Be grateful for what you have to get more of what you want. I believe what we consistently focus on and believe to be true, we create in our lives. Therefore it is so important to take inventory of what you already have from time to time. By being grateful for what you have in your life you are telling yourself, I have abundance in my life. That I am deserving of abundance in health, finance, relationships or whatever. By doing this you are telling your subconscious that you are deserving of more of this thing that you are grateful for. I suggest that this not be taking lightly. In my opinion, your thinking and your beliefs are the basis of all that we have in our lives and all that we will create for our future. So, it’s kind of important.
What we focus on we create
If you are thinking about what you don’t have in your work, relationships, finance, or health, you are telling yourself that you don’t have enough. This can be a self-perpetuating cycle of creating more of the thing that you are trying to avoid. It can be hard to see that in the moment. You mind’s natural defense mechanism is saying, I don’t want this therefore I am resisting it. Logically it makes sense, but the more time we focus on what we don’t want the more we are creating that exact thing. So, enough about that, what do you want? Focus on the positive, the flipside of the thing you are trying to avoid or push away.
Focus on the positive
Instead of thinking of what you don’t want or how you don’t have what you want, think about what you do have and having more of it will open up. As an example, if you want to grow your bank account, be grateful for what you already have in the bank. This way you are thinking about what you do have vs. focusing on what is not there in the moment. You are telling yourself that you have enough or even abundance. That’s not to say that you are don’t want more, its just that you are telling yourself you feel good about your bank account and your finances. As I mentioned above, what we focus on we create. By thinking positively about your bank account balances you are attracting more and opening up to the possibility of more abundance in your accounts. Now don’t take my word for it, you have to experience it for yourself. Otherwise, it’s just another interesting idea.
Start a gratitude journal
You would be surprised at what writing down what your grateful for can do for your life. Take inventory every day of what you are thankful for in your life. I do this either first thing in the morning or right before bed. It’s a great way to start your day or a great exercise before you hit the pillow. If you are thinking its cheesy or think I can just think about what I am grateful for, that’s fine but I urge you to try this exercise. If you already do it you know what I am talking about. If you do it in the morning you are setting your day up for success. Doing it at night gives your mind all night to process and create more of that thing you are grateful for. Start a gratitude journal today and begin to explore what it can do for your life.
In the comments below, list something you are grateful for in your life right now. I am grateful that you have read this today and hopeful it will positively impact your life and the life of your loved ones.