What energy are you putting out to the universe? What are you projecting out into the world? What energy are you giving others? This is something you must become very conscious about. Your conscious intention creates your world.
Have you ever noticed that when you talk to some people they are energized, and their conversation “slant” is optimistic, opportunistic, and has an aura of possibility while others give off a negative vibe? Their intention clearly reflects their mindset and what will come into their lives.
Those who have a negative slant project little statements like, “Yeah, it’s sunny, but it’s still too cold out,” or “Yes, I live by the beach, but it’s too crowded,” or “The plane’s here, but I’m sure they’ll find a way to delay us,” or “Why does this always happen to me?” They tend to see the limitations in most things.
Here’s a story that’s a very good example of this. A short time ago, I received an invitation from a CEO of a very successful company to speak to him and his entire management team on the topic of spiritual leadership. Among other things, spiritual leadership is when leaders behave in a way that demonstrates true caring for their people, holds everyone accountable, and enables continuous improvement to optimize employee engagement, satisfaction, and results.
I arrived at the company’s offices over an hour early and, instead of sitting in their lobby, I went next door to a Panera Bread shop to get breakfast and coffee. A young lady in her early to mid-twenties worked the counter and took my order. When she asked if she could be of help, her tone indicated that she really wasn’t interested in helping me.
She never looked at me as I placed my order, she spoke very softly, as if she didn’t care about my presence there, and she had an aura as if the weight of the world sat on her shoulders. She didn’t have an ounce of positive energy. It felt like she had an “attitude.” I don’t know her personal situation, and maybe she did have the weight of the world on her shoulders, but I tried to engage her in conversation asking about her morning, etc. I received uninspired one-word answers.
After my breakfast, I went to the office building to meet the CEO and his staff. Upon arriving at the main lobby, a middle-aged security guard sat behind the main reception desk, and he welcomed me with a huge smile and greeting that could light up a room. He genuinely cared how my morning progressed. After I signed in, he expertly detailed how I would find the office where I would meet the CEO. I don’t know this gentleman’s situation in life, but I do know that he is attracting positive things to himself, and the young lady at Panera Bread is not.
The vibe we give the world comes back to us. Scrutinize your behavior and intentions every day … the thoughts you think and what tone you communicate to others. Do you get uptight quickly when things seem go a bit sideways? Do you see only the challenges around you? Are you often critical of others and the circumstances around you?
If you want to be calmer and more peaceful, change the way you look at things. Dr. Wayne Dyer said it best, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” This is one hundred percent true. It starts with you, your energy, and your perspective. If you want more peace in your life, give others peace. If you want to be calmer in stressful situations, give calm to others. If you want more confidence to do more with your life, encourage others with confidence. If you want more love, give more love. The thoughts, words, and energy we put out into the world is what we tell the Universe to bring back to us. Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy, so use it to your favor. Be a source of optimism and positive expectancy. If you do, little by little, watch your world change for the better.