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Making This Your Best Year Ever

Updated on May 5, 2009

We have all heard and no doubt read about the Law of Attraction; that powerful universal force that can draw both positive and negative forces towards us as a direct consequence of our thoughts (both conscious and unconscious). It is said to have its roots in Quantum Physics and has been broken down into so many different components of thought practice and mind control methodology that, as a result, to many it has lost the simplicity of its initial promise.

To me it’s all very simple: ‘We get back what we give out’. I know myself that on days when I feel truly alive and motivated by my passions and goals I am rewarded with both positivity and productivity from myself and from those around me. Likewise, on days when I feel negative and unmotivated I inadvertently cause negativity from those around me and usually achieve very little. Of course, we can’t magically change our moods, especially if, like me, long term depression plays a part in our biological make-up. But I have discovered that just by really embracing and understanding the concept of harnessing our own positive energy, we can make a big difference to the pattern of our lives.

I have learned, over time, to fully utilize what I like to call Positive Productivity Cycles (PPCs). In a nutshell, this means that I take those days when I am at my emotional and mental best and run with them in order to achieve maximum results. For example, if I wake up on a Monday morning feeling good I push this feeling forwards through a few moments of visualization (no more then ten is usually necessary) where I inwardly allow myself to see all I can achieve that day. I then schedule my time (usually on paper) to fit in as much as possible, making sure that I tackle all of my least favourite jobs first (accounting, report writing, etc). By the time I begin work I am prepared to fully utilize my PPC to allow me time to find my stride again during periods of negativity and soul searching, days or periods that I call Negative Productivity Cycles (NPCs).

This technique, which I have now been living and documenting for some time, has great long term benefits. Over time, by fully utilizing my PPCs I have found that my NPCs are dramatically diminishing in frequency and that, when they do occur, they are far less pronounced than previously experienced. I’m not claiming to have discovered a cure for depression but I do believe that I have found a ‘catalyst for positive energy’ that can have a dramatic long term effect on the way we chose to live and think and, in doing so, attract new opportunities and experiences into our lives.

This is such a simple technique that basically relies upon the principle of ‘do it whilst you feel good’ and yet it encompasses so much of the law of attraction methodology that’s it’s an extremely valuable tool for living your best life.

If the above has motivated you to give this technique a try then I promise you that you won’t be disappointed. To get started, spend a week or so charting both your PPCs and your NPCs. See if there is any kind of pattern to them and, if so, look to any possible causes. Recognizing why we feel the way we feel is most often the key to breaking unwelcome mood cycles. Then take a notepad and write down everything (and I mean everything) you want to achieve over the next month. If possible, break this down into priorities numbered from 1 - 4 (1 being the most important and 4 being the least important). On your next PPC try to fit in at least one priority task - more if you can - into your daily schedule. If you’re priorities are multi-facetted, e.g. making new friends, then break this down into key tasks, e.g. sign up for a new course, ask a colleague out to lunch, start listening more, etc... Take as many small steps during your PPCs to reach your destination and achieve your goals one by one and you too will find that the negativity in your life starts to diminish.

I can’t promise you miracles with my above technique but I can promise you that, over time, you will find that the positive increasingly over-rides the negative in your life and that ultimately the present (the world we live in here and now) becomes abundant with opportunities where the future you desire can be both fostered and nurtured.


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    • drgratton profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from United Kingdom

      Just by harnessing your own positive power you can build that 'field of dreams' like pitch in your life that can personally manifest opportunities for your future. I'm glad that everyone gets where I'm 'coming from' with this. Best wishes to all.

    • Lgali profile image


      10 years ago

      very useful article

    • Cris A profile image

      Cris A 

      10 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      As was said in the movie Field of Dreams "if you build it, they will come" or the more you think/say about it the more it becomes real. I believe that everything depends a lot on one's mental's all in the mind. This does sound interesting, thanks for sharing :D

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      Roberta Kyle 

      10 years ago from Central New Jersey

      I like the idea of PPC's-- I guess I kind of unconciously do this,but like the way you have formalized and catagorized it. I totally agree with you that we get back what we give out-- Happy New Year and thanks for a great New Year's hub

    • drgratton profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Dottie1 and I hope you decide to give it a try. Best wishes.

    • Dottie1 profile image


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      I like this idea. Thanks for writing a good and useful article.


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