3 Amazing Ways to Benefit from the Law of Attraction
“Doing the tough things sets winners apart from losers.”
― Stephen Richards (Tweet This)
Most of you probably already know about the Law of Attraction. It goes a little something like this:
In a nutshell, the Law of Attraction says that you attract into your life whatever you think about. According to the law, your thoughts (both unconscious and conscious) dictate the reality of your life, whether or not you’re aware of it.
To work with this energy, you must practice four things:
- Know what you desire, then ask the universe for it.
- Focus your thoughts on what you desire with intense feelings and emotions, like gratitude or enthusiasm.
- Feel and behave as if you’ve already acquired the object of your desire.
- Be open to receiving what you desire.
Okay, that seems straightforward enough. But is it?
Most of us have poor thinking habits. Instead of focusing on what we desire and the feeling of already having it with a sense of gratitude and joy, our minds are cages of negativity. We engage in negative self-talk. We worry constantly. We think the same mundane thoughts over and over. We think the worst of other people. And the list goes on.
The challenge (and the solution) is to practice the Law of Attraction every day of your life — to make it a habit.
Relaxing on the sofa once a month for 10 minutes and thinking about the promotion you want isn’t going to cut it. It’s about using the law each day to change the way you think and act to achieve the life you want and deserve.
Three Tips to Get the Law of Attraction to Work For You
1. Just Do It
Maybe you’re already reading books about how to achieve success in different facets of your life, whether it be wealth, happiness, health, or relationships. But are you doing anything? Most people stay at the level of thought and analysis. It’s time to act. Remember you’re supposed to behave as if what you desire is already yours. People forget this point.
Many people find the old “fake it until you make it” philosophy helpful here. If you’re shy and quiet, but want to be confident and heard in the boardroom, push yourself to speak once or twice every meeting. If you want to be happier, smile at your co-workers (even if you don’t feel like it!). After a while, these actions become second nature and even enjoyable, because they’re aligned with your desires. Combining thoughts and actions that are positively reinforcing will help you attract what you want faster.
2. Surround Yourself With Positive People
Have you ever been having a great day and then you run into that person? You know the one. They might be rude or inconsiderate or arrogant or maybe all three. Nonetheless, you walk away from the interaction feeling “icky” or deflated. Maybe some of the people closest to you have this effect. That’s a problem.
These people are giving off bad energy, and you’re absorbing it. It’s difficult to stay positive and focused on your desires when confronted with a barrage of negative vibrations. And guess what? They want you to pick it up. Bringing you down brings you in sync with their negative state, which reinforces their thoughts and actions.
Now think about a different scenario. Who are the people in your life who lift you up? The people with whom you walk away from a conversation feeling energized and happy? These are the individuals you want to (and should) be around.
You want to be happier? Hang out with happy people. You want to be healthier? Become friends with people who live and breathe a healthy lifestyle. Being around people whose energy and actions align with where you want to go is a sure fire way to speed up the Law of Attraction.
3. Get Clear
There are a lot of bad “askers” out there. It’s very difficult to achieve what you desire when you don’t actually know what it is that you want. If there is confusion or anxiety or tension around what you desire, that’s what you’re going to get: more confusion or anxiety or tension. Remember, the universe delivers to you what you give your attention and energy to, not necessarily what you want.
Achieving clarity about your desires is one of the most crucial steps in manifesting what you want. For some, this process can be tricky. Abraham-Hicks has a helpful concept for this problem. It’s the idea of contrast. The exercise is to think about circumstances in your life that you don’t want. Most people find it easier to identify what they don’t want than what they do. It follows that once you’re clear about what it is that you don’t want, it’s easier to pinpoint what it is that you do.
For example, you might dislike your job, but you don’t know what else is out there for you. In this case, think about the things you don’t like about your job. You might find that the part you don’t like is having to work in an office environment and all the things that go along with that: staff meetings, office politics, a nine-to-five work schedule, etc. If this is the case, your desire might be to work from home or to freelance. Getting clear about what you want will bring you that much closer to it.