I’ll be the first to admit that there are certain ways of looking at life that seem a bit… well, over the top. I don’t believe that you can pray to a deity for a new car, wish your way to success or otherwise get things without putting in the work.
However, I do believe that the way you approach things, and the way that you set your attitude, can have an amazing impact on the outcome of anything you attempt.
It’s all about your intention.
Think about it: if you walk out the door prepared for it to be a crappy day, chances are that it’s going to be a crappy day.
What if, instead of setting yourself up for failure, you take a deep breath and set your intention for the day before you walk out that door? If you plan for things to go well, you start the day with a positive attitude. I’m not sure how much it will actually change the way that things go, but you’re sure as heck starting out with a much better chance.
I looked around to try to find a quote that I love, but couldn’t find the exact quote or attribution. It goes something like “it’s not about what you have in life, it’s what you think about it that makes the difference.”
It’s kind of like the old adage, when life hands you lemons…
When I was out at WDS earlier this year, we had an amazing session with Andrea Scher and Jen Lemen that was a mini- Mondo Beyondo session. They had us write down our craziest, wildest, biggest dreams – and then put our intent out to the universe.
What was my biggest dream? To save the planet. And, I put that intent out – stated it, loud and clear for the universe to hear.
Since then, I’ve become the chair of the board for an environmental nonprofit, been arrested for environmental civil disobedience, been part of planning some amazing environmental action, and met some amazing people who are trying to do the exact same thing.
Do I think that the universe just magically caused these things to happen? Not so much.
But… I do think that by putting my intention out, I was suddenly more open to the opportunities that would arise, more positive in my thinking, more likely to go ahead and do the things that would lead to starting to reach my goal.
So, what do I want you to do, dear readers?
I want you to stop before the next time you walk out the door. I want you to reset your attitude, throw some intention out to the universe, and then go kick some ass.