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The power of positive thinking; if you can believe it, you can achieve it; walk by faith, not by sight; what you think about, you bring about; keep your eyes on the prize… All these sayings and mantras are what millions of people repeat and live by every day.
All stem from the law of attraction.
The law of attraction has become a big part of my daily life. I am in the process of changing my thinking to be more in line with the law of attraction. Over the past recent years, we have been inundated with information regarding the law of attraction via various books and movies. I always thought it was just some self-help bull so I didn’t stop to listen, but I’m listening now!
The law of attraction is very powerful yet very simple. It can be described with so many different words, but my favorite words to describe it are:
VISUALIZATION BRINGS MATERIALIZATION
What that means is that if you visualize something enough you will bring it to fruition; you will bring your visions into reality.
Even before I was aware of this law, it happened to me. In the past, I’ve thought about something so much that it manifested into reality; good and bad things.
Now with this knowledge, I try my best not to dwell on my fears and things that I DON’T want because those very things will come about. Now, I dwell on the end result, the things that I do want.
It is a struggle at times because when things go wrong it’s easy to slip back into a negative thought pattern. Being more conscious of my thoughts, and what triggers my fears and negative thoughts has helped tremendously. When I find myself emitting negative thoughts about a certain situation, I immediately fight it off by thinking of something that makes me happy, like shopping or driving that new Range Rover that I have posted on my vision board.
What are your thoughts on the law of attraction?
Martine Chevry received her B.A. in Communication and Culture from the CUNY School of Professional Studies in June 2011. She currently works as an Assistant Editor and lives in Queens, New York. She is a devoted mom, daughter and girlfriend, as well as an up and coming indie writer. She enjoys kickboxing, shopping, reading, writing and her guilty pleasure is reality television.
2011 is behind us and now we’ve embarked on a new year, 2012.
Last year was a pretty good year, especially for me in academia. As many students can attest, the beginning of a new semester can bring with it, new challenges, fresh perspectives and even elevated stresses.
In my experience, as a mom, full-time employee and part-time online student – organization is key. (Notice how I rated all of my responsibilities).
First, before registration begins, I discuss my registration options with my academic advisor. Who in my view, is a pretty awesome lady! I know sometimes we feel that we’re capable of doing the basic things on our own such as applying to the classes of our choice – but in order to fully take advantage of your highest potential, it’s always a good practice to seek out help from an advisor who can view your strengths and weaknesses before making a recommendation.
This tactic proved to be very successful thus far. And while I can’t say there weren’t times when I wanted to give up, my adviser was there to lead me in the right direction.
Second, communication is vital. Communication is a means by which two or more people interact. If you find there’s trouble lurking or that you’re not quite sure how to get an assignment completed, talk to your professor – they’re the first point of contact. The staff at SPS are truly great at responding to the needs of their students. Being an adult can sometimes make you feel like you shouldn’t ask for help. Well, I couldn’t disagree more.
That’s the whole point of communicating!
At times home life, work and school can wear on you as an individual. But the way to come out on top is to ask for help when it is needed. I’ve also found that communicating with classmates has proven to be fruitful. For the past two semesters, I’ve met some really nice people on blackboard.
Third, networking is essential. Find at least one classmate in every class that you stay in contact with, in case you’re unable to attend class or have to travel for work or family related issues. This can serve as a backup plan. Remember, we’re adults and should be able manage our schedules accordingly. (Especially since we do it for our children and jobs)!
Don’t neglect your responsibilities.
Fourth, stay on track with all assignments. Again, this is as essential as any other item I’ve listed. Staying on track with assignments will keep you focused and also help you to remain in sync with quizzes, tests and projects, to which a portion of your final grade can/will be affected. I’ve found, when I see myself falling behind, I remain in contact with my professor. Look things happen, this isn’t a perfect world we live in. It’s the professors decision to delay or extend a due date. At most, they’re willing to help to if you keep them abreast of the issues. If that isn’t feasible, ask your professor if they’re assigning extra credit. I recommend all students take advantage of these extra points, since you never know what may happen down the road.
Points do add up!
Your experience is what you make it. Get ready, get set, and go!