Do You Use LOA Everyday?

I was talking to a woman who comes to my local Monday night LOA meetings in Atlanta…

She said, after the meeting, her Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are great, but by Friday, she seems to fall back into old ‘bad habits’ and negative thinking.

She asked me was there anything available to help her to stay in “the flow” and keep a positive mindset.

At the time I didn’t really have a good answer for her, but now I do…

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Hope you enjoy…

Antonio

3 Sets Of 12 – Never Compare Yourself To Others

I just left the gym…

As usual, I had a great workout…and without fail, something to provide me entertainment while working out.

The gym I go to is always good for entertainment.

Anyway, as I was working out, a guy walked up who was ridiculously huge. I say “ridiculous” because this guy was ‘cartoon-character’ huge. His arms were larger than my both legs (combined)

Today I happen to be doing cardio weight training which is when you use considerably lighter weights, but do more reps.

So the muscle man’s friend came up..who was almost as big as he was and he wanted to use the machine I was on.

I noticed he was kinda chuckling to himself then I overheard him clowning me to his friend.

Unbeknownst to the two guys, my battery had died on my ipod…so there was no music playing, they assumed I couldn’t hear them.

Initially, this kinda upset me…but what was I going to do? Beat the guy up? 🙂

So, I just left it alone and finished my set.

As I stood up I turned around and the guy was standing right in my face with a ‘belittling’ grin on his face, as to say, “now you can see how it’s supposed to be done.” As he proceeded to stack on the weights.

Oddly, someone else saw this whole exchange and said to me, “Hey, don’t worry about those guys…they’re jerks.”

I didn’t reply at first, but after a few seconds I said to the woman, “I’m not worried about them because I have different goals than they do.” Then I went on to explain the benefits of doing cardio weight training.

As I was talking to the woman, the first guy came over to where we were sitting and handed me my water bottle (I’d left it at the machine I was on). He overheard me talking to the woman and said, “Hey that’s a good idea…I might try that.”

He even went on to ‘apologize’ for his friend. (It wasn’t really an apology, but it was as close as men get to apologizing to other men)

Not that I needed an apology, but it made me feel pretty good.

The woman commented and said that I have a great attitude and that I dealt with the situation very well.

I just think it’s because of the way I choose to look at things.

I workout because it’s fun. I want to stay in shape and keep healthy. I have no intention on becoming some steroid-inhaling monster-man.

If that’s what other people want, that’s cool…but it’s not for me and I’m not going to allow anyone else to make me feel bad about my choices.

It reminded me about a lesson I learned several years ago: Scott, a longtime friend of mine from Miami, and I were hanging out and saw a guy who he knew driving down the street in the new convertible CLK (AMG). This guy was around our age and I remember saying, “Geez, what the heck does this guy do to drive that?!? I need to be driving that”

Admittedly, I was a little jealous (very jealous) and actually started getting upset – not at him, but at myself.

To add insult to injury, just that moment, a gorgeous Latina (I had a really big thing for Latin women) walked by and heard me talking to Scott. She looked at us, chuckled and says, “You wish”

Ouch

By now, I’m boiling. I wasn’t upset about the car or what the girl said, but the fact that I wasn’t doing what I needed to do to afford that type of car.

Scott says to me, “Don’t ever be jealous of what other people have… you never know how they got it.” He went on to tell me that both the guy’s parents were killed in a car accident and he manipulated and stole from his brothers and sisters to get the majority of the money.

Wow

That’s something to think about.

Really put things into perspective.

Practical Application

NEVER, EVER compare yourself to other people. Decide what you want in your own life and choose that path – no one else’s.

Don’t allow other people’s judgment of you dictate your happiness.

Feelings Are Not Only Valuable, They're Everything

Learning better control over our feelings is a fundamental understanding of the law of attraction. We can live the life we want by attracting better situations and circumstances.

While having expectations about people and life in general is important, it’s necessary to learn how to acknowledge your feelings and emotions, allow them to flow through you naturally, and release them without high expectations. The force of emotions and feelings is natural, and you will experience the same as the emotions you send out during every interaction with other people. This is the law of attraction at work.

Some people say we have no control over situations that occur in our lives. This it totally false.

It’s important to understand that, scientifically, the things that happen in our life can’t happen unless we attract them to us. We have control over how the rest of the world shows up for us.

The law of attraction teaches us that changing a circumstance depends on us and how we react to situations. People who claim that emotions and situations are generated without our intentions or control of emotions tend to have a negative outlook on life. If you do not like a particular circumstance- Change It.

The law of attraction teaches us t hat it does not matter if we think the emotions we are experiencing are intentional or unintentional, but if we release these emotions- we are creating our current situation. Habits can be changed. Change is positive.

Practical Application
Acknowledge your emotions, whether they are negative in nature or positive, and never run away from them. You can’t deny feelings, and in order to shift your feelings to more positive situations, you must accept what you are feeling is real. Fighting negative emotions takes work.

When you find yourself having negative reactions and feelings towards a circumstance, challenge those emotions. Analyze them. Question your decision making. Find the positives and focus on them and the law of attraction will reward you with positive circumstances.

I Wrote In A Book Today

As I mentioned in my Scary Room post, I’d never gone into a sauna until last year…no logical reason…I just had never done it.

One of the books I’m currently reading is Way Of The Superior Man (which is a great book by the way). I read something that was really interesting, so I underlined it. It felt really weird…

Why?
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The Same Path

We are all on the same path, although some of us may take a periodic side road, try to take a short cut, or even take a wrong turn and get lost, then find our way back to the road again, we’re all on the same road, seeking to improve ourselves.

That’s is what we’re all after – to grow, learn, better ourselves. Think about it, whether you’re trying to figure out why you always sabotage your relationships, or you’re trying to boost your self-confidence at work so you can get a better job, those are both efforts to improve.

You could be looking to learn more about your inner-self by trying to control angry outbursts or you could be looking to fix up your outward appearance by losing a few pounds, these are all steps to grow and better yourself.

Even though the specific goals may be different, we’re all on a path of growth and learning to get there.

You may realize your growth paths and some of the things you are trying to do to better yourself. Chances are you have friends who are supportive of you in your goals.

Are you there for them? Even if some of the accomplishments they are trying to make don’t seem too impressive to you, remember, you’re on the same road, just with just different specific destinations.

A friend of mine share a business idea that I personally thought was severely beneath his potential at best…stupid at worse. However, I had to stop and recognize that this is HIS path…not mine. He obviously feels he’s supposed to be doing this right now.

Amazingly, in the conversation, when I ‘stopped judging him’ he actually said…”Hey man, I know you’re thinking that this is beneath me…I know it is, but I just need a success right now to get me to the next level.”

WOW!

These roads are easier to travel with friends, so you should try to be a support structure as much as you want someone to be yours.

Personal Application

Recognize that everyone is doing the best that can at that time.

Honor that.

Allow people to be where they are…on the path they’re on. When a friend (or someone you care about) isn’t living up to what you think their potential is, share that with them (non-judgmentally) but allow them to ‘grow’ through what they need to get where they’re going.

Shutup And Listen!

A guy I know wanted to start a business of his own. He had an idea of what he wanted to do, but didn’t know exactly how he would do it.

He has a full time job and wanted to quit, but didn’t want to give up the income.

The company he works for was going through some changes and he was about to be temporarily laid-off and would possibly be re-hired after the company’s restructuring.

A couple days ago, his boss gave him rather strange proposal. They would lay him off at 50% salary for 3 months or work in another department at 75% of his current salary.

He was outraged.

So much so that he got into a shouting match with is boss…getting promptly fired and sent home.

Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

So now he’s unemployed and has NO income versus 50% of his income.

So, what happened here?

His desire of wanting to start his business showed up as an opportunity to get 50% of his income, staying at home building his new business.

But in his frustration, he missed a great opportunity.

On a side note (there is no real “missed” opportunity…things can come anyway possible) Of course he can still do anything he wants.

My point?

Here’s a ‘golden’ opportunity, 3 months to start a business with income to live on and support the business – exactly what he “asked” for, but was “missed” because he wasn’t listening (allowing) what he asked for.

This is really easy to do when we have our own conversations going on in our heads.

It’s important to quiet ourselves to ‘hear’ the answers to the things we ask for.

Practical Application

Listen for the ‘answers’ you’re asking for. Spend some ‘quiet time’ everyday to listen. This helps you ‘put up your radar’ and see the opportunities that may support your desires.