Life’s Boomerang: All In The Flick of the Wrist
Sooner or Later, good or bad, it all comes back to you; life is like a boomerang.
All of our thoughts are energy and what we put out either comes back to us (like a boomerang) or hits it’s target. There is a certain impact to the thoughts going through your mind everyday. Happiness researcher Shawn Achor studies the psychosomatic effects of happiness and has discovered that there is a direct correlation between the kinds of thoughts you have in your brain and the direction in which your life is going.
Wow, now there is measurable proof that your positive or negative results in life originate from the seeds of your thoughts.
“This is why you cannot afford to just put out any thoughts or intentions into the world. In order to hit your targets and goals in life, every thought and intention has to be carefully and masterfully created from a pure place.”
If you throw a boomerang without absolute accuracy, it will miss the target and quite possibly come back and hit you in the back of the head.
Our thoughts and intentions are just like boomerangs in that sense. If we aren’t careful to put them out properly, they can come back and hurt us. The reality is that the vast majority of things that impact our lives are things that come back to us that WE ourselves put out into the world in the first place.
You CANNOT afford to launch boomerangs that do not serve your highest self.
When launched from a self-centered, primal place- a place from which most entrepreneurs operate given the intensely competitive environment- it is easy to misguide your intention. Indeed, we all try and figure out how to get ahead of everyone else; but this isn’t the right space from which to operate if you want to become the best version of yourself. . . And, this certainly isn’t the place from which to operate if you wish to build sustainable success.
Every time something breaks or falls apart in your life, that is an opportunity to build it up in a new and improved way.
Think about something that’s fallen apart in your life; take a look at that “boomerang”. When something falls to ruin, realize that it didn’t actually go wrong in that moment, but rather long before. Now realize that this happened because you were coming from an ego-centered position.
“In fact, you were just launching boomerangs without even thinking about how they would come back to you later on. . . And man, when it does come full- circle, and that boomerang surprises you, you better take responsibility for it– 100%– even if it’s not your fault. The source is YOU.”
Now, luckily it works the other way too.
Boomerangs that are thrown the right way, from the right place, and with the right intention, will hit their targets and yield good results down the line.
Case in point: In 2007 I was already making plenty of money and needed another calling to push myself to the next level. So I decided to go out and create a hundred millionaires. I set THAT as the intention– the core driving reason behind my ambitions and my business. I wanted to help others achieve those results and move beyond just achieving them myself. THAT message went out into the Universe and people responded to it. It came back to me, and continues to come back to me in ways beyond my wildest expectations.
“Some people call this “luck” or “karma.” I call it intelligent intent- knowing who you are, what you want, and why you want it. Then, while staying completely committed, you release any attachment you may have to the outcome timeline.”
Cast your bread upon the waters and after many days it will come back to you. (Ecc 11:1) In other words, you will reap what you sow. When a boomerang comes back and smacks you in the head, it hurts. But it’s your chance to grow from it. That’s your chance to reverse engineer your failures and take responsibility for them. Grab the broken pieces of that boomerang that connected with your dome- piece and put them back together in a new and improved way.
Re-build the boomerang using what you’ve learned. Then throw it again.
This time around it’s more likely to hit your target and move you closer to your goal.
All my best,
P.S. This article is based on the October 3, 2012 WAKE UP Podcast Sooner or Later, it all comes back to you.