Call it the Law of Attraction, the manifestation of desire, or simply faith. When it is set firmly in the mind, when the thoughts all but consume one’s soul, then it is only a matter of time before it becomes reality.
Our destiny changes with our thoughts; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thoughts correspond with our desires.
Orison Swett Marden
I have no doubt this is true, but it has not always worked for me. Does it make it less true? Of course not. Then what went wrong? I failed to stay true to the course. Instead of one singular purpose fixed continuously in my mind, I deviated. I floated from one to the other and then to many more. I became a hobbyist dabbling in a multitude rather than an expert in the one. What good is faith in an undisciplined mind?
Now is the time to go back to the plan. I don’t need to rewrite it; I just need to execute it. I was not designed to be a multi-tasker, so I must stop pretending to be one. One focus, one task firmly and habitually set in my mind. That is enough to set the wheels in motion to becoming that which I desire.
I write about virtue all the time. Why? I figured that the more my mind is set on these higher plains of existence, the less my mind will be in the gutters of depravity. In order to write about them, I have to read about them, think about them, and then act based on them. Of course, I am far from where I want to be. But compared to who and where I was in the past, I have come a long, long ways.
In the same manner, I love talking about fitness and nutrition. In order to talk about it, I have to stay current on what others are doing (trends past and present), do my own research, and more importantly conduct my own experiments. Since I have started talking about it, I have noticed that more people hold me accountable. Whether the criticism is good or bad doesn’t matter. I find it all constructive.
It is a universal principle that you get more of what you think about, talk about, and feel strongly about. –Jack Canfield
What is it that you want? Do you think about it? All the time? Do you talk about it and feel strongly about it? Those higher goals in life, the ones that will truly count in the end, can only be achieved if you are completely immersed in them. Go all in. Let it take over your life and see what happens.