I was having coffee the other day near my home. As I was paying with my debit card, I asked Julie, the young woman behind the counter, if she could make change for a twenty dollar bill. I wanted to leave a tip but only had the twenty. Before you ask, no, I’m not leaving a $20 tip for a cup of coffee and muffin.
I explained to Julie that the only single I had was the one with the smiley faces on it that I keep in my wallet. One day, a number of years ago, my wife Georgia observed that I wasn’t having enough fun with money and handed me a dollar bill with little smiley faces stuck all over it.
It was a very good idea on Georgia’s part since every time I’ve opened my wallet since then, I’ve seen the dollar bill and smiley faces looking back at me. It’s been a great reminder over many years to lighten up and enjoy my life.
Jokingly I told Julie that I used to carry a $100 bill in my wallet. (it’s been replaced with a debit card – priceless:-)
She suggested that perhaps I need to put smiley faces on a hundred and carry it with me. Cool idea. I’ll let you know what develops from that.
Teachers are everywhere if you’re paying attention. Thanks Julie.
Little things like smiley faces on dollar bills and pictures of the car you want posted on your mirror, will not in themselves bring you what you desire, but they serve as terrific mental triggers to keep your dreams and desires forefront in your mind and provide clear instructions to your sub-conscious mind as to what you want.
Remember, your sub-conscious will act on whatever instruction you give it, however, it will not distinguish between what you say you want and what you say you don’t want. It will not act on the reverse of an idea any more than if I were to ask you to “not think of a pink elephant.” It won’t work.
Your sub-conscious takes everything you say, think and feel – literally – which is why you want to only think, speak, and put your attention on that which you want to experience more of in your life.
It’s why you want to talk about health, rather than illness; abundance rather than lack; and love rather than hate. As a matter of fact, if you perform Applied Kiensiology (muscle testing) on someone who has repeated the phrase, “I hate _____” a few times in a row, they will test weaker than they did before. Doing the opposite, repeating a sentence with positive words, like love, will strengthen the person.
Words have power and the words you speak into your life have the power to add to or detract from your experience.
If you want to enjoy a happier and more fulfilling life, be selective in what and who you listen to and even more selective in what you tell yourself.
One of the most powerful things you can say (affirm) for yourself is, “I am steadily becoming the person I was born to be.” Use this or something similar as your personal “mantra” and watch your life improve.
If you’re experiencing financial challenges, try this one from my colleague, David Neagle, “I always have more than enough money.”
I like this one a lot because it is clear and clean. It doesn’t have any negative association or fixed number attached to it while, at the same time, it affirms you always have “more than enough,” which is just fine with me.
Use these and other positive affirmations, dream boards, and other tools to maintain a positive attitude and keep your life on track.
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit” Proverbs 18:21.