You Succeed By Ignoring Reality By Jim Donovan

Jim DonovanListening to the reports about what’s presently going on in the economy I’m reminded of a time, a number of years ago, when we were going through what many people are going through now.

The end of the month was approaching and we were experiencing a cash flow challenge. It was, in all honesty, one of the greatest tests of faith I had experienced in a very long time.

Interestingly enough, I stayed positive throughout, knowing somehow that it would all work out for the best.

During the last week or two of the month my resolve was tested several times.

Using everything I have learned about the law of attraction, and staying focused on what I wanted, I managed to stay “locked on,” to borrow a phase from Lynn Grayborne.

The tricky part and where I believe many people get tripped up, is holding your attention on what you want, while ignoring the “reality” of what is.

Visualizing what you desire while being careful not to notice what has not yet happened.

Let me explain.

When facing challenging times, a drop-off in revenue for example, most people devote a lot of time and energy noticing the lack of business.

This is generally the opposite of what they want. What they want is lots of business.

The law of attraction, a universal law as valid as any other law, like gravity, tells us essentially “we attract of what we focus on.”

The subtlety here is that if we are noticing the lack of revenue, we will attract that. In other words, we will attract more lack of revenue.

The challenge and I believe the real test of ones faith, is to ignore reality and only look at what we want.

We then let go and trust in the Divine Power, that it will appear in the perfect way in the perfect time. The only way it cannot is if we block it by holding our attention, our power as a co-creator, on less than what we want.

During my recent challenge, I knew deep within my being, at the cellular level, that everything would work out. I went about my business taking appropriate actions, holding my attention on what I wanted, being appreciative for everything I already have (counting my blessings) and yes, ignoring reality.

I know that there people who will say I was crazy or foolish and that we have to “be realistic!” There was a time when I might have tried to convince them I was right. Now all I do is smile for I know better.

A few days before the end of the month, in the middle of a phone call with a friend, I went on-line to check my bank balance and see what was happening, to see what checks had cleared and what yet had not cleared. When I looked at the screen I almost feel over, because what I saw there was a very large deposit sitting in my business account.

A small part of me still thought it might be a mistake, but I rejoiced in what could only be described as a miracle. I realized right then and there that all of our positive focus and refusal to accept lack had in fact produced a significant result.

I believe this was a “sign” that our faith was not in vain.

“What so ever you ask for in prayer, believe you have received it and it will be given unto you.” This quotation from the Bible explains it all.

Activity Step:

In your journal complete the steps below:

Step 1 – Know what you DON’T want.

Write it down.

Step 2 – Know what you DO want.

Write it down.

Then, here’s the “secret”, spend some time each day feeling the feelings that you will experience when you have what you want. See and feel yourself as you would if you already had your desire.

For example, if what you want is more money, you probably don’t want little pieces of paper with numbers on them. You most likely want some feeling associated with having the money. Maybe it’s joy, freedom, security or some other good feeling.

Focus on this feeling and recreate it in your body. Imagine you already have the money and are feeling the feelings it brings. Experience all of the good feelings that will come with your desires.

Give no attention to the fact that you do not yet have it. Ignore reality during this “Feel good” time. Do this simple exercise for a few minutes each day.

Jim Donovan
Jim Donovan is the author of the International bestsellers, Handbook To A Happier Life and This Is Your Life, Not A Dress Rehearsal. You can visit his website at

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