The Power of the Universe -Law of Attraction.

“Under the Law of Attraction, the complete order of the Universe is determined, including everything that comes into your life and everything that you experience. It does so through the magnetic power of your thoughts.

Through the Law of Attraction, like attracts like. What you think about, you bring about. How is this so?

Under laboratory conditions, cutting-edge science has confirmed that every thought is made up of energy and has its unique frequency. And when this energy and frequency of a single thought radiates out into the Universe, it naturally interacts with the material world. Of course, it has long been known that matter, or physical objects, are also just packets of energy at the sub-microscopic, quantum level. And so, as your thought radiates out, it attracts the energy and frequencies of like thoughts, like objects, and even like people, and draws those things back to you.
It follows then that your THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS!

It’s the Law of Attraction”.

This is my favorite read from the book “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne.

Ever heard that the universe is powerful? That there’s a force in the universe that syncs with us based on the energies we release and the thoughts we harbor? Ever heard that you get back whatever you give out to the world?

The universe is everything. It includes all of space and all the matter and energy that space contains. It even includes time itself and, of course, it includes you. The universe operates with several laws, one of which is the law of attraction.

The law of attraction is a philosophy suggesting that positive thoughts bring positive results into a person’s life, while negative thoughts bring negative outcomes. It is based on the belief that thoughts are a form of energy and that positive energy attracts success in all areas of life, including health, finances, and relationships.

It is believed that regardless of age, nationality, or religious belief, we are all susceptible to the laws which govern the Universe, including the Law of Attraction. It is the Law of Attraction that uses the power of the mind to translate whatever is in our thoughts and materialize them into reality. In basic terms, all thoughts turn into things eventually. If you focus on negative doom and gloom you will remain under that cloud. If you focus on positive thoughts and have goals that you aim to achieve you will find a way to achieve them with massive action.

If you use the internet well enough, there’s probably been a time you searched to buy a product on google, and then go on your Facebook or other social media platforms and see that item you have searched for pop up even in varieties. Although this is remarketing in the digital world, it is a real example of forces working to bring you closer to your desire.

In the same manner, there might have times you have thought about calling someone and they called you just immediately or Thought about getting a goal achieved and then happen to meet people who have the same vision in the most unlikely places.

How about a time you learned the name of somewhere new for the first time and suddenly the name is popping up everywhere that you go – on the front of magazines, on the radio, in overheard conversations.

What a coincidence you might say, but that is the power of the universe. The law of attraction!

The universe does this thing where it aligns you with people, things, situations that match the energies we put out. What this means is that the more you improve yourself and raise your vibration, the more you see things that are beneficial to your well-being.

If the law of attraction brings to life what you focus on, that leaves the question, “what are you focused on?”

Here’s how it works.

Like attracts like. If you are feeling excited, enthusiastic, passionate, happy, joyful, appreciative, or abundant, then you are sending out positive energy.

On the other hand, if you are feeling bored, anxious, stressed out, angry, resentful, or sad, you are sending out negative energy.
The universe, through the Law of Attraction, will respond enthusiastically to both of these vibrations. It doesn’t decide which one is better for you, it just responds to whatever energy you are creating, and it gives you more of the same. You get back exactly what you put out there.

Because your energy vibrations will attract energy back to you of the same frequencies, you need to make sure that you are continually sending out energy, thoughts, and feelings that resonate with what you want to be, do, and experience.
Your energy frequencies need to be in tune with what you want to attract in your life.

Once you understand the Law of Attraction and how it works, you can begin to consciously and intentionally create a better life.

You can choose to respond differently to the situations that arise during your day.
You can choose to think differently.
You can choose to focus and think about the things you want more of in your life, not the things that are not working out.
You can choose to experience more of the things that make you feel good instead of bad.
You can choose to deliberately participate in the creation of your future by managing your thoughts and feelings.

To become more intentional about the thoughts you offer the universe, you’ll need to decide what you want—but also practice feeling those emotions you’ll experience when you have it.

The law of attraction is always working whether we like it or not so we need to be conscious. We can do this by focusing on gratitude, positive thoughts, visualization of the future we so much desire. One way or the other, the universe in itself will bring together everything that needs for us to materialize our visions.

What you radiate outward in your thoughts, feelings, mental pictures, and words, you attract into your life. For this reason, be careful about the kind of energy you radiate because all that we are is a result of what we have thought.

Self Evaluation

One winter morning, when the sun was fairly up in the sky, a little boy reached on a grocery shop having telephone booth in it. He saw a soda carton; he reached to the carton and pulled it near the telephone booth. Then, he climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in ten digits (mobile numbers).

The store-owner observed and curiously listened to the conversation the boy had.
Little Boy asked, “Madam, I am a poor boy, can you give me the job of grass cutting in your lawn?”

Woman (at the other end of the phone line) replied, “Sorry, I already have someone to cut my lawn.”

Little Boy said, “Madam, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts your lawn now.”

Woman replied, “I’m very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn. He is doing a good job.”

Little Boy (with more perseverance) said, “ Madam, I’ll even sweep your curb and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in all your neighborhood.

Woman, “No, thank you.”

With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver.  

The store-owner, who was listening to all this conversation, walked over to the boy.

Store Owner said, “Son… I liked your attitude; I also liked your positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.”
Boy replied, “No, thanks. I appreciate your job offer to me”
Store Owner said, “But you were really pleading for one, when you were talking to the lady over phone.”

The little boy replied, “No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!’

In social psychology, self-assessment is the process of looking at oneself in order to assess aspects that are important to one’s identity. It is a procedure to systematically observe, analyze and value your own professional action and its results in order to stabilize or improve it.

Regardless of our age, at each stage of life, we should take a moment to take stock, to do a self-evaluation. We should know who we are and understand what we want. We should have asked ourselves the tough questions, see ourselves clearly, and make adjustments if necessary.

Without proper self evaluation, failure is inevitable.

You can make a self-appraisal of your personality to evaluate what you are good at and what you aren’t good at or give yourself feedback on how you are doing as a partner or parent. In other words, you can make it a psychological or social assessment. It is always a good idea to reflect on one’s behavior and actions. In the business world, or more specifically in enterprises, from an HR point of view, a self-appraisal is evaluating yourself strictly as an employee.  You judge your performance at work, completion of tasks and projects, adhering to policies, time management skills, communication skills etc.

Self-evaluation improves your self-awareness and self-control. It helps you focus on your goals and let go of behaviors and habits that don’t serve you. It can also be used as a career promotion tool. The self assessment sets the tone for your overall review conversation with your manager. It’s your opportunity to document your thoughts about your role and responsibilities, and your perception of yourself within the organization. The

One winter morning, when the sun was fairly up in the sky, a little boy reached on a grocery shop having telephone booth in it. He saw a soda carton; he reached to the carton and pulled it near the telephone booth. Then, he climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in ten digits (mobile numbers).

The store-owner observed and curiously listened to the conversation the boy had.
Little Boy asked, “Madam, I am a poor boy, can you give me the job of grass cutting in your lawn?”

Woman (at the other end of the phone line) replied, “Sorry, I already have someone to cut my lawn.”

Little Boy said, “Madam, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts your lawn now.”

Woman replied, “I’m very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn. He is doing a good job.”

Little Boy (with more perseverance) said, “ Madam, I’ll even sweep your curb and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in all your neighborhood.

Woman, “No, thank you.”

With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver.  

The store-owner, who was listening to all this conversation, walked over to the boy.

Store Owner said, “Son… I liked your attitude; I also liked your positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.”
Boy replied, “No, thanks. I appreciate your job offer to me”
Store Owner said, “But you were really pleading for one, when you were talking to the lady over phone.”

The little boy replied, “No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!’

In social psychology, self-assessment is the process of looking at oneself in order to assess aspects that are important to one’s identity. It is a procedure to systematically observe, analyze and value your own professional action and its results in order to stabilize or improve it.

Regardless of our age, at each stage of life, we should take a moment to take stock, to do a self-evaluation. We should know who we are and understand what we want. We should have asked ourselves the tough questions, see ourselves clearly, and make adjustments if necessary.

Without proper self evaluation, failure is inevitable. You can make a self-appraisal of your personality to evaluate what you are good at and what you aren’t good at or give yourself feedback on how you are doing as a partner or parent. In other words, you can make it a psychological or social assessment. It is always a good idea to reflect on one’s behavior and actions. In the business world, or more specifically in enterprises, from an HR point of view, a self-appraisal is evaluating yourself strictly as an employee. You judge your performance at work, completion of tasks and projects, adhering to policies, time management skills, communication skills etc.

Self-evaluation improves your self-awareness and self-control. It helps you focus on your goals and let go of behaviors and habits that don’t serve you.

Self evaluation can be used as a career promotion tool. The self assessment sets the tone for your overall review conversation with your manager. It’s your opportunity to document your thoughts about your role and responsibilities, and your perception of yourself within the organization. The self evaluation is as much about planning your professional future as it is about reflecting on your past performance, as it’s your chance to take a step back and assess the broader performance picture. You’re able to both recognize your efforts and find out where you should be building your skills to further your achievements.

The Art of Consistency

A businessman was disturbed because his company was hitting dead ends. He was not able to do his work properly and his performance chart was falling as he was getting drowned in failures. He tried and tried but couldn’t improve out of his situation. He decided to ask for help and went to a guru known to proffer solutions to people’s problems. The guru, after listening to his outcry gave him a word and told him to write it down on a small piece of paper and put it into a glass jar each day for the next 30 days.The businessman laughed, not being sure how that exercise will restore his business. “Thanks for this, you silly old man,” he said, leaving the cottage in rage. That night when he was going to sleep, he thought of trying what the guru had told him. He made a small paper chit, wrote the word, and put it inside the glass jar.

On the second day, he took out a paper chit, wrote the word, and put it inside the jar and thought how an easy task like that could solve his problem. On the third day, he got off late from work, so after dinner he slept right away without doing the task. It was the same for the fourth, fifth, and other days. Weeks had passed before he walked past the jar and remembered he did not keep up with the supposed easy task. It was at that moment he realized that the problem he encountered in his business was due to his lack of consistency.

Consistency ties directly into building habits that can positively change your behavior. When you’re consistent, you build the momentum you need to get (and stay) motivated, and make progress. By definition, consistency is referred to as adherence to the same principles in a steadfast way. When we’re consistent, it means we’re dedicated to carrying an activity or completing a task. It means we’re clear on what we want to accomplish and are taking the necessary steps to reach it. One of the reasons people fail to achieve their goal is not because they didn’t start out by doing tasks that will help them achieve it, but because they couldn’t continue with that task over time. Doing a little consistently is always going to be more effective than doing a lot inconsistently. And this holds true across any positive behavior or goal we’re attempting to achieve. It is not about how many you were able to start, but how many you saw to its end. Think about one of your goals. It requires consistent effort to push toward that goal. If you are not consistently focused on achieving it, you will likely fall back into old habits or lose interest.

Being consistent is the difference between failure and success.

The late Jim Rohn, entrepreneur and author, said: “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.” If you can learn to do something consistently, you’ll tap into a much greater superpower than the habit itself: the belief that you’re completely capable of changing your behavior.Once you’re capable of changing your behavior, you’ll be capable of making massive changes because little things are done repeatedly lead to big changes in our lives. “If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it.”This quote applies to some of the world’s greatest athletes and leaders.

The people who have made a real impact and left their mark are not necessarily the most talented or the most intelligent; they are the most consistent. In business, consistency runs deep throughout business practices and can make a real impact on how your business grows. You can have the best, most perfect strategy in the world, but if you don’t execute it consistently, it won’t do you any good. Consistency plays a role in how you interact with your customers, what you post, what visuals you use, your marketing strategy, your content, and the list goes on. It is what allows you to grow your business; the underlying secret sauce to all your strategy and your day-to-day operations.

Positive habits are hard to form, but they’re almost always worthwhile. Whether it’s eating healthy, keeping your task list at work in line, or keeping up with your industry’s news on a regular basis, positive habits can lead you to a healthier, more productive, happier life. Unfortunately, creating those habits can be problematic, as the up-front work required to introduce these actions into your already-existing routine can be disruptive. To be consistent, you first create specific and realistic goals. It’s hard to be consistent if you don’t have a strong idea of what you need to do. When starting your new path, create easy, simple goals with specific, measurable results.

Another strategy is to start small. Instead of trying to eat healthy food for every meal of every day, start with focusing on one meal — such as a salad or vegetable for lunch every day. Instead of trying a new time-blocking strategy at work every day, start out with one day of the week. Then, once you’ve gotten used to that element of your routine, start introducing it to other areas – in this case, the other meals or other days, respectively. Secondly, embrace tools that make your tasks easier. People suffer from meeting up with tasks because they go through a long route to accomplish them. Familiarizing yourself with digital tools and Apps can help you carry out specific tasks easily and in time. That way you are able to save time and focus on other tasks.

Lastly, hold yourself accountable. To be consistent you have to make sure that you recognize when you don’t reach the standards and goals that you’ve set. In these moments, consider if your goals are realistic or ask yourself what you can do to improve. On your schedule or calendar, check off tasks that you have completed. This will give you a sense of satisfaction. It will also help you realize what you can realistically accomplish in 1 day. Ask a friend, family member, mentor, or coworker to be your accountability partner. Have them check in once a while to see what your progress is like. We can accomplish anything we want in life if we have the right strategies and take the right actions consistently. When we use consistency to our advantage, it will show up in the results we create.

It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently,”Anthony Robbins.

The Power of Association

Once, a boy fell into bad company. He mixed with bad boys and wasted his time. It hurt his father. He tried his best to set him right but to no use.
One day, the father thought of a plan. He bought some fresh apples from the bazaar. He brought one rotten apple also. He said to his son, “Put these apples in the Jide.” The boy did so.

The next day, the father asked him to bring the apples. The boy was sad to see the apples. They were all rotten the father said, “One rotten apple has spoiled all the good ones. Bad friends are like bad apples. They will spoil you.” These words of his father worked magic as Jide soon understood the impact of a negative company.

Association in psychology refers to a mental connection between concepts, events, or mental states that usually stems from specific experiences.
The power of association is very powerful. It has to do with the type of people around you and how their beliefs, vision, goals, ideas, behaviours, and thoughts affect you as an individual. It affects your thinking, habits, the way you speak, and what you do. To achieve your goals and dreams, you need to surround yourself with successful friends and mentors.

There is a beautiful explanation by Swami Vivekananda on Association, “The raindrop from the sky: If it is caught in hands, it is pure enough for drinking. If it falls in a gutter, its value drops so much that it can’t be used even for washing the feet. If it falls on a lotus leaf, it shines like a pearl and finally, if it falls on an oyster, it becomes a pearl. The drop is the same, but its existence and worth depend on whom it is associated with.

Your friends that you hang out with, along with the other people that you spend time with have a tremendous impact on you and your life. The opportunities that are available to you, the choices that you make, even the amount of money in your bank account are all greatly affected by the people around you. It’s been said that you are the average of the 5 people that you spend the most time with.

Right from childhood, we are monitored by our parents/guardians and they would tell us the kind of friends to and not to keep. They tell us who and who not to be associated with because they know how powerful association can be; the saying that bad company corrupts good manners.

You become your conversations. You will think like your associations, and your life will look a lot like the lives of the people you spend most of your time with.

Who are you spending your time with?

Do you spend your time with the talkers or doers? The motivated or indifferent?

Who you become in the next 2 to 5 years is going to be directly related to the people that you associate with. If you associate with lazy people, average people, people that believe in mediocrity, more than likely that’s where you’re going to end up in the next 2 to 5 years.
According to Colin Powell, “The Power of Association is too real: The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity

Pay careful attention to who your closest associations are because it’s an indication of the direction your life is heading.
• Associations can be the people you sit and fellowship with.
• Associations can be developed by the kind of books you read.
• Associations can develop by what you watch on TV, by who you follow on social media, the internet, the kind of movies and entertainment you expose yourself to. The places you go to.

The power of association can work on the negative side or the positive side. It can work for you or it can work against you. Don’t be deceived into thinking that associating with the wrong crowd or will not affect you because personalities, words, and traits do rub off naturally.

When double checking things that impede your success, consider double-checking the friendships you keep, the kind of information you digest, what you watch and what your circle is about. If you spend time with

You must consistently ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me saying? What have they got me reading? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming?
Then you ask yourself: is that okay?
Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.

It’s important to find friends and mentors who are more successful than you are. Especially, those who have achieved what you want to achieve or living the life you hope to live.

Surrounding yourself with these people will elevate your level of thinking, habits, and overall lifestyle.
These people will support you when you need help and motivate you not to give up. Be intentional about who you spend your time with. There’s a quote that says “a rising tide lifts all boats”. In this case, if the people around you are successful and achieving great things, you will too.

To change your circle of friends, you need to know what you want. Getting clear on what you want keeps you moving towards it. And it stops you from making decisions you might later regret in every area of your life even in your friendships and relationships.
What are your goals? Which type of people do you need to be associated with to help make you achieve success? What do you need to spend the most time doing for you to achieve what you want? When you gain this clarity, you can figure the kind of relationships to keep or not to keep.

Secondly, work on yourself. Being the best version of yourself is important for your mental health. If you are always depressed or indifferent, the chances are you will attract people that might not be the best influence in your life. So start by changing your outlook on life and take small steps. If you want to be associated with the motivated and goal-getters, you need to stay, motivated and be a goal-getter yourself. When you start working on yourself, you will be more present in your life which will improve your new and existing friendships and make you a better person.

Also, stay connected. It’s not enough to simply know people who could elevate you to that next level. You have to make yourself visible, reach out, communicate and hang out with these awesome individuals. Whatever it takes except stalking them and bothering them, of course!

If you desire a successful life, you need to be picky and intentional about the kind of people you associate with because bad company corrupts everything. Even the biggest visions.

Happy new month!