we keep focused on our faults and problems, guess what
we'll get more of? If we keep our minds always on
our shortcomings, we're virtually guaranteeing that those
shortcomings will be major parts of our lives for a long
time to come. We'll strengthen them and give them
more power in our lives, just by keeping our minds on
them. But is that what we really want to do?
are many, many examples of the good and the strong, the
loving and the compassionate in the world. And as we
see those examples, if we keep our focus on it we can
bring it into our lives more regularly--it can become the
most common element of our lives if we but keep it in our
minds and imitate it all that we can. We shouldn't
be faultfinders, and we shouldn't stay focused on faults
any more than they deserve--and they certainly don't
deserve much of our focus at all.
been an awful lot written about the Law of Attraction, the
concept that we attract to ourselves in life exactly what
we think of. By thinking about certain things, we
cause ourselves to be much like magnets, attracting to
ourselves things that are just like our thoughts.
Focusing on our faults, then, causes us to focus on being
critical, on looking at the negative side of ourselves,
creating a magnetic pull to other elements that simply
will perpetuate our focus on our faults.
keeping my mind on the positive, though, I attract more
positive things to me--more positive people and situations
and outcomes. And as my faults matter less and less,
they go away, killed by neglect. And I may even find
that some of what I thought were faults actually are among
my greatest virtues!