From the desk of Victor Pride
Monday, February 18, 2013
Alternate Title: How to Find Your Place in Life
Someone recently asked me what I think about the Law of Attraction. Is it the real deal or is it new age hocus pocus?
The Law of Attraction is the theory that you can create what you want. It is the theory that by truly believing in the object of your desire and focusing onto it will lead to that object or goal being realized on the material plane and that negative thinking will manifest negative results. This can also be called visualization.
The Law of Attraction was made famous by Napoleon Hill in his masterpiece, and my favorite book, Think and Grow Rich. I was completely and utterly lost before I read that book. The book changed my life forever, precisely because I started “practicing” visualization and the law of attraction. But I like to call it something a little different….
But first, let’s talk about how to find your place in life.
You see, people will often ask how to find their place in life. They’ll say “I’m lost! How do I find myself?“.
And the answer is simple.
You don’t find your place in life.
You make your place in life. You make it and take it. You visualize it, attract it, make it and take it.
“That’s mine and I’ll have that now“.
Make it and take it, baby. Make concrete plans now, and execute them at the appropriate time. Unbreakable confidence. And if you don’t have it, get it. Act as if. Nothing worthwhile is going to be given to you. If it’s worthwhile then someone else is holding on to it tightly, to make it yours you must take it.
If you rely on finding your place in life you’ll find yourself interviewing with 22 year old female studies major Becky in Human Resources for your exciting career as an IT professional, you won’t find yourself in a position as a professional writer, blogger and killer like ol’ Big Bear. I didn’t find this job, I took it. I started planning three years ago. I visualized it and “law of attracted” it three years ago. For two years I didn’t make a dime. One year ago I started making money and replaced my previous income. Now I live fully on my internet income. I visualized it for years, I knew it would happen, there wasn’t a question in my mind, it was just a waiting game.
When I first escaped my 9-5 jive I had been planning and visualizing my new position for a number of years as well. All I was doing was waiting for that one opportunity, like a Lion waits for a little Gazelle. When I had the Gazelle in my sights I took a bite out of it’s neck and didn’t let go.
That’s the difference between the Lion and the Gazelle. The Lion will wait for the perfect striking time, the Gazelle wants it now, now, now and won’t plan ahead. When I left my 9-5 jive (about 10 seconds before the boss man could fire me) I was fully prepared to be broke as a joke for as long as it took. It turns out, it only took about 2 weeks, but I was prepared to eat beans out of a damn can for as long as it took.
Listen, friends. I am not a patient man. I am as impatient as they come, but I will wait for what I want. I won’t settle for less. A lot of you guys settle, and take less than what you want. If that’s what you take and accept then that is what you deserve. There are no two ways about it, what you have is what you have attracted. If you want more then you plan for it, visualize and then go grab it.
Saying “I deserve better!” is for losers. Saying “I demand better and I will have better” is for winners. Change the mindset, change the thought process, change your life.
Make it and take it.
#1 Learn the word “NO“. Say it often. No is a power word. You know who doesn’t say no? People pleasers. You know who says no all the time? Real dealers and ass kickers. “No” comes from a position of power.
#2 Stop caring what other people think. Their opinion is useless to you, their advice is useless and their thought process is non-existent. If they didn’t see it on television then it isn’t real to them. That goes for your mommy and daddy and your best friend from childhood. Unless someone’s life is enviable to you their advice is utterly pointless and useless garbage. Unless they are doing something you want to do, don’t ask for or accept advice. For example: I take bodybuilding advice from bodybuilders, I take business advice from successful entrepreneurs, and I take advice about how to properly make smoothies from my maid. I don’t take any advice from fellas who wasted their lives working for some company and raising a family. I know 8 million people like that, and their advice is always the same garbage. “Get a good job, get married and save for retirement so you can live as well as me!“.
Make it and take it, friends. If you want it get your feet on the pavement and get out there and get it. It’s not going to be out in the open waiting for you to find it. Whatever IT is that you want, it likes to play hide and seek with you. You’ll have to get out there and kick those rocks over looking for it, but it’s there. The rest of the lazy bums will only look in plain sight, if you take just one extra step you will have a leg up on almost everybody on planet earth. And then they’ll call you lucky. And they’ll be right. There isn’t a soul on planet earth who has good luck and a bad attitude. Good luck men have positive mental attitudes, they will extend their arm to Lady Luck and she’ll take it with a little smile and a blush, like the good girl she is.