spent most of my life focusing on my fears and my
frustrations, guided more by my ideas of my limitations
rather than my potential. As more things went
"wrong" for me as I was growing up, I grew in
this tendency and focused even less and less on my hopes
and dreams. After all, other people's hopes and
dreams came true, but definitely not mine. This was
know now that my focus on my fears was what caused most of
my fears to become reality. When I met someone I was
interested in, for example, I feared that the relationship
would never last--and guess what? I spent my time
focused on that fear and did my best to force things to
happen that would make it last, and that was a strategy
that was doomed to failure from the beginning.
I know that my failures are learning experiences, and I
usually don't allow them to determine how I act in new
situations. I say "usually" because I find
that such a dramatic change is something that works
gradually. I tend now, though, to focus on my
potential to make my hopes and dreams come true, on the
possibilities in my life rather than on the
limitations. If I want to do something now, I focus
on finding ways of doing it rather than on things that I
think will go wrong to prevent me from doing it.
it's that focus that allows things to happen. That
focus is the energy that we create, the energy of
possibility and potential--and that energy is positive
energy that helps us to create the things we want and
need, to make things happen that we wish to have
happen. If I believe it can happen and act that way,
then it can happen. It's that simple.
wish I had known this years ago. . . .