Chances are, losing weight is on your list of New Year’s Resolutions—again!
One of the reasons that New Year’s resolutions are often dead by February 1 is that unknowingly, people are focused on what they don’t want.
For instance, you may be focused on being too fat, or that you aren’t thin enough, fit enough, or healthy enough.
And even though you set the resolution to lose weight, get fit, and healthy, the majority of your thoughts and energy are still focused on the fact that you lack what your resolution is focused on.
When you think about the foundation principle that Energy Attracts Like Energy (also known at the Law of Attraction), you can begin to see that thoughts are our mental capital to invest wherever we want, with the dividends being our future life-experiences.
For instance, when you invest the majority of your mental capital on the fact that you don’t have the body you want, you are actually building the account that creates more life experiences where you are unhappy with your body.
If you invest that mental capital in the belief that your body is already wonderful and is getting better and better, your account includes an increase in life experiences of an ever improving body.
The challenge is, it’s often difficult to recognize where you are investing your thoughts.
It seems like if you are focused on how much you want to be slim you should get the body you want.
No wonder it is incredibly frustrating and discouraging to think you are getting the body you want only to continue to struggle with your weight.
But your life experiences—and body—are always letting you know where you are investing most of your mental capital.
A good way to tell where you are investing your thoughts and energy is by paying attention to how you feel. Focusing on lack feels like yearning or even desperation.
This is why wanting often gets a bad rap; people confuse wanting with yearning. A feeling of lack alwaysfeels bad.
Wanting is a feeling of confidence that you will get the thing you desire. It’s knowing the goal you have set is yours. It’s enjoying the thought of what you want and being thrilled as you watch the process of life shifting to help you achieve your goal. It’s feeling engaged and excited to do the things you can do to bring your request to fruition and letting go of what you can’t control with an absolute knowing that the Universe (God, Source Energy, All-That-Is, Higher Coach—whatever works for you.) is happily engaging all of its incredible resources on your behalf.
But it can be hard to shift your focus from yearning for something to thriving in the process of life that will bring you to your goal.
Often it is easier to move yourself forward by shifting your mental capital from losing weight (or whatever your goal is) and to instead investing it in more general life accounts, such as feeling good most of the time, loving and laughing more easily, and enjoying your life more.
You are still investing your mental capital towards achieving your New Year’s Resolution, but there is less risk that the investments aren’t going into the account you truly intend. You can tell if you are investing more wisely because you feel good.
The bottom line is, Yes! Make the New Year’s resolutions, but pay attention to how you feel, and think about diversifying you mental and energetic investments so that you get a better return.
You can tell you are putting your mental capital where you want because you get the immediate bonus of feeling good right now.
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Hannah, good stuff.You have correctly differentiated between actions and thoughts where our energy lies and those where they don’t. But where I find the post lack clarity is its faulure to delve into the mindset and process of creating one’s own aspirational thoughts.My belief is that a lack of understanding of this asoect would lead to failure. Cheers Shakti
Thanks so much for you comments, Shakti. I believe that the most powerful mindset tool is to decide. If a woman were to decide to begin looking more towards what she wants than what she doesn’t, and just did that for as little as 1 minute every day, she would begin to see significant changes in her life. Much appreciation! Hanna
Had never thought of the difference in wanting and yearning…the wanting being *possible* for fulfillment. Good stuff:)
Thank you! So glad it was helpful! Thanks for letting me know!