“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein
Whatever you focus on, with emotional intensity, comes into being.
Let’s dissect that a bit: “Whatever you focus on,” the thoughts and images you repeatedly create in your mind; “with emotional intensity,” whether you feel or generate positive or negative emotions around something, if they are sufficiently strong, they will (eventually) activate that ‘thing’ (whether the actual thing, or its opposite (because you focused negative energy on something)) and “comes into being,” relates to the law of cause and effect, i.e., what repeatedly send to your sub-conscious (which is where your thoughts and images go) finds its way into your life.
One important distinction (coaches love distinctions . . . ): your sub-conscious mind (the part of your amazing brain that is always looking for ways to manifest that which you focus on) doesn’t understand negatives (i.e. “no” or “don’t”). So, when you repeatedly tell yourself to ‘don’t’ do something, like “don’t spill that,” your sub-conscious just hears “spill that.” Weird, I know, but that’s the way it works.
Focus on what you want, in the thoughts you think, the images you create in your mind and in your self-talk. Your focus becomes your reality, over time.