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The Words In Your Head

Stop for a minute and ask yourself this: What are the words or voices in my head saying to me?
Some people will curse themselves every time they make a mistake, while others will tell themselves that they're not "enough" to do something like ask someone out to a date, or write that book they've always wanted to. Others will repeat to themselves how stupid they are every time they remember an incident they regret.
Tony says "Energy flows where focus goes", and if there is any truth behind that phrase then every time you allow those words to enter your consciousness, you are creating negative energy which will work directly against any progress you want in your life.
The law of attraction can also apply here, as you are literally attracting to yourself physical counterparts of those very words and thoughts in your head.

NOW is the time to shift from being a follower to a leader, from doubting to believing in yourself, from listening to the voice to BEING the voice.

Take control and own your words, your thoughts, your emotions, and ultimately your life!

The early apostles of the Bible understood this principle when they instructed us to "cast down imaginations and any high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of Christ", and to "pray without ceasing".


The Law of Attraction

Have you ever heard of the law of attraction? Do you believe it? It's basically the belief that what you focus on will expand in your life. 

If you constantly think about how difficult life is, you are attracting more difficulties to yourself, conversely if you focus on what is good, the good in your life will expand. 

Some people take this a step further by focusing on very specific things such an amount of money, their dream house, the body they want, or something they want to buy. They post pictures of their goal on their walls, verbalize it, and regularly devote time to focus on it.

Studying business theory and reading biographies of famous businessmen, I've found that many very successful people attribute their accomplishments to this principle.
"When you focus on and start moving in the direction that you believe is your destiny, the universe will surge forward to help you"

I've had to ask myself how does this work? Is it a replacement for prayer? Can it do the same things that Christians believe to be miracles? Is it ok for me to believe in this principle? Then I was reminded of something I learned as a child, and it went like this:

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
(Philippians 4:8 KJV)

I think that Paul here is applying the principle of the law of attraction! Think (focus) on the things above enough and they will expand in you giving you a better quality of life, and will bring you close to Christ.

I've adapted the application of this verse in my life and started mentally focusing on specific, achievable, quantifiable, time-specific goals which will bring me closer to where I want to be in life, and no, it has not reduced my dependance on prayer, but rather enhanced the time I spend in it.