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February 16, 2009
Your Action =
Attraction = Your Next Action = Attraction
I have a belief. It guides just about everything I do. Here
it is. I will attract what is important to me by taking action. Here’s
what I mean.
Let’s start with e-mail. Rather than playing what I call “e-mail
lottery” (checking my e-mail frequently hoping good news awaits me),
I open my e-mail with a plan to advance my goals and dreams. Before I
check my inbox, I know the people I’m going to write, and what I want to
say to them. Why? This is when my belief comes into play: If I put in
the time and effort, and build the critical relationships to support my
mission, I believe I will attract success. And then I’ll act again
consistent with my objectives, and expect to attract more good things.
Here’s my formula: My action = attraction = my next action =
I’ll give you another example. I make sure to provide
valuable products and services worth paying for before I expect checks
will arrive in the mail. I negotiate agreements, send out invoices and
provide excellent service. And then I believe I will attract payments
and client referrals. So, here it is again: My action = attraction = my
next action = attraction.
Here’s a more routine example. When I want a prime parking
space, I don’t try and “will” a best spot to appear. I just leave a
little early so I can make a lap around the parking lot looking for a
choice location. My arriving with a few minutes to spare increases the
odds I will be successful, and decreases the chances that I will have to
rush around jockeying for a space.
Looking for the perfect mate? Take my advice. When I followed
it, it worked for me. This was my plan.
I respected my health by eating well and exercising. I made
sure I had a job I was proud of, and a salary that would provide for me
and that special someone. I volunteered for meaningful, non-profit
activities that attracted people with similar values.
And I told all my friends that I would be happy to meet
anyone they thought I should meet. I trusted my friends and accepted
their suggestions. I believed that I would at least have an opportunity
to spend dinner with someone interesting, and have a chance to try out a
new restaurant. I believed then that my action – or as I like to say,
getting out in circulation – would lead to attracting my mate. After
meeting a number of great women over the course of a year, I was invited
to a friend’s baby shower (that turned into a party later in the
evening). Of course I said, “Thanks. I’ll be there.”
Two weeks later it was time for the party. I arrived. I rang
the bell. Who answered the door? It was “the” woman of my life. That’s
the night I met Dawn. We began dating that week and have never been
apart. Dawn and I married, and we now have two beautiful, loving
The success we enjoy in life ultimately rests on what we
think and what we do. We have to believe in ourselves, and we must have
a clear vision of our success. But the key to real achievement
ultimately comes down to action. Believing in the power of attraction is
critical, but it must be matched by a commitment to do what is necessary
to achieve our dreams. The storyline of all who have ever achieved
greatness in their field involves putting in the effort required.
So, if you’re a writer, write. If you’re a musician, play. If
you’re a teacher, teach. If you’re a sales person, sell. Be in the
action that will lead to the success you desire. And then you have every
right – in fact, it is critical – to believe that you will attract
success into your life.
Use my formula to achieve your best possible life: Your
Action = Attraction = Your Next Action = Attraction.
Pollay is the creator of
The Law of the Garbage Truck™.
Mr. Pollay writes the
Monday Morning Momentum Blog
each week. He is a syndicated columnist with the
North Star Writers Group,
creator and host of The
Happiness Answer™ television
program, and an internationally sought after speaker. Mr.
Pollay’s book, Beware of
Garbage Trucks!™, is due out later this year. Mr. Pollay is the
founder and president of the consulting and seminar organization,
The Momentum Project.
David J. Pollay. Distributed by North Star Writers Group. May not be
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