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'The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because shit worked out. They got that way because shit went wrong and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.'- Elizabeth Gilbert
The Law of Attraction states that what you focus on you will get, so focus on the outcome you want and remember that having all the things that we desire doesn't guarantee what we really want, which is ultimately to be happy. Happiness really is a choice. You live in a positive and supportive universe that wants you to be successful and happy. When you set your positive intention you'll feel the energy of the Universe supporting you. If you slip, say out loud to the universe what your intention is - the words you speak carry tremendous power.
Take your focus off attracting the bad stuff and focus with gratitude on what you have already received... visualize yourself having more of what you want... abundance really is a mindset. True abundance is a combination of health, happiness, love and prosperity.
Your thoughts and behaviours are responsible for much of your fortune. Anxiety will inhibit your ability to attract and notice good fortune when it is staring you in the face! Lucky people are more relaxed and open and see what is there - this is where meditation and exercise can come into play to deeply relax the body, mind and spirit.
So here are some suggestions for getting on the right side of providence:
Stay positive and visualise success - the best athletes see themselves winning long before the game begins... you must visualise success before you can make it happen.
Act on chance opportunities - go out and create them and take action and expect the best. Perseverance will get you through failures. Which everyone has, by the way.
Listen to your intuition and respect your hunches. How do you think and feel about your various options? Listen to what your body is telling you. By listening to your intuition you can make lucky decisions.
Love yourself. Loving yourself can create miracles. Self love really is the key to unlocking anything you want in life.
Focus on the positive. Create self-fulfilling prophecies with positive expectations and adopt a resilient attitude that attracts good luck. Believe there are tons of opportunities out there and smile and engage with everyone you meet and network like mad... which leads to more opportunities!
Have a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good. Lucky people tend to see the positive side of their bad luck. Look for the silver lining. I look back and sometimes think that if I'd got what I wanted then it would have been completely wrong for me! The Universe really does have your back.
Live in the Now and seize the day (see my blog The Point Of Power Is In The Present Moment) - developing an ability to live in the present moment will help you notice opportunities that would otherwise pass you by. Start now, today so you are prepared when opportunities come a knocking.
Keep curious - welcome new ideas, routines, thoughts and observations.
Clutter blocks abundance (please read my Simplify blog). Have regular clear outs of any clutter you may have in your life - get rid of that stagnant energy and create space for new abundant energy to flow!
Have gratitude for everything you have in your life right now and keep adding to that gratitude journal and read it regularly!
Be kind and generous - what you give out comes back to you like a magnet! Remember, she who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten.
'Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.' - Dalai Lama
'The ideals which have lighted my way and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty and truth.' - Albert Einstein