BY BOB SHENEFELT
Have you struggled for years to create success, but always seem to come up short? Are you ready to break down those barriers that are holding you back once and for all? No matter the life you seek to achieve, it all begins with manifesting happiness.
I spent a great deal of my time working and trying to achieve success. It always seemed that no matter how hard I worked that success was just out of my reach. I was unhappy with myself, because I was always working.
I was happily married and had enough money to get by. But I had dreams of financial freedom and helping other people. I wasn't satisfied with working a job and going home and watching TV. There had to be more.
The turning point in my life happened when I realized that if I could manifest happiness I could achieve anything I set my mind to.
Oddly enough, it started with my marriage. I was happy with my marriage, but spent a lot of time focusing on the little things that got on my nerves.
One day I decided to spend my time looking for all the great things in my marriage. I was married to a man that loved me deeply. He enjoyed being with me and he put up with my constant need for success.
Suddenly the little things that got on my nerves didn't matter anymore. I now focus on the things that I enjoy about my marriage and it's better than it's ever been. And I can honestly say I love my husband more now than I have in the 20 years we've been married.
Once I realized that focus is where happiness is created, I decided to try change the focus in other areas of my life.
I had been focused on our finances. I constantly felt like I was not making enough money for working 16 hour days. I spent my time blaming someone else for the feelings I was having.
So, I sat down and created a picture of what I didn't want in order to figure out what I did want.
Now my focus had changed. I was happy with all the clients I had the privilege to come into contact with. I was happy that I had a job in an economic downturn where others were losing their homes. Suddenly things started to change in other aspects of my life.
First I lost my job of 8 years. My initial thought was, "I'm going to lose everything. What am I going to do?"
I had learned enough through my recent desire to focus on the positive aspects of my life, that I knew I had to step back and take it one day at a time. I decided that this was nothing more than an opportunity to let go of the 16 hour work days and look for the door that was opening to my future.
For about two years I had been working on a project that I could not seem to get off the ground. Many times I had thought of giving up.
As I continued to focus on the positive things in my life, more happiness continued to manifest itself. In a matter of a few months my two year project had come together. The door to achieving success has been opened and I am happier than I ever dreamed I could be.
Now that you've got a better understanding of how to change your focus, go ahead and get started. Start small. Is there an aspect of your life that you've focused your negative energy towards? Look for the good things and change the focus. You'll be amazed at the other aspects of your life that will line up and manifest more happiness than you can even dream of.