Using the Power of Focus to Improve

Over lunch yesterday my colleague, Jack mentioned his fascination with the whole topic of what handwriting reveals about an individual. I have only a passing knowledge of graphology but it has always intrigued me.

Putting the argument aside of whether this is “real” science or not, there was a piece of information Jack shared that intrigued me. He told me he has used handwriting to change aspects of his personality he thought needed improving. His reasoning is, “If handwriting can reveal certain traits, why couldn’t you change those traits by changing your handwriting?” (Hey! A new column – change your handwriting, change your life!)

Knowing what I know about the Law of Attraction (you attract what you focus on); I realized that this would work. Here’s why. Let’s say your handwriting reveals that you are emotionally suppressed (left-tending strokes) and you wanted to change that. You find out how to change your handwriting to free your emotions and you practice it every day. Every time you do this exercise, you are focused on freeing your emotions. Since you attract what you focus on, the more you focus on this, the more freely your emotions will flow.

I cannot think of a better demonstration of how to harness the Law of Attraction and make it work on your behalf.

Another powerful way to use focus to improve is through the power of questions. Many people tell me they know visualization works but are unsure how to do it.

Here is a pathway for you.

Identify what it is that you want to improve, and then ask yourself,

“When I’ve reached the level I want…”

  • What am I thinking?
  • How do I feel? What sensations are in my body?
  • What are my emotions? Am I grinning from ear to ear, or moved to
  • What position is my body in? Sitting? Standing? Moving around?
    In front of a computer? On skis? On stage accepting an award?
  • What do I hear?
  • What do I smell?
  • What do I feel on my skin?
  • Who else is there with me? What are they doing?
  • What is the weather like? Am I out in the weather or looking at
    it through a window? Is the window in an office? Hotel? Airplane?
  • What am I wearing?
  • What are people saying to me? What are my responses?
  • What do I see when I look around me? Am I at the office? At
    home? In a city? Out in the country? In a different state? In a different
  • How am I celebrating?

That is how visualization works. Using the power of focus, you paint a comprehensive picture that propels you forward in time to the moment when you actually have the thing you want. You can propel yourself forward in any increments– creating a vision for doing a report faster or rising to the top of the organization.

The important thing to understand is, the more vivid the image, the faster it will come. As long as you don’t decide things like, “I could never have that,” or “This is unrealistic,” whatever you imagine, can be.

All the things you have in your life today, you asked for through your attention to them. The good things and the bad – all came as a result of your focus.

We don’t see that this works for one simple reason – we forget what we asked for. When I started my business 8 years ago, my dream was to teach the Law of Attraction to thousands of people. Last week, I was jolted by the realization that my dream has come true. Of course it has. I just temporarily forgot that I had dreamed it.

What dreams have come true for you?

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