Manifestation tip 14: elevate your mindset
It takes more than just positive thinking to create the conditions you want in your life. However, orienting your thoughts towards your desires is a preliminary requirement.
If your thoughts are in the gutter then you will soon find yourself wallowing in squalid conditions if you don't change what you persistently think about.
This does not mean that there isn't a time or place for negative emotions. Both positive and negative thoughts are natural because we live in a ying-yang world where positive and negative phenomenon co-exist and balance each other.
It's pretty silly to exclaim "I feel great" when you've never felt worse. In fact, that's delusional. No good comes from lying to yourself. It’s better to tell the truth.
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So no, a negativity fairy won't suddenly appear and place a curse on you just because you are having a bad day or navigating some difficult stuff that has you feeling down. You can stop being paranoid about that. It's an unfortunate myth that has you living in fear for no reason.
Elevating your mindset is not about thinking more positive than negative thoughts or eliminating negative thoughts altogether. It is about being the mastermind of your thoughts so you can finetune and align your mentality with your goals.
It's asking, I don't feel good right now but what might I do to feel better? It's saying, this is a rough process but I will learn all I can from the experience.
It's acknowledging the good and bad then setting an intention to persist despite the circumstances.
If you find yourself ruminating on undesirable things and looping in a downward spiral, then it means you've gotten stuck in a rut and may need to recalibrate your mindset.
This is where gently shifting your thoughts towards more uplifting things (in a self-compassionate and non-judgmental way) can help.
On the other hand, if you are caught up in a fantasy world of nothing but positive thoughts that aren't rooted in reality nor helping you achieve your objectives, this is just as unproductive as negative rumination.
Wearing rose colored glasses can sometimes do more harm than good and may require disentanglement from your overly idealistic notions so you can become more grounded and learn how to live in and navigate the real world.
Elevating your thoughts will help you develop a growth mindset. It will help you become savvy at recognizing where you are, envisioning where you want to be and creating a strategy to bridge the gap.
In life you will confront both negative and positive thoughts, feelings and situations, but with a growth mindset the net outcome will be progress.
Feeling overwhelmed with everything you have going on? Trying to do it all may be the culprit.
Is the information you consume each day instrumental in pushing you forward? If not, this is why you need to block it.
How many people do you need to get permission from before you live the life you want to live?
It takes more than just positive thinking to create the conditions you want in your life. However, orienting your thoughts towards your desires is a requirement.
Everything comes at a cost. Are you able or willing to pay it? If not, then is it really worth desiring?
What are you holding on to that is taking up capacity and making it difficult to create space for what you really want?
When you hit an obstacle, it's rational to think that you need to do something to change the situation. But there's a counterintuitive approach that might work better.
An easy way to feel prosperous is to chase and cherish the things that are already within your reach.
One of the virtues that seems to be absent from popular manifestation and law of attraction advice is endurance.
If you don't plant it, it won't grow. Here's an affirmational poem to inspire the work necessary to produce the outcomes you desire in your life.
To thrive you must embrace all aspects of yourself including your shadow.
The most plentiful substance on earth, water provides a perfect model for how to be abundant.
Your myriad of ideas, desires and goals may be pulling you in different directions, making it impossible to create, obtain or master any one thing.
Sometimes we must go down into the basement of our spirit, seek the shadows and conceal our light.
If you believe the universe is conspiring against you, then one of three things is happening.
If you have tunnel vision and are only focusing on manifestation in one area of your life, you may not see how this is working against you.
If you are experiencing hardship in a particular area of your life it's important that you tell the truth about the problem.