Welcome to the Life List Clubs bi-weekly blog fest. If you aren’t familiar with the Life List Club you can find out about it on the tab up on my header (or click the link). Today, I am guest posting over at Diana Ligaya’s site on The Power of the Buddy System
I am pleased to have Marcia Richards, the co-founder of the Life List Club, with us today. Marcia’s blog, Married with Stories, is a mix of books, history, writing and goal-oriented content. Welcome Marcia! Take it away.
Jack Canfield – The Biggest Intention Killer
Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, is now a life coach and motivational speaker and has established himself as an expert in the field of personal excellence. In the following 3-minute video, he speaks about the Law of Attraction and what can stop it from working for you.
According to Mr. Canfield, doubt is the biggest killer of your good intentions. How many times have people you know planned to lose weight, only to fall off the scale and put the weight back on? Some wonder: Will I be happier? Will I look as good as I hope to? Writers, too, are full of self-doubt: Will people tell me I must have been crazy to think I could write? What if no one ever buys my book?
It’s true. Doubt holds us back, keeps us from attaining the goals we set out so valiantly to achieve. What can we do to change this outcome?
Canfield, subscribes to the idea that committing to your dreams (i.e., I want to be rich, I want to be athletic, I want to write a successful novel) and believing in them, will be the positive force that can attract more positive events.
There is no scientific evidence that your thoughts can affect anything external. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that when you commit to a positive thought, you will naturally take the steps necessary to make that thought a reality and attract a positive force that will bring you what’s needed to reach your goal. Others respond in more positive ways to a person who is dedicated to a task and working toward betterment.
Can positive thoughts manifest a positive reality? I have a couple of personal stories that illustrates how it worked for me. You can read one of those stories here, if you like. I don’t believe that positive attitude and committing your thoughts to a particular goal can work miracles every time. For instance, imagine a person who believes that their life-threatening illness will be cured because they state their desire to be healthy and then allow the positive energy to carry them on a journey to remission.
Committing to a positive thought is not enough. What could happen in that circumstance is they may learn of a new treatment that works for them, or research could reveal a new drug, or an acquaintance may hear of the persons’ illness and suggest a doctor who’s having great success in treating the disease. Those possibilities could lead to better health or a cure.
If you decide to look for a new job that is more fulfilling, then a friend calls with a lead for just the sort of job that would interest you, is it coincidence, or did the positive vibes really attract more positive vibes and results? No matter which camp you fall in, Jack Canfield is right. Doubt can only have a negative effect on realizing your aspirations.
Kill the doubt before it kills your good intentions!
1. Do have a positive attitude.
2. Do make a step-by-step plan to get the desired goal.
3. Do you work the plan and enlist support from people you can trust.
How much power does a superlative attitude have over events? Do your thoughts create the reality?
Marcia Richards, a veteran blogger, is author of the blog, Marcia Richards…Married With Stories, which offers posts on writing, mid-life, and history.
She is creating her debut historical trilogy covering the years between 1917 and 1975. The Donnelly’s, an immigrant Irish family struggle with economic troubles and personal tragedy, while striving to maintain their dreams. The trilogy highlights three generations of strong, young women fighting their way to the fulfillment of their dreams, learning who they are what they are capable of, along the way.
Thanks for stopping by today, Marcia! I hope you all will check out my Guest Post over and Diana Ligaya’s site and follow the rest of the Life List Club blogfest writers (found over in my side column).