“We’re not here to take part, we’re here to take over”. Conor McGregor shouted these words into the microphone, still standing in the blood spattered octagon where he had just destroyed his opponent in front of a home crowd of thousands of roaring fans.
For those who don’t know, Conor McGregor is a Dublin bred fighter who is setting the world of mixed martial arts on fire with his showmanship, both inside and outside the ring.
He exudes pure confidence in his abilities and backs it up by walking the walk. He speaks openly about his vision, his mission and his use of visualization.
“If you have a clear picture in your head that something is going to happen and a clear belief that it will happen no matter what then nothing can stop it. It is destined to happen. It’s perfect.”
After following his career and reading his various interviews, I think he’s an ideal example of what can be achieved when you have unshakable belief in your own potential. This makes him a really interesting case study for anyone who wishes to reach their fullest potential, in any walk of life.
And this is what I love about the guy. Besides his explosive performances as an athlete and his often hilarious trash talking, one thing that’s clicked with me is McGregor’s belief in the law of attraction.
“This is the law of attraction. In this struggle, when things are going good and you visualize good things happening , that’s easy. What’s not easy is to do is when things are going bad and you’re visualizing the good stuff. And that’s what I was able to do. … Visualizing good things in times of struggle, what you can do that, that really makes the law of attraction work.”
What is the law of attraction?
Simply put, the law of attraction is this: we attract into our lives what we think about most of the time, good or bad.
And that last ‘good or bad’ part is super important. Because focusing your thoughts on something you don’t want will actually invite that very thing into your life, whether you intended to or not.
So keeping your mind focused on what you do want is critical. And that’s what McGregor is talking about above – staying focused on the right things, even in times of struggle is when you’ll most benefit from the law of attraction.
There’s also a compounding effect at play – meaning the more you focus on something, the more powerful it becomes. So regularly keeping the right things in the fore of your mind is what youhave to do – no matter how many other things are competing with this or trying to distract you.
And although this is hard at times, isn’t it kind of awesome that by simpl thinking about something you really want in your life, the very act of focusing on it will make that thought grow larger and more powerful – until it ultimately manifests in your life in the exact way you pictured it? Wow. Now that’s a habit worth developing.
Imagine, a habit that allows you to design your own reality by “attracting” the experiences you want to have in your life.