Here’s a pop quiz for you: Can you hasten the arrival of success? What’s the secret to seeing huge results right now? I am frequently asked versions of this question by people who are frustrated by their sluggish progress toward success, despite their know-how and arduous application of effort.
Let’s get one thing straight: When we admire someone’s success—or marvel at our own—we tend to focus on the end result and ignore the time and effort it took to get there. This can cultivate unrealistic expectations and lead us to believe that overnight success can happen through careful strategy and rigorous effort.
Truth be told, success typically follows a series of little events and achievements, which can seem to take an eternity. Along the way, disappointments challenge your stamina, courage, integrity and perseverance.
If you focus on what’s not working, you’re likely coming from a place of aggravation with your mind wrapping around all that is wrong. You may even have negative thoughts such as “I’m not good enough,” “It’ll never work,” or “Something must be wrong with me.”
What this mentality does is engender more counterproductive feelings. Because of the way the Law of Attraction works, you will draw to you more negative experiences, people and results. Now you’re caught in a downward spiral.