In reading the personal development material I have been reading over the years I thought about the many a elements of success - this I did voluntarily so to break focus from a particular relationship challenge I am beginning to overcome.
One of the elements of success I immediately drooled over that quickly grabbed my attention was the saying "action speaks louder than words" which has brought new meaning to it than it did before learning about the laws of success - which also includes the sub law referd to as the law of attraction.
Even David Schirmer, one of The Secret teachers, also makes reference to this (see www.signpoststofreedom) of how being a walking encylopedia will not bring you success.
You must take action!
Truth be told watching and reading things like The Secret and thinking that if you only think about success, without any corresponding CONTINOUOS action, success will come to you.
This is partially true therefore you would mostly experience partial success.
Prayer and affirmations are both part of the same parcel as they are both tools that create our experiences.
And if they are both left unchecked, which is mostly the case since all the magic of creation happens in our subconscious "unconscious" mind any way, we run the risk of living a life with a variety of results.
Your "ups and downs" of life having a life of their own.
And who said the only time your prayers and affirmations "count" would be when we consciously take part in these practises of change.
Dear loveable reader it is when these acts of creation are done without thinking, unconsciously ("subconsciously") that they are the most effective.
That prolonged thought you have, that prolonged emotion you hold on to and allow to occupy permanent residence in your body, the casual words you have with people you speak to even the name calling you mumble to yourself, these are, my beloved highly successful infinite being, the very prayers and affirmations that literally create our lives!
Formal or informal they still do the trick.
Apart from looking at your current results to see what type of words, feelings, thoughts and actions or inactions you associate with yourself - take the role of an observer today and look at what kind of creations you are creating with every thought, word and actions you feel.
With one quick assessment ask yourself: Do they make me feel good or bad?
With that quick assessment you will then see wich of the two roads - good or bad - you are travelling on and then you will immediately begin to limit and break focus on one and increase and expand on the other.
It's a habit that must be lovingly, deliberatly and persistent be practiced daily until it has replaced your old unsuccessful ones.
You will begin to pick up momentum as you keep on looking at life as half full.
And then you will one come to a point of having developed a skill that will mentally blocking all negative thinking, focusing on how things should be not how they are.
I bless you days with an unlimited supply of happiness in many a forms and multiple streams.
Love & gratitude.
(c) Musa Tshoaele