Law of Attraction is one of the most seek topics in the self-help industry. The philosophy has been around ages ago, but it was recently popularized by the phenomenal book and movie, “The Secret”
Many people talk and love about the Law of Attraction. Perhaps, the concept has been made too simple that as you think, you will become. A lot of people get it wrong by thinking that as long as they think about what they want, it will come true.
This statement is only partially true. It is true that if you want to achieve something, you need to first see it in your mind. However, the Law of Attraction is more than that. It is not only about thinking, it is also about aligning your subconscious mind with your conscious mind.
So does Law of Attraction works? In a word, yes. The Law of Attraction is just like any other law, such as the Law of Gravity. It is there and it will work every time.
If you jump from a building, you will fall to death, no matter who you are, whether you are a president of a country or a doctor. The Law of Gravity will not discriminate because it is absolute.
It is always there and will never give exception to anyone. The same is true for the Law of Attraction.
If this is the case, why then, so many people try to implement the Law of Attraction but fail to manifest the things that they want in life?
Why the Law of Attraction is Not Working for You
According to John Assaraf, one of the gurus featured in The Secret said that 99% of the people fail with the Law of Attraction because they fail to understand the difference between setting goals and achieving them.
Setting goals, imagining the things that you want are imaginative and rational processes. On the other hand, achieving your goal is a habitual and emotional process. And in order to make it work, you need to bring both your logical and emotional parts of the brain to be in coherence, or in sync.
People tend to think positively and consistently visualize the things that they desire on the surface, but deep down, they have unconscious beliefs, habits, and values that are not in congruent with each other.
For example, if you say you want to earn a million dollar or to lose weight, it is not enough to just write them down, or to talk about them, or to visualize them regularly. The missing link is that you have to get your conscious mind and your subconscious mind to line up in harmony with each other to create synchronicity.
You have to create the coherence between your conscious and subconscious mind. This is where most people miss and this is what makes the Law of Attraction did not work for them.
One very obvious reason for the law to fail to work is most people lack the action. The word “attr-action” itself consists of “Action”. You cannot achieve what you want by simply thinking about it.
If you are all about thinking and no action, it simply means that you do not believe that it will work.
For instance, if you do not believe that your car can stop when you hit the brake, will you drive the car? Not at all.
If you do not believe that you stand a chance to win the lottery, will you buy a lottery ticket in the first place? People take action to buy a lottery ticket because they believe that they have a chance to win the prize.
At the same time, people who do not take action to buy a lottery ticket because they do not believe that they are going to win.
You have to emotionalize your desire and impress it into your subconscious mind so that every part of your body, mind, and soul will work towards your goals.
When this happens, you will unconsciously take action and manifest the things that you want through the Law of Attraction.
How to Make the Law of Attraction Works for You
So now that you understand why the Law of Attraction did not work for you, it is time to learn how to make it work.
Please understand that it is not that it does not work, it is the person, the practitioner that did not work.
Follow these 7 guidelines below to activate the Law of Attraction and start to manifest your dreams and your goals.
1. Know Exactly What You Want
It is just like setting goals, you need to know exactly what you want in order to manifest it. If your desire is vague, the result you get will be vague too.
Too many people spend too much time thinking about vague goals such as being rich and staying happy. These are vague goals that you cannot manifest. And this is also one of the core reasons people fail with the Law of Attraction.
If you are serious about using the Law of Attraction and making it works, you must be as specific as possible. You must be able to see the things that you want vividly in your head.
Visualization cannot work if the details are vague. Instead of imagining yourself driving a new car, make the picture vivid and imagine yourself driving a red convertible, Audi A5, with Milano leather upholstery. Imagine sitting in the driver seat, smell the leather, feel your hands on the steering wheel and hear the engine roaring.
The more specific your goals, the more vivid your imagination will be. And the easier the Universe understands your requirement and able to send you what you desire.
2. Practice Visualization
Visualization is the key factor in making the Law of Attraction working for you. In fact, visualization is not a new technique and science has proven that visualization works.
You can often read news about how professional athletes win the competition using the power of visualization. Studies have proved that visualization has an equally powerful effect on the real world.
If you visualize yourself training shooting basketball, your skill can improve just like if you go through the physical training in the real world. This is because your mind cannot differentiate between what is real and what is imagined.
Therefore, practice visualization regularly. Some experts suggest practicing it twice a day, once in the morning and once at night before you get to bed.
Plus, whenever you visualize and see yourself reaching your goals, the process will motivate you and remind you of what you want to accomplish in your life. It is a great way to set you up for success.
3. Believe Without A Doubt
Another key component in making the Law of Attraction works is that you must believe that the things you want will come true, without a doubt.
You have to understand that your life is mainly affected by your beliefs. You are where you are right now because you believe so.
If you want to manifest $100,000 by the end of this year, but you do not believe it will happen and always worry and think about lack, you will never materialize this goal.
Law of Attraction works only if both your conscious and subconscious mind is in harmony. Meaning to say that if you consciously think about the goal you want, but you don’t believe it deep within you, your emotional reaction will be in conflict and the attraction will fail.
It may be difficult to convince yourself to believe in something that you are yet to achieve or have. The solution is to start small. Use visualization and imagine something such as drinking a cup of coffee. Feel the taste, smell it, and make it as real as possible.
And more importantly, incorporate the emotional part into your visualization. Feel the feeling when you drink the coffee or when you drive your dream car or when you achieve the things you desire in life.
4. Watch Your Inner Dialog
A very important part of the Law of Attraction is that you must always be on the lookout for your inner dialog.
What you think every single day will affect your actions. For instance, if your goal is to make a million dollar from your internet business, but if you consistently bombarding your mind with negative thoughts such as the economy are bad, nobody wants to buy online, there are too many scams, etc, you will never achieve the goal.
Your thought plays a big part in developing your beliefs. So be conscious about your inner dialog and what you think most of the time. If you find that you are affirming negative thoughts, switch and change them to something positive.
You can use affirmations as it is a great technique to replace negative thoughts with positive and constructive ones.
5. Action And Execution
Action and execution are the missing links between manifesting what you want from your thoughts into the real physical world.
Most people misunderstand that thought that Law of Attraction is all about thinking and visualization, no real work is required. And this is so wrong.
It is about doing what you believe. When you align your conscious mind with your subconscious mind, you will take action. If you are not in action, it simply means that you do not believe that things will happen subconsciously.
Just like the example of buying a lottery ticket, you will never buy a ticket if you do not believe that you are lucky enough to win. People who don’t believe in their goals don’t bother to take action.
It is because you believe that you show it through your action. Therefore, take massive action and sincerely believe that things are coming your way.
6. Letting It Go
Once you truly believed and took action, the next thing you need to do is to let it go. You have to understand that you cannot force the result.
You can continue to work hard and take action but do understand that result will come at the right time and at the right place. Just like growing a flower, all you do is to make sure that the plant receives enough sunlight, water it regularly and make sure the soil is suitable.
Can you force the plant to bloom? Can you water the plant every hour so that you can get the flower faster? No, you can’t. And if you try to force the result, it will backfire and the process may fail.
The key is to do your best and believe. The rest is up to the Universe to bring your desire into reality.
As the saying goes, “Rome was not built in a day”. If you hold on to a butterfly too tightly, you will kill it.
Thus, work on what you can and leave the rest to the Universe to bring it to you.
7. Ready To Receive
The formula for the Law of Attraction to work according to The Secret is to ask, believe and receive.
You have learned to ask through setting goals, visualize, action, and you have also learned to believe in it. Now, the final part is to be willing to receive.
Receive is always interconnect with belief. For example, if you want to buy new clothes and your closet is full of your old clothes, you must clear off the old to receive the new.
And this is exactly what receiving is all about. You make room for what is coming. It is just like you cannot start a new relationship if you still hang on to the old. When you approach a woman but your heart with someone else, she can sense it and relationship will not work out.
You must always be ready to receive by making rooms for your goals and your dreams. Have you ever wondered why some people are able to receive a huge amount of money but lose it all immediately? This is because they are not ready to receive the money.
Some people achieve great success in business and they make a lot of money, but if their characters, their beliefs, and their values are not in alignment, their success will be short-lived and the money will be gone faster than you imagine.
Hence, always make sure you are prepared, physically, mentally, and emotionally ready for your goals and your dreams.