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Welcome to Tuesday Tips, the weekly guide to practicing positive thinking. As I continue upon my journey of life, I find myself going through the same process for every desire I birth. I want something so desperately, and keep it away from myself for what feels like eons. Then, as I find a new desire to focus upon and stop caring about the old one so much, the old desire manifests and I feel silly for ever doubting that it would one day be mine. The moral of the story: no matter what it is, trust it's coming your way! Trust life. It made you, it sustains you, and it's helping you thrive, right now.
1. Laugh with your friends.
Spending time with the people you love is one of the best ways to get in a good mood. When you leave their company, high on giggles, you'll head back to your work with unprecedented fervor. What would have taken you all day now takes you 30 minutes, because you're in such a good mood that you zip from solution to solution.
2. If you're an entrepreneur, read this.
I met Laura Roeder when we both lived in Chicago. She has always been an inspiration to me, because she's so smart about business and knew from early on that trading her time for money just wasn't going to cut it. This interview with Laura on Entrepreneur On Fire really sheds a lot of light on her business model, and gave me so much inspiration! If you're interested in a subscription-based business model or in selling information products, this interview is a great read.
3. Try this mantra: "I'm the creator. It's already the way I want it to be."
If you can get yourself to believe this, you'll basically have the key to it all.
During this one track 6 (Going Wrong by Armin Van Buuren to be exact) in RPM (a cycle class), our instructor Kristy always says "When everything's going wrong, that's when you know it's going right. Trust." The universe is always on your side!
5. Positive thinkers teach you to not get upset about negative experiences, but don't get too attached to the positive ones either.
Understand that a lot of your contrast (negative emotion) is guilt because you feel responsible for keeping things as good as they are. You get attached to how good they are and want to "keep thinking positively" about these subjects so you don't lose them. But you have to trust that they will stay there if they're meant to be. You can appreciate them as much as possible and that will actually do something GOOD for your reality, whereas worrying about losing the positive aspects of your life will literally wear them away.
6. "Magic isn't conjured by the mind, it's conjured by emotion."
Who knew you could learn so much from TV? This was spoken in the show "Once Upon A Time" and it pretty much nails the process of "creating your own reality." You can't think your way into making things work out for you. You can only feel the way you want to feel now, and let life work out the details.
7. Practice the feeling of what it will feel like to have what you want.
When you have a point of contrast that you can't seem to get over, try picturing what you'll say when it finally is over. You'll be sitting around with your partner or friend, and you'll say, "Remember when I used to care about that one thing? How silly! Now I have that solution in spades!" Here's another way to look at it:
Picture what you want in your mind and add emotion. Your brain tunes into the energy which resonates with the frequency of what you are picturing. That wave of energy instantly begins coming towards you. Let that picture dominate your thoughts and that wave of energy will eventually reach you. Your brain will then convert it into the sights and sounds of your reality. ~ Paradigm Shift
8. "Embrace what you have. It could all change in an instant."
This one comes from TV too—Spartacus to be exact. When you find yourself trying to fight your way out of your current moment (to get to work, to get home, to meet someone, etc.), take a look around you at the abundance surrounding you right now, that you want so much to leave. Imagine it's your last time with these people, in this place. Embrace where you are! It's exactly what you wanted at some point before, and it's all you need! You'll always get where you're going, but can you enjoy where you are?
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