Saturday, March 5, 2011

Simple Saturday...

The other night, Ron and I watched The Secret on Netflix. I had heard of this a while back when Oprah was promoting it but had not really delved into the background of it. Frankly, I was skeptical. But, in all honesty, the stuff I watched wasn't really much different than the "positive affirmations" that we're all taught at one time or another to help us to be successful. It's more indepth, but really not different.

I was fascinated. And, hooked. I believe that putting the "secret" to use will have positve results. I have found in the past that when I focused on the good things going on, then the negative things didn't have nearly as much impact on how I faced the day. I sometimes struggle with that but remembering to refocus my thoughts has really helped a lot.

I remember focusing on putting positive vibes out when wanting a particular job over 15 years ago. I knew when I walked out of the interview that the job would be mine for the taking. The only thing that might hold it up would be what salary they would be willing to pay. I put out a number and they accepted it. I'm using this same mental projection practice for the position that I'm seeing myself in once we get moved to Hesston. I'm concentrating on a salary (which is within the range of acceptable salaries for this type of position within the state).

I read a post on Jax's blog that got me to thinking. She posted "Who are you when no one's looking?" She got it from a country-western song by Blake Shelton called Who are you when I'm not looking. I really like the song but hadn't thought to apply it to myself. Until I read Jax's post. I decided to tackle it myself.

In the past, I was...
  • afraid to let my guard down and let people see me.
  • afraid to not be perfect because I would let others down.
  • bound by my fears, which kept me from putting myself out there. What if people didn't like me?
  • someone who would sing in the shower, in the car, in the house - but would clam up if I thought anyone was actually listenening to me.
  • someone who would go out of my way to do something for someone else, but could not let someone else know how badly I might need something myself.
  • check my email, my facebook, my blogs, etc. to see if someone had posted something, sent me a note, or a message - checking to see if they cared enough about me to make contact.
  • someone who continually beat myself up for mistakes that I've made.
  • hid her emotions because someone might see.
Now (putting the "secret" to use), I am...
  • going to focus on the wonderful relationships that I have with friends and family.
  • give thanks for the great new friends I have found online.
  • look forward to not only tomorrow, but also to TODAY because I have a lot to look forward to.
  • concentrate on reaching out to help others (like I used to do and got side-tracked by my own issues).
  • make plans for how to spend upcoming vacation days and financial freedom.
  • visualizing myself in a better place, a better job, a happier outcome.
Check out http://www.thesecret.tv/ to read all about it.
What Is The Secret

10 comments:

Thisisme. said...

I love those final 6 things that you are going to concentrate on Teresa! Good for you.

Bouncin' Barb said...

I just today saw that on Netflix but the description of it didn't sound appealing to me. Now I will have to watch it (when Bruce is busy). Thanks for the heads up on it. I also love your before and hope to's about yourself. Very good things.

Libbie said...

Hey there...never heard of it but i love how it has changed your outlook! I also appreciate how you put both your old self & your new self out there! I can't wait to see how your secret changes your life ;) Positive just feels good! Hope you are having fun with your family this weekend!

Deborah said...

Hi! Just came across your blog. I liked your post. I could relate to much of it. Good for you on the things you will be working on. i wonder if you have seen the movie The Shift by Dr. Wayne Dyer. Also an interesting perspective...

Pat said...

My twin sister has always believed in positive thinking. She bought me the DVD (and I think the book). I've yet to watch it. I know I should. Thanks for the nudge.

caterpillar said...

That's a great list.....The Secret is a great book....

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Atta girl! Attitude is so much of how life treats you.

Kristen said...

Now go get The Power it's even more amazing and inspiring and it really does work.

labbie1 said...

Wonderful! Keep those great thoughts! One step at a time! :)

Marla said...

Awesome! Good for you, T.