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May 22

Creatures of Habit

There are many times when we try to make a positive change towards improvement in our lives; however, what many of us do is start out with much zeal but we lose our steam and end up not achieving our desired goal.  These failures can often be attributed to our tendencies of being creatures of habit. The law of attraction has been written about extensively and there are many people in the world who have had much success in manifesting their desires.  On the other hand, there are just as many people who have failed when applying the principles of the LOA because they don’t run the race with endurance and end up quitting before their desires can be manifested into their lives.

I for one have to admit that I have found myself slipping back into my old habits and not applying the very methods that I write about on my blog.  It can be very easy to do because we find idleness in being creatures of habit.  Although we wish to make changes in our lives our ambitions hit that proverbial wall when the results we seek don’t happen fast enough.  Consequently, we find ourselves slipping back into those daily mundane routines as well as our old ways of thinking.  When I wrote Monitor Your Thoughts my main focus was to emphasize that we need to be constantly on the guard of how we think and feel.  While this post is very similar, I want to stress that we have to be mindful that we don’t go back to our previous ways of thinking and doing.  After all, it is these old habits that put us where we are today and that is exactly what we are trying to change.  So how can we keep ourselves from going one step forward, then three steps back when it comes to the LOA?  Like an athlete who runs a marathon, if we want it bad enough we have to run with endurance.

Have you ever met someone who is always in a great mood and is living life on their terms?  You know those people who always seem to have everything going for them?  I have run into a few of those individuals in my life and I used to believe they had that optimistic attitude because of what they already had.  Perhaps I was wrong.  What if these people had the attitude first and then attracted their wishes into their lives?  Recently I was visiting a law of attraction blog called Deliberate Receiving and I read the about page to get some additional information about Melody, the author.  From my perspective, she is one of those people that I mentioned above because of her attitude towards life.  She has had much success with the Law of Attraction because she has a positive outlook and because, like Melody says, “Oh, and I’m happy. Really happy. Not a fake happy like a Stepford wife; more like a bouncy, Golden Retriever puppy (only housebroken).”

How can we be more like those people who are able to make the LOA work for them?  It all comes down to maintaining that happy go lucky attitude and not regressing back to our old habitual ways of thinking.  When we persevere with this positive attitude, in essence we will raise our vibrational energy and start attracting our desires.  So if you have been using the law of attraction to manifest your desires, keep running the race with endurance, don’t fall prey to those old thoughts and feelings that got you where you are today.  Don’t be a creature of habit, stay positive, stay focused, keep your eye on the end result, and believe me your intentions will soon manifest.

 

Special thanks to Melody of Deliberate Receiving whose blog has given me valuable insight on the law of attraction.

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  1. Valerie

    Hey Todd,
    I suppose you are very correct in this that we are all creatures of habit!!!I love you advice I always try to stay positive even though sometimes it is difficult.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Valerie,

      Staying positive is tough at times especially these days, it is a constant battle of the mind. Thanks for commenting.

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  2. David | Almost Bohemian

    Hmmm… the LOA can be an interesting thing…

    Developing habits can be difficult, but I think that intention can really set the pace.

    I’m always coming up with things I want to do regularly, but I find the things that I do out of passion are the ones that actually stick.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi David,

      I like your point about doing things out of passion. When we involve emotions we are definitely more motivated to make those changes stick. Thanks again for the insightful comments.

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  3. Baker

    Interesting post! Good points on habits. Many people don’t realize that habits of thought create our future. =)

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hey Baker,

      Changing habitual thinking can be difficult, when we realize those thoughts are molding our future it certainly can be motivating. Thanks.

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  4. Julie | a cLEAR sIGN

    My opinion is you are either born “happy-go-lucky” or not. I think it is best to try to simply raise your vibration from wherever you are/find yourself.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Julie,

      I think that we are born with the happy go lucky ability, however, because of different circumstances our attitudes and perceptions become tainted. Thanks again for commenting.

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  5. Melody | Deliberate Receiving

    Wow Todd. Thank you so much for the shout out. I’m really humbled.

    Another great post from you. For me, the empowering thing about all of this is that negative thinking really is just a habit, one that can be broken. It does take a bit of discipline but the pay off is enormous. You get happy puppy energy and loads of stuff. :)

    Hugs,
    Melody
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Melody,

      You deserved the credit because you were the perfect example of want I wanted to convey about maintaining those positive thoughts. Thanks again for the great comments.

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  6. Shivam Garg

    Hey Todd,
    Nice article.I feel to get somewhere in our lives or to achieve a goal its 80% attitude and the rest hard work and luck.We cannot go anywhere near our destination unless we have a strong will to do so.
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  7. Justin | Mazzastick

    Hey Todd,
    Everyone alive regresses back into past unproductive patterns at one time or another.

    This happens to me when I stop being disciplined. Discipline with my sleep, my eating habits, and my thoughts.

    I always look at what kind of “echo” that I am receiving from the world and use it as an indicator to stay the course or change it.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Justin,

      I wrote that post because I had found myself slipping more and more. Sometimes I let the pressures of life wear on me and I find myself regressing to those past habits. Thanks again for your comments.

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  8. Angela Artemis/Poweredbyintuition

    Great Todd! Yes, we should be happy go lucky and not get caught up in depressing thoughts. I love the image of the golden retriever puppy. I want to be that little puppy – and wag my tail as happy as you please all day long! The happy little puppy always gets what he wants right? Who can resist him? That’s how we should approach life!
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Angela,

      I wish we could all have the happiness of those puppies too, thanks again for commenting.

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  9. Haley

    Nice article.Thanks for your sharing
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  10. Kenya

    Thank you for this reminder Todd. We all can choose the life we live and we can also choose to be happy. It’s that simple. LOA is real and am implementing it daily whether I’m aware of it or not. I love being aware though…that means I am aware of each thought I put out to the world and how awesome it they are once they manifest.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Kenya,

      I believe it all boils down to a choice which is usually where a lot of us go wrong. Thanks again for the comment.

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  11. Kenya

    You’re right…choices and possible distractions along the way that temptingly distract us. This post was a great reminder to stay focused and on track…thanks again..
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  12. Paul @ Local Honcho

    I think habits make us more human. Even animals have habits, I just wish our habits can do us good and not push us away from doing what’s right.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Paul,

      When we seek change we have to be aware of those old habits that brought us to where we are at, thanks for the comment.

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  13. Calli @ Wedding Favors

    Hi Todd,

    This is an interesting topic. What I learned about the LOA is to always look on the bright side of things. Sometimes, thinking positive can just be a state of mind. However, looking on the bright side lets you appreciate the positive aspect of the negative things that happen in our lifes.

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Calli,

      It is true thinking positive is more or less a state of mind. Those who don’t believe in the LOA think those thoughts are just a waste of time. However, like you said it always helps you look on the bright side of things and that is always a positive. Thanks for the comment.

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  14. Andrew Walker

    I will just say Old Habits, Die Trying!! :)
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Andrew,

      So true about old habits.

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  15. asd

    I believe it all boils down to a choice which is usually where a lot of us go wrong. Thanks again for the comment.

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Thanks for the comment, and yes, it is all a choice.

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  16. John Sherry

    Habits can be either good or bad, positive for our growth or less so Todd. The difference is to have the foresight to see which is which and the evidence in our lives should point to that. Those with bad habits tend to have less than smooth situations develop but that’s not a LOA thing it’s something they are creating not attracting. When we reproduce the habit of living and being our very best we bring it to life from the inside out. Less attraction for me, more manifestation in living action. Cheers Todd.
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  17. Antonia

    Hi Todd,

    Great post and discussion! It is choice, but it’s a moment by moment choice, and a willingness for presence. The body always provides information on whether or not the moment supports our goals, but we tend to tune out through rote habitualness, as you point out :-)

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Antonia,

      I agree, we don’t always do ourselves a favor when we tune out through our habits. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  18. Charlotte

    Being positive can sometimes have a good effect…But, it can create frustrations too…
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Charlotte,

      I agree being positive can be frustrating especially when we don’t start seeing positive things unfold in our lives. Thanks for the comment.

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  19. Tracy F. Presley

    Hi Todd…Thanks for the inspiring post you have shared us…Great job!!

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Thanks Tracy.

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  20. Kristina L.

    Hey, Todd,
    I believe people first have the attitude towards something and only then they attract good things towards them. I also know a few people tha are always in good mood, with lots of enthusiasm and positive energy. I sometimes feel charged with energy just by speaking to them. On the other hand, there are also those emotional vampires that drain out your energy, a complete opposite to those above…but this is for another topic. My opinion is that habits can be good for us, as we feel secure with something we already are familiar with. Of course, that doesn’t have to mean that we should never take new paths…we always do…it’s just relevant to make a good decision on when is it needed to be done.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Kristian,

      You are absolutely right about habits being good for us. Our habits allow us comfort in an otherwise chaotic world. However, if we expect change to come our way we have to break out of some of those habits that are keeping us in the same energy vibration that does not allow that change. Thanks again for your comment.

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  21. Thomas

    Great job in sharing this to us!!!Thanks a lot for the effort Todd…
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Thomas,

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Thanks for your complement.

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  23. Andrew Walker

    Hi Todd. Thanks for sharing this. You always had a nice view, a great point that you always show to us. Great job!
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  24. Michael

    I have really learned a lot from this post…Thanks for sharing this kind of blog to us…

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      You are welcome.

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  25. Wendy

    If the same old way is better than the something new, why the need of change? Everyone must change for the better, not to become something worst. The best step to finding oneself is accepting the things you can change and the things you can still improve. 😀

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      HI Wendy,

      You bring up a great point. If the same old way is what you prefer then there is no need to change. If what you have brings you happiness then enjoy and feel fortunate that you have found peace. Thanks for the comment.

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  26. bibing

    very nice article, i enjoyed reading! thanks for the post..

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Bibing,

      I am glad you enjoyed the article, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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  27. vexengen

    I really love reading this kind of post. It look as though I am reading chicken soup for the soul. Thanks. I enjoy reading it.

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hello Vexengen,

      I am glad you enjoyed the article, thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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  28. mozitako

    i enjoyed reading your post! i’m going to repost the url link to my facebook account for my friend! thank you very much!! you really have a point, somebody said, IF YOU WANT TO DEVELOP A HABIT, DO THAT THING EVERYDAY FOR 2 WEEKS AND THAT THING WILL BECOME YOUR HABIT. Such great message from your post!

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      HI Mozitako,

      I am glad you enjoyed the post. Erasing the old habits and developing new ones can be challenging, but like you said do it often and it will become a habit.

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  29. Megan

    This is a very inspirational article.. Love to read article like this.. Be back for more!

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  30. Alvin Jr

    Too much has been said and We all like the article. This article really full of interesting facts.

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  31. xylenong

    I believe going out with friends who have a positive outlook in life only makes you one also. Once I was a procrastinator and always mumbling that nothing was change in my life until a friend send me a message saying If you have something great in your mind and still leave it that way is a fool and a water. Right there and then it struck me. I break that habit little by little.

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Your friend sounds like someone with a lot of influence.

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  32. Ashley

    i think friends is the big influences to us.well just an opinion..

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  33. hokage

    THAT THING EVERYDAY FOR 2 WEEKS AND THAT THING WILL BECOME YOUR HABIT. Such great message from your post! | 😛

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  34. Chris

    i am very much enjoy reading your post thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.

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  35. optimusprime0506

    Great post! Thanks for sharing this blog.

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  36. Logan@Patricia

    I like your point about doing things out of passion. When we involve emotions we are definitely more motivated to make those changes stick. Thanks for the insightful post.

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  37. Javalyn

    Excellent post, I feel to get somewhere in our lives or to achieve a goal its 80% attitude and the rest hard working and luck.We cannot go anywhere near our destination unless we have a strong will to do so. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      HI Javalyn,

      I agree, it’s all about attitude. I feel someone can work their a$$ off but if they don’t have the attitude that they are going to succeed then they probably won’t. Thanks for the comment.

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  38. optimusprime0506

    Right there and then it struck me. I break that habit little by little.

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  39. ambotikaw

    If you have something great in your mind and still leave it that way is a fool and a water.

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Nice comment.

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  40. Harieth

    very interesting topic indeed! i love it!

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  41. Elvie123

    I sometimes feel charged with energy just by speaking to them. On the other hand, there are also those emotional vampires that drain out your energy, a complete opposite to those above

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  42. Lavinia

    Stay positive and always gofor something new!

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  43. matty

    I sometimes feel charged with energy just by speaking to them. On the other hand, there are also those emotional vampires that drain out your energy,

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  44. hunterX0506

    I like your point about doing things out of passion. When we involve emotions we are definitely more motivated to make those changes stick. Thanks for the insightful post. | 😛

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  45. Kars01

    I think that intention can really set the pace.I’m always coming up with things I want to do regularly, but I find the things that I do out of passion are the ones that actually stick.

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  46. Zafar Ahmed

    Good and very informative post. I will come back to your blog regularly. One thing: I do not exactly know what do you mean in the second paragraph. Could you please explain your opinion?

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  47. aiza

    yes you are correct, always making positive. no matter how difficult is.. thanks for your very inspiration thoughts of sharing…

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  48. lynda

    this concept, a point view of life you making me enlighten one this full of informative words can help people who struggling there self and losing confident and they felt like a losers, through this article many person you’ve inspired and i am the one of that.. thank you very much

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    I really believe that dogs are the best.. They have the heart for humans than any other creatures.. Thanks for this informative blog…trial and full versions of antivirus
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  50. Samantha

    Hobbit is not an necessary thing we should do, its the one who made into future or else can make to you! God creation is not the thing we should love but its also reminds you something in your life.

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