I was watching a documentary the other day about Simon Cowell (of X factor and Idol fame) and they described how he only got his first job in the TV/ music industry through persistence. He had a job as a runner ( an entry level role) and when that finished, he just turned up at the studios every day, ignoring the fact that he was no longer employed. They decided to keep him on anyway. He worked his way up in the industry until he co-owned a record company, Fanfare Records. When that nearly went bankrupt, he could have given up. But again, he persisted and got a job with BMG records. He found financial success by persuading actors Robson and Jerome to sign with him and they produced a single "unchained Melody" which shot to no.1 in the UK charts. The rest is history.
I'm not suggesting for a minute that we all should want to be or emulate Simon Cowell or that money and fame are the key attributes of success or that they are routes to happiness. The point of this story is that Cowell had a vision, a dream which nothing got in the way of. He tried and tried again, not giving up until he found the success and lifestyle that he wanted. Persistence was incredibly important, but driving this persistence was a VISION and a FEELING of SELF-BELIEF.
What is VISION? It is nothing more than a thought or picture, in someone's head. What is SELF-BELIEF? A FEELING that something is possible. So to achieve your own goals all you need is the power to THINK (visualise), FEEL (believe) and PERSIST (take action), if action is in alignment with the goal. This can all be controlled by your mind.
However, for those of you who are interested in Law of Attraction, there is an important key feature of these three steps to success. This feature is the ONE thing which engages the universe, putting everything into alignment so that you achieve what you want with ease and flow.
This is the Key:
The Law of Attraction states that yes, VISION and action must be accompanied with a FEELING but not just a vague thought that something is possible. It must be the true feeling that the goal has actually happened or is happening now. For example, if you are single and want to meet the perfect partner, it's good to have a picture in your head or to write a detailed list of what that person looks like, how they behave, their personality traits, the type of job they do, their values, attitudes, the way they treat you, their hobbies etc. But according to the Law of Attraction, the KEY to having that person step into you life is to create the FEELING that you already have that person in your life. Create and relish in the feelings of warmth, love, security, excitement, butterflies, friendship, happiness .. Whatever emotions that being in the perfect relationship would bring to you, create them now.
The law of attraction is based on the energy fields created by thoughts + emotions. As well, there is new evidence forming in science that the brain is not the only conscious receptor in the body. Link to an article here. The heart also creates a huge energy field and there is suggestion that it has a thought center of its own. The scope of this topic is outside of this blog, but the best way to test this stuff is to try it for yourself. Strongly visualise a goal, start to take actions towards the goal (if this is possible) and practice daily taking on the feeling that the goal has already been achieved. I did a money creation visualisation this week and have found coins on the ground twice already plus I received a generous gift.
I hope to to hear your success stories soon!