I just came up with a rewording exercise, for whenever we say we want or don't want, or need something.
1. Replace "I Want", "I Need" and "I Wish" with "I am grateful in advance for..."
2. Replace "I Hate", "I Don't Like" and "I'm Not Doing" with "I am grateful in advance for when I do/have _____ instead."
That's all folks!
So true. I'll add another tip. Thoughts of Plenty...
Plenty of time
Plenty of money
Plenty of friends
Plenty of opportunities
Plenty of solutions
Plenty to give
Plenty of strength
Reminds me of a talk Michael Losier did. He said his clients always said "I don't want x,y,z" and when they said this he would ask them "so what do you want" and often they would not be able to describe it. It helped him to get them to focus more and took them away from the lack and more on to the creation of what they wanted.
Also "want" is a word with 27 different defintions and prior to the 1927's dictionary the first and original meaning was "to lack". So its interesting when people say "I want x,y,z" universe hears "I lack x,y,z". So people get frustrated because they are saying "I want" all the time and the universe is delivering but then they say the LOA doesn't work. Its funny when they realise they are saying "I lack" and change to more powerful statements like "I have" or "I am".
LOL, I was just on Pandora listening to a song and I was just about to say "I want that album" when I read this, and I just decided to say "I have this album," "I have that album," "I really really have this album," etc. I find it fun because I find it a real-life equivalant to having a Fairly Odd Parent (this is in reference to a Nickelodeon show) saying "I wish I had that album," etc.