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is connected through energy created
by giving off atoms and that is as far
as my knowledge of quantum physics allows me to go. (If you want to learn more about this fascinating subject read the Divine Matrix by Gregg Braden.)
So the notion is having the thought that “bad things happen to me” places that thought in the universe. Just like the ripples in a pond expand when I throw a pebble into the water, some of the ripples return to me. Hence, if I walk around the job site with this self- defeating attitude then I’m participating in a process to get hurt. That’s like shooting yourself in the foot before running a race.
Second, so I’m walking around the workplace with my self-defeating attitude expecting bad things to happen to me. That attitude may prevent me from seeing the hammer lying in the pathway until I step on it resulting
in a badly sprained ankle. With my default attitude of expecting bad things to happen constantly working in the background I inadvertently forget a couple safety steps creating an incident (hopefully no one gets hurt).
Manifestation is another term used to explain how our thoughts create our reality. I’ve got a business associate that believes he is one of the luckiest people in the world. He developed this attitude as he started his career. He can cite a litany of good luck events, including being an award winning performer, which he attributes to his life-long attitude of being lucky. The point being made is that our psychological make-up can also create positive events in our lives— even working safely.
So let’s conclude that I’m guilty. Am I stuck with this self-defeating attitude for the rest of my life? Sometime in
our learning history we acquired the attitude leading to being accident prone, thus we can “unlearn” it and replace
it with a new attitude. Creating this paradigm shift requires self-discipline and hard work to:
1. Become aware of the negative attitude.
2. Tell yourself to “stop & think.”
3. Immediately ask yourself, “Do I want to make a good or bad choice?” Obviously you want to make a good choice.
4. Now focus on the new thought of expecting good things to happen or being lucky.
At first you feel as if you’re lying to yourself and being fraudulent. Now
is the time to take advantage of another truism — fake it until you make it. Keep practicing it because your unconscious brain doesn’t know the difference between fact and
fiction. If you consciously think it, the unconscious mind believes it and stores it. With practice your new thought acquires strength and eventually overrides the old default pattern. Realize that an old habit doesn’t go away; it is simply over shadowed by a new way of thinking.
Exert the necessary self-discipline to continuously practice this new thought and you will notice that your world changes as your thinking changes.
Larry Cole, Ph.D., is founder of TeamMax a consulting company that helps people work together. Please send questions and/or comments to Larry at
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