For this week’s topic I thought it would be interesting to speak on the power of the mind. The mind is such a fascinating topic for me because the things that are said about what the mind can do is so intriguing. Sometimes I wonder… how much power does our minds truly possess? You know how when you speak near your phone and then you see an ad on your social media timeline for the item that you were just talking about, and in that moment, you are a little paranoid about your phone listening in on you. Let’s take it up a notch, what about when you’re thinking something, and you see an ad pop up on your timeline. At a time, I thought it was just me until other people spoke up and said “wow, it’s like these apps are reading our minds now.” It sounds funny, but it is odd how that happens. So it made me question how much can our minds really attract.
We hear people speak on manifestation and laws of attraction. A lot of us have read the book “The Secret” which discusses the power of our minds. I used to try it and it never seem to work, so I wasn’t sure if I believed it. I thought maybe it’s just a coincidence for some. Now I look back on the little things. Seeing things pop up on ads that I’ve been thinking about that day, or when I’m craving something, and my husband brings it home without us talking about it. Sometimes I think about the most random things and my husband will bring it home and I will joke about him reading my mind. Another example would be mentioning someone and then they call or text you. My sister used to hate when we would bring up one of her exes because they would always end up calling her that same day or the next day. Just recently I thought about a friend that I haven’t spoken to in a couple months and later when I went to grab my phone, I saw that they texted me stating that they were thinking of me and wanting to check in and see how I was doing. Maybe our minds really do attract the things we think about it, and maybe pressure and worry really does plays a factor in it. I’ve heard people say that you can’t doubt what you’re hoping for, because that will change your results. Maybe the little things happened because there wasn’t any pressure to them. You’re just thinking about them and then it’s out of your head. Usually if it’s something big or life changing that I’m striving for, I might think about it and then doubt usually follows right behind it. I’m a natural worrier so it’s hard to not have an ounce of doubt when it comes to things that I want to accomplish.
So how can I train my mind to not go there? How can I think of my goals and dreams and not let an ounce of doubt in? Do I go back to saying my daily affirmations? I pretty much gave up on them after 2 to 3 months, but I guess I could try again. I have to do my best with moving on from my past failures and letting go of all the times I was let down. I have to stop feeling like an imposter because I’m afraid that I don’t have what it takes to achieve the things that I’m trying to accomplish. I know most of us suffer from imposter syndrome and we’re afraid that we might not be deserving of the things we want. Maybe we feel like we’re not smart enough for certain job positions or feeling like we don’t have what it takes to fulfill certain roles. I often question myself and my abilities. I ask myself why I am trying to attempt something so challenging. What if I’m not capable of that level of greatness, and that scares me. As much as doubt runs through my mind and I constantly sell myself short, I have to do better. I have to be better. I need to work on my confidence as a whole. So maybe it does start with affirmations and visualizations, and then attitude and outlook. I probably should limit the negativity that’s around me. I need to be my own cheerleader and just silent the noise. I have to create an atmosphere that I can thrive in. I have a lot of rewiring, revamping, and renovating that I need to do. I have to believe that I have what it takes to overcome the power of doubt.