"Worry is a prayer for what we don't want" - Unknown
Consider this quote for a moment.
Powerful, isn't it? Knowing that words and thoughts create our lives, why would someone choose to worry?
I used to date a man who worried a lot. Whether it was something big or something small, didn't really matter. He had simply gotten into the habit of focusing on what he didn't want as if doing so moved him toward his desires.
It was amazing to watch the accuracy in which he attracted and manifested EXACTLY what he was attempting to avoid. That's the cool part about this Universe we live in. All thought is creative. The Universe doesn't care (or judge) what you want or don't want, it simply gives you that which you focus on.
The other day I was worried that I would mispronounce this gals name as I introduced her on a podcast I was hosting. And holy cow, wouldn't you know, that's exactly what I did. Simple example, yes. But it's the same for everything. Whether you are worried about not getting the job, or being on time, or being unloveable. It's literally all that same. Worry is prayer for what we don't want.
Once we get this, we can direct the power of our mind toward the thoughts that DO move us toward that outcomes we desire. It just takes a little mindful thinking. And it's a ton of fun!
Last week I picked up my copy of Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. I have the original 1937 text in a faux leather bound book, with gold gilded edges. It looks like a bible.
And in many ways, for me, it is.
TAGR may be the most influential and timeless book on the power of our minds - our thoughts - to manifest what we desire in our lives. The more I read, the more I see the literal power of language. Everywhere. All around. In all things.
That's the simple philosophy behind Affirmagy - we get what we affirm, confirm and impress into our minds. Powerful stuff!
If you haven't thumbed through TAGR lately, I encourage you to. And grab your highlighter while you're at it. Because, whether it's 1937 or 2010, Napoleon really nailed it.
As silly as this sounds, when I declared Affirmagy's tagline to be "intentional living" I'd never listened to an Abraham-Hicks CD, nor had I ever cracked one of their books.
Funny how life works. Fast forward 5 years. Today what Abraham calls "Segment Intending" is a huge part of my life. Segment Intending is all about setting an intention for the next segment of your day. Whether it's driving from meeting to meeting, making a call, or getting ready to go to sleep, the idea is to be mindful, present and conscious of that which we are creating.
If you are interested, consider buying The Law of Attraction 5 CD set by Abraham- Hicks. It's what I listen to every morning, and in the car everyday. And it's made a huge difference in my life!
If you are curious to see Segment Intending in action, go 'friend' my buddy Thach Nguyen on Facebook. He's committed to sharing his intentions throughout the day. Very cool!
As an entrepreneur, I believe passionately that we all have gifts to give the world, and it's our job to find people who need our products and services. It's this passion that has me share with you a wonderful opportunity that was extended to me that I intend to have touch the lives of thousands of people.
Ever come across something and declare "I wish I'd thought of that!"? Well, I sure do. Here's my latest find:
The Good Cheer Company makes these fabulous little metal puzzle pieces with words like "I am powerful", "I am grateful" and "I am magnificent". WOW COOL IS THIS IDEA? I have "I am blessed" on my key chain. What a perfect gift for yourself or for someone you adore.
In addition to the puzzle pieces, I just bought their Cheers to You CD. Oh my! Go take a listen. It's totally fabulous.
I love that the minds behind all this actually took the time to build it! That's what it's all about folks; finding your heart's desire, giving yourself permission to go after it, and surrounding yourself with people who support your big dreams. That's a powerful combination that serves the world.