When you have a limiting thought or a fear creep up to the surface, what do you immediately think next?
I used to think, “I don’t want this to happen! I need to figure out how to make it NOT happen.” And then I spent the majority of my time trying to find ways to KEEP from my fears happening.
But then my fears played out. And I thought, “I knew this was going to happen!”
What I didn’t know at the time as that the Universe is a boomerang effect. Output = input. What you put out with your thoughts the majority of the time the Universe sends back to you in the physical form. This is because it thinks this IS what you WANT.
So How Do You Change These Habitual Thought Patterns?
You decide. And you choose. You commit to how you want to FEEL and to what you want to EXPERIENCE. You change your focus.
When you go to the ice cream shop and you take a sample of vanilla ice cream and you don’t like it. What do you do next? You don’t ask the ice cream employee to give you a cone of it. HELL NO.
You switch your focus and you sample another flavor because this is what you WANT to experience. You want to FEEL good while eating the flavor you desire.
So, you sample some chocolate ice cream and you love it. Then what do you do with your focus?
You ask for a cone of chocolate ice cream. You ask for more of the same because you are responding by how you WANT to FEEL with your desired experience.
Now, you are presented with something even further:
“Do you want sprinkles or some salted caramel to go on top?”
You reply, “YEAHHH! Lay it on me!” Now you are super excited because it’s such a nice surprise. You get to the counter and the employee tells you they have a 20% off coupon they can use for you. You think:
YES!!! This worked out so much better! I’m coming back to this place!
95% of the time your experiences, if you so CHOOSE to ALLOW them to be so, work out much better than you thought they would, depending on how you CHOOSE to focus in your approach to the outcome.
Psychology & The Neglect of Probability
The neglect of probability, or “probability neglect” coined by Harvard Law Professor, Cass Sunstein, is a sort of bias we create with our mindset beliefs because we have a habit of shrugging off probability when making decisions about the uncertainty of outcomes.
In other words, small chances are usually either completely disregarded or extremely overrated/over-hyped. The continuum between the extremes of an outcome is typically ignored.
How often are you audited by the IRS? My guess is not often. But, how often do you see commercials on TV or advertisements about using a tax professional to perform your taxes so that they are “accurate” and you will no longer need to worry over it? Well, it’s quite often around tax season!
The probability that you will be likely audited by the IRS is low, so you CHOOSE to shrug off your worry about it (you neglect it). Or, you escalate your worry about it because you CHOOSE to focus on what the commercial is communicating to you via your emotions (it’s over-hyped in your mind).
Depending on how often you choose to worry over being audited is what you vibrate into the Universe. If you worry about it the majority of the time, then you are attracting it to your physical sphere because of the energy you put out into the Universe. Output = input. The Universe responds to you because it thinks you want MORE of the SAME.