Frank Lloyd Wright, world-famous architect, said, “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it.”
In other words, we create our own reality by what we think. For a huge number of people, this is a tough concept to accept, because it means acknowledging responsibility for their circumstances. Too many people would rather play the victim, preferring to believe they have no control over the events in their lives – like what’s happening in their job search. And that’s a fallacy.
We’re all familiar with the Golden Rule, Karma (which is both bad and good), and the saying, “You reap what you sow.” These are simpler and more familiar versions of The Law of Attraction and ones we quote so often we’ve lost the impact of their full meaning.
Thoughts, intents and verbalizations are energy, and energies tend to group together. They attract each other. It’s the same concept as social clubs, country clubs, school cliques, and friendships. Like types attract like types.
Everything is energy, but let’s focus just on humans and the thought process. Your thoughts project energy, your words create it, and your moods are suffused with it.
Do you recognize yourself in any of these automatic statements? “Pretty good for a Monday.” “It’s going all right…so far.” “Why do I always lose things!” “Watch me mess this up.” “I’ll never find a parking place!” “I managed to do it – for a change!” “I hate finding a new job!” “Interviewing is so difficult!”
Negative statements of intent float around and find other negative energies, and they attach. Eventually they come back to you, resulting in parts of your life always seeming to be a mess. You lose your wallet. You botch a job interview. You drive around the parking lot increasingly frustrated. You receive no invitations to interview. Lots of interviews, but no offers. You find yourself saying (frequently) “Why does this always happen to me?”
So when it comes to thoughts and intent, instead of GIGO (garbage in, garbage out), it’s the reverse: GOGI.
But you don’t have to accept what you’re getting back. You have the power of choice and you can choose to change what you’re putting out there. As Maya Angelou said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
Recently I received an email from a Project Manager with 20 years of experience who’s working full time and finishing his Bachelor’s. He has to find a new job. He wondered if not having a degree would be held against him and would he get any interviews? He won’t if he continues to focus on a perceived defect.
On the other hand, he’s been successful with several companies, is finishing his degree and holding down a job while going to school. That’s three positives instead of one negative.
And while he’s at it, he should look for a company that measures results by experience instead of a piece of paper. Change your viewpoint, change your thinking, change your plan. Your belief in yourself changes, thus your reality changes. The domino effect. Suddenly you’re interviewing with companies who believe success is determined by experience, not a degree, and they’re interested in learning more about you.
The energy of intent gives you the ability to create your perfect job. Because then your subconscious looks for ways to create what you know is there. You generate ideas with optimism that before wouldn’t have made it to the surface – or if they had, they’d have been dismissed. You think, “Why not?” instead of “That will never work.”
And you look for ways to make your perfect job happen. You do your homework so you know what it is and what it looks like. You search is pro-active with a laser-like focus. You know that you’ll find it, because you won’t accept anything less.
Next time: how you can learn to change the way you think.