The Law of Attraction. Yes, it’s something I didn’t realize I had been doing my entire life. Living out “The Secret.”
It’s like riding a motorcycle: “Where you look is where you’ll go.” Although I don’t ride motor bikes, the statement stands.
At one point as a teenager, I remember watching a news report on something that Microsoft was doing (likely, releasing a new version of Windows). I remember thinking to myself: “Wow, it’d be really neat to be in Seattle.” That moment, the universe shifted and some years later, I’m living smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Northwest.
I also remember thinking (and telling people) that I couldn’t stand to wear ties. The last thing I ever wanted to do was take a job that would require me to get dressed up every day. Lo and behold, I’m typing this out while sitting in a ball cap, t-shirt, and pajama bottoms in my home office on Monday morning.
You make your own luck, good or bad.
I’ve been in control of my own destiny throughout my adult life, and when I felt that direction slipping away from my own grasp (namely, when I lived in Los Angeles for a couple of years), I snapped back to an internal locus of control and drove my career forward. My quality of life has been pretty good because I find myself thinking of the things I want to do.
Despite experiencing a fair amount of setbacks in recent years, I don’t feel I’m any worse for it. My dominant thoughts must thusly be positive (although, I am prone to sharing what’s on my mind – even if it sounds like I’m complaining).