Lately I've been doing some reading about the Law of Attraction. If you're unfamiliar with this idea, in a nutshell it's "what you think about, you bring about". You make dream boards, notebooks, and focus your thoughts and energy on what you want to attract into your life. That's an extremely simplified explanation.
I've been trying different practices to implement it into my life and bring some positivity my way. There is definitely something to it. It's almost eerie how you can focus your thoughts on bringing something into your life and suddenly it starts showing up.
I haven't been able to come up with a good explanation for it. Most experts on the subject say its about the universe responding to your "energy" or "vibrations". I have trouble with this explanation because I believe that what comes into my life is a combination of God's will and my own actions.
Last week I started reading a book called The Compound Effect by Darin Hardy. It has nothing to do with the Law of Attraction. It's about how every little mundane choice we make every day will eventually compound to make us successful or unsuccessful. But he did make an interesting statement about the Law of Attraction. Say you buy a new car. Suddenly you start seeing a whole lot more of that type of car out on the road. It's not that those cars have multiplied, it's that suddenly you're more aware of them.
Same thing with the Law of Attraction. When you focus your thoughts and energy on something in particular, you're going to notice more of it in your life. People respond to your attitude and demeanor. So it stands to reason that if you adopt a more positive outlook you're going to see more of what you want in your life.
Try it out. Smile at someone you don't know. Compliment someone in line next to you. Odds are they'll smile back and respond very nicely. Also, you'll probably make their day a little better.
So what am I trying to say here? Maybe this was a little long and rambling today. But the point I'm trying to make is, if you want better things to happen in your life, be a better person. Think about better things. See what happens.
"Success is something you attract by the person you become." - Jim Rohn