Let's talk about your to-do list.
You know that little paper that keeps you ehh... focused, productive and rules your life? What’s that I hear? It’s got you feeling dissatisfied and frustrated?
Yep, that can happen with to-do lists. And goal lists too.
That’s because as well intentioned as they are, these lists tend to spotlight what's missing in our lives and just how much is yet to be done and gained.
And therein lies the power of the list: it hones your attention on something - whether good or bad. Which is why it’s worth getting very deliberate about leveraging the power of lists so that you can shift or enhance your focus, consequently refining your point of attraction.
By keeping lists that attune us to abundance and align us with the feeling of our wish fulfilled.
I’ll share a few lists that I think a deliberate creator is well served to play with. These lists evoke the energy of accomplishment and satisfaction, and they'll help draw into your life more of the things you want to have and experience.
1. Gratitude List
Two words that will change your life... "thank you." So start your list now and thank, thank, and thank. Appreciation is truly the highest form of prayer. It's up there with love and passion. It is the fastest way to connect with Source and well-being. It is magnetic and will draw your desires to you. Keep reminding yourself of the good in your life.
2. I Have Statements
These are not the same as gratitude statements. These are more so to bring up a feeling of Financial Security within myself. I have found these to be a very effective tool for shifting my attention away from what's lacking or not quite right in my life, to instead what is present and working; which of course invites more in. I have gas; I have water; I have a roof over my head; I have a nice, warm, soft bed to sleep on at night. Even as I list these basic things, a warm and very firm sense of security wells up within me.
3. Success List
Instead of focusing on how far removed you are from your end goals, why not pay more attention to the progress you've made so far; document and celebrate your progress, your wins, and your victories and achievements.
Success lists are great for perspective, and seeing how much you have already accomplished will motivate you to move forward with confidence and positive expectation. As the wise say, success breeds success.
4. Best Qualities List
Acknowledging your strengths and qualities is the best kind of self-awareness. Whether it’s your smarts, smile, kindness, quirks, or something about your body, go ahead and toot your own horn. We are not going for cocky here, we are going for confidence. Be proud of yourself.
And when you are having one of those days that just isn’t your day, or you are feeling discouraged and unappreciated, look over your Best Qualities List and shine a spotlight on your greatness and how valuable and love-able you are.
5. Prosperity List
Document, appreciate and celebrate all the forms of financial abundance in your life. For example your salary, change in the street, discounts, gifts, frees lunches, free coffee, interest earned on your savings, the $2 prize you won in the lottery - anything that puts your focus on ‘money coming in frequently and easily.’ This is a wonderful list if you want to improve your relationship with money.
6. Positive Aspects List
List the things that you love and appreciate about the people in your life, from your loved ones all the way to that guy that makes your blood boil. This is so much better than walking around tallying grudges and slights. There is good to be found everywhere - but only if we are willing to look for it.
7. Love List
What do you love to do and what makes you happy? Write it down and do more of it. From moonlit strolls to sleeping outdoors on a summer night. Or listening to your mom’s laugh, late-night chats with your best friend, café hopping for desserts, perhaps chasing a dog in the park. Those little joys add up to a life of bliss.
Other LOA friendly lists to consider:
· Affirmation list/board
· Worthiness list (See The Money Alchemist, Ming Chee's post on these fabulous statements which will uplift you and get you ready to receive.)
· Feel good music playlist
Now, that’s more like it! These lists promote a state of appreciation, ease, playfulness and abundance. And in case you are wondering, no, it’s not irresponsible to prioritize joy and well-being. In fact, use these 'feel good' lists in conjunction with your to-do list and watch as your results skyrocket because things get done more swiftly when you are in a state of joy.
Now it's your turn to play. Which list are you going to start with?
In Love and Prosperity,
* Loago Madigele is a Law of Attraction coach based in Melbourne, Australia with a background in financial investing (former Certified Financial Analyst, Senior Equity Analyst) who uses Theta Healing in conjunction with Law of Attraction to give clients a unique perspective in creating their dream job and succeed in their careers. She is the creator of the Manifest Your Dream Job program and The Magic Manifesting Journal.