by Linda-Ann Stewart
Whether positive or negative, your attitude impacts your
outcome. Your mindset affects how you filter the world around you, and as a
result, determines how you respond to situations. When you expect the worst,
your behavior makes that belief a self-fulfilling prophecy. Expecting the best
can do the same. And isn’t that a better way to live?
If you expect the worst, you’re braced against that
possibility. Your mind rehearses how to deal with a crisis, what you’re going
to do in the worst case scenario, and how you might avoid it. This means that
all your mental resources are tied up with dealing with difficult situations
that might never happen. You aren’t left with many mental resources for moving
forward. Because you’re focused on the negative, you’re
instructing the Law of Attraction to bring it to you.
The Universe wants the best for you.
Therefore / However, if you expect the best, then your subconscious mind
searches for opportunities to fulfill that belief. Your subconscious mind is a
problem solver. When you set your intention to derive the best from a
situation, then your subconscious mind seeks opportunities to create that
reality for you. You’re creating the mold for your
subconscious mind and the Law of Attraction to fill.
How to Create the
Life brings all sorts of experiences your way, positive and
negative. You can always improve your outcomes through altering your
perspective. There will be times when you’re working on a goal, or “shift
happens” and your results don’t live up to your hopes. When that’s the
case, use these tactics to extract the best possible outcome. Your attitude communicates your intention to the Universe,
your subconscious mind, and the Law of Attraction, which responds accordingly.
Be aware of the
negative, but don’t focus on it. This doesn’t mean that you ignore or deny the
possibility for difficulties. You just don’t focus on them, or rehearse them.
In “Psycho-Cybernetics,” author Maxwell Maltz uses the analogy of
golf to be aware of negatives. A golfer needs to recognize where the sand and
water traps are, but not dwell on them. Instead, the golfer puts their
attention on where they want the ball to land. Notice the negatives, and make
preparations to avoid them. Have a “Plan B,” if necessary. Then shift
your attention to what you want to create and put your energy there. This puts you in the flow of the Universe.
Flip your attitude.
If something untoward does happen, instead of giving up or getting discouraged,
flip it to be more positive. This way you take charge of your response and it gives
you more power to deal with the situation. Ask yourself, “What can I learn
from this?” or, “How can I make something beneficial out of
this?” This instructs your subconscious mind to find a way to extract
something good from a disappointing circumstance. You
open the way for the Universe to develop a new direction for you.
Don’t take it
personally. When someone hurts or offends you, instead of taking it
personally, realize it’s probably not about you. They have their own issues that
they’re taking out on you. It’s likely they’re defending themselves against a
perceived threat, which is probably from their past. It doesn’t mean you excuse
their behavior, but you can seek to understand their motives. Ask yourself,
“What’s their agenda?” or “What are they trying to
achieve?” That can give you valuable information on how to positively
respond to the situation.
Achieving a goal.
When you’re working on a goal, don’t just focus on the end result. This gives
your subconscious mind a direction to follow, which helps you take steps
towards it. For an even greater outcome, open your mind to the possibility of
something even better happening than what you can currently conceive of. The Universe has greater plans for you than you know. Not
only does this give your subconscious mind permission to find other paths to
accomplish your goal, but it instructs your inner mind to “achieve this or
Living in the
When you live in the possibility of your best case scenario occurring,
you instruct your subconscious mind to put its resources to work to that end.
You may not have the information to imagine what the best outcome could be. You
can only provide your subconscious mind the image of what you can consciously
conceive of at the present time.
There may be a greater outcome than you can imagine. Opening
your mind to the possibility of something better means that your subconscious
can override outdated, limiting beliefs. And when you choose to live in an
attitude of expecting the best from every situation, you create a life of joy,
abundance and success.
The Universe wants the best for me. Therefore, I choose to expect the best out of every situation. If there are challenges, I shift my attention to what benefit can come to me as a result. When I decide on a goal or outcome, I set the intention of, “This or something better.” Only good comes to me from every circumstance.
Watch the accompanying video, How to Achieve Your Goal More Easily.
As a vision strategist, hypnotherapist, and speaker, Linda-Ann Stewart helps women entrepreneurs and small business owners who feel stuck, immobilized and overwhelmed to to get clear, focused and on the fast track to the next level of their business. To achieve a 90-day goal more easily, sign up for her FREE comprehensive Strategic Vision blueprint at www.Linda-AnnStewart.com/setyourcourse.html
. You can contact her at LAS@Linda-AnnStewart.com or 928-600-0452.