Sunday, May 27, 2007

God always provides

As early as I can recall, I've had a negative attitude; I'm not sure why. Maybe I was just born with a dour outlook on life. I know, however, first hand the power of positive thinking. When I applied for college at an incredibly expensive school in California (Yeah, Mills!), everyone doubted I'd get in and encouraged me, like all my pals, to go to ASU. But I made up my mind it was Mills or bust, so I "acted as if" and did the footwork.

I was accepted, but I didn't get scholarship money, so that meant I really couldn't afford to go. But did I give up? Nope, I moved there, kept working and took one night class. I reapplied for a scholarship for the fall semester and won it. I was then on a ride until I graduated.

I don't know why I was able to be so positive in that case; no one else was. But I set a goal and stuck to it. So applying that same principle to my business, I've been doggedly doing the marketing and finishing work on time for new clients. I've even been giving them more than they paid for. But I went one step further.

I started reading about the power of God, in Marianne Williamson's books, in the Bible, wherever I can find it. And I posted the income I wanted to earn on my refrigerator so that I see it every day. I'm starting to turn off that negative brain chatter that says "You'll always be a loser."

Now that might not seem like much, and maybe there's more that I can do. But I will tell you that just as I finish up one project, it seems like the phone rings and something new comes in. So something is working. Maybe it's God?

8 comments:

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

Hey Ms 2Dogs! Glad to hear. Sounds like you n me are on the same page right now. Thats exactly the type of work i am doing right now. I started afresh with re focusing on wha I want after I saw that dvd the secret. Its hard changing the negative habits of a lifetime! Plus it makes you really notice all the thoughts and beleifs that are working against oneself. I reckon this stuff really works. Thats why i'm ! attempting to reprogramme some old ideas. Good luck with yours!

Pam said...

well damn...thank you for the inspiration today...I have to work so hard not to be negative, but it's worth the work!

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

I admire your stubborness, N. I wish I could have your stubborness, not to give up so easily when things didn't go my way.

I don't want to be a loser!

Christine said...

I believe its God doing for you

Meg Moran said...

Hmmm, God for sure, but lets not forget you. This is called TEAMWORK. A determined sober woman who recognizes her value because she works a kick ass program and has learned a thing or two along the way---combined with a loving Higher Power is a winning combination. Now, put THAT on your refrigerator.

lushgurl said...

It's like when we see the glass as half empty, we are always worried about running out, but if we see it as half full, we have lots...
I love knowing that together me and my HP can change these thoughts. Thanks for the share!love and HUGS

vicariousrising said...

I think it is some sort of higher power. I've always been a positive thinker, setting goals and meeting them one way or another. Not a Pollyanna by any means, but I always felt that where there was a will, there was a way.

Of course, there are some things this has caused me to bang my head incessantly over, like trying to fix my mother. But I still have hope over that. However, what I have done is adjust my expectations. I don't know how this will pan out, but I think me and my HP are going to get closer to my goal of serenity this route.

Great post, TwoDogs.

Clarity said...

Mmmmm, great post, thanks.