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If you’ve spent any amount of time driving I’m sure this has happened to you at least once. Maybe it’s a billboard you’re trying to read, the police pulled someone over and you just had to see who, or someone on the sidewalk you think is attractive. For whatever reason your eyes go from straight ahead down the road to the right side of the road.

What also happens, although you didn’t intend it to, is your hands go right as well. You generally find this out when you look forward again and realize you’ve drifted to the right. But occasionally you find out when your tire hits the shoulder and your attention is snapped back forward by the sudden change in road feel.

This is the nature of focus. Whether you intend it or not you head in the direction of your focus. And how far off the path you go is directly related to how long you lose focus on your true goal.

So for today make sure to stay focused on your true goal. If your goal is to be more positive, every time you catch yourself looking at negative “billboards” off to the side say to yourself, “remember, eyes forward” and refocus on being positive. If your goal is to lose weight, when you see that fast food outlet coming up, look forward down the road to how you’ll feel in your new body.

Whatever you’re doing keep focus on where you want to go. Because the reality is you’ll wind up where your focus is whether you wanted to go there or not. Have a great day.

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Quick Thought   Leave a comment

In the United States yesterday it was Thanksgiving. A day to spend being thankful for all the blessings you’ve received. Here’s the thing, you can be thankful any day, and every day. Whether you live in the U.S. or not. So why wait for that one day a year. Find things to be thankful for every day. After all you attract into your life what your mind dwells on. Have a great day.

Weigh-In 11/19/2018   2 comments

Made a little progress with today’s weigh in.  Last week I was 273.0 pounds.  This week I weighed in at 272.0 pounds.

For muscle mass last week I was at 27.7%.  This week it went to 27.8%.  In pounds that’s 75.6 for both.  Not a gain, but not a loss.  I’m good with that.

For body fat last week I was at 36.6%.  This week it went down to 36.3%.  In pounds that’s 99.9 last week and 98.7 this week.  So while I dropped a pound of actual weight, I lost 1.2 pounds of body fat.  So I must have put on a little water weight.

Progress was made, so that’s good.  Would have liked a little better progress but I’ll take what I can get.

Strategies for getting the ball moving faster again include kicking up the cardio.  I mainly walk which keeps using extra fat, but I want to burn faster.  So I’ve gone from using just the basic step to adding the first set of risers for it.  So now it sits 2 inches higher.  And while I do more body weight exercises, I think I’ve been doing it a little too haphazardly.  Now I intend to do them more on schedule.  That way I’m both being more consistent and more accountable to myself.

In the mindset game, positivity is paying off.  I have decided to be out of my current job and into a new job by the beginning of next year, before January is over.  I’ve been keeping a positive outlook about my chances, and I’ve just gotten positive feedback.  A coworker clued me in about a job I was completely unaware of.  It doesn’t pay as high as my current salary, but it does have benefits, and I think I’d be happy doing it.  It also strikes me as a job where I might have free time during the job to work on my writing, which is also good.  So a good lead, out of the blue, on a job that’ll pay pretty well for what I’m doing, and is located where I work now so it’s a commute I’m used to.  I’m very grateful for this lead, and my application has already been submitted.

I also realized today that I’m back to having fun at work again.  At least with a few of my coworkers.  Which shows a mindset improvement of its own.  I am where I am and will be for a few more weeks so why not make the time happy?  All the work I’ve done with meditating and positive affirmations has sure made it easier to be happier in all situations.

So to wrap things up, I’m very happy with the way things are going in my life right now.  It looks like things are only going to get better.  Stress is down and fitness/overall health is improving.  And I look pretty well set up to hit the upcoming 2019 year running.  Hope things are working out well for you, too.  Have a great day.

Shred the Past   Leave a comment

A popular plot in movies involves a person, or persons, who are able to go back into the past to change something.  The movies generally end one of two ways.  First, the person somehow makes a change and returns to the present and finds a ton of unintended consequences, like in the Butterfly Effect.  Second, the person tries and tries to change the past but no matter what happens the future seems immutable.  The person might create minor changes but the future that is meant to be will be, like in the Terminator series.

Both ways teach us one thing, the past is the past.  And it really needs to stay the past.  Bringing the past into our present (or making your present the past) never ends very well for us.  Thankfully, movie plots aside, you can’t actually change the past.  However, as many prove, you can live in it.

Every time you made a decision, the decision led to a result.  Some good, some bad.  Take me for example.  In the past I decided to eat what I wanted and not exercise a lot.  The result was I put on  a lot of weight.  Other examples might be you have had an unpleasant disposition in the past.  The result is nobody wants to be your friend.  Maybe you were very poor, or just had little skill in managing your money.  The result is you experienced a lot of lack in your life.

The thing is that when you look at these traits you used to have, sometimes you identify with them in the here and now.  Even if you’ve made a lot of changes in that area.  You might have, like I did, lost a lot of weight via dieting and exercise.  Or you’ve learned to be happier.  You’ve created budgets for yourself so that your obligations are met and you aren’t in debt anymore.  All of these are good things, but you won’t be able to move forward if you’re still stuck in the past.

If you identify yourself as always fat, always lonely, or always poor even after you’ve made all those changes you’re definitely living in the past.  And no matter what progress you make if you keep your focus on your past self you’ll sooner or later bring your past back into the present.  It’s the Law of Attraction.  What you think about and dwell on most will be attracted into your life.  In psychological terms it would be refered to as self-sabotage.

Maybe it’s time to get rid of those past beliefs.  But how would you do that?  You can shred that past.  Here’s how it goes.  Take out a piece of paper and a pen.  I think this exercise works better going old school and actually writing it out because it’s more personal when you move the pen across the paper.  Having said that, if you won’t do it other than on a computer and printing it, by all means do that.  It’s better to do it that way than not at all.  Now start writing out past qualities about yourself that you feel you’ve moved away from.  Include things you’ve done that you regret doing and wouldn’t do again.  Avoid writing down things you know still are in the present.  Like if you had a habit of needlessly complaining, and don’t complain nearly as much any more, but still find yourself complaining about things sometimes, don’t include that.  It all needs to be things you’ve moved on from.  Anything that is in your past, you know isn’t relevant in the present, and you don’t want interfering with your future.  You don’t have to make sure and get it all down on paper.  So don’t wrack your mind and stress yourself out making the list.  Also, keep in mind these are past qualities that don’t apply to you anymore.  So make the list without judgement.  This is who you were, not who you are, so no need to judge at all.

When you’ve jotted down your list and feel good that it’s complete enough, hold the list in your hand.  Tell yourself (out loud or in your head, whichever your prefer) that this is a list of the past.  Tell yourself that as it’s the list of the past you, it holds no weight in the present.  These are things that don’t apply to you anymore and you don’t need to carry with you anymore.  Then walk over to your shredder and shred it.  Or if you don’t have a shredder, walk over to the trash can and rip it to shreds and toss it away.  Shred your past.  I’ve heard of doing the same thing by burning the list as well.  If that’s how you’d prefer to destroy the list, feel free, just be safe doing so (preferably in a fireplace or fire pit designed to contain the fire).

Once you’re done shredding (or burning) just let it go.  Relax.  Take in a deep breath, then breath out.  It’s gone.  Destroyed.  Out of your life.  Keep it that way.  If you feel the past is creeping back in again, repeat the process.  Every time you remind yourself the past doesn’t control your present.  Remind yourself enough of this, and you’ll be more positive about your future.  Have a great day.

The Universe Doesn’t Value Things Like You Do.   Leave a comment

I’m a big fan of Doctor Who.  Haven’t always loved the individual Doctors themselves (never really took to Colin Baker’s portrayal of The Doctor) but I’ve been in love with the show since the late 70’s (when Tom Baker was The Doctor, and still my favorite Doctor) until now with Jodie Whittaker (the first female Doctor, and my third favorite just after David Tenant, the 10th Doctor).

The license plate on the front of my Prius is a picture of the TARDIS in space and says “My Other Ride Is The TARDIS”.  I even have a couple of sonic screwdrivers.  The most frequent question I get asked about my love of Doctor Who is, funny enough, “Why?”  Most of my friends can’t for the life of them figure out why I’m such a fan.  I’m not sure how they can’t be.

Of course the answer to both questions is pretty easy.  We all value different things for different reasons to different degrees.  The fact that my friends clearly aren’t enlightened enough to understand what a great show Doctor Who has been for longer then I’ve been alive is just a matter of taste, or possibly lack thereof.

Seriously though, I’m sure you find this concept easy to relate to.  You’ve been super excited about something and go to explain it to someone else only to get the response “And?”  You go to a movie with a friend and afterward they just rave and rave about it, for reasons that escape you because you thought it was a big waste of time and money.  There are tons of examples in your life about things that are important to you, but not so much to others you know.

It all comes down to value.  We naturally understand that due to tastes, or philosophies, or backgrounds, we all value things differently.  But for some reason when we think something is big and important to us, the Universe and the Law of Attraction (LOA) must put high value on it as well.

The Universe, and the LOA, just doesn’t put the same value on things as you do.  Next time you’re out at night, start counting stars.  You probably won’t go for long before you realize there are just too many for you to count.  The Universe is vast.  Things that you think are so big and so important, generally the same things you are trying to attract to yourself using the LOA, are really small and of no value to the Universe.  It’s all the same.

Take money for example.  It’s probably the most frequently sought after thing using the LOA.  So why isn’t it just as frequently manifested?  Because the people trying to do so are placing such high value on it.  By placing such a high value on it the person subconsciously reinforces the idea that it’s something hard to get.  The LOA can pick up on that subconscious belief and give you what you’re focusing on.  That money is hard to get.  Now stop and really think about this.  Does the Universe really cares a lot about money?  Why would the Universe need or want or care for money?  It’s the Universe, money isn’t important at all to it.

So the value the Universe is putting on it is being created by you, not it.  Same for expensive cars.  Or big mansions.  Or private jets.  The Universe doesn’t value these things.  It really doesn’t care about these things.  The Universe is vast and has everything.  So to the Universe, giving you a new Bentley is no different then giving you a $100 bill.

The next time you decide to attract something to yourself using the LOA use that mindset.  The Universe doesn’t care and value like you do.  So no matter what you’re asking from the Universe it’s all the same to it.  So just ask.  Don’t fear or speculate on the chances.  In fact, go ahead and ask for it, or something the Universe feels you’ll want more.  And then just let it go out into the Universe to be fulfilled

No worries, no concerns about it being too big or too much.  Just ask and trust the Universe can deliver all things big and small to you equally and without judgement.  Have a great day.

 

10/29/2018 Weigh In   Leave a comment

I did my weekly weigh in this morning.  I came in at 274.4 pounds.  I’m very happy with that as it’s a 2.2 pound loss from last week.  My muscle mass went from 27.2% to 27.4%.  In terms of pounds that’s pretty much the same muscle weight, but it is the one percentage I do like to see go up.  My body fat went from 37.5% to 37.1%, or from 103.7 pounds to 101.8 pounds.  So most of my weight loss this week was body fat.  Great news there, and I’m excited to be so close to having less then 100 pounds of body fat.

Exercise wise I was a bit under expectations.  I traveled to Nashville on Thursday and caught a bug while I was there.  Spent a couple of days in bed, so very low activity level.  On the plus side, being in ketosis I weather being in bed much better.  Back on my glucose diet that would have led to me being starved by the end and making really bad food choices the day after recovery.  On the ketogenic diet my body just relied a little more on itself for fuel, which explains the 2 pound fat drop, even though I didn’t exercise as much.

Meditation wise I did improve.  When you’re laying in bed for a couple of days you have plenty of time to get some done.  I think that also made the recovery a lot more agreeable.  Even when sick, if you’re keeping a positive, meditative mindset you still feel happy overall.

On the YouTube channel, I’m doing really well.  Already up to four videos and I’ll post my fifth in two days.  View wise, things are going well better than I had hoped.  I had planned on real slow going at the start. Maybe 5-10 views tops per video.  My lowest views is the last video I posted at 13.  Altogether I’ve gotten 116 views, nearly triple my highest expectation.  As of last night my videos have been watched for a total of 385 minutes.  I even have 6 subscribers, and I thought it would take a month or two before getting my first.  This is a situation like I talked about in yesterday’s post.  I just set an intention for success on my YouTube channel instead of specific benchmarks and the universe is providing better results than I imagined.  I still understand that this is a long-term success project, and I’ll keep putting up new videos every week, but I’m certainly satisfied with how things are starting.

On the book front, sadly the results aren’t as good.  When I got started on the YouTube channel I let that take priority.  And it became my sole focus.  While the book is mostly complete from a first draft perspective, it should be in the final draft stage by now.  Since the YouTube channel is moving along nicely I’ll devote more of my time in the next few weeks to the book.

On the money front, some old habits crept back in.  Mainly in the form of books.  I enjoy downloading samples to my Kindle so I get an idea if I’ll like a book before I buy.  Unfortunately some habits die hard. After reading a few samples and liking the books I jumped on Amazon and bought them.  Although the books are ones that are good reads for being a better person, they weren’t necessary purchases so they were a violation of the rules.  So I’m posting it here for accountability reasons.

That wraps up this weeks update.  Had a few shortfalls but mainly I feel like this week was a move in the right direction.  I’m focusing on keeping it going and closing the year out strong in these last two months.  Next week will be my monthly update with pics.  See you then.

Suppose you just asked for what you wanted?   Leave a comment

Consider this.  You’re driving down the road with the stereo on.  It’s tuned to a station playing exactly the kind of music you love.  Or perhaps its a talk radio station.  Whatever it is, you enjoy it immensely.  As luck would have it, you have your smart phone there with you too.  So you pull it out and start playing a station or podcast with similar content at the same time.  Now you’re really enjoying the drive listening to two different sources of entertainment or information at the same time.  It’s like stereo, only better.

Of course I’m being silly.  Having two different stations going on at the same time would only be confusing.  You couldn’t possibly enjoy one station or the other because the one broadcast would interfere with the other. To get good entertainment “results” in this situation you need to have one radio tuned to one station.  So how do you pick that station?  You need to focus on not just what sounds good, but what is truly informing or entertaining you.

Silly as this scenario sounds, it’s exactly what we do all the time with the Law of Attraction (LOA).  We focus on many things at once and we often play conflicting messages.  Each comes with its own set of problems.

First up, we focus on too many things at once.  Instead of focusing on one goal and devoting our attention to it, we take the shotgun approach.  Just blast a lot of mental buckshot out there hoping to hit something.  The problem with buckshot though is it’s only truly effective at shorter ranges.  If you want to hit a specific target at a distance you want one well targeted round.

So instead of using the LOA to attract health and wealth and relationships and cars and mansions and whatever, take time to aim the LOA.  Pick a target.  A specific target.  And zero in on it.  If health is your target of choice, what constitutes a bullseye for you?  Is it being able to go the whole day feeling full of energy?  Is it running very fast?  Is it having chiseled cheeks and six-pack abs?  Don’t just go for the target, go for the bullseye.   Put time in considering what it is your truly want.  Then focus your mind on it.  Visualize yourself as that specific view of “healthy” you have for yourself.  Meditate on it for some time in the morning, and then again before bed.  Perhaps even throw in some visualizations throughout the day.  Not to excess mind you.  As any marksman will tell you, you can aim the bullet only so well.  At some point you need to pull the trigger and let the round fly towards the target.  So put in a little effort a few times a day and then let it go and see what happens.  Once you’ve gotten what you desired from the LOA, then go on to the next target.  It gets a little easier each time, just like shooting.  The more you hit a bullseye the more confident you are that you can do it again, which improves your results.

The second issue we have is conflicting messages.  A prime example of this is what most people want to use the LOA for, a big pile of cash.  Well why do you want a big pile of cash?  A big pile of cash in itself doesn’t do anything good for you.  It’s only good if you spend it, and then it isn’t a pile anymore.  So what do you really want with your pile of cash?  Is it a Tesla?  Well focus on the Tesla then.  If you send out the desire for a big pile of cash to the LOA it’ll be confused by the side broadcast about the Tesla.  Have you ever tuned your radio to a frequency that is close to two different stations?  Didn’t work so well did it?  It’s the same for the LOA.  If it’s receiving interference from what you say you want, it can’t materialize what you do want.

And this works for another reason.  Let’s say that you focus on your big pile of cash.  But that isn’t your real goal.  Your real goal is feeling safe because you don’t want to worry about having enough money to survive.  The LOA is getting a mixed message, one part of which is a big pile of cash.  So it’s going to do it’s best with the mixed signal to get you a pile of cash.  But even if it does cut through the static and crossed signals that’s just one avenue of “safety.”  Suppose you just asked for what you really wanted, safety?  Then the LOA is open to provide anything that gets you your safety.  It could provide you with a nicer apartment in a better neighborhood at a cheaper rent.  It could provide you with a more reliable car won through a contest.  It could provide you with a better job or a promotion.  Because you just asked for what you really wanted, safety, the LOA is wide open in how it can provide that for you.

So take a little time and ask yourself why you picked the target you did.  What is the true nature of that target that makes it of interest to you.  If you were initially interested in having the body of a Greek god, decide why.  If it’s really because you want to attract more women, use the LOA to ask for the women instead.  But maybe it isn’t the women you want but the love.  Even better, ask the LOA for love.  Let it decide the best way to provide that love to you.  Or maybe you really do want a big pile of money.  It’s ok to ask for that too, if that’s what you want.

Suppose you just asked the LOA for what you wanted.  Suppose you just asked the LOA for that one thing you wanted most, in specific detail.  I think when you can get to the point where you can focus on one desire and make it a true desire, that’s when you’ll go from supposing to succeeding.  The LOA is here to help you have a better life.  So why not help the LOA along by asking for just want you truly want.  Have a great day.

 

Posted 10/28/2018 by senso1970 in Uncategorized

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