“We often become what we believe ourselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. When I believe I can, I acquire the ability to do it, even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.” – Gandhi
Sometimes we feel like we just aren’t productive humans. We go through times where we believe we simply cannot manage it all, as though we just aren’t capable of being one of those crazy productive super-humans, so we may as well give up entirely. Like Gandhi eludes to, when we feel and believe such things, they become our truth; chaos ensues, we feel exasperated, we become incapable of producing the results we wish we could.
And perhaps, that’s the reality you’re currently existing in.
Perhaps you’re experiencing a major productivity rut. Your to-do lists are piling high, your projects are falling by the wayside, and motivation is at an all time low. That’s not a very fun reality, is it? How does that feel for you? Speaking from experience, it's not the most awesome feeling. A productivity rut feels like the tank’s running on empty 50 miles from the final destination. It’s discouraging, stressful, and de-moralizing.
So… what can you do about it?
The to-do lists aren’t going to check themselves off while you continue pacing back and forth, feeling stressed about everything listed on them.
The half-completed project isn’t gonna skip on over to the finish line all by itself whilst you wallow in self pity about having too much to do, feeling frustrated that you don’t have enough time to give the project your undivided attention.
The chaos of your home, your office, your car isn’t going to magically clean itself up while procrastination and excuses are running a team marathon in your mind all day long.
The thing is, so long as you keep on keepin' on: letting stress, frustration, anxiety, and overwhelm rule your mental state, you’re going to continue to live in chaos, with too much to do, never making any true progress. Your productivity levels will remain at this level because, in a sense, you’re asking for it.
What do I mean by that?
I mean, your negative feelings about not being as productive as you’d like to be, are sending out signals to The Universe for more of the same, whether you realize it or not. It’s The Law of Attraction living its purpose. Like attracts like. This is the essence of the Universal Law of Attraction. More accurately though, this law is about energetic vibrations, or rather, like-vibration attracting like-vibration. The Law of Attraction is the culmination of the first three basic laws of the universe: The Law of Mentalism, The Law of Vibration, and The Law of Correspondence.
Let me break it down for you:
1. The Law of Mentalism.
This first Universal Law states that the underlying nature of everything is Consciousness. To put it simply - everything that exists (you, your thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and all circumstances), whether desired or not desired, visible to you or invisible, is Consciousness.
2. The Law of Vibration.
The second Universal Law tells us that everything that exists (re: all Consciousness) is energy vibrating at various frequencies.
3. The Law of Correspondence.
The third Universal Law states that 'as within, so without, and as without, so within', meaning that what exists for us internally corresponds to a physical expression in our external world.
By converging these three laws we can better understand how the Law of Attraction operates in our reality. Everything that exists internally (our thoughts, our feelings, our beliefs, our motivations, our assumptions, and our fears) is Consciousness vibrating at a particular frequency that is reflected back to us in our outer world through physical circumstance, because: like attracts like.
Einstein said it well, “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”
So, if the frequency of our physical (outer) world is in harmony with our mental (inner) world, how exactly does this impact our productivity?
In every way imaginable! The Law of Attraction births our outer reality from our inner reality; it’s the catalyst for how we experience our physical world. Our dominant habits (what and how we think, feel, believe, and assume most regularly) are reflected in our outer world. If we believe we’re productive, if we feel productive, if our dominant mental state is to be mindfully productive, then we will experience the results of a productive existence.
The Universe holds infinite potentialities. You can create anything, because anything that you can possibly imagine already exists. But this blog isn’t about creating all the things, so let’s bring it down a couple notches and zoom in on one simple desire - the desire to live a productive life.
So, how do we manifest a more productive life? How do we use the Law of Attraction to boost productivity?
We shift our inner world from its current state to match the vibrational energy of our desired outcome; we intentionally replace the stress, anxiety, and disorganized feelings of overwhelm with the feelings associated with productivity.
Consider what it feels like when you’re most productive. Does it feel calm? Do you feel in control? Do you feel empowered, accomplished, motivated, and energized?
Those are the vibrational feelings that correspond with a productive life; if those feeling states are related to productivity, then those are the feelings we need to be vibrating with NOW (even though our current physical reality is a half dozen un-done projects, a to-do list a mile long, and utter chaos in our physical environment.)
You gotta fake it 'till you make it, my friends.
If we desire productivity, it's imperative that we assume the mental state of productive-consciousness. If we can experience our desire for a productive life internally, as if it already exists, and if we can genuinely FEEL productive, BELIEVE we are productive, and THINK like a productive being, then we will manifest productive results.
So… are you ready to make it happen? Are you ready to learn the simple and practical ways to use The Law of Attraction to Boost your Productivity? Check out part two of this blog series here to put this theory into action.