Don’t worry this blog is not going to be spiritually focused and I’m not going to go into depths about the universe or tell you to read ‘The secret”.
I just briefly wanted to touch on a subject that I have been thinking a lot about recently.
Over the past few months, I have started to discover that the ‘Law of Attraction’ is becoming more and more prevalent in our everyday lives but we generally don’t seem to be aware of it or even be applying it to our daily routine.
Simply put, the Law of Attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. For example if we are constantly focusing on a specific goal/target eventually it will become true.
We are personal trainers as well as lifestyle coaches and we have the pleasure of working with a number of people that want to change something about their lives, whether that is losing weight, improving their mental state, increasing self-esteem, or just generally becoming healthier etc. We can provide all the tools needed to do this (write training programs, advise on nutrition) but without a clear goal, target or focus in their mind these tools are useless.
The phrase ‘goal setting’ has been thrown around for years and it’s the first thing we ask any new clients that come to the gym.
But have you really sat down and thought about what it is you want to achieve?
Now the most common answer we hear is “I want to lose weight”. Great, but how much weight do you want to lose? Have you got a realistic timeline of when you want to achieve this by? Have you written this down? For most people goals are too vague which then means you’re less likely to achieve them.
They also can be too big “I want to lose 4 stone in 6 months”. This is great and I love the commitment but why not just focus on these first few weeks and try and lose a few pounds? Then we can look at the next month and so on and so on?
So how does this fit into the law of attraction?
If you were to just spend an hour or so writing down on a piece of paper everything you want to achieve in the next few months or even year, place it somewhere where you can see it every day, I can assure you will be more motivated to go out and achieve everything on that list.
Again let’s take weight loss as an example. If you were to put that piece of paper or chalkboard in your kitchen with your goals clearly visible, every time you go to the fridge or cupboard to snack on something, you’ll see that list and think twice about having that biscuit! You may even realise you’re just snacking because you’re bored and decide to take the dog out for a walk instead. That list becomes a constant reminder that gives you a positive focus to work hard for what you really want.
You have control over your life, by making positive choices and taking actions that will create what you envisaged. So whether you want to lose weight, get fitter, earn more money, meet new people, anything, find a sheet of paper and get writing.
Life is a blank canvas (or piece of paper) and you are in control of what the finished picture could look like.