Updated: Aug 23, 2021
“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.