The law of attraction is no secret any longer to many of us.
Thanks to the book The Secret we’ve discovered the law of attraction, and how to leverage from it. But also understand exactly what it is.
Generally speaking, the law of attraction is the attractive forces that come to you based on what you say and what you do.
From that alone, it can be interpreted in several ways.
Every single person who has learned about what the law of attraction is, has their own way of applying it and how it’s all seen.
Take for example how my brother learned about the law of attraction. When the law of attraction was explained to him, it sounded like nothing but a scam to him. For one, the way he was explained it was thusly:
“If you desire it enough, and pretend you already have it, then you will attract that thing to your life.”
Even for me, a believer in law of attraction, would say this way of thinking is a little bit odd.
Even though I haven’t personally read the book, nor seen the movie, I did read the daily teachings. From that alone, I got a glimpse of what was being instructed. At the end of the day, what was mentioned in the teachings could easily suggest that line of thinking above.
I find this rather unusual for a few reasons.
True we can attract things in our lives by mere thoughts. Much like any emotions, we can attract more of those emotions to us the more we spread them. But therein lies what’s so unusual about that statement.
What the law of attraction really is to me
A good way to describe the use of the law of attraction can best be explained in the story of Jim Carrey. Jim Carrey once made an appearance on Oprah’s show back in the early 90s and was talking about this phenomenon.
How he managed to become successful was through law of attraction. He firmly believed that he would make it big and make his millions soon enough. Despite what his acting career has become these days, we can’t deny the fact that he has made millions off of his previous work today.
How he got to that point was simple.
He wrote himself a cheque for one million dollars for acting services rendered. But he didn’t only pretend that he would get his millions or have some expectation that he was already a millionaire.
He worked for it.
Get Off Your Ass
You get what you work for. So work your ass off!— Anonymous
What Jim Carrey did back then was actually apply two principals: the law of attraction, and the GOYA (Get Off Your Ass) principal.
I believe this discrepancy isn’t mentioned a lot in The Secret. I’m saying this as I don’t recall many instances of this being mentioned directly in the daily teachings.
It’s certainly implied within the work and in the daily teachings, but I believe you need the right mindset. Again, some people think that if you think hard enough you’ll get what you are looking for. It’s clear people can miss out on some important details.
For me I didn’t have an issue with it.
Ever since I was little I was told I need to do something in order to get something. Something wouldn’t happen if I thought really really hard at what I wanted.
My point is as much as using our brain to attract things to our lives, there comes a time where action needs to be taken.
Having a million dollar mindset means you need to start thinking like you are worth millions.
From there you need to action.
Even with small things in our lives like expressing gratitude or doing something nice to others takes action.
You need to use your brain to think of things you are grateful for in order to attract gratitude to you.
The same goes for kindness. You need to do something nice to others to attract kindness from others.
Now that you know…
Now that you know action is a necessary part to the law of attraction, I’ll be sharing with you next time about how to leverage from it properly. Naturally you can do raw action, but having a plan of attack can help in so many ways.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
This post is part of an 3 month writing challenge that I’m committing myself to. Every day for 3 months, I’ll be writing articles with specific criteria in mind. You can learn all about my reasoning as well as what that criteria is right here. This is 4 of 91 of this series.
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