Have you ever stopped to think that God never intended for us to be satisfied?
Think about it, if we ever got to the point of complete satisfaction, would we be happy? What more would there be to strive for, learn from, work on if we were completely satisfied? Would you really even know what that looks like? Most of us are still working on finding our specific purpose in this life.
We are internally programmed that once one desire has been achieved or fulfilled, we immediately find something else better or more interesting to reach for. This programming ensures that we keep moving, keep growing, keep living life the way we were intended too.
What we focus on and put our energy into is what we attract into our lives. If you focus on the “lack of” things in your life like: not having a relationship, not having enough money, possessions, a good car, a job you like, whatever it might be, to continually focus your mind and energy on the negative aspect and endless wishing from a perspective of being resentful, worried or discontent, you will bring more of the same thing into your life. You will not bring positive things into your life as long as you dwell in the realm of the negative.
The old saying about seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is true in the sense that as soon as you change your attitude, your thoughts and start applying your energy to focusing on improving yourself from where you are right now, you will start to attract positive things into your life. It may or may not happen immediately, in many cases it doesn’t and people automatically start to lose hope. However, chances are events are put in to motion the second you make your concentrated effort to change, but you have to open yourself up to see not only the changes in yourself, but in your surroundings as well. This takes time and practice to be able to see the opportunities that are starting to appear in your path. This is where a good friend or life coach comes handy. By discussing events or circumstances in your life as they happen, they can, in essence, hold up a mirror and help you see things you may have missed. A life coach can offer a different perspective and help you set reasonable and easily obtainable goals along the way. I know in my own life, the coaching I have received has been the most important aspect in my personal growth and being able to put bad relationships, and an abusive marriage behind me.
Make no mistake; it is hard work to change your perspective and attitude on a consistent basis. You will not always feel the sunshine and hear the birds singing, but brighter days are on the horizon and finding yourself and then being true to the person you are inside is well worth the effort.
In future posts I will be sharing bits and pieces of my personal journey. It is my hope you will find something in my ramblings, nostalgia and life lessons to enjoy or take with you on the way.
In the mean time, remember you attract more of what you focus on into your life every day, whether you intend to or not. Make an effort to see the bright side and look for opportunities to improve or learn from your experiences.
Cherry Coley ©