Years ago I worked briefly for an advertising company and one of their mottos was, ‘perception is reality’, and one of the cute-but-not-bright salesmen used to tell his clients, “perception is real!”. We laughed at him then for misquoting and…hmmm… Even science tells us now that what we focus on will expand or at least be altered. What we choose to believe and what we tell ourselves over and over becomes our reality, becomes real. It doesn’t have to be as dramatic as the story about the New York musician who was so worried about going blind that he would practice getting around with closed eyes or dark glasses and a white cane so he would know what to do if that ever came to pass and, guess what, he did go blind.
“Worry is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.” (Abraham-Hicks) What are you worried about? Worry is a good way to create just what you don’t want. We’ve all heard that phrase by now, ‘what you focus on expands’ – one of those clichés that makes people roll their eyes – and yet, we all know, deep down, it’s true. If every time we look in the bathroom mirror all we see is our expanding belly and we worry and obsess over our expanding belly well, you know, we get ever-expanding belly. (not that I have any personal experience with this 😉
So, my suggestion is stand in front of the bathroom mirror and see your body as beautiful and your belly as slimmer and tauter and it will make you stand up straighter and breathe deeper and, yes, if you keep doing that every day and every time you pass a mirror you will start making choices (perhaps in foods choices or movement choices or ?) that will create the slimmer and tauter belly (trust me on this, it led me with ease to Pilates and dragon boating and I’m slimmer and fitter and happier).
What about business? If you focus on and worry about declining sales/customers/clients, that is all you will see and all you will create and that is no fun and, at the very least, that exudes desperation and repels sales/customers, and will continue the downward spiral. What if you focused on the sales/customers you have, be grateful for them, ask the universe for more of that – more of the joy and fun and expansion of sales/customers/clients and choose that energy over and over. I promise that will create such a different ‘reality’ for you. You’ll become aware of new marketing ideas, meet new people, even get customers out of the blue (truth!) and more!
I hope you’re getting the energy of this. Our points of view, our decisions, conclusions and judgements (aka worry) create what shows up in our world. What if we choose to live each day in the energy of ‘What miraculousness can I be and create today?’
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