Escaping the Ho-Hum Trap
Back when I was a college freshman on tuition scholarship, I dreamed of good grades and a swift path to graduation.
As a summa cum laude graduate (in three years, thank you very much), I then dreamed of a job that would support me and my two cats in a place to ourselves.
Ensconced in our cute little apartment, I soon dreamed of a house with a yard for dogs. (Dogs!)
In the house with two dogs (and cats), I next fantasized about excelling at work. Which turned out pretty well, and led to a dream of succeeding as a self-employed coach. Now as a law of attraction coach, I dream of adding internet entrepreneur to my repertoire.
All the while, it’s been easy to lose sight of the fact that each day I am living out a culmination of yesterday’s dreams come true.
For example, I totally take for granted having dogs as roommates, with a big beautiful yard to call their own. And often forget how blessed I am to be in demand as a coach, calling the shots in my own business.
Mike Dooley calls this the “ho-hum trap,” where we acclimate to our new reality so well that we lose sight of the fabulous and amazing life we truly lead.
Which, from a law of attraction perspective, is not a habit that serves. (Not to mention from a happiness perspective!) Since we attract more of whatever we’re focused on, it’s important to learn to recognize and enjoy the good things present in our lives already.
Even if we believe none of our big dreams have come true, it’s not unusual to overlook the natural daily magic and miracles spread throughout life: puppy breath, spring rainstorms, hot pizza and green lights the whole way home.
I know I’m not the only one who experiences this, which is why I thought it worth exploring how to put the “ho-hum trap” to rest.
How do you stay connected to the manifested magic in your daily life? What tips do you practice to ensure you don’t overlook the good stuff right under your nose?
Looking forward to hearing your experiences on this one!