A client is wondering about the Law of Attraction. He sends me a note and asks, “Matthew, if I do your worst case scenario exercise, won’t I bring the worst case upon me via the Law of Attraction?”
Nope! Here’s why…
What most people don’t understand about the Law of Attraction is that you are always pulling to you what dominates your thinking. The Inspired Action Coaches have seen this over and over with clients who are frantically writing their goals, doing affirmations, meditating and visualizing to no avail. Their life still isn’t what they want.
The Drunk Monkey (your mind chatter) is generally running the show. You think somewhere around 60,000 thoughts per day. You are consciously in control of a couple thousand. All the rest are subroutines designed to keep you alive (in a world where you are definitely going to die).
If The Drunk Monkey identifies your situation as potentially dangerous, it will begin focusing on changing, fixing or correcting it. Often times, this goes unnoticed. Yet, the more you focus on fixing your broken life, the more you draw to you that which you are focused on (your broken life).
The worst case scenario exercise is designed to nullify The Drunk Monkey’s obsession with the potentially negative future by a) Writing out the worst possible thing that could happen; and b) Coming up with two possible back-up plans if the worst case actually happened.
It will blow you way how free you actually become in this process. The moment you write it out is the moment the creative juices start flowing and your life begins to magically turn around.
If you are worried about something negative happening, then try the worst case scenario exercises and enjoy the results.