Focus on What You Want and Quit Complaining

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Focus on What You Want and Quit Complaining

Wayne Dyer said, “Did you ever notice that the people who always complain, seem to have more to complain about?”

I've noticed a common theme among the various speakers, teachers and preachers I have followed over the years. Whether it’s a business mentor, a spiritual guru or minister of God, the message is the same. Quit complaining, it’s not creating any good outcomes.

SecretEarl Nightingale recorded “The Strangest Secret” over 50 years ago, so “The Secret” of 2006 really wasn’t a secret at all. In a powerful message to the world, he states that the key to success is the same as the key to failure. You become what you think about. YOU are in control of where you are today, who you are and what you have….or dont have. He talks about focusing on WHAT you want, not what you don’t want. He compares the mind to a seed that you plant. There’s no judgment from the earth whether it’s the seed of a beautiful flower or a poisonous plant. It will produce both good and bad plants equally in abundance. The mind and the universe also have no judgment and will figure out how to produce more of what thoughts you continue to feed it, whether good or bad. Therefore, focus on what it is you want to happen and ask yourself how to make it happen. You will miraculously start to see the opportunities present themselves to you! Remember though, the KEY is that YOU MUST TAKE ACTION on the opportunities.  The focus helps you attract them and SEE them.

Jack Canfield, author of “The Success Principles”, discusses your “response ability”. You have a choice to focus onSuccess Idea Man and talk about your current reality (complaining) or talk about and focus on what you want and where you want to be. If you complain about it, you have the power to do something about it. Again, start asking yourself different questions to stay focused: “What inspires you? What one thing did you learn today? What is one success you had today? What is one good deed you did today? Your success that day may simply be that you showed up, and that’s OK. Your best changes from day to day. While attending one of Jack Canfield’s seminars at Unity Church recently, he said it well. “What if Martin Luther King had said, I have a complaint! instead of I have a dream!”?

Temper TantrumJoel Osteen, highly renowned minister of the Gospel, discussed Isaiah 62: 6 “Put God in remembrance of His promises, keep not silent. Give Him no rest until it comes to pass.” Instead of complaining or whining to God, remind God of his promises. Don’t beg and plea. Instead, remind Him, “God, you said… I will make your name distinguished.” “God, you said… You would prosper me, even in a desert.” Use evidence and present your case through scripture. Stay persistent, don’t give up. Like a child who asks for something and we promise it, don't they keep reminding us about it until we make good on our promise? Do we not often give in and finally do what we said we would . . . not because we necessarily want to but because we want them to stop asking for it?  It’s the same message. When you’re continually reminding God of his promises, you are focusing on what you want instead of reminding Him (and yourself) why you can’t be successful.

Deepak Chopra, Tony Robinson, along with many others teach about how YOU create your circumstances by what you concentrate on. Everything is energy. Your thoughts are energy you send out into the universe. Like attracts like. If you send out negative thoughts, you will attract the negative things and circumstances you keep sending out. If you start focusing on the result you WANT through thoughts, notes on your mirror, dream boards, conversations, meditation or prayer, you will start to see amazing opportunities come your way and you may not even know how! You will be propelled to take ACTION toward your desire. By talking about, thinking about, and writing about what you want, you will naturally get motivated to take action steps toward it. This is how the Law of Attraction works. Let's be clear, if you sit on your couch while the opportunities present themselves and you don't DO anything about it -they're just missed opportunities.  The biggest misconception about "The Secret" and the Law of Attraction, is that you can just wish for whatever you want and you will get it.  Not so. 

In the wise words of Tony Robbins, "Knowledge is NOT power. Knowledge is Potential Power."

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Andrea, thank you for the feature!  I have a few of those relatives myself! haha  When someone won't take action like that, it makes we want to ask why they're saying they want that opportunity when they clearly don't have the passion for it or they would be excited & eager to seize the opportunity. 

Kevin, I'll have to recycle that one on my Twitter status! :) "You can have reasons or you can have results and you can't have both!" 

Nicy & Trudy, excellent point and since you used a boat analogy -which I love - Earl uses it to in The Strangest Secret, "Think of a ship with the complete voyage mapped out and planned. The captain and crew know exactly where the ship is going and how long it will take — it has a definite goal. And 9,999 times out of 10,000, it will get there. Now let's take another ship — just like the first — only let's not put a crew on it, or a captain at the helm. Let's give it no aiming point, no goal, and no destination. We just start the engines and let it go. I think you'll agree that if it gets out of the harbor at all, it will either sink or wind up on some deserted beach — a derelict. It can't go anyplace because it has no destination and no guidance...."

Joanna, isn't it the truth?? 

October 03, 2011 02:57 PM
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Lorraine or Loretta Kratz
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I am a fan of all the motivated speakers that you quoted/mention and I have added a new one Darren Hardy who has written the Compound Effect, it is simply brilliant. He speaks of being consistent and persistent wins the race. Example, a man who eliminated 100 calories a day, walks and extra 1,000 steps and reading 10 pages of something inspiring or listen to something inspiring, at first you don't see the change, but 18 months later he has lost weight, healthier and is walking about with a better mind set.

This is just one of the many ways he points out how one can change and improve but it does take action.

October 03, 2011 05:51 PM
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Charles Stallions
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Great read and very well put together, I have listened as well to al you mentioned and have many books and tapes but need to put them to good use I guess.

October 06, 2011 10:06 PM
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Gail Robinson
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Kelli - It's good to be reminded of that.  It's so easy to focus on the little negatives in life and then start complaining to family and friends, before you know it the complaining and focusing on negatives becomes a habit.  Thank you for the reminder.  I'm going to refocus my thoughts by taking a look at some of the books in my library on this subject.

October 13, 2011 09:43 PM
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Kelli Grant
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Lorraine & Loretta, thank you for sharing that from DarrenHardy!  I hadn't heard that one...I love that - it's so simple do-able and powerful.

Charles, don't we all need to take the action on what we learn?  It's so easy to get inspired and then keep doing what we've been doing and wondering why our results are the same.  I just had a week like this myself.

Gail, Thank you for the honest note. I had a less than stellar week myself and got into some bad habits, so you inspired me and reminded me to quit beating myself up over and move along! :-)

Happy Day, all!

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