If you don’t know what you want, you won’t recognize it when you get it. – Author unknown
What do you want? What would you liked to see changed in your life or world? What desires do you keep hidden from yourself? What do you like?
Usually we get to the knowledge of what we want by looking at what we don’t want. It’s a natural path from something not wanted to something wanted. That’s good because we constantly have a plethora (love this word) of things we want.
What happens though is that we tend to focus on what we don’t want, what we don’t have and what we don’t like. Not only does this keep us in a negative frame of mind but it literally prevents us from obtaining what we want. In a negative state we miss those little magical opportunities that come our way. Our creative mind dramatically slows down. Our perspective narrows which means our world of possibilities becomes constricted.
How do you get out of that type of thinking?
First, turn your thoughts to what you want or desire; i.e. away from what you don’t want or like. Expand those thoughts in your head by imagining what it would be like to have what you want. It’s important to generate positive emotions; hope, curiosity, happiness and etc.
Secondly, ask yourself “Why do I want this thing?” Stay away from answers that bring you back to the lack; i.e. don’t say I want this thing because I don’t have it. Instead focus on the benefits and what this new desire will bring you (e.g. freedom, happiness, fun, satisfaction, etc.). Be as specific as possible. Really get into the “why” of your desire. Relish in the positive answers you generate.
You will quickly find that your mood will elevate and attitude will be more positive. Try and do this technique every time you get into thoughts of what you don’t have, don’t like or don’t desire. You’ll start to notice your life changing in ways you previously imagined.
Have a great day!