A conspiracy of goodness
This is an affirmation I say every night, while I lay in bed just before closing my eyes to drift off:
I am surrounded by a conspiracy of goodness. Everyone I come into contact with wants me to achieve my higher good, and wants to help me achieve it.
This affirmation reminds me of the importance of my social environment, the people that I surround myself with. Our social environment, part of the third factor in the model for self motivation, is in constant flux, as people come into and go out of our lives. Our social environment, these people, have a huge impact on our motivation. If we surround ourselves with the wrong people, people who scoff at our dreams, who sabotage our work, who are jealous of our successes, and who are threatened by our hard work, our motivation will be sucked from us. These people are motivation vampires.
If we surround ourselves with people who support us, who encourage us, who work along side of us, who mentor us, who teach us, our motivation will soar. These are the people we want on our side. They are our resources.
This affirmation reminds me that there are many people out there who want nothing better than for me to succeed. My success will give them pleasure. And many of those people actually want to help me succeed. Saying this affirmation reminds me that tough as it sometimes is to believe, it is true.
If you doubt this is true, that there are people out there who are in your corner and will, if asked, help you out, you need to do something about your doubts. Because if you don’t believe it, you will be less likely to ask. And if you don’t ask, you probably won’t get. And if you don’t get the help, it’s going to be a lot harder for you to make your dreams come true.
As Lone Man of the Teton Sioux said, “I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.”
So if you find it difficult to believe, borrow my affirmation, say it for two weeks, and then go try it out. Ask someone for some help. Every time you do, it gets easier. And every time someone helps you out, you believe it more and more.
And the more you believe that there is truly a conspiracy that wants your dreams to come true, and is ready and willing to help you make them come true, the more open you will be to this reality. And the quicker and easier your dreams will come true.