I have a new camera that I have barely taken out of the box. I have big dreams of taking photos that are seen by thousands but yet I can’t even figure out how to work the thing. It’s a fault of mine. I get impatient and quite honestly, don’t want to read the booklet. I just want to start shooting like a pro.
I personally think the best way to learn something is hands on, so I asked Dorothy Shi, the woman who takes my photos, if I could hang with her. She said yes, so if I’m not away next week on a shoot, I’m going to help her with hers.
I set new goals for myself all the time. Well, not exactly goals but aspirations. I like to dream. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that, but often times I dream about many things and then nothing gets done. In a word, I lack focus.
I have to ask myself, what do I really want? What do any of us really want? Do you even know what you want? If a magic Genie were to walk up behind you and tap you on the back and say, “Dude-what do you want? Ask and it’s yours.” What would you say?
Most of us would probably blurt out the first thing that came to our minds, not even thinking about the consequences. A million dollars. But maybe the million dollars comes to me in a way I wouldn’t want. What about a tricked out apartment in Manhattan. If I’m not specific enough I might wind with an amazing apartment next to horrible neighbors. Of course! A starring role in a show. Nah! I might get an unpaid gig and that wouldn’t make me happy at all.
So if I am asking for what I want, them I am going to ask for more happiness. Simple yet profound. Nothing much else matters. If I’m happy then that means everything else has fallen into place. Making money is nice, travel is too and so are friends and family, but if I’m not happy, then none of those things will matter. There are a lot of unhappy people with money.
If you’re happy, everything is better. Even life’s little annoyances become more tolerable because you can prioritize better. Focus on the good instead of the bad in someone and you will see more of it. Focus on the bad and that will follow suit. Look for reasons to be happy. Look around you. If you can see that’s something to be pretty darn happy about.
Where is your focus? If you are focusing on something that is not yet in your life, then you are really focusing on the lack of it. Focus on having it. Act as if. Your entire vibration will change.
Finding fault with someone? Focus on their good points. They must have one. If you can find one chances are you can find another. Don’t look for the bad-you won’t be disappointed cause you will always find it.
Having difficulty at work? Instead of focusing on what you don’t like, who pisses you off or the long hours you put in, be grateful you have a job.
Don’t like the way you look? Change the way you see yourself. We all have characteristics we don’t like. Focus on the ones you do.
Laugh more! Complain less. Send out kindness to everyone. Give just for the sake of giving. Last week I saw a homeless man in my town and gave him ten dollars. Yesterday I saw a woman in a store I have seen walking everywhere and helped her look for a pair of shoes. While this may sound small, I was pressed for time but knew she needed my help. What I was doing could wait. I left the store and wished I would have paid for them.
There are a million ways to give back. Talk to people. Listen to what they have to say. You have so much to give and your time and attention are worth more than you could ever know.
You always have two choices. Be happy or don’t. Today I choose to be happy because in doing so I know that everything I am yearning to manifest will magically find its way to me.