I first heard of the idea of tracking what you wanted to attract into your life from Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson of Being Boss and I thought it was a really interesting concept. Then I read about it again in The Success Principles by Jack Canfield and I thought, "There must be something to this...".
At first I was a little skeptical because I didn't understand how simply tracking something attracted it into my life, but I thought I'd give it a go. I mean, what did I have to lose? So I picked a couple of things that I wanted to attract into my life and set up a space to track them.
Maybe nothing happened in the first few days, but as I kept tracking, I noticed that I began to gravitate towards the actions that would bring me the results that I wanted. If I wasn't clear about what I needed to do before, solutions were suddenly coming to me and as I acted on them, the results that I wanted did indeed begin showing up.
By continuously tracking something, you're telling your brain that this is important.
You're reiterating to it that you want results and you're tracking the progress. As you keep this focus, you'll find yourself doing the things that need to be done for those results. You'll gravitate towards them because your brain has connected the action with your desired results. In addition, your brain will also be alert for ways to solve any of the problems that you face in getting your results.
This awareness is critical.
Without recognizing the resources and opportunities around you, it will be much harder for you to get the results that you want.
Jack Canfield cites a story in his book about how man lost weight by simply tracking his weight every day. All this guy did was step on the scale every morning and write down his weight. Just by doing that, the guy automatically started eating less and making healthier choices. His brain was aware of the goal and worked to make it happen.
What do you want to attract into your life that you can track?