I have always been a doubter. A doubter in the sense that I could achieve anything and everything that I desire, that I could one day find happiness and love in my life, and that my thoughts actually had power to them.
Man, if somebody would have tried to tell me that my desires would come to me simply through shifting my mindset and attracting these desires, I would have laughed at them and told them that they belonged in the looney bin.
But I was living a life lived in fear. I didn’t want to take responsibility for why my life was the way it was and for why I was struggling as much as I was. I wanted my desires to come easily without having to work for them or without having to attract them through the power of the mind. Needless to say, they never came.
There is no such thing as a coincidence.
Now, some may call it coincidence, some may even call it a fluke. Me, I now call it the law of attraction. The law in which one attracts the exact desires that one thinks of – both good and bad.
You know, when things start happening in your life that line up with your beliefs. When you get that job that you are underqualified for but told yourself that you were going to get it and believed it. When you find the happiness and love that you have longed for all by simply shifting your focus to thoughts of happiness and love. When you happen to be in “the right place at the right time” and meet a stranger who is going to give you that “big break” that you have been waiting for.
None of these things happen by coincidence. They happen by fate. They happen because you attracted those vibrations into your life through the power of your mind. Your reality is a direct result of the thoughts that you think, and that is something that we all need to realize.
The Law of Attraction
Yesterday, I tried a new coffee shop for the first time. I went in, got my coffee, sat down, and started reading. It wasn’t all but two minutes after I started to read Think and Grow Rich that a man came over and asked me why a fifteen-year-old like myself was reading that book.
I first had to correct him by telling him that I am actually twenty-five, and then briefly told him about my life. I told him that I lived most of my life controlled by fear and doubt, and now, I just wanted to live a happier life filled with purpose. And one of the ways that I do so is by reading “self-help” books.
The man, whose name is Manny, looked at me like I was the one that belonged in the looney bin. But it wasn’t a look of judgement that he was giving me, it was a look of completely understanding what I was talking about.
Manny went into detail about his life as well. He told me to keep investing in myself at such a young age as it was something that he wishes he would have done a lot sooner in life, and he also told me about how he carries Think and Grow Rich with him everywhere he goes.
See, Manny lived a life of poverty in which he found himself also becoming homeless when he immigrated to the US. He told me that it wasn’t until some stranger gave him Think and Grow Rich that he started to realize the power of his thoughts and helped him to turn his life around. He started attracting the thoughts in which he desired to become his reality, and he started following all of his desires in life.
With a smile on his face, he told me that his life has turned around completely since shifting his mindset.
This random stranger who I hadn’t talked to for more than five minutes went from being homeless to owning his own construction company, being able to pay off his house and cars within ten years, and being able to give his children the childhood that he never had.
This is one of those success stories that you only hear about, and if I were you reading this, I don’t know if I would have actually believed it. But there I was, hearing one of those success stories in real life.
Please tell me how that is a coincidence that I happened to go to a random coffee shop, be there at a certain time, and pull out my book that this man swore by only a few minutes before he was about to leave.
What happens when you shift your mindset?
There is a lesson to be learned here. It isn’t to hope for the best and prepare for the worst. It is to hope for the best and prepare for the best to become your reality because you deserve nothing less.
How do you do this? By shifting your mindset and attracting all that you want your life to become.
Just like Manny realized, you too are in full control of your life moving forward. When you shift your mindset and focus on all that you desire, only then will those desires become your reality. You may not be able to change the past, but you can always change the present to make the future look the way you want it to look.
Whether you want to own a construction company like Manny, become a professional golfer like Tiger Woods, sing better than Beyonce, know that you can. You are you and that is your greatest superpower.
Once you start to shift your mindset and focus on all that you are instead of all that you wish you were, you too will then find happiness and success in your life just like any other living soul who has a strong mindset.
Even if you don’t believe in the law of attraction, just try it. Shift your mindset and watch what will become of your life. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain.
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