You’ve Lost That Nagging Feeling, Oh Oh Oh No!

By Jonathan Timar

We all have a little voice in our heads that does its best to keep us on track. It tends to nag is a bit. Sometimes it asks us to do things that don’t really seem possible, and certainly not easy. It’s not one to take no for an answer, usually it just keeps on asking until it gets the answer it wants. It can become kind of annoying sometimes.

So after a while, we learn to ignore it. We become a bit numb. We content ourselves in out day-to-day lives, without giving a lot of thought to what we really want to be doing. We’re just too busy to worry about other possibilities. For a time, we have managed to lose that nagging feeling.

But if there was ever a quality that could be ascribed to nags it’s relentlessness. A nag will always find a way to get their message home. To a nag, the message is more important that the possible consequences of expressing it. A nag doesn’t care if you like what they have to say, or even if you like them, as long as you hear it. And that goes for nagging feelings too.

We are programmed from an early age to follow a certain path in life. This life, in almost all cases, closely mirrors whatever life our parents led. That means that if your parents grew up in the suburbs, got married at twenty-two, bought a house and had three kids, you will probably enter adulthood with strong external and internal pressures to do the same. You may find yourself seeking out this life subconsciously even if consciously you want something else for yourself. If you grew up in poverty and new life as a constant struggle, then this will be your reference point, and you will be inclined to follow this path too, for the simple reason that that is what you know.

If you do not have knowledge of how to live a better/different life, then you will have difficulty convincing yourself it is even possible. Others success will be less inspiring, and more perplexing. How are they doing it? What makes them so different from me? Is it real? They must have something I don’t!

Well, yes, they do have something you don’t. Their frame of reference for life surrounds a painting depicting as reality what to you is just a dream.

They believe in what you imagine!

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    They have heard that nagging voice in their head, and rather than attempt to silence it, and dismiss its words and those of a dreamer with their head in the clouds, they have embraced it as their reality.

    “All I ask of you is one thing: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism — it’s my least favourite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”

    Conan O’Brien

    This is what the law of attraction is truly about. It is not magic. You do not attract things into your life simply by thinking about them. You attract things into your life by believing in them. Once you believe in something, you can start taking practical steps to attract it into your life.

    The thought is the first step. Then comes the belief, the belief leads to action, which creates reality. But if you have silenced your inner nag, you will never acknowledge the thought, and nothing will happen.

    Stop and listen for the voice. Listen to what it has to say. Believe what it has to say, remember, the belief is the only thing that separates you from those that are following their dreams.

    Now take the first step.