised and now I had no way to get to work as I didn't have access to money?" I thought about it for a while and then started imagining all of the things I would be able to get done if I didn't have to go to work. I imagined taking my time to shower, have breakfast and get ready, (I usually rush every morning after the gym to be on time). I started visualizing how good it would feel to be able to do things at my own pace.
Then I started writing a checklist of all of the things I could accomplish in my day. "I could get the next couple of modules done with my online course. I could start developing my landing pages and click funnels for my online business. I could also work on my social media pages and and my blog page. The things I could accomplish in those 8 hours!
After a bit of daydreaming I decided I just couldn't call my boss and lie to him so I started getting ready for work and went on with my day. I was doing my usual routine, eating breakfast while I checked my emails and notifications. I then saw an email from PayPal stating that a transaction had been approved. I looked back at the email and immediately knew that I had not made any recent purchases for that amount and then proceeded to the "dispute this payment" button.
I won't get into the finer details of this dilemma but long story short, my accounts were actually compromised and I had to cancel all of my cards. I then had to let my boss know that I couldn't come to work as I was dealing with my accounts being hacked. I spent all morning on the phone dealing with change of passwords, automatic payments that were due that week and just the headache of making sure all loose ends were tied.
It wasn't until I could finally breathe and process what had just happened, I then realised that I had manifested this. I thought this up and the universe conspired to make this happen. I know this because the universe has also helped me in so many ways in the past by conspiring to make great things happen to me. My thoughts literally brought this to life.
I thought of what I wanted and I actually envisioned me achieving what I wanted and how I felt. "Ask and you shall receive." In all fairness, I did get all of the things I had planned done and it did turn out to be quite a productive day. In a roundabout way, I really did get what I wanted and I didn't have to lie because it was actually the truth!
This is when I realised that I was off balance. I knew the "Law of Attraction" worked and I simply just forgot to be aware of my thoughts. Instead of dreading going to work and thinking up silly things like getting my account compromised, I should be looking at things from another perspective. I should start to imagine the things I do want and only focus on that.
The universe is a funny place and our thoughts really do create our reality. So why was I thinking of the things I don't want and bringing things upon myself that are less than ideal? I took that little minor setback as a blessing in disguise. The universe was gently reminding me that I needed to be conscious of my thoughts.
We need to nurture our minds. They are extremely powerful. We need to feed our thoughts good things and push away the negative feelings of doubt and insecurity. We all have them, we just need to choose whether we want to entertain them. There is a reason why so many successful people talk about the law of attraction. It's a universal law. We create our realities so why not make it a great one?
When we start to think of the things in our life, take a second and evaluate if it is really what you want. Is this thought productive? Is this hurting anyone? Do I really want this to happen? Is this thought necessary? The universe has mysterious ways of delivering. It can be a magical place if you let it. It can also go the other way if you allow it. At the end of the day, it is really up to us. We have a choice. Be careful what you wish for.