Your mind is a powerful thing.

In the last few weeks I have had three unsolicited job offers. Rewind a few weeks to when I assembled a resume and applied for one (singular) job. My mind was solely focused on getting a job. I had a safety net (my old job that I loved), so there was no pressure if I got another job or not. I had no fear inside me that I would fail in an interview.

When your being is without
Negative thoughts, like fear and doubt,
Then what you wish will come about.

I just made that up but… it rhymes so it’s true.

But the cool thing is that focus prompted additional opportunities. As if the universe was saying, “Oh, dude just asked for this. I’ll just throw a few his way.”

And you might think, “Well, he is in tech, and those jobs are easy to find right now.”

But think about my Chipotle focus and how much freebies I got out of that. Speaking of which, this last week I used the free catering for 20 I received for being a grand prize winner. It was a $260 value. We ended up having 17 people over but I am still eating leftovers.

Anyways, point being, whatever you want in life, go about it believing it will happen. No matter how hard it is to wrap your mind around yourself achieving that outcome and you have a good shot of it working out.

Be careful however because the converse is true. The things you allow your mind to dwell on that you do not want in your life have a way of appearing or increasing.

“I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.”

― Mother Teresa

I think the above quote is a great example of how your wording and thought process helps to shape your reality.

One of my goals this year was to not pay attention to the news. Last year I listened to everything that was going on in Syria and the issues with the water supply in North Texas and was concerned. There is not much that I was really prepared to do about either issue but it weighed on me. In contrast, this year has been pretty good. My issues have been pretty small. Limiting my focus has served me well in this regard.

My wife is working on this and is very good at correcting me on changing the way I say things to align better the outcomes I hope for. I hope it will work for you as well.