Energy Flows Where Your Attention Goes
Have you ever noticed that in times when it feels like you’re fighting an uphill battle your thinking might not be the best? It’s natural to start seeing obstacles as permanent fixtures when your focus is on all the negatives. This is because energy flows where your attention goes. Tony Robbins said it best, “To get what you really want in life, you need a clear goal that has purpose and meaning behind it.” This doesn’t mean there won’t be obstacles, it just means you learn how to shift your focus to stay present with the reality you seek.
We all have times in life when things just aren’t going well. The hard part is recognizing those negative thoughts that set you spiraling and redirecting them in the moment. This can be challenging since so many of our thought patterns are a product of our unconscious mind.
The next time you find yourself in a negative thought loop, here are three ways to guide you back into the present so you can redirect your thoughts onto the outcomes you want to see.
- Change The Story You Tell Yourself
If you are looking around at your home, work, and relationships and not seeing what you like, then you need to change your narrative. We all have voices in our heads that are unconsciously playing a role in how we view our life. Many of these thoughts are holding you back!
When you find yourself blaming others for your terrible work life or lazy partner, it’s a sign that you’re not taking ownership of your own life. The blame game keeps you safe from having to own the fact that you played a role in the design of your life.
Of course, there are many things outside of our control, in fact, most things are.
- The past
- The future
- The economy
- Natural disasters
- Other people’s actions, thoughts, desires, and beliefs
Focusing on what is out of your control is counterproductive.
Throughout the history of time, people from far worse circumstances have overcome adversity. A quick way to change the story you tell yourself is to read about these people. Let yourself be inspired by the underdog. Learn about how people like…
- Harriet Tubman escaped enslavement and went on to help her family and many others do the same by enlisting help through the underground railroad.
- How Abraham Lincoln overcame chronic depression by adhering to a purpose bigger than himself.
- And how the diary of 13-year-old Anne Frank continues to inspire by reminding us of the small joys in life and finding appreciation in every moment.
Try and read about people who transformed their lives and the lives of others and not be inspired to make a move. Notice how the acts of these great leaders start to stir up radical transformation inside of you.
- Take Action
Taking control of the direction of your dreams means you take action. Inspired or not, just get moving.
- The coach is a trap of comfort
- Your job is a trap for income
- Toxic relationships are a trap of attachment
- Living small is a trap of fear
You’re robbing yourself of living your life to your full potential when you don’t take action.
When you commit to taking action, even a small step in the direction of your goals, your confidence begins to rise. Think about it: Have you ever taken a risk when your confidence was low? I’d be willing to bet that you haven’t.
It’s time to reclaim your confidence by taking action. Whatever that looks like for you, small or large just start moving!
- Clean the house, or a room, or a countertop
- Make the phone call, the email, or the text
- Write down a goal, vision, or dream
- Get intentional with your family, friends, and coworkers
We live in an amazing universe that supports the flow of energy. What you focus on sees you and will start to walk towards you the moment you decide with commitment and purpose to walk towards it. I don’t care what it is, focus on more free time or income or ease and stop allowing the obstacles to be the focus.
Obstacles are just another way the universe is checking in to make sure you really want what you seek. They aren’t meant to be your focus.
What brings you confidence? Focus on that. Do more of that. Take action on that.
- Keep Consistent
With confidence, action, and ownership you are already ahead of so many in the energy game. So many who don’t understand that everything is energy. Including all the things they’re complaining about. Life can be hard or it can be fun, the difference all depends on where your energy flows. You are in the driver’s seat of your life regardless of if you are steering the wheel or not.
It’s normal to have good days, and bad days, but the key is to stay consistent with your focus.
Transformation takes time and demands you to keep consistent. A solid routine will help you with this when those hard days arise.
Owning your experience is a powerful thing, but it comes at a price.
- Some may not like that you’ve changed and grown when they are still stuck.
- Some will be inspired by your actions.
That has to do with their focus so don’t worry about it. You just keep consistently fueling your energy into the life you desire, and all things will fall into place.
Look at anyone who is successfully living the life you desire. They are doing something, probably many things, on a consistent basis that support this lifestyle. Learn from them. Watch them. See how they navigate through challenges and be inspired. Just as someone is looking to you for inspiration, you too must be that example for others. It’s part of what will keep you consistent.
Believe In The Energy You’re Creating
It’s an absolute fact that energy is all around you. You have the ability to tap into any energy field you want. And with the right focus, you can step into all you desire.
Look inside, and figure out what you truly desire. It’s not going to happen without focus. Take action toward this new story, and you will connect with the energy you guide your attention to.