Time to Recycle Your Thoughts

Time to Recycle Your Thoughts

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Earth Day is this week so what a great time to recycle your thoughts and limiting beliefs. Our business & life coach columnist reminds us how to manifest your desires and create more abundance, success, and love in your life.

The law of attraction and manifesting came to light when Rhonda Byrne releases the book “The Secret” in 2006, followed by the movie. Soon after, we were flooded with others sharing resources and teaching how your thoughts create all you desire in life.  Simply said, “if you ask; it will be given.”

Many were happy to learn this new tool for creating all the things in life they desired.  While others believe manifesting and law of attraction does NOT work, calling bullsh*t on this way of thinking and acting. 

What’s your experience and belief around manifesting and the law of attraction? 

Do you believe the law of attraction is always working? Take a look around and see if your thoughts, beliefs and emotions didn’t create your reality.  Do you like what you see?

What I know for sure is that the law of attraction and manifesting takes daily practice and some patience.   I’ve not perfected this practice, but I am aware when it’s at work how magical it feels to realize “I called that right in for myself.” Yes, sometimes it’s not what you expect, it just is.  

So, since this week is Earth Day, why not recycle your old limiting beliefs and practice aligning your thoughts to a new outcome using the following guidelines: 

Create the vision and collect images matching the desired outcome and place them on a poster board, Pinterest, or on your phone in an album.

Take inspired action of any kind toward the vision. If you want a new home, buy a painting, or throw pillow you’ll bring to the new house. Want more money? Start putting a dollar a day in a jar. Action will keep the vision of what you want and why at the top of your mind. Be creative. 

Visualize daily playing make-believe games with the vision board. Act as if you already have it.

Be cautious not to give up too fast. All things come in divine timing with manifesting. Seeing it before it appears, along with how it will feel, believing it is well on its way to you with each inspired action toward the desire you take, is your job. The Universe does the rest.

From there as you change your thoughts, you will change your reality. When in doubt, use the mantra “I am open to receive all that my heart desires.”

Cheers to creating the life you deserve!


Melissa Kirkpatrick is a Transformational Coach and Motivational Speaker. She’s been featured in Cincy Magazine , CincyChic online magazine and is the author of the impactful self-help book “5 Steps to Your Own D.R.I.V.E.” Melissa offers one-on-one services, motivational speaking and hands-on workshops, allowing individuals and teams to shift their drive from stuck to unstoppable. To learn more, visit http://www.findyourowndrive.com or email missy@findyourowndrive.com.