It does, but possibly not as you imagine. Those expecting some explanation borrowing bits of quantum physics to make it sound sciencey or reference to the universe in an attempt to fill a spiritual void will be disappointed. But it does work and this is how I rationalise it….
Stephen Fry once said that he believed in coincidence, it was linked to that famous anecdote “I was thinking about my
brother/sister/friend and he/she phoned – it can’t be coincidence”. Hmmm yes it can. The fact is you think about people often, both consciously and subconsciously. What would be freaky is if this never corresponded with one of them calling – the law of averages dictates there will be coincidence (nothing spooking just playing the numbers). Likewise there are so many opportunities that by ‘thinking positively’ you will bump in to one.
Thinking positively simply means you are trying to look for opportunity rather than failure. You cannot and are not influencing the
universe with your thought patterns; instead you are simply looking at everyday life slightly differently. Let’s explore the power of negative thinking first – how does that work? Well let’s say you have bad luck in relationships, you always do. Someone new comes in to your life; they’ll only let you down, best not get involved. They seem keen though, maybe you should chat to them.
So you do, a bit, sort of cagey. They seem patient, they must be after something, and no one is this nice, best ignore them a bit, don’t seem keen. Days turn into weeks, weeks into months and they seem to drift away from you, just like all the rest – you knew it! Waste of time! Same goes for work opportunities, holidays, food, list is endless.
So how does the flipside of this work? Well first of all don’t say yes to everything – that’s a disaster. Failure to deliver, lack of integrity and lack of sincerity will reduce the pool of opportunities by damaging your reputation. But if you look up from the gloom you can spot that the girl in the supermarket always smile at you, and it’s not a smile she gives everyone. You see that the offer of a little more responsibility at work is a gift not a drag and leads on to some new challenges, new scenery and a new salary! It
is not about saying yes but about saying£maybe there is something in this” a little more often – after all what have you to lose…….