What does quantum physics have to do with job changing? Read this page to find out how.
What does quantum physics have to do with job changing? Maybe nothing at all, and maybe quite a bit, depending upon how you look at it. Leading quantum physicists are, after all, the people most of us consider geniuses, in the category of an Albert Einstein. They have a lot to say about just what it is that makes up the everyday reality we experience.
In a job search, to a far greater degree than at most other times, we're aware that our lives could take any one of several major turns in the near future. This means that the everyday reality we'll soon be experiencing will likely be different from what we experience today.
At such a time, it can be instructive to look at what these "smartest people" have to say about the way we experience this world, and how we even help to create what we experience.
Some of it may sound incredible, perhaps impossible. However, if some of what they say can help you develop a mindset that improves your chances of success in job changing, it may be worthwhile to temporarily adopt their viewpoint, to see if you can make it work in your favor.
As you would expect, these physicists have many things to say about the way we experience reality, filling many volumes, and they don't all agree on everything. There are a few conclusions most of them agree on, though, which may be helpful for you to apply to your thinking as you go about the process of making a major change in your life by finding a new job. Here they are:
- There is not necessarily an objective reality out there, apart from our experience of it.
- Without perception, the universe continues to generate an endless profusion of "probability patterns." With our perception, we actualize one of them and call that our reality.
- The "wave function," represents all the possibilities that can happen to anything when it interacts with an observer (you or anyone else). It is not just a mathematical fiction, but a real thing. All of the possibilities it represents are real, and they all happen. They all "actualize" (become "real"), in different worlds that co-exist with ours.
- The instant we actualize one probability within the wave function, the universe splits into two worlds. There then exist two distinct editions of the observer and the world observed, each unaware of the other.
- If you choose to believe in free will, it is logical to believe in the "many worlds theory," which says there is a different edition of us in each of the different branches of the universe as it constantly splits into different realities.
- Everything that exists already exists in total. All the past, present and future exist at once.
- All of the past and all of the future, for each individual, meet and forever meet at one single point ... now.
- The "now" of each individual is specifically located, and will never be found in any other place, than "here," (wherever you happen to be).
Now these physicists know that in order to function in this world we all need to act as though there is time and space, and that there are plenty of solid objects out there, separate from us, that we'd better not bump into if, for example, we're traveling 60 miles per hour in a car.
However, if you want to change your life, to bring in a "new reality" to your daily experience, then what they are telling us about the way the universe "really works," can be incredibly positive. If you adopt their way of thinking even only temporarily, it may help you bring about the job offer you want. Here's why.
Taken to their logical conclusions, their explanations mean that there are a lot of "probable worlds" out there, and among them is a "future you" who already has the job you want. And when they say that the place where you can "meet" and "interact" with this future you who already has the job, is right here and right now, the implication is that you can make connections with that particular future by thinking about it.
And when they say that there isn't necessarily a world out there apart from your experience of it, they are implying that you have a large hand in creating whatever you experience. So what we have, at long last, is a scientific basis for the validity of positive thinking! It was decades ago when Norman Vincent Peale first popularized the concept in America with his famous book, The Power of Positive Thinking. In the years since then, dozens of authors have written well received books on how positive thinking, visualization, and affirmations work time and again.
Examples abound in sports and medicine the athlete who visualizes himself or herself jumping over the high jump bar, swimming the fastest lap, kicking the winning field goal, or swishing the ball through the basket. These are commonplace.
Likewise, there have been many best sellers in the past 10 years, written by doctors who have witnessed remarkable recoveries and healings when there seems to be no medical basis for the cure, but just a strong belief on the part of the patient that they would get better, often accompanied by visualizations and affirmations.
Less well known, but equally significant, are the instances where this has worked in job changing. Many seasoned consultants in the field can recall dozens of instances where people changing jobs and careers successfully applied visualization and affirmations to help them win the job they wanted.
But while it has long been known that people who employ these techniques get results, there was never any logical explanation for it. Now, however, the quantum physicists have supplied the answer! If all those futures are out there right now, then when you visualize and make affirmations, you are taking advantage of the fact that the here-and-now is the only place, as they say, that you can make a connection with them.
By focusing in on that one future where things are going as you'd like them to, you are sending signals that help make that reality the one you experience, while all the others remain "probable," existing as some other version of you, that you're not aware of. It follows that the stronger the thoughts, visualizations, and feelings that you put forth aimed at that one future version of you, the greater the chances you will "tune in on it" and bring it into your everyday experience. You are in this explanation playing a key role in creating what you experience, by deciding what you will "tune into."
So that's how positive thinking works! Or at least, it's one plausible explanation of how it might work, if we accept that these "genius scientists" have correctly figured out the framework for how we experience our daily reality.
But you don't need to accept their explanations in order to put them to work for you. If you find them too incredible, simply reject them for the long term. Merely as a short-term experiment, though, "suspend disbelief" for a short while. Pretend that this is the way the world really works, and test out for 45 to 90 days your ability to visualize and affirm while you are implementing your job search.
Sometimes pretending or imagining can help us see things in a new light in our real-life job world. For example, just the notion that there is already a "future you" out there enjoying the job you'd like to have, might make you more confident that you can bring that into your reality.
And the concept that the only place you can affect the future is from the here and now, might make you more determined to start taking actions immediately, instead of putting things off. Results like that, even if they're based only on imagination, can surely prove helpful.
Why not try it? You've got nothing to lose. If those scientists are correct, then your winning the job is one more anecdotal example of how people can apply their theories to get practical results.
And if they're not correct? Then your winning the job is still one more anecdotal example of how people can apply their theories to get practical results, even if the theories themselves are all wrong. Either way, you can make them work for you!