I just grasped an amazing concept that in my gut I always knew to be true with regard to momentum and focus but stating it differently made more sense in my mind.
Positive focus and detail fuel momentum. Find things/thoughts that feel good so that you fuel your focus, and then add more detail to fuel the momentum.
Remember a time you just came home from an amazing conference, you heard a fascinating motivational speaker or read a great book and now you’re pumped. Like REALLY pumped and so you went off planning and detailing things you want to do. Then low and behold in a week you’ve accomplished more than you’ve ever done in months! Reorganized your closets, replaced all the curtains, finished that furniture project and the list goes on. Then suddenly you start slowing down as you think about how tired you now are, and how you have plenty of time to finish putting together that 2nd table, or you have 3 other household chores that are mort important, and it’ll be too difficult to carve time to clean those rugs this week. And so now the downward spiral of your ‘can’t do’s’ set in. Before you know it you’re in the tailspin of lazy storm.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before.
Now notice the energy shift in that previous paragraph from highly energetic pumped and detailed, to low level energy and simple thoughts. Obviously there’s the reason behind the sudden motivation that’s not being addressed here. (That’s for another blog altogether) My purpose here is to show you how actively focusing on and selecting thoughts that bring you joy and allowing that state to increase in energy but adding more detail and feeling creates an avalanche of motivation.
It’s your job to continue to select and focus on those things that make you feel good without adding any ‘but’s’ to it or excuses, or side commentary to offset it. Actively pursue, feel and think the things you want to continue to bring to your life and embellish those as much as possible. At the very least it’ll be a fun exercise for your bring and body from any monotony in your day… did I tell you ‘daydreamers’ ROCK!
As for the not so fun things, generalize them.
Actively take those negative or not so uplifting things, and generalize the feeling of them with no attention to detail for the reasoning behind them. If you must do them, by all means attempt to find some enjoyment in them but don’t add low energy to that which already holds a low state for you. That way you don’t give it momentum.
NOW you have all that amazing energy in your mind/body/soul left for all the things that ultimately bring you joy, passion, love and ultimately happiness!
(From an Abraham Hicks workshop with Esther Hicks)
If over 18+ years in Corporate America, licenses in massage. energy work and purpose coaching, 1000's of client sessions and good old fashioned life taught me something, it's that life is worth living and living passionately!