Too often we get stuck in an imaginary race. We want to be better than people we know or see online. We want to have more followers, more likes or more friends. We create these challenges for ourselves that are unattainable and end up leaving us feeling empty and failing. Why?
It just ends up making us all scared to admit we want something. For years I’ve noticed people saying things such as ‘I don’t care about this’ like it’s cool not to care. We all seem to believe that not caring about anything or anyone makes us independent, cool and mysterious. It doesn’t. All it does is make you seem like you think you’re better than other people or like you’re scared to care. When this is done for a long time, people start to get scared of caring. Because ‘what if other people don’t like your passion or believe in your passion, as much as you do?’ It’s safer not to try in the first place.
Yes, caring can be scary. Starting a passion project is terrifying as fuck. What if you don’t get the amount of followers you want within 3 months? What if the investment wasn’t worth it in the end?
“For years I’ve noticed people saying things such as ‘I don’t care about this’ like it’s cool not to care. “
Following your bliss is terrifying and daunting. But it’s also incredibly rewarding. Through following your passion you emit personality. This will create a wave of progress in your life. By putting yourself out there you could meet people that are aligned with you, you could get opportunities you never would have otherwise. You will become stronger in who you are and will grow more as a person. You may even inspire others to follow their bliss, too.
So don’t be scared to care, and don’t be afraid to try. The effort is worth it. Even if not in the way you may think right now.
What if we could try to redirect our minds? Instead of going into challenge mode we could go into support-mode. We could lift each other up. Praising people we know for their amazing abilities; whether it’s making music, baking, photography or writing. Let your friends know how amazing they are. You’d love to hear it from them, too.
By lifting each other up we are lifting ourselves up. You are putting positive energy out there, letting it flow into the universe, and like a boomerang, more positive energy will come your way. It’s the law of attraction. If you keep saying you’ll never be as good as so-and-so or you’ll never meet friends that align with you, you never will. You’re putting negative energy out there. So instead, think this. Use it as a mantra if you will. Say it 3 times before you go to sleep, 3 times when you wake up and when you feel negativity coming on during the day.
It doesn’t matter if you say it out loud, whisper it or just think it, just make sure you believe it. Imagine it.
“I attract joy, love and abundance.”
“You are putting positive energy out there, letting it flow into the universe, and like a boomerang, more positive energy will come your way.”
This phrase is so general that it can apply to anything in your life. So make sure you imagine the specifics in your life. And keep repeating it. “I attract joy, love and abundance.” After a while, and it may be a longggggg while, being more positive will come naturally.
I’m still in this process. My brain’s standard setting seems to be negative and self-doubting. But I’ve been working to change this. And my work has been paying off. Things that used to bother me now come to me as opportunities. When I’m at work and a customer is mean to me I don’t think “You’re doing something wrong, let’s be cranky for the rest of the day”. Instead I think “This person must be having a bad day. By being really nice and helpful I may be able to brighten their day.” Instead of taking the negativity they send out and keeping it, I try to convert it to something positive.
You can’t expect the universe to take all the negativity you send out and send back positivity. That’s not how it works. You have to work hard. You have to send out love and you’ll get love back in return. It’s as simple as that.
So say it, “I attract joy, love and abundance.” Now go out and live it.