The first motivational thing I did was watch the documentary "The Secret." This was put off before because I thought it was some hippie new age thing. Nothing against hippies, hey I grew up in the 70s, I felt it didn't meet my beliefs as a Believer. I was wrong and very intrigued by what I learned and wanted to learn more.
It was weird because it made sense to me we attract what we think negative or positive. I know I'm a good writer and therefore I attract freelance writing jobs. I know I can't sell anything, even though that is not my true focus, so I don't make sells. Oh my gosh this is so simple, or is it? Every thing we attract comes from our sub-conscience not our conscience mind. Therefore we need to change our thoughts, but this takes time. It took time to build our thoughts as they are and therefore will take time to change certain thoughts. I have found that some are easy to change while others are not.
I just finished a book by Marc Allen called "The Greatest Secret of All: Simple Steps to Abundance, Fulfillment, and a Life Well Lived." It is a small book 119 pages, but very meaningful with some great quotes. From the book:
This is the greatest secret of all:
Loving and serving yourself and others is the key to fulfillment, happiness and inner peace.
There are three very simple things we can do to realize the greatest secret of all in our lives.
Love, serve, and remember, Remember what? Remember to love and serve, always.
I also purchased Zig Ziglar's audio series "Qualities of Success" to listen to in the van. When I first started wanting only positive things going into my mind I noticed all the music on the radio was negative even the Christian music. This is the only CD set I have right now and have already listened to the whole thing and am on my second time listening. I would rather hear it again than listen to anything that is on the radio.
Before the class started I searched my mind for any issue/issues I might be dealing with. Ahhhhh yes there is an issue inadequacy, steaming all the way back into my childhood. Do you remember the Brady Bunch episode where Jan has to deal with all of Marsha's achievements? She says Marcia, Marcia, Marcia if you are to young to know what I'm talking about just watch the clip. The way Jan felt was how I realized I felt towards my older brother, he was smart, good looking, a great athlete, he won every game we ever played as children.It would have been fine if I didn't have to hear how wonderful and good looking he was every where I turned. I struggled in school, gained weight at age nine and was okay at the things I did. At any rate yes, I have some issues I need to deal with.
I have heard so many times that love would change this world and you know what it would. If we all would love each other where each of us is in our lives and for our unique qualities and stop criticizing and judging the world would be a much better place. The Beatles were right all we need is love, love is all we need.