I love to study the Law Of Attraction and three major keys to its success are Intention, Gratitude and Worthiness.
Intention means not only knowing what you want, but, honestly, why you want it.
Gratitude is an attitude that you project onto every little detail in your life, from the friend who calls to say hello to the water that comes out clean from your faucet for you to drink.
The hard part for me, aside from the ability to be honest with myself about what I really want, which is tied in to, my worthiness. The interesting part is I alone determine my worth. Not God, not the IRS, not the fancy label on my purse or the big name publisher on my query letter.
Me. In order to attract good things, I must know, deep down, that I deserve those good things. When it comes to writers, we all hope to become the next Cinderella story. We dream of huge, easy overnight success that proves to the world that we are meant for this destiny. The thing is, we also fear it.
What? Fear success? Fear fame and fortune? Yes. Because success alienates. “I don’t want people to think I think I’m better than them.” Because success is earned. “If I get what all my peers want so badly, without working as hard, do I deserve it?” These are thoughts I have had more than once.
When I get my big contract or bestseller status or any of my other dreams fulfilled, I want to feel I’ve earned it.
Have we earned the call from a friend? Have we earned the free water? How? By being a good friend, by paying our taxes? Or is it simply since we haven’t hinged our hopes on their outcome that they come freely, so that we come to expect them?
The fallacy is that I think I can control the sales and opinions that create the Cinderella story. I can’t! All I can do is write my very best story, with the intention of emotionally satisfying my reader. I can be grateful for every moment of the process. I can remember I deserve success. And in doing so, attract the opportunities that will lead to my dreams coming true.
Because a dream is a wish your heart makes, right?! I deserve it. And so do you.