When Good Decisions Go Bad

Everyone’s experienced it … we say yes to something we’re really excited about, that seems like the answer to our prayers, but it turns out to be a bust.

Whether it’s a dream house turned money pit, or a new job that looked better on paper, or a financial investment that doesn’t pay off …

… it even happens so often in relationships that there’s a phrase for it: “the honeymoon’s over.”

Sometimes our amazing opportunity turns into a nightmare that makes us wonder what the hell we were thinking.

But it doesn’t need to be that way.

You can use law of attraction to get things back to good.

Because all that’s happening is we’re letting our focus slip from the amazing wondrous possibilities to dwelling on nitpicky problems which can only grow larger when that focus goes unchecked.

It’s happened to me more times than I care to admit – like when I laid out tens of thousands of dollars for a business mentor that fell flat. Or when I trusted a healer to do important bodywork that didn’t pan out. Or when … you know, I think I’ll stop listing examples.

Because that focus doesn’t help. And this all about how we focus.

Here’s the LOA magic we engage to get back to good: remind yourself (as many times as needed) why you chose this, why you believed it was a good idea in the first place, and dwelling on all the things you loved about it in the beginning.

And trusting that the outcome you intended is still unfolding.

You don’t have to write it off as a good decision gone bad or label it a misguided inspiration.

It’s only when we give up on thinking of it as a good thing that we create it a “mistake.”

If we keep the doors of possibility open, and our alignment in place (that brought it to us in the first place), we put ourselves right back on the path to happiness.

Having said that, there are times when the fabulous thing was only ever meant to be a temporary step along the way to something better. In that case, it’s good to let go and appreciate the role it played in our unfolding success.

And there are times when we really truly made less than aligned decisions from a kinky vibrational place.

But for those occasions when you wonder why your good thing isn’t turning out to be that, use your powers of focus to re-harness your attention in a way that allows it to take you somewhere good after all.

That can be more effective than concluding this action “didn’t work” or “was a waste of time/money.”

So the next time you spend a big chunk of money that you start to regret, or when you wonder if you should have stayed put in your old job, or when you start to see Mr.

Right as Mr. What-Was-I-Thinking, remember to use your focusing powers to your benefit. 😉

It’s never too late to recover the good thing you chose.

  • January 28, 2016
  • Laura Hansen says:

    I loved the post. I see you just posted it a couple of days ago. Perfect timing for me. I am getting back into my vortex now. Thanks for helping me turn a not so great experience into one that I am going to look at from the excitement that I started it with. Perception is reality and I am changing my perspective.
    Thanks again!
    Much Love!
    Laura Hansen

  • Aniket says:

    Thanks for the share..
    This one reminds me of Bashar.
    “If you assign a positive meaning to an event, this will produce a positive experience for you. “

  • C. says:

    This came at the perfect time! Thank you!
    Also, I’ve come to learn that when you get your alignment back right, you’ll be able to actually see what step you should take next (Should I say or should I go?).
    When you’re not align, it’s hard to get the INSPIRED answers.

  • Danielle says:

    As usual you ROCK with your timing Jeannette!! We’ve been remodeling our house for a while now and i periodically experience the ‘what were we thinking’ stuff. Thank you for giving me a tool to refocus on all the coolness that our house will (and already does) have, even before it is complete. You will be invited to the most amazing, bad-ass, fun, uplifting, memorable house warming party in the history of the universe when we’re done!

  • Amanda says:

    Perfect timing on this one for me. Thanks Jeanette. I’ve spent too long ‘regretting’ a lot of my past decisions and it keeps me stuck.

    • Jeannette says:

      Yeah, I’ve found one or two decisions of my own that I have to keep re-choosing the good thoughts about.
      Here’s to liberating ourself from regret, the obstacle that can keep the goods from being delivered by Big U. 🙂

  • Jiya says:

    It feels like a message to me. Thank you for this post.
    Love and Light to all.

  • Margareth says:

    What a great post, just what I needed to hear today. Thank you Jeanette for always being so spot on!

    • Jeannette says:

      Thanks for reading, Margareth. Glad it hit the spot. 🙂
      I think many of us can find something worth cleaning up in our list of past decisions … and just even deciding that it was the right thing to do can change everything here and now. 🙂

  • Karen says:

    What! A good decision of mine going bad? Nah, those days are over. Period. 🙂

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