If you’re looking for Victoria’s Secret, this isn’t it. I still don’t know what that particular secret is. The one I’m talking about has been out for a while now and is less about lingerie and more about positivity.
The Secret is one of those things that you need to remind yourself about from time to time, especially when you get bogged down in the day-to-day grind which can wear you down to a tiny, disgruntled, emotionless nub. After finding myself in such a place, I picked The Secret up from my bookshelf and re-read it the other day. I know that many people may think that it is new-age hogwash or something thereabouts, but there’s really something to be said for the power of positive thinking. Positive thoughts attract positivity and negative thoughts, negativity. It’s simple and it’s powerful.
Case in point. I bought three cups of coffee yesterday from Dunkin Donuts, one of them was a tall ice-decaf, the other two were hot medium regulars. My instant thought was how horrible would it be if one of these tipped over in my car. And then, that was like wildfire in my brain no matter how much I tried to tell myself otherwise. I made it all the way home and dropped the iced coffee off to a neighbor. In the one minute drive to my own house…you guessed it, one of the two remaining cups tipped over and flooded my passenger seat just as I pulled in front of my house. Newman! It’s a small example, but it got me to thinking. If I hadn’t obsessed about it – basically putting it out there that I subconsciously wanted it to happen, then would things have been different?
So what’s my point, you ask? Well, stop for a second. Let’s not obsess about the power of thought and will, and being all skeptical about making things happen by thinking about them. We know you’re not Harry Potter. But at the end of the day, do you want to be that grumpy, unhappy person that nothing good ever happens to? I don’t. I want lots of good things in my life. And if that means that I need to push positivity out and make myself a human super-soaker of the stuff, then I’m game. Seriously, do you have anything to lose? Get a smile on, think about all the good things you already have and be grateful for them, visualize all the things you want, and put it out there!