You can have everything you ever wanted if you choose to want everything you have.
Think about it. It sounds like a paradox, but it is perfectly true. What do we really want in life? It’s really quite simple… we want relationships, health, money, and a career. We actually have all that. It just depends on what we choose to focus on.
We have relationships. We may be currently falling madly in love, or we may just know the postman by his first name. We may have just lost 60 pounds or we may be sick in bed with a cold. We may have a million dollars in company stock or we may have just six dollars in our wallet today. We may have just landed our dream job that utilizes all of our college degree, or we may be bagging groceries.
We have some of everything we want… relationships, health, money and a career. How we feel about it depends upon our focus. We can choose to put our attention on what we have, or on what we don’t have. None of how we feel has to do with the actual detail of what we have. It all has to do with our focus, our perception, and our attention.
We can feel lack in the million dollars in company stock not being enough for retirement, or we can feel the abundance of the six dollars in our wallet and how that translates into our having many choices for lunch today. We can focus on who is currently in our lives, or we can focus on who isn’t. We can feel the lack in wanting our manager’s job, or we can feel the abundance and satisfaction in bagging groceries.
Health is really interesting, because whenever we experience illness, we really notice it, and we crave health even more. There is no time that our desire for health is stronger than when we really feel sick. But even when we are sick, we can choose to feel the magic and perfection of the other 99% of our body working perfectly… circulation, respiration, muscle contraction, digestion, hearing, sight, touch, electrical, mechanical, chemical… it’s really endless all the stuff that is working perfectly.
Here’s the most important part: ultimately it is not the absolute detail of the desire we are wanting, it is the feeling that goes along with it. It is not the million dollars, but the feeling of abundance and security that comes with it. You can set your attention on the feeling of abundance with what you already have, and you will feel much better.
So really it is a simple choice: focus on the abundance in your life with what you already have, or focus on the lack and what is missing. It’s that easy. By the way, by focusing on the abundance you will magnetically attract more abundance. That’s a great side effect of simply feeling good, eh?
Congratulations, you now have everything you ever wanted!
Rick Schaefer, M.D. is known as the Happiness Coach. He is the creator of Guilt-Free Coaching, and is the author of Extreme Thought Makeover™… 37 Days to Maximum Life! He speaks throughout the U.S. and has a following in more than 50 countries. To learn more or to work with Dr. Rick directly, call 414-573-8880 or go to http://www.rickschaefermd.com