Attracting the Life You Want – Part 1

Do you thirst for a better, more fulfilling life full of abundance? Despite the recession being in full swing and regardless of your current economic circumstances, the life you really desire is indeed a possibility for you. But to get it – to attract it toward you – you may need to start doing a few things a bit differently.

As some wise fellow once said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”  It is simply the Law of Cause and Effect; your actions are causes and what shows up in your life are effects.

But what do you actually do differently in order to attract what you desire? Do you just wish for what you want, really hard, and then have faith that the object of your desire will just turn up? Isn’t that the kind of thing that some Law of Attraction teachers seem to teach?

It just isn’t realistic. When St James said, “faith without works is dead” he meant that you need to take action.

  • Do you desire financial freedom?
  • Could your relationships use some more passion?
  • What about your physical self – are you satisfied with your body?
  • Do you feel joy and happiness in your life? Do you want more?

You can make all these things happen! All it takes is a commitment to bring this abundance into your life and then the discipline to engage in the necessary actions to make it all a reality. This series of articles will cover specific action steps that you can take to attract the life you desire. Commit yourself to staying in motion. Use this stuff every day and soon you’ll begin to attract the life of joy and happiness you’ve always wanted.

Dr. Joe Vitale, motivational speaker and author, has said many times, “The fastest way to get where you want to be is to be happy with where you are.” This seems almost contradictory, but, in fact, it reveals a great truth. The more “good vibrations” you send out, the more good things you attract back to you and one of the best ways to be sending out good vibrations consistently is to live in the moment.

Living in The Moment

What does this mean? It means that you remain in the now – not yesterday or tomorrow. You treat each moment as the precious thing that it is and live life to the full. You immerse yourself fully in the moment.

Living in the moment can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Relieve worry about the future
  • Eliminate anguish about the past
  • Help you to brush away distractions and focus on the task at hand
  • Bring more passion to your relationships
  • Drive you forward toward achieving your goals faster than you thought possible
  • Help you enjoy the peace, happiness and contentment of a fulfilling life

Here are some action steps you can take to help you live in the moment:

Watch the Movie The Peaceful Warrior

This movie will bring you a greater understanding about living in the moment. It’s based on events in the life of champion gymnast Dan Millman. After a tragic accident paralyzes him, his doctors say he’ll never walk again. With the help of his mentor who teaches him to live in the moment, Dan not only walks, but competes as a world champion gymnast once again.

It’s a true story and reveals exceptionally well how living in the moment can truly change your life for the better. As his mentor teaches him the philosophy and techniques, so, too, will you learn.

Take Time to Stop and Smell the Roses

This applies not only to enjoying the simple, good things in life, but it also applies to literally taking the time to notice what’s around you so you can take pleasure from what your senses bring you.

  • Notice the physical world around you.
  • Cherish its beauty.
  • Revel in the majesty of the sunset, the wonderful aroma of the roses, the delicious taste of good food, the pleasing harmony of music, and the soft touch of a loved one’s caress.

Avoid Total Focus on Your Goals

Never get so caught up in pursuing your goals that you cease to enjoy the present. Your life is your journey. Enjoy what you’ve got when you’ve got it. Otherwise, you might wake up some day and realize that you missed living altogether.

Make the Most of Each Moment

Realize that every moment of your life is a gift so get all the good out of it that you can.

  • If you make a mistake, learn something from that moment and move on.
  • Take a cue from your dog. Have you ever noticed that whatever you do with your dog is his favorite thing? If you take him for a walk, it’s as if he thinks, “Oh boy! My favorite thing!” If you play fetch, it’s, “Oh boy! My favorite thing!” When you feed him, it’s, “Oh boy! My favorite thing!” We could all enjoy feeling more exuberance!
  • Look for the silver lining. Practice finding the good, even when things don’t go as expected. Many times, you can even get something better than you had planned, if you just open your mind to the possibilities that there is something good to be discovered.
  • Eliminate time spent waiting. Avoid just sitting around and waiting for things to happen to you. Take advantage of your time by making it productive. Use it to listen to motivational audio books, share delightful insights with the people next to you, plan your day, or read something that educates, inspires, or relaxes you.

There’s a Zimbabwe proverb that says, “If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing.” Like the proverb, living in the moment enables you to live with excitement instead of mediocrity. Living in the now gives you a reason to dance instead of walk, and to sing instead of talk.

Living in the moment takes some practice, but the more you do it, the easier it gets. Practice this every day, and soon it will become a habit that changes your mindset and helps you live a life full of passion, joy, and happiness.

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