Approximately one year ago I decided I needed a major change. I was feeling very dissatisfied with many aspects of my life. I hated my job. I enjoyed my city, but I was no longer feeling fulfilled there. My roommate was less than desirable. I was tired of dating men who didn’t take me seriously at all. Even my running goals were stagnating. One night when I was feeling particularly anxious, I took out my favorite journal and I practiced some positive manifestation.
What’s that, you ask? In a nutshell, the main idea behind positive manifestation is that you will your way to success. Not just believing, trying, or saying you can, although those are certainly included. Rather, you use your will to attract positive energy to manifest into your achieving your goals. Some call it voodoo, some call it magic, some call it The Secret, and some call it bullshit.
Regardless of what you think of this strategy, one thing is certain: maintaining a positive attitude throughout difficult patches in life and having goals at the forefront of your consciousness is incredibly powerful.