I wish I had a buck for every time as a kid I heard, “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.” It was usually my mother who said it and it was typically in response to something I wanted, or felt I needed in my life. Every time I heard it I would cringe.
I know that when my mother uttered these words she was doing what she felt was best for me. She wanted to protect me from the hurt, pain and disappointment that I would experience when I didn’t achieve what I desired. This could be anything from wanting to be a patrol boy in grade school, to wanting to be on the football team in high school, to asking out the cutest girl in my class, to my desire to join a fraternity in college. She was afraid that I would get my hopes up “too high” and thus feel tremendous loss when I failed to succeed.
Her words were never a comfort to me. They were more a reminder that I would probably fail. As a kid I had no knowledge of the Law of Attraction. But deep inside I had this inner knowing that asking for what I wanted, believing it would manifest in my life and expecting that I would succeed, made me feel good. And hearing these words, spoken by my loving mother, felt like being drenched with a large bucket of cold water. Immediately, my thoughts would change from positive to negative, from success to imminent failure. As my thoughts changed so did my mood. It would go from positive, happy and expectant, to one of fear and depression.
As an adult and a student of spirituality, I know the secret of manifesting in your life all that you desire. It requires vigilance. It requires you to ask for what you want. It requires you to visualize yourself already in possession of what you want. It requires you to believe that what you ask for will indeed come to you. And it requires you to expect what you desire to arrive in your life, as if you were waiting for UPS to deliver what you ordered on Amazon.
Hearing “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch,” at this critical time will do only one thing, destroy your efforts to create YOUR perfect life.
Don’t listen to people who say these words, and never say them to anyone you love and care about!