In his book, The Power of Optimism, corporate psychologist and motivational speaker Tim Shurr shares an important mantra: What you think about comes about. In fact, he feels it’s so important that he writes it three times in a row.
He goes on to elaborate that our minds are hard wired to seek out what occupies it. Right now, your subconscious brain is taking in all the sights and sounds around you. As it does, it filters out the conscious things you’re focused on.
So, if you think about happiness, finding great opportunities, and building wonderful relationships, then your mind will identify for you those things. And as it centers on those positives, it ignores the things that might serve to impair the uplifting energy in your life.
So, what do you want in your life? Write it down. Think about it often. In time, obviously with some effort, it will come to pass. As what you think about comes about.
Frank Agin, host of Networking Rx and founder of AmSpirit Business Connections, discusses the concept of listening to understand and validate, or LUV, which is from materials shared by Tim Shurr (@TimShurr), an author, business leadership psychologist and host of the How To Be Mesmerizing podcast.
the July 5th 2019 episode of the How To Be Mesmerizing
podcast, host Tim Shurr reminded his audience that the path they’re on (even
though it might be fraught with difficulty) is the path they’re supposed to be
for dealing with life’s trials and tribulations, Shurr offered this advice:
facing a challenging situation, whatever it might be, take a step back and do
what you can to ignore the challenge itself. Instead, in that moment, ask
yourself what outcome you really want.
this same spirit, he encouraged his audience not to commiserate about where they
are in life. Rather, he advocated that they think about and get a clear picture
as to who they wanted to be.
your eye on the positive. Zero in on a vision of hope and promise.
Shurr’s point is simple. Where your focus goes, your energy follows.