The other day I was feeling down and discouraged and whatever the clinical term is for “blah”. By midnight, after thoroughly being sick of myself, it was time to shake it off. I looked to my book shelf for the answer. It was embedded within the chapters of a book called "The 28 Laws of Attraction: Stop chasing success and let it chase you" by Thomas Leonard. I hate the title of this book. But I’m a sucker for self-improvement and its $1.50 bargain table price.
Here is information I found useful from Step Two: Unhook Yourself from the Future
- Give up goals that are seductive
- Perfect the Present
When your life isn’t as you want it to be, use your energy to perfecting the present moment. You’d probably attract a better future instead of trying to acquire it- a very different approach.
- Stop Hoping
Life may improve for you, but not because you’re hoping. If you’re living in hope for something to occur or improve, you’re simply escaping the present.
- Stop Watching Television
Sure there is some good and worthwhile television programming. But most of what’s on TV is mind-numbing: a pleasure-provider in the short run, but a thief of the present moment.
You are most attractive when you’re living in the present moment-not living in the future, or striving for it, or trying to repair the past. A smooth, secure, present-time orientation is the sure way to attract a better future.
No wonder one of my favorite songs from Pearl Jam is Present Tense