Okay, confession time:  I’ve read and watched The Secret…several times.  Yes, both book and DVD.  It was just starting to emerge at the time and since I worked in a holistic wellness setting, I was able to get first dibs on the concept before everyone else started to share their opinions and feedback.  It was played all day, every day in the office, but I didn’t really mind.  It’s a great concept.   Since its Rambling Friday’s and that means I can ramble about anything I want, I am not going to go into the nitty gritty of the Laws of Attraction.  I am simply going to share my point of view and my own little personal experiment/ experience, practiced first hand a few months ago.

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Simply put, whatever event happens to me, is a result of my actions and thoughts.  I am better able to control the outcome of any event based on my attitude and environment.  I am a firm believer of surrounding myself in an environment that is going to set me up with success.  Supporting family members, motivating colleagues, unconditional loving friends and happy atmospheres.  I want all of that all day, every day.  It is what makes my world go ’round.  By choosing to be in an environment that is supporting, motivating and encouraging, I am better able to achieve and reach my goals.  The law of attraction can get pretty deep with concepts and practices.  On of my my favorite techniques that I often read about is visualization.  Either by mediation or by images, visualizing your goals and dreams every day is a method to tell the universe what you have decided to work towards and welcome into your life.  Granted, with this comes the actual work of getting what you want (unfortunately we can’t always just sit at home all day visualizing, I am a firm believer in working your butt off too!).  After visualizing your goals and dreams day in and day out, it starts to become second nature.  Days can get busy and hectic and you can lose focus pretty easily, but visualizing your goals and dreams everyday, allows you to remember that one important goal everyday.

I’ve been trying to have a hand at motivational boards for the longest time. I have no idea what’s stopping me.  Maybe I need to visualize myself making vision boards, haha! However, I did decide to practice the art of visualization when it was time to work towards a goal I have been thinking about for nearly 4 years.  This summer, I decided it was time to finally become a Certified Diabetes Educator.  I registered in September, and my test was in December.  I knew it was going to be hard.  I  knew that I was going to have to discipline myself.  School and studying never came easy to me.  I have no attention span and I get easily distracted when something more appealing comes my way like crafting all day on a sunday with my 10 year old niece.  ugh, fun!!  I am not the best test taker either.  So yeah, I had my work cut out for me.  I put post its up every where I can telling me not only the date of my exam, but that I was going to pass it.

For nearly three months, I saw these post its everyday.  A constant reminder that I was going to take this test and pass it too.  There was no other option.  I was going to become a CDE by December 11th.

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And here I am, a week after PASSING my exam and I am proud to say that I am a CDE!! yay!!  I worked my butt off studying every chance I had, but I couldn’t have stayed motivated and focused without those little post-it notes reminding me everyday.

This small amount of visualization helped me achieve a goal of mine from four years ago, I can’t imagine what else I can achieve if I continue to practice the law of attraction.

Yeah, it’s time to get working on that vision board, alright…beach house in the Bahamas, anyone?

~ Michelle