We all have work and personal goals that we’re trying to achieve. It may be getting that promotion, attracting ideal clients and customers, losing 20 pounds or becoming debt free. When we truly commit to our goals and crave it with our heart and soul, we engage the energy of the universe and receive what we need to make our dreams come true. This is known as the Law of Attraction. Commit to follow these five CRAVE steps to attract what you desire and deserve.
1) Clean Out the Clutter.
Clutter distracts and confuses us and drains our energy. It often keeps us from doing what’s most important and gets in the way of our goals. There’s a universal law that states: The universe abhors a vacuum. So, when we clear away the physical clutter, as well as the emotional and technical clutter, we make room for the universe to fill it with what serves our highest good. Commit to begin cleaning out the clutter today.
2) Raise Your Vibrations.
The universal law states: Energy attracts like energy. We are all energy beings and we all vibrate at different levels at different times. Vibration is just another word for feelings and emotions. When we vibrate at a high level, it is governed by love and trust and peace and is positive and constructive. We will attract people and circumstances that vibrate at that same level. Conversely, when we are consumed by fear and worry, we will vibrate at a low, negative level and we will attract people and circumstances that vibrate at that low level.
To increase and maintain a high vibration, commit to love and nurture yourself. Eat healthy, exercise, enjoy a hobby, play, sing, laugh, forgive, limit your time watching TV news, seek out positive people, practice random and not-so-random acts of kindness, give thanks, spend time in nature and smile more often. Commit to make your own list and schedule these activities into your day until they become habits. Form a “High Vibration” club with your coworkers and friends so you can have fun supporting each other.
3) Affirm Success.
Affirmations are powerful statements to remind us what we know to be true, despite what others may say or when our own ego plants that seed of doubt. The most effective affirmations are short, positive and in the present.
Here are a few examples. If you want to be chosen for a supervisory position, your affirmation should include the qualities you possess that would serve you in that role. You might affirm: “I am a dynamic, empowering leader.” If you tend to wake up each morning wondering how you’ll ever get through your burgeoning to-do list, you might affirm: “I have more than enough time and energy to accomplish all my goals.” If you are struggling with direction and finding the right resources to get the job done, you might affirm: “I am open to receive guidance and support.” Commit to write down your affirmations and post them prominently—on your bathroom mirror, on the dashboard of your car and at your desk. Say them out loud throughout the day
Every top athlete has harnessed the power of visualization. The runner sees herself breaking through the tape at the end of the race and the golfer sees the hole in one. What can you visualize? Perhaps it’s making a persuasive presentation that motivates your audience to take action. Or, you might visualize working in a clean, organized office.
It takes more than just seeing to get the results. Visualization is a three-step, repetitive process. To give it the power you need to succeed, you must engage all your senses. What do you hear, smell, touch and taste? And, you must infuse it with the positive emotions you would feel if this were a reality—like happiness, pride and maybe even relief. Commit to seeing your goals as “real” and they soon will be.
5) Express Thanks.
What you focus on expands. It’s a universal law. That’s why it’s so important to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Commit to write in a gratitude journal a few nights a week, listing all the things you’re thankful for at work—a great boss, doing what you love—and adding at least one unique entry each time—I spoke with everyone I called today or I completed that major project ahead of schedule. That programs you to become more aware of what’s going right. Take the time to express your sincere appreciation to others with a phone call or a hand-written note. As it relates to your work and personal goals, give thanks in anticipation of your accomplishments.
By committing to CRAVE your goals, you will enhance your journey and accelerate your success.