Are you thirsting for a better, more fulfilling life of abundance? Even as the world systems seem to be erratic and out of control, the life you really desire is still possible!

Surely you’ve heard the axiom, “If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’ll keep getting what you’ve got.” In order for things to change, you need to do something differently.

Doing things differently starts with a change in your thoughts. Actions flow from your thinking, so if you re-examine your thoughts and beliefs, and align them with your true, deep down desires, you may find some discrepancies that need adjusting.

Just wishing for something you want can actually push it farther and farther away from you. Real change requires a change in thoughts and actions.

We don’t attract what we want in life so much as we attract who we are. There is an old proverb that says “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”. So who we are is an extension of how we think.

When you demonstrate the life you want, you’ll attract it back toward you. Granted, you can’t just leap from here into your dream life in a single step, but you can build the bridge that enables you to cross over in the shortest possible time.

Begin by asking yourself, what do I really want? If there were no barriers and you could have whatever you wished, what do you want deep down in your core? Take a look at your finances, your relationships, your career, your spirituality, your physical health. What’s missing? What are you longing for that you are not experiencing? Drill down to the real desires beneath the surface. A surface answer might be “I want a Mazerati”. The real answer might be “I want to really move in life, I want to drive cars with no maintenance issues that are paid for and I want to flash my personal style and enjoy fun things!” Maybe those are not your personal values. Maybe your answer would be more like “I want fulfilling work that doesn’t take me completely away from my wife and children yet adequately provides for our needs.”

Your Perception is Your Reality

Is your glass half full or half empty? How you perceive the events in your life – both big and small – not only shows your underlying mindset about your life, but also plays the most important role in whether you ever reach your goals.

Appreciating the simple things in life and the good feelings that go along with it cause your brain to send out energy that vibrates in harmony with good things, and attracts more good things back to you. A glass half empty mindset causes one to not only miss out on the simple pleasures of life, but your mind sends out energy that vibrates in harmony with dissatisfaction and lack. What do you think you’ll attract back to you? More things to be unhappy about and more lack!

This also explains why wishing for something too hard can push it away from you forever. When you’re wishing for something you don’t have, you’re focusing on your lack of it. Focusing on your lack of it only attracts more lack of it back to you!

The key to abundant living is having gratitude for what you have, and expecting the things you desire! Shift your mindset to being that person that good things flow to and flow from. More to come on the subject of Abundant Living in future posts!