If you listen to what Will Smith says during thoughtful interviews, you’ll pick up on hints and tips that are grounded in the Law of Attraction. Last week we explored how he manifested his success. This week, we’ll look at how to believe in your dreams like the Fresh Prince. The Law of Attraction teaches us that whatever you focus on, you will attract MORE of into your life-whether it’s wanted or unwanted, conscious or unconscious, deliberate or unintentional. To purposefully attract more of what you enjoy, you need do only three things:
- Be very clear about what you want -write it down, find the precise words that describe your desire
- Become a vibrational match for what you want -speak only in the most positive way about your desire
- Allow the Law of Attraction to deliver! Eliminate all doubt and receive what you’ve asked for.
What we’re not told, however, is how to eliminate doubt.
What is the opposite of doubt?
Believe is one of the tenets of the Law of Attraction – Conceive. Believe. Achieve.
If you want to attract anything – success, love, weight loss, trip to Fiji – but you don’t believe that you deserve it, your actions will reflect your disbelief and you will struggle to get the thing that you most want.
If you don’t believe that you deserve success, then you will struggle through life at a mediocre level.
If you don’t believe that you deserve love, then you will find yourself either alone or in an unfulfilling relationship.
If you don’t believe that you deserve to be thin, then you will struggle with discipline, diet, and exercise.
If you don’t believe that you deserve to be in Fiji, then you will only see pictures of those palm-lined beaches on Pinterest or in travel magazines.
Make no mistake…
YOUR BELIEFS AFFECT YOUR ACTIONS AND YOUR ACTIONS AFFECT WHAT YOU ATTRACT!
HOW ARE OUR BELIEFS CREATED?
Our beliefs are the result of thoughts that are repeated over and over in our minds so that they become our reality. These beliefs then shape our whole life – consciously or unconsciously.
Beliefs are often difficult to change as they were programmed into us when we were young. For example, if your mother cooked you a special dinner or gave you an extra snack to cheer you up when you were a child, you will have a belief that food is comforting and the you deserve more food when you are unhappy. If you want to lose weight, you will have to work to develop a new belief; a belief that there are better ways to comfort yourself than with food.
Similarly, if you grew up in a household where money was always short and both of your parents thought that money was hard to come by, chances are that you are going to believe that money is scarce and you have to work hard for every dime . You may find yourself musing, like your parents, that you don’t have enough money and otherwise operating from a scarcity mentality. You will need to work to develop a new belief; a belief that the Universe is both generous and abundant.
You can gain some insight on your beliefs by listening to your conversations – with others and with yourself. If someone asks how you’re doing, do you say fine, super, or great because you realize that you bring about what you speak about? Or, do you view the question as an opportunity to unleash your grievances on a captive audience: “My ankle still hurts from when I sprained it last week”, “Tired. I just can’t get the kids to clean up behind themselves”, “Just tryna make a dollar out of fifteen cents.”
When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you admire how pretty your eyes are or do you criticize your double chin? When you are going through your closet to pick out an outfit, do you tell yourself that you don’t have any stylish clothes, or are you grateful for the clothes that you do have? Do you talk to yourself with love and adoration or do you chastise and berate yourself?
YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE!
When you belive in your dreams, you are affirming them. Believing makes your dreams firm, or physical. As you think about something that has sparked your interest or curiosity, or that has become desirable to you, your thoughts will naturally want to return there. As you continue to think of this new thing, you will begin to notice it in your world where you hadn’t noticed it before.
You will also begin to look in new places, read new books and magazines, and perhaps begin doing research or study in this new area of thought. As you give more attention to this new idea, you will develop mental imagery and additional ideas.
This imagery and new ideas you experience while giving thought to your new desire will make you feel a certain way. If the feelings are of belief, your desire will grow. If your feelings are of doubt, your intended desire will be thwarted in favor of the thing that you are apprehensive about.
If your thoughts are of belief and they excite you, you will most likely begin speaking about them, as we all tend to think and talk about those things that most interest us. These thoughts and words will continue to propel your actions and behaviors.
Affirmative thoughts inspire affirmative action. Inspired action becomes effortless and always creates positive change and new realities.
Throughout time, wise men have known that it done to us “according to our belief”, and that our thoughts are the very root of everything we become or experience. All religions and philosophies have somewhere at their core the concept that, “As a man thinketh, so it is done to him.” Whether you choose to believe in scripture or the Law of Attraction, you owe it to yourself to believe in yourself and your dreams.