How Do YOU Say Hello?
It was nice to read Seth Godin’s “Is everything perfect?” post this morning, not just because it fits perfectly with suggestions we hear regularly from Abraham, but because it was from Seth Godin!
(For those who aren’t familiar, Seth is a heavy hitter and leading edge thinker in the business world, not traditionally known for sharing deliberate creation tips!)
If you ever wondered how to share LOA principles with a traditional audience (read: without sounding wacky to someone who thinks LOA is woo wooey), Seth does it beautifully here.
In this piece, Seth suggests that our performance obsessed society causes us to focus on everything that’s not going perfect. He says we’d be much better served by answering the “what’s up?” question literally with what’s going right.
As Seth writes, “Highlighting what’s working helps you make that happen more often.”
Abraham has long suggested we create a new habit of initiating conversation, where instead of asking each other how it’s going, and thus reinforcing the reality we’ve already created, or giving ourselves a cue to answer honestly when the truth isn’t necessarily what we want more of, instead we share what we’re looking forward to next.
The habit of answering what fun stuff we’re cooking up keeps our focus on where we’re going rather than where we’ve been.
In fact, here’s Abe on why not to focus on the past:
(You can’t keep up with who you really are when you’re thinking about what happened before. “You are forward looking beings.”)
So one of the best ways we can keep up with the vibrational reality we’ve created (i.e. “get what we want”) is to keep our attention on what’s going right, what we’re looking forward to next, and knowing the power of that focus.
I’d like to hear from you deliberate creators how you greet and answer others.
Have you given up the “How’s it going?” question for one that better prompts others to find a more helpful focus?
And how do you respond when you get the question about how you’re doing? Do you answer as expected, or have you found a way to focus ton the future without sounding wacky?
I’d love to hear what you’re practicing out and about in the “real” world!