By Daniel N. Brown
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s been said that, “To attract attractive people, you must be attractive. To attract powerful people, you must be powerful. To attract committed people, you must be committed. Instead of going to work on them, you go to work on yourself. If you become, you can attract.”
Many people want some extraordinary things but their self-image limits them on what they actually receive. A person cannot attract to themselves that which is greater than the way they see themselves.
For example, as long as you think and act like a smoker, you’re sure to keep smoking regardless of the patches, hypnosis, drugs or other cures you may seek. The same goes whether your wanting to lose weight, find a mate, or find a more satisfying career.
Until you begin to think and act like the person who has the things you desire you’ll never attract those things.
People who have successful marriages don’t think and act the way they do because they have successful marriages, they have successful marriages because they think and act that way. The same is true with people who have accumulated great wealth. They have wealth because they think and act that way.
Many people work very hard and sacrifice a lot in an effort to create the best life possible. But they are frustrated beyond belief and cannot understand why “life is so hard” or “why life continues to deal them such a poor hand.”
Life is only hard because one believes that it is. Life will continue to deal a poor hand to those who believe that it will. People do not attract what they want, but that which they are. Proverbs 23:7 says,“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”
They only way to attract what you want is to change the way your thinking about yourself in certain situations. Get a different picture. Even if it is hard to believe. It’s been said that the longer you tell yourself a lie the more you will begin to accept it yourself.
In all reality though, you will be telling yourself the truth. The truth is you are a winner and you can have the things you desire. Jesus died that you may have life in abundance (John 10:10). You just need to change your expectations.
No matter what negative circumstances you may find yourself in, expect things to turn around in your favor.
When you stop working on what it is you’re trying to get, and start working on changing the way you see yourself, only then will you get what it is you want.