From Space Email.
Someone once told me that the universe wants to align itself in ways that act in your best interest, based on how you actively express your desires to it. Also, it doesn’t understand negatives.
What this person meant was if you’re running late and you think to yourself, “I don’t want to be late,” then the universe doesn’t understand the negative part—the “don’t” part. It thinks you’re saying, “I want to be late.”
Instead of thinking, “I don’t want to be late,” think, “I want to be early,” or “I want to be on time.” The universe understands these requests and will align itself to give you them. If you think, “I don’t want to be late,” the universe might give you the opposite of what you want!
I’m not sure if I believe it, but I find if I think in positives instead of negatives (“I will do better,” instead of, “I don’t want to do worse”), it makes me feel more powerful. It makes me feel like the universe is on my side.