Who here loves math? Who here loves emotions? Well, did you know that the two of them can go hand in hand and can either set us free or hold us back in life? Please allow me to explain. You become what you believe-not what you wish for or want, but what you truly believe. Wherever you are in your life, check out your beliefs because they put you there.
I have come across several people in my lifetime who are pretty upbeat and positive and see the glass as half full. Then there are others who continually play the victim even when things are going well for them and yet they only see the glass as half empty or sadly, empty. Why is that? It’s because of an emotional equation that keeps repeating itself over and over again. OK, pencils and erasers ready: Let’s think negative for only a moment. If there is something new you would like to do in your life but you think and believe that you will never make it or that you are not worthy or good enough, then this will become your focus. What you focus on which is that you are not good enough will morph into your intention which then becomes “I’m a failure.” You haven’t given yourself a chance and you are already failing in your own mind. Seems pretty harsh doesn’t it? By setting your intention, this is what you focus on which will become your reality, failure. So what your thoughts, beliefs, focus and intentions are, becomes your reality. Here is the emotional mathematical equation: Thoughts x Beliefs x Focus x Intention = Reality.
Now let’s take a positive spin with the same equation. Someone would like to change careers and they really think that they are capable and deserving of a life that is full of happiness and excitement. Of course they are scared but they believe they have all the skills necessary to do what is required to move forward in their lives. Therefore, moving forward and doing what needs to be done becomes their focus. They act like a fearless warrior taking on challenges and conquering fears that stand in their way and not letting them get the best of their mindset. They are happy and grateful. Their intention is that they will do anything to live their best life with passion and flair. Suddenly, their reality is that they have new doors and windows opening up for them that they never imagined before and their sense of happiness has soared which attract other people. (Law of Attraction for all you physics people…) Their reality just landed them a new career. The same emotional mathematical equation was used here but with different attitudes, thoughts, beliefs, focus, intention and reality. Where do you fall in these examples?
Sometimes we arrive on the scene in the middle of this equation by witnessing an individual who is extremely focused on something whether it is positive or negative and we ask ourselves, “wow, he/she is so focused on….What is behind all that?” What is behind it are their thoughts and beliefs, fuelling the fire. If it is a negative thought and belief, the good news is that it can be transformed into a positive one if realized in time and more importantly, if the person wants to change their thoughts and beliefs.
So where does it all begin and end? It begins with your thoughts and beliefs period. It all depends on how you set out to tackle a situation. How it unfolds is a reflection of your focus and intention. Therefore, you cannot blame anyone for your reality which is essentially where it all ends. Just as our beliefs can move us forward, they can also hold us back. Why not choose to be happy and loving instead of fearful and full of doubts? We are in charge of our own lives it’s up to us to not only find what fills our hearts, but how. Happy studying and here’s to the glass half full! Cheers! -JJ