By Kate Corbin
“It’s as easy to create a castle as a button. It’s just a matter of whether you’re focused on a castle or a button.” – Abraham-Hicks
The most basic principle of the Law of Attraction is to focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want. As simple as that sounds, it’s not always so easy to do. In fact, if we could focus exclusively on what we want rather than what we don’t want, we would all be Manifesting Wizards. Even though we know better, we often focus on the problem, on the unpaid bills, on the fear of losing our job, our lover, our health, our looks…
This article was inspired by a recent chat with a neighbor. He asked me what I had been doing and I responded with a list of activities including coaching, writing, having fun with new friends, walking on the beach, hiking in the mountains, and basically enjoying a magnificent life. To which, my neighbor replied, “Well I guess that’s better than being depressed.” As strange a comment as I thought that was, it struck me right then and there that the only difference between a magnificent life and a depressed life is where you focus your attention. Whew, that’s big!
You know the drill: What you focus on expands. Energy flows where attention goes. Even the Jedi wisdom of Star Wars informs us, “Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” Focus includes thinking about, planning for, and visualizing. It also includes worrying about, fearing, and fighting against, which means – if you focus on opportunities, you’ll get more opportunities. If you focus on obstacles, you’ll get more obstacles.
Really, is it any more difficult to focus on love, abundance, and dreams coming true than it is to focus on money problems, painful relationships, or fears and worries? No, it’s not. It just takes practice. The first step is to observe what you focus on and think about most of the time. Next, recognize your power to choose what you focus on. Then, make a conscious decision to focus on the good stuff.
Everything is determined by where you place your focus, therefore, it’s a very good idea to:
- focus on what you want, not what you don’t want.
- focus on what you have, not what you don’t have.
- focus on what you like, not what you don’t like.
- focus on what feels good, not what feels bad.
- focus on the solution, not the problem.
- focus on the joy, not the sorrow.
- focus on the abundance, not the scarcity.
- focus on why it WILL happen, not on why it won’t happen.
- focus on having it all, not on settling for less.
- focus on where you’re going, not where you’ve been.
Think of Tiger Woods sinking a perfect putt, Itzhak Perlman hitting a precise note on the violin or investment genius, Warren Buffet, poring over financial statements. What do these extraordinary individuals have in common? They all focus with laser-like precision on their goals. They have all mastered the Magic of Focus.
Let’s take a closer look at Tiger Woods. With the help of his father, Tiger was able to develop an extraordinary ability to focus, concentrate, and be in the present moment, at an early age. After the first round of his first international tournament, his father asked him what he was thinking about as he stood over that first shot. Tiger replied, “Where I wanted my ball to go, Daddy.” “That’s when I knew, says Earl Woods, how good he was going to be.” Tiger blocks out everything else and focuses on where he wants that little ball to go. The mental focus he brings to the game of golf is what sets Tiger apart from his competition.
So what are YOU focusing on? Not sure? Look at your life. Your life is a perfect reflection of where you’re placing your focus. If you like the reflection, great, keep up the good work. If the picture could use a little tweaking, no problem, you can change your life by changing your focus. As you focus more on what you do want and less on what you don’t want, you become the conscious creator of your own precious life. Given that what you focus on determines your reality, wouldn’t you agree that it’s worth mastering the Magic of Focus? With the Law of Attraction and the Magic of Focus, you truly can be and do and have whatever you desire.
Kate Corbin is a Law of Attraction Coach and the creator of Gold Star Coaching. Both her coaching practice and her three eBooks – “Dining at the Cosmic Cafe, How to Be and Do and Have Whatever You Desire;” “Manifesting from the Inside Out with the Law of Attraction;” and “Think and Grow Thin with the Law of Attraction” – are designed to empower you to truly live the life of your dreams. To contact Coach Kate, download a free copy of her eBook “Magical Musings on the LOA,” and subscribe to her ezine, visit Gold Star Coaching.