Updated: Feb 18
I was having lunch with a couple of friends the other day when one of them asked if we had a New Year's Resolution.
Resoundingly I said, "No! New Year's Resolution’s don't work."
He and everyone at the table agreed that New Year's Resolutions don't work.
You're probably nodding your head in agreement right now too!
So, if New Year's Resolutions don't work, what can we do instead?
Well, there's a new trend in town.
It called the Word of the Year.
Have you heard of it?
What's more important to understand is, is it a fad that's going to burn out in a couple of years and I just haven't been into jumping on the bandwagon or is there more to it?
Like many of you, I march to the beat of my own drum.
I don't really keep up with the latest trends or the next "cool" thing that's come to social media.
So, when the Word of the Year became the new New Year's Resolution I wasn't quick to adopt.
I realized there is a reason why it works, and the reason is actually rooted in science.
Quantum physics to be exact that states: You will attract what you put out!
More commonly know as the Law of Attraction which is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on.
It's the most powerful law in the universe and is always in effect, always in motion.
So, let's break down how it works.
Like Attracts Like
Like attracts like and whatever you speak about, think about, read about, and put your attention and focus on is what you will attract into your life.
So, it's important to ask the universe for what you want, not what you don't want.
Do you ever wonder why when you start out having a bad day it usually gets worse before it gets better?
We say, "When it rains it pours". That's because we are focusing on all the bad things happening during the day and inherently attracting more of it.
On the flip side, when we start out having a good day, it usually gets better as the day goes on.
We say we're having a "Streak of good luck."
That's because our focus is on all the good things that are happening in the day. Therefore we see evidence that our day is going good.
Believe You Will Get It
The best way to believe you will get what you are asking for is to simply expect it will happen.
Only focus on the outcome you are expecting.
When we begin to doubt or fear we will not receive what we want we block ourselves form allowing it to happen.
We tend to get in a hurry and want things to happen right now.
We forget that as soon as we speak our intentions to the universe, the universe quickly goes to work to bring us what we want.
However, we may not see the results instantly.
So what do we do?
We give up on our dreams, well before we've given them a chance to become reality.
Humans are magnetic beings. We give off and receive energy from all around us.
When you set clear expectations with intent and believe there is no other outcome than the one you are expecting, you send that energy into the universe.
The universe will respond with what you want. It's The Law of Attraction and it works every time, no exceptions!
Actions to Take
Now that you are aware, here are a few things you can do to actively participate in the process of The Law of Attraction.
Your Thoughts are Powerful
Your thoughts are energy. Every single thought you have, good or bad, is a statement to the universe of what you want in life.
In short, everything you think today will have an impact on you tomorrow.
It's imperative that you keep your thoughts only to what you really want and not what you don't want.
On average we think around 60,000 thoughts a day. That's a lot of thoughts. It would be nearly impossible for all of those thoughts to be positive.
One great way to clear your mind and get better at thinking on purpose is meditation.
Meditation is a practice of clearing all your thoughts from your mind and letting your mind be still.
Another great way to clear your mind is to journal.
Journaling literally removes the thoughts from your head and get's them onto paper where they can be released
Use Positive Affirmations
Affirmations are a great way to affirm positive beliefs about you and what you want in life.
Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, some great affirmations I've used in the past are:
My life is full of abundance. I am healthy and have a sound mind.
I am confident that I am giving the world the best of myself.
I do not need to control everything that happens to me.
I attract things that give me joy.
I live my life each day in line with my purpose in life.
You can also use affirmations during your meditation time.
You can use any of the ones above or come up with your own that resonate with you
In conclusion, when you speak, write or read our one-word daily, you are giving concentrated, focused energy to that which you want to create. It is by that energy you are attracting to you that which you want.
It's the Law of Attraction and it works every time!
Needless to say, I am now a fan of the Word of the Year.
So, what one word best describes what you want to create in 2023?