We all know someone who never fails to paint a picture of what could go wrong. Who always anticipates the potential for problems and disappointment.
Maybe YOU are that person.
Do you act as if worrying and thinking about what could go wrong is a “cushion” for the bad event, the unwanted test result, the unwelcome conversation?
Maybe you say:
- “I’m just trying to prepare myself in case the worst happens.”
- Or “I just need to be prepared so I won’t be too disappointed.”
Well, I want you to know this: When you worry and think the worst, you are pre-paving.
According to Law of Attraction, anything you give your attention to will become your “truth”.
“You are pre-paving your future experiences constantly by what you think and feel and say.” —Abraham
Now, maybe you’re not doing catastrophic, worst-case scenario kind of pre-paving. Instead, you might be thinking, “I just take life as it comes, wait to see what happens.”
Well, neutral isn’t good either.
Because pre-paving is creating your future.
- Preparing for the worst is creating your future.
- Preparing for neutral—devoid of dreams and expectations—is creating your future.
Neutral might seem better than preparing for problems, but neither way of pre-paving is high-vibe.
And I know that’s what you really want: To pre-pave a juicy, dreams-come-true life you love.
“You are continually projecting your expectations into your future experiences.” —Abraham
But some of us are lazy or lackadaisical when it comes to pre-paving. And many of us are more negative in our outlook than we realize or want to admit.
So here’s what many of us do.
- If you wake up and it’s raining, you start thinking about how awful your commute is going to be.
- If you have errands to run, you start thinking about how busy and crowded the stores will be.
- If you have a meeting to attend, you start thinking about how long and boring and unproductive it’s going to be.
- If you look at your To Do list, you start thinking about how busy you are and how you’ll never get it all done.
And then your day plays out exactly as expected—negatively.
The commute is a disaster. The shops are crowded and the meeting is boring. You don’t make a dent in your To Do list.
“When you prepare or positively anticipate with your thoughts, the amount of action required is far less, and the action is much more satisfying. If you do not take the time to align your thoughts, far more action is required, without the satisfying results.” —The Law of Attraction
We are always pre-paving.
And many of us don’t even notice we’re doing it with negative thoughts. Those low-grade expectations of friction, effort, and trouble are often just part of the background.
You might say, “But, Jennifer, I’m NOT a negative person.” You say you’re just being realistic. Or that’s “just the way it is.”
But remember: You create your reality. So if you think it’s going to be a problem, then it is. If you think it’s going to be difficult, it is.
“Five or ten minutes in advance of pre-paving is a lot easier than 24 hours of trying to get your train back on track after it is derailed.” —Abraham
But many of us are running around expending a great deal of effort trying to get our proverbial train back on the track because we didn’t bother to pre-pave with positive expectation.
Here’s the takeaway
Realize you are pre-paving—all the time. And do it with positive expectation.
“You’re on track. You’re on schedule. Nothing’s gone wrong. Everything’s gone right. It’s time for you to start enjoying your journey.” —Abraham
So let me ask:
- Are you pre-paving what you desire or what you dread?
- Are you pre-paving what you want or what you don’t want?