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Last week, I talked about Yin and Yang Success Method, and how action taking is a Yang approach, and we need to use a Yin approach time to time.
Taking massive action shall definitely help make your business successful, and yet, there are times when you don’t seem to be able to progress no matter how much action you take. Looking back at my life, too, half of times I achieved something weren’t because I took massive action, successful outcomes just appeared unexpectedly.
I wonder why that is. Why doesn’t action taking always work? One of the reasons why you don’t get your outcome even after taking a lot of action is that your mind isn’t relaxed if you are too much action oriented.
In order to manifest a reality you desire you need to have the right mental state, as well. Yes, the Yin side of taking physical action is taking mental action.
To understand it, you need to know something called the law of attraction.
The law of attraction, or the law of manifestation as some people call it, is one of the concepts frequently taught at seminars and self-help books. I personally came across this concept in the 1980s, but it wasn’t called the law of attraction. By then, it went by the name ‘Thought is Creative’. It was common in the NewAge movement back then.
The idea that what you think manifests the reality was also introduced in Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill in the 1930s.
Therefore, this concept has been around for a long time and has been advocated by several individuals.
The law of attraction is a concept stating that your mental state can magnetize the reality you are experiencing. If you think positively, you will manifest a positive reality, and if you think negatively, you will manifest a negative reality. Whatever you focus on will be materialized. Therefore it is better to think positively and visualize the reality you would like to attract.
When you take a lot of action and don’t progress much, you feel frustrated, and that might cause you to think negatively. Sometimes it is good to take a break and work on your mind.
There are two ways to utilize the law of attraction. One is to visualize your outcome. Visualize the reality you want to attract as frequently as possible.
Another way is to think positively on a daily basis. Every thought you put out will be measured so that no matter how frequently you visualize your goal if your other thoughts are negative, it won’t work.
You want to condition yourself to think positively.
One thing I find in sustainable people like us is that we are often critical of things. Since we witness a lot of negative realities in our politics, medical systems, educational systems, agricultural systems, food industry, and in many other fields, we often focus on those problems. When we meet at a social place such as a bar, all we do is complain about the politicians, the government, and criticize the big corporations.
From the point of view of the law of attraction, if you focus on those problems, you are more likely to attract those negative realities. Even though you are doing it to change the situations, you are creating opposite outcomes.
It is good to recognize social problems, to bring up those issues and make public aware of them, nevertheless, you don’t need to occupy your thoughts with those issues. Once you recognized the problems, you can shift your focus to the solutions, and move on.
Another thing I want to point out here is to focus on the solutions within your control. There are things you can change and things you can’t change. I don’t think there is much point in thinking about things outside your control. Each person has a different role to play, and if every one of us focuses on fulfilling our own role, problems will be solved more efficiently. So a good question to ask is what I can personally do to solve this problem.
Anyway utilizing the law of attraction is a good way to achieve your goal.
Having said that, you need to be careful with the law of attraction because you are tapping into the universal energy. It is a spiritual energy, and everything you manifest has a consequence. I don’t think this element is taught much by people who advocate the law of attraction. Many people seem to think you can manifest anything you want, since the law of attraction is just like a magnet.
If it is a spiritual energy, there is a positive side and a negative side just like white magic and black magic.
I will talk about it tomorrow.