I bring this up because I feel there’s a lot of talk about the power of manifesting – and “doing positive affirmations” and “doing positive visualizations!”
I’m a big believer in the powers of positivity – and focusing on what you want.
But… we also need to remember that although positive energy is helpful, so is inputting lots of proactive energy.
Before I got published, there were many times I was ready to give up on writing my first book (a novel) — many times when I was exhausted, frustrated, or doubtful – or some dizzying Combo Cocktail of all of these.
I then told myself that if I kept on going, then I’d be that much closer to being an author who catches a publishing house’s eye – instead of a writer with regrets.
I’d motivate myself the same way I do when running long distances.
I’d tell myself to just try to get to the next tree.
Then I’d get to the next tree of my book writing – and keep running.
I was determined. I had made the internal decision: I will be published, dammit!
I even went to book stores and envisioned my book on the shelf – and realized my last name of Salmansohn would make my book a neighbor to Salinger.
Although this positive thinking created lots of Law Of Attraction positive energy, it alone was NOT what got me published.
In the end I thank the Law Of Perspiration for my becoming a published author.
I credit pushing myself to keep on learning and keep on growing as a writer.
I credit constantly challenging myself to try to write more emotionally deeper – attempt to become more vulnerable.
I kept on writing, re-writing, re-re-re-re-rewriting.
I pushed myself out of my comfort zone!
I allowed myself to feel a lot of temporary pain before I saw any kind of longterm gain.
As a result, I’m a big believer that a comfort zone is a nice place to visit – but true growth and happiness happens outside of it.
Basically, as I stated up top – The Law Of Attraction is awesome! I definitely am a believer in its powers! But it alone will not get you where you want to be. Y
ou need to be ready to team up The Law Of Attraction with The Law Of Perspiration.
If you ever want to get a lot – you gotta be willing to sweat a lot.
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.