11 Forgotten Laws – Law of Thinking
If you have ever read, listened to or watched, any kind of self help or motivational material, you will have heard, ‘we become what we think about’, stated in various ways. That is the subject of this chapter of the 11 Forgotten Laws. I have read many explanations of why thinking about what you want is important. Few of them offer much help on how to do it. Does the Law of Thinking offer any insights?
If I am honest, very few. There is a discussion of the fact that we have constant activity going on in our heads but that doesn’t count as thinking. And the usual stuff about needing to decide what you want so that you can focus on it. but there is no explanation offered as to why so few people do it. It is not helpful to just be told that you need to change your thinking.
Bob Proctor even says that we need to look at our results and notice how they relate to the way we are thinking. But he then goes on to say that it is an almost impossible task to constantly monitor our thoughts. This is not looking like a blueprint for how to use this law. In the movie, ‘The Secret’, Esther Hicks was more helpful on this.
She talked about your Emotional Barometer. That is, if you are feeling good, you are focusing on what you want. If you feel bad, you are focusing on what you do not want. It’s much easier to notice how you feel than what you are thinking. But there is little help here, or in The Secret, on how you focus on what you want in spite of your current circumstances. I have had to do many hours of study to get a handle on this.
Choose your goal
One little tip from me. It’s sometimes portrayed that you have been given a purpose by God or that what you really desire is locked away in your brain somewhere. You just need to go on an Indiana Jones style adventure to find it. Not so. You can just choose what you want! The difficult part is making it what you want, not what you think you can get. A goal of an extra $50 a week is not going to get you tingling in anticipation.
You don’t make your goal fit your current thinking. It has to be big enough to inspire you. And then you need raise your thinking to the size of the goal. That takes daily work. It is why I am always looking for a new angle on all this. By reading and listening to this program and others, every day, I keep myself looking upwards.