What you think, you create.
What you feel, you attract.
What imagine, you become.
The LOA (Law Of Attraction) has been around for a long time and was promoted most recently through “The Secret” thanks to Oprah and followed by thousands around the world. It’s been commonly misunderstood as someone creating a vision board only to place it under their pillow with the intention that a new sunrise will bring a new spirit and possibly a pot of gold under their bed. Clearly that’s not how it works but since the first step in applying The LOA is around shifting your thinking to a more positive place, it stands to reason why so many people give up after one night and one hour at the crafts table.
In reality, the LOA is no magic pill but the basic principles are actually quite powerful and can definitely transform your own relationship to both self, others and when applied practically…the workplace.
What Is The Law Of Attraction?
- The LOA is the name given to the maxim “like attracts like” which is the idea that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. In layman’s terms: we attract what we put out.
How Does It Work?
- The answer is somewhat simple. Typically the LOA is practiced using visualization techniques and affirmations, which can be both incredibly powerful and enlightening when done correctly. Becoming more mindful of your own thoughts helps you discover what you should keep or remove from your own mind and the reality you experience. *I highly recommend reading the book The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham to better understand the core principles.
Here’s are four basic principles and practices you can utilize in your workplace starting today:
- Practicing Affirmations (Before And) During The Workday
Think about what you want to achieve and try to distill it down so you are left with a powerful mantra. You can practice this either before you step foot in the office, before a big meeting or any time really – the key is around “what you want” the outcome to be and then to focus on that future state. For example, try stating – “today is going to be a great day!” and see where that takes you. Have fun with it and practice both in speaking your affirmation to others and embodying what that feeling could look like in a physical form. Avoid this: Don’t rely solely on wishful thinking. Affirmations are great but aren’t a substitute for doing the work.
- Do Some Mindful Meditation
The key here is in finding a quiet place to mindfully focus on your goals while letting go of the negative thoughts (and feelings) that may be holding you down and back. Remember, focusing on the positive will attract more positive so aim to alleviate the toxic stuff whenever possible. Nowadays, every office has somewhere that’s quiet but you could also go to a park, sit in your car or play some calming music in your headphones. Avoid this: Meditation doesn’t mean you stop thinking, so try not going blank but rather soften your thoughts around what may be troubling you. Be patient without yourself.
- Cut Out Negativity
According to the LOA, even if you are visualizing your goals and practicing affirmations, there are some common problems that could undermine your ability to use the LOA to its full potential. Pay close attention to your inner (critical) voice and when it rears its ugly head, be quick to notice it and shut it down. If beating yourself up after a meeting or conversation with your boss is the daily norm – begin to notice these thoughts (and patterns) and slowly replace them with more positive ones by focusing on “what good came out of that interaction?” In addition, you may simply find removing toxic people from your inner circle will also do the trick. Avoid this: Visualizing your ideal life at night but then spending your days telling people that you doubt you’ll ever succeed.
- Write Down Your Goals
Writing down your goals will not only help you get clear, but will help you create inspired action steps toward your goals at work. Then connect those goals to your “why” which are the feelings that achieving the goal will give you. When you connect to the “why,” you raise your vibration and become magnets for attracting the people and work opportunities that will hopefully bring you closer to your goals. For example, think about a project you are working on already and visualize what the emotion attached to completing that project feels like. Avoid this: Don’t aimlessly write down non-specific goals. Be as “specific” as possible and spend time while meditating on what this looks and feels like.
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Attracting success and abundance in the workplace begins with your own thoughts and requires transforming certain behavioral patterns. You decide where your thoughts take you. Your environment, external forces and circumstances will always influence you but in the end, you have the final word or in this case…thought. Remember that you are a magnet, attracting everything to you.
The floor is yours:
How do you create a positive mindset at work?
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