My mum always tells me about “the law of attraction”, a conversation I regularly shrug off my shoulders and tell her how much nonsense it is. But, in the past few months, I’ve began to really believe that it might not be all that silly a concept.
The law of attraction is the name given to the theory that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, you bring positive or negative experiences into your life.
The theory goes on to develop the idea that you are responsible for events that happen in your own life, due to how you focus your attention. The law of attraction suggests that if you look for good in the things you do, you will have a positive experience.
In essence the theory allows an individual to have the control of how their future develops. Therefore if you want to gain something great out of an experience and are hopeful about it, the experience is likely to be positive.
For example if you focus your thoughts on being broke, poor and lonely and believe these thoughts, you will be just that.
So why have I suddenly started believing in the law of attraction?
Take me back 6 months ago, and I would compare myself to everyone. They’ve got more money and so can experience more than me, someone on my course is doing amazing work experience over summer whilst I’m working my same old retail job, someone’s happy with their boyfriend when I’m still single.
Back in October I went to a radio station to be an intern. I went in at 5am in the morning not really having a care in the world if I got the internship or not, which was very unusual for me. I sat there being questioned by the presenters and just thought to myself “I know I’m never coming back so why am I even here?”
Until recently, I’ve never really noticed that my negative energy towards the situation gave me a negative experience. When looking back, it was an amazing opportunity, which I should have grabbed with both hands.
But when I stopped looking at everything negatively and actually seriously wanting to reach goals, I started to achieve them. Just today, I’ve been accepted to be part of a research team for a new BBC three series.
Take me back to October and I never thought in my wildest dreams I would be writing that sentence. But, it’s so crazy that when I wrote out my cover letter, updated my CV, and sent my email to the producer, I sat there thinking “I know I’m going to get this.”
And so, I have started to believe that the law of attraction is a very real theory. Since I’ve had a positive outlook in everything I do, whether it be towards my relationships with people, my university work, my everyday life, I’ve began to see a massive change.
So tonight’s advice to anyone reading my blog? Positive mind equals a positive life.