Allowing Yourself To Appreciate What You Have

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Be grateful for what you have. Stop paying attention to what you don’t have. We don’t see what we have because we are searching for what is not there. Searching for what is not there is like chasing a butterfly. It will never be there. Focus on what you already have. Maintain it. Nurture it. Because if you don’t maintain and respect what you have, they will disappear.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”- Oprah Winfrey

Don’t waste your time on what is not there. What is not there is not there. Focus on what is there. Focus on your life. Focus on your career. Focus on your growth. Focus on your health. Focus on your relationships (with yourself and others). The more you focus on what is necessary, the more you will attract it into your life. In the words of Oprah Winfrey, “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” You want more things, right? Then be thankful for what you already have.

How To Stop The Things You Desire From Running Away

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“Like attracts like.” Sometimes we attract negative things into our lives. We can change that by changing our thoughts.

No matter who we are, where we are in life, what we do, we flourish in a positive environment. We don’t like to be belittled. We want to be valued as human beings. If we can’t get it, we leave. We walk away. We run away. We find a new purpose.

Sometimes we are responsible for the things that are leaving us. We don’t value them. We don’t take care of them. We neglect them. We don’t nurture our relationships. If you want something to grow, nurture it. If you want to grow, you must nurture your life, your heart, your mind, and your soul.

“The moment you begin to doubt, to worry, to fear, you demagnetize yourself, and the things you desire flee from you.”

Orison Swett Marden

Do not doubt yourself. Doubt cripples. It brings you down. It stops you from making things happen. The moment you question yourself, the moment you criticize yourself, good things will stop coming your way. To change that, you must appreciate yourself, love yourself, celebrate yourself, and lift yourself up. Don’t say negative things about yourself, your life, and your work.

You can’t receive great things if you are not ready to receive them. If you want to receive great things, you must stop doubting yourself.