Law Of Attraction: I Fell On My Butt

I went roller skating last night and fell on my butt.

The interesting this is not that I fell, but why I fell.

I fell because I was trying not to fall.  You see, I hadn’t been skating in several months and had deemed myself “rusty”.  So I was skating around – legs and arms stiff, tensed-up and nervous (in other words, worried).

So after going around a few times like that, I tried a side jump (which I always do) and fell smack on my butt.

OUCH! (It still hurts as I write this)

I got up and dusted myself off…then sat down for a while.

As I was sitting there (in pain) I realized a couple of things:

The first is that I hadn’t fallen in a LOOOOOONG time… and that I hadn’t ‘worried’ about falling in just as long.

When I was skating regularly, I never worried about falling, and interestingly enough, I rarely did.

The Law of Attraction states that we get what we focus on… even if it’s a ‘fear’ or something we don’t want.

After sitting there for a while, I went back out…this time not worrying about falling. I performed the same jump I was trying before and landed perfectly.

The second epihany I had was the realization that there is nothing “wrong” with falling.  My fear of falling wasn’t really about me hurting myself…it was motivated by ‘not looking bad’ in front of all the people in the skating rink.

But here’s the reality – IT’S A SKATING RINK!!!  People fall!

It’s not only normal…it’s expected.

When I fell, no one laughed; the DJ didn’t stop the music, turn the spotlight on me and say, “look at that loser that just fell on the floor!”  In fact, a couple of people came to ask if I was okay and helped me up.

What was I afraid of?

Nothing really.   Only the ridiculous scenario I came up with in my head.

Practical Application
There are three lessons here you can benefit from:

1) Focus on what you want…not what you don’t want

2) Loosen up! Just go with the flow of things. Usually when you’re tense and fighting things (i.e. struggling, worrying, etc) you tend to attract the things you don’t want…at the minimum, you’ll make things more difficult for yourself.

3) Get clear on what you’re “really” afraid of. Sometimes it’s some imaginary scenario that will never happen anyway.

5 thoughts on “Law Of Attraction: I Fell On My Butt

  • October 9, 2008 at 5:17 am
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    It was refreshing to come across your blog, “Law Of Attraction: I Fell On My Butt,” today. It helped me gather my focus and gave me insight into how easily I can become distracted. Being new to the concepts of “Law of Attraction,” I often find it is very difficult to stop the negative thinking.

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  • October 10, 2008 at 9:20 pm
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    Great article Anthonio
    Simple and effective

    Keep writing these powerful suggestions about law of attraction!

    Regards 😉

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  • November 22, 2008 at 7:27 am
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    It is well said that practical makes man master. Unless …until we do not face problems and adjust with them, we can’t be masters. A first timer always feels psychological problems. A good practical experience!

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  • April 22, 2009 at 4:18 pm
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    FEAR. False Expectations Appearing Real. They trick us. I can still remember when I was young, when I was trying to balance some chinawares i’m holding, what runs in my head is “Oh my God, it’s gonna fall. I’m gonna break it,i’m gonna break it!” Guess what, I broke it. It’s like the same thing. When you overthink about something, most of the time, the unlikely happens or the opposite of what you want happens to you. Relevant post. Keep it up.

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  • May 25, 2010 at 6:41 am
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    I think you can add some more pictures to your post. Every one should keep a mental wastepaper basket and the older he grows the more things he will consign to it – torn up to irrecoverable tatters. ~Samuel Butler

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