Asking if you know right from wrong seems like a crazy question doesn’t it? Of course you know right from wrong. We know it’s right to be kind and caring and it’s wrong to be mean and hurtful. We know it’s right to obey the law and wrong to break them. There are so many right and wrongs that you would think it was a given that we followed them, but do we?
Let me take a step back as if you have been following me for a while then you know I’m not a right/wrong, or good/bad believer. I believe there are choices and from those choices sequences follow. Some choices set into motion pro-sequences while others bring about con-sequences. So with that said, what are you focusing on? Are you focusing on what you did ‘right’ and celebrating it? Or are you focusing on what you did ‘wrong’ and replaying that in your head? Are you focusing on the ‘rightness’ in the world or the ‘wrongness’?
When things are going well, it’s very easy and natural to focus on the right, the good, the loving and all the happiness that surrounds you. However, when things aren’t going well, it’s just as easy and just as natural to focus on what’s wrong. And yet, if you believe like I do, that where I place my focus grows, then you understand the importance of shifting your focus to what is right. Having a positive focus will heighten celebrations and lessen sorrows.
Moving forward, I invite you to play a game called “That’s Right” by my friend, mentor and all around good guy – Andy Dooley by:
Affirming what is working and build from there. In his game (one or two people) you simply make “That’s Right” statements and then the other person repeats it back to you.
Carol “That’s right, I’m a good writer.”
Andy repeats back “That’s right, you ARE a good writer”
Carol “That’s right, more and more people are signing up to my newsletter.”
Andy repeats back “That’s right, more and more people ARE signing up to your newsletter.”
Carol “That’s right, I am working on my book.”
Andy repeats back “That’s right, you ARE working on your book.”
Carol “That’s right, I’m a published author.”
Andy repeats back and he can enhance “That’s right, you wrote a best seller.”
It’s a simple and yet powerful tool to help shift your mood into a happier place. And although it’s fun to play with another person, you can play it by yourself by just continuing the ‘that’s right’ statements without playback.
Paying attention to how you feel as I promise you, if you are feeling any type of negative emotion you are in a space of ‘wrong’ focus. Simply paying attention to how you feel allows you to shift into a better feeling place.
Mostly my wish for you is for you is to know you deserve to have the happy, healthy, abundant and fun feelings and the more you place your attention on them, the more they will show up.
Until next time, THAT’S RIGHT I LOVE MY LIFE.
That’s right, I am focused on what brings me great love, laughter and happiness.
Words to Live By:
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always right to do right.” ~ Nelson Mandela
“If you think you can do a thing or you think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” ~ Henry Ford
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