“The attitude of positive realism combines both the visionary view, as well as a realistic mode of thinking. The key aspect of positive realism is that we dream big – but then set realistic goals.” — Mary Jaksch
I connected with what Mary says here. It’s great to have big, huge, even enormous dreams, but living in that dream world is not practical.
Now, don’t get me wrong here; I am a HUGE believer in the Law of Attraction, and I definitely believe that whatever you dream can come true, but if you are only living in the rose-coloured- glasses world where you are the cheeriest person on earth without a real grasp of everyday living, you might be heading for trouble.
A little history, just in case you didn’t know:
The basic premise of the Law of Attraction is that like attracts like. You can imagine yourself as a magnet attracting all of the circumstances, people and things in your life; your thoughts, visions, and feelings all work to attract certain things into your life. You can learn to use the Law of Attraction just put it into practice. Look for evidence of the things you want, and don’t forget to be patient with yourself. The Law of Attraction is literally you. Don’t expect overnight changes from yourself, but be balanced while still being open minded to great possibilities.
So how do you create that balance?
You have one side where you have great dreams and future plans and you have another side where you have your everyday life. The bills still need to be taken care of, the kids still need to be feed, your taxes still need to be paid.
Well, as Mary says “the key aspect of positive realism is that we dream – but then set realistic goals.”
To me, goals are dreams with deadlines—I create them to challenge myself, to lead me on a journey to be a better person, to explore what I am capable of and what I can do for others. For me, life is not complete without goals so to me, this is the balance.
I feel like I literally have my dreams in one hand and my goals in another hand and they are keeping my whole life balanced. My dreams are my map and my goals are my compass; only together will I be able to find what I am looking for in life.
I truly feel that nothing at all is impossible when I am actively using Positive Realism to propel my life forward.
Now, how do you put this into practice?
“Through constant repetition by writing, you’re programming your unconscious mind to accept that your goals are possible, or likely, or realistic, or even already fulfilled. Then your unconscious mind will start bending reality to make your goals come true.” — Craig Childs
Imagine that you had all the money you could ever want, as well as great relationships and perfect health. Imagine you spent your life in peace and joy. If you practice the Laws of Attraction, these things can come true for you. The first thing you must do to practice the Laws is to embrace a feeling of gratitude: be thankful for everything that you have. Focusing on the good things in your life will help you key in on positive feelings.
Positive feelings will translate into a positive energy, according to the Laws of Attraction. When you send out this kind of positive energy, you will see good things come back to you in return.You can concentrate on the positive things by holding some kind of talisman in your pocket that will help you remember to be thankful every time you touch it.
Know what you want and simply, ask for it. Say it, write it, and believe in it. Think of it as if it has already happened. Imagine that it has, using the Laws of Attraction. Don’t do this in a whimsical, “gee wouldn’t it be swell” way, but actually close your eyes and visualize it. Don’t expect to know the method by which your dreams will come true—the Laws don’t work that way. You just need to trust that a good thing will happen, and leave the “how” up to the universe.
Knowing the Laws of Attraction can change your life. It takes a certain mindset to work with this mindset, but it is not hard to master—it just takes time, patience, and most of all, a lot of faith.
Faith combined with realism is the winning ticket for success. Start down the road to balancing your dreams and your goals.
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