There is a lot of information available online about Personal Development. There are a myriad of different, techniques, solutions, tapes, CDs, seminars etc. But have you ever been able to get them to work? Have you have tried everything on the market? Do you jump on all the new fads and courses? If you do and your life is still not working or you have come to the point where you are seriously starting to doubt if any of this stuff really works then you need to read this article now!
Does this sound like you?
Is nothing working in your life? No matter how many self improvement tapes you listen to do you just seem to be stuck on the same merry-go-round? Is your job is unsatisfying and do your personal relationships “suck”? Are your finances a mess and could your health be better? If can answer “yes” to any of these questions, or worse you can answer “yes” to all of them, then you need to set yourself straight in your own mind!
Firstly, all Personal Development and self improvement starts in the mind. All of your current circumstances started in your thoughts. Take a look around you right now. Seriously stop reading this and look around you for several seconds then come back to this article.
What you just saw is your “demonstration”. Everything you see around you, you have attracted into your life – from the chair you are sitting in to the building you occupy. Look at your job – you chose to apply for it (or at least you chose to accept the position). Look at your home. You made the decision to live there. Look at your car, your spouse and your friends. Yep, you chose them all. You must realise then that to change these outer circumstances (the outer experience that stems from your decisions) you must first change yourself on the inside. You must change your decisions and your beliefs about what you are capable of achieving, having and deserving.
You feel terrible because your life is not how you want it to be. But the truth is “you always get more of what you focus on.” Your life is terrible at the minute because you are focusing on it being bad and if you keep doing that it will just get worse. It’s all in your head!
By learning to change your focus and moving your attention to the things that are working in your life you will create more of that. In time you will start to notice more and more of what you do want in life appearing. To change your focus you must first change the way you feel. Look for the things you are grateful for now. Give thanks for them.
Be thankful that you have a job and a roof over your head. Be grateful that you are not alone in life. Have gratitude for the money you do have. Give thanks that you are alive and capable of changing your current circumstances. Gratitude is the key that unlocks your unlimited potential.
I promise you that if you practise gratitude for only 15 minutes a day your focus will begin to change to the positive and within a month your life will being to change for the better. Within a year you and your outer world will be totally transformed.
If something undesirable happens look at your reaction to it. This tells a lot about your focus. Do you know that successful people have the belief that “everything happens for a reason?” They believe that somehow, someway there will be a positive outcome from it. They believe that there is an irresistible force at work in their lives directing them through thought, action and circumstance towards their own desires. This is merely a decision they made some time ago. They decided to think this way and continued to consciously do so until the thought became a dominant thought and a belief! It takes approximately 30 days to create a new belief (even shorter if you use hypnosis or certain Personal Development techniques).
Try this approach. You will be amazed at what happens. Just keep telling yourself “everything happens for a reason.” Convince yourself that “every cloud has a silver lining” and it will become true for you. Re-direct your focus by being grateful for the things you do have in your life now. Open your vision to the abundance that is all around you even if you are not experiencing it first hand yet. If you can see it, it’s in your experience. It only takes a slight shift in your attention to bring it directly to you!
Remember – it’s all in your head!