From Good Intentions to Lasting Changes
Will 2017 be the year you succeed at making the change you’d like to see in your life? The power of turning thoughts and wishes into reality is within you; it’s within us all. The power of positive thinking and the Law of Attraction (The belief that your thoughts and words can shape your reality.) are helpful tools in achieving the fundamental changes that can transform your life, but the most important belief is the one you have in yourself. Here are four steps that can guide you on your journey of transformation.
1. Identify What You’d Like to Change
Write down a list of the things you’d like to transform in your life, and number them in order of importance and realistic timetables. Suppose you have two goals—one is to make your first million dollars and the other is to lose 20 pounds. While both goals may be equally important to you, a realist would tell you that you could lose 20 pounds before you make your first million, so that may be the goal to work on first.
2. Focus on the Positive and Be Specific
Believe it or not, the words and thoughts you use to form your intentions certainly have a lot to do with your ability to achieve your goals. For instance, instead of saying, “I don’t want to be broke” or “I don’t want to be alone” or “I wish I could lose weight” which all focus on negative feelings, try rephrasing those statements. Instead say, “I will … [read more]