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  • Writer's pictureMichael Hernacki

It's The Law: What You Think About GROWS

This ancient bit of wisdom came to us from the East thousands of years ago. It sums up neatly the most fundamental law of all: The Law of Mind. What you think about GROWS.

Much of what happens in your life is out of your control. You can’t do anything about today’s weather. Interest rates on your savings and credit cards are set by somebody else. And no matter how hard you cheer, you can’t make your favorite sports team win. 

One of the few things in life you can control is your mind. You can choose what you think about. You can choose what to ignore. This simple truth is also powerful, because whatever you allow to occupy your mind, you magnify in your life. 

The ancients knew that whether the subject of your thoughts is good or bad, the law works. Anything you think about grows, taking more of your time and attention. Any subject you keep out of your mind tends to diminish in your life, because what you don't think about shrinks and dies away. 

  • The more you think about your indigestion or your rheumatism, the worse it will become. 

  • The more you regard yourself as healthy and well, the better your body will be. 

  • The more you think about lack, limitation, and bad times, the worse your business will be. 

  • The more you focus on prosperity, abundance, and success, the more of these things you’ll bring into your life. 

  • The more you obsess about the injustices you’ve suffered, the more you'll suffer. 

  • The more you recall the good fortune you’ve enjoyed, the more good fortune you’ll attract.

The Law of Mind is so basic and pervasive that all psychological and metaphysical teaching is little more than a commentary upon this one idea. Every motivational speech, every self-improvement book, every coach’s peptalk tells you to think about what you want and push the negatives out of your way.  

Here’s something to try for just one day. For one 24-hour period in your life, make a conscious effort to catch yourself in the act of having negative thoughts (and you will have them). When you hear a piece of bad news, say "That’s too bad," and let it go. You won’t feel any better—and you certainly won’t make it better—by dwelling on it. Think of something else, anything else, as long as it's positive, uplifting, encouraging, healthy, or hopeful. Not only does this feel good, it makes good things happen. 

The subjects you deliberately think about will immediately begin to expand in your life while the others, the negatives, will shrink. 

It's a Law you can’t disobey.  What you think about GROWS. Try it and see.



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