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Seven Steps To Using the Law of Attraction to Manifest Your Dreams

 
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I watched The Law of Attraction documentary on Netflix, featuring The Minds Behind The Secret. It sounds invigorating, but it begged the question….. does this work?

The documentary outlined visioning things and creating a vision board, but nothing really sounded concrete. Could I really make things happen in my life simply by thinking about them? Would the law of attraction work for me?

What is The Law of Attraction?

Law of Attraction is the belief that having positive thoughts about your life and future will “attract” more positivity and prosperity in your life. (And who doesn’t want that, right?)

Simply put, I believe that I’ll have a beautiful home and then I get a beautiful home.

Does The Law of Attraction work?

I know… It really, really doesn’t sound real.

If getting everything you want was THAT simple, we would’ve found a solution for world peace, cancer and bad heartbreaks a long time ago.

I would’ve been much more skeptical if my best friend hadn’t forced me to make a vision board years earlier. I’d used the law of attraction to manifest my Master’s degree, a high paying job and now, my fiance. It worked, but even after watching the movie, I couldn’t figure out why.

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Why It Works?

The Law of Attraction starts with you approaching the world around you with positivity and believing in yourself.

At its core, the Law of Attraction is in line with the most basic level of optimism, trust and confidence.

If you can be optimistic about your own life, trust that the things you want are available to you, and embrace confidence that you can achieve your dreams….. then the Law of Attraction will work for you.

How To Practice the Law of Attraction

OK. I’m gonna make a quick shift from the big picture and dive deep into how you can start to do this in your life Every. Single. Day.

You’ll notice that this has a bit of overlap with my post on manifestation. That’s because the Law of Attraction is the guiding principle that allows manifestation to happen.

Kinda like how gravity is the reason a ball falls to the ground when you drop it.

Law of Attraction, like gravity, is the principle or rule. Manifestation is the outcome (like the ball falling to the ground).

Side note: Also, similar to gravity, the Law of Attraction is happening. If you’re putting negative energy out into the world and feeling defeated, that’s what you will manifest.

These rules are the actions you can take daily to ensure the Law of Attraction works the way that we want - to get the things we want in life. To accomplish our goals. To live our dreams.

Get clear on what you want to accomplish

The Law of Attraction can’t work to achieve your dreams if you have no idea what your dreams are.

That’s like getting into a car and starting to drive with no destination - and then wondering why the GPS isn’t working.

You don’t have to know exactly what you want, but you do need a general idea.

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Visualize it

Visualizing is a core principle of the Law of Attraction. This is where you see yourself in a state of accomplishing the goals that you set. It helps with making the dream real in your mind before it’s ever a reality.

We are huge advocates for using vision boards to create a collage of your dreams, but you can use pictures, affirmations or even a Pinterest board.

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Believe that it’s coming

The second core idea of the Law of Attraction is trust.

You really have to trust that your goal is possible. This is the step where many people stop.

If you approach your goals by believing that you’ll never get there to begin with, there’s no way you’ll achieve them. You won’t work as hard. You will feel defeated before you start.

Trust that you can do this…. Because you can :) Don’t stop now.

Work on it

Contrary to popular belief, manifesting doesn’t happen simply because you thought good thoughts.

You have to work like you expect your dreams to come true. You must act as if you’re able to achieve it.

Let’s imagine that you want to write a book. So you set your intentions, you created a vision board and you truly believe that the world will love your stories.

What comes next?

Well, what does someone who wants to write a book do? They write.

Believing you’ll have a great book doesn’t make a great book appear. You write it.

Or you don’t.

For anything to “manifest” you HAVE to put in the work.

How To Start Attracting Your Dreams Today

Just in case you’re so excited that you want to start right this minute:

  1. Set your intention! :) Write down one thing you want to accomplish.

  2. Act as if you know it’s coming. Start working towards it and truly believe it will come.

  3. Create an affirmation to help you push through. Check out my post on affirmations here.

The law of attraction might seem unattainable. Trust me, I know how difficult it can be to believe in something that you can’t yet see or feel.

If you look at every step of the Law of Attraction, at its core all you’re really doing is setting a goal and working towards it. That’s what brings you to creating your reality. You’re actively engaging in your life to make your dreams come true. You’re preparing yourself to take advantage of the opportunities that come your way.

You can manifest anything you want.

What’s one thing you’ve been putting on the back-burner that you can move forward? Where is that dream that you didn’t quite have enough confidence to go after? What’s that thing in the pit of your stomach that you know you were meant to achieve in this life?

Take a step forward today.


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About Chantl

Chantl founded Thrive Lounge to give women the kick in the pants they need (lovingly, of course) to uncomplicate their goals, stop making excuses, get productive and start living the life they always wanted. Her book, Goal Doing: Practical Advice For Goal Setting, Action Planning and Achieving Your Dreams, gives women a step-by-step guide to create, plan and achieve their grandest goals.


5 Steps to Manifesting Your Dreams Using a Vision Board in 2019

 
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I created my first vision board in 2015, which helped me move from rock freakin’ bottom to simply not poor. It wasn’t a giant improvement, but it was enough to help me believe that this whole vision board thing might actually work.

The following year, I decided to dream bigger and put the number $75,000 in big green numbers on my vision board. My goal was to 3x my income in 9 months with a grad school program.

By the end of the program, I received an offer of exactly $75,000.

So when people ask me “Do vision boards really work?”  Or say things like “it’s too woo-woo for me” I can’t help but smile. They work like magic…. if you take them seriously.

Vision boards have been the only way that I’ve been able to manifest the things I want to create in my life. And every year, I watch my dream transform right in front of me.

Vision Boards and Manifesting

Manifesting means to create something in the real world.

You may not realize this, but you’re doing it all the time - even if you’ve never heard the word manifesting before.

Have you ever had a dream that you made come true? For example, during my lowest rock bottom, I realized that journaling could help me get out of my head and have a bit of gratitude for the meager life I did have.

There was one problem: I couldn’t afford a journal.

I started to act as if I knew I was getting a journal anyway. I started looking at journals in the store and on Amazon. I knew that I wanted one that would inspire me with beautiful quotes. I wanted something that would fit into my purse so I’d always have it. I wanted it thick enough that I’d be able to keep it for a while.

Soon there after, at my receptionist job, I greeted a woman who arrived for a meeting with on the executives. She happened to be carrying a journal that had exactly everything I wanted. The black leather cover was filled with inspirational affirmations from top to bottom. The entire 6x9 book would fit right into any of my purses. I immediately asked her where she got it from, admiring it from across the desk.

On her way out of the office, she stopped by my desk and said, I haven’t written anything in this book yet - and I’d like you to have it.

That is manifesting. You can manifest things big or small, expensive or cheap, realistic or grand AF.

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A vision board is a tool in the manifesting toolbox.

Your vision board is a visualization of everything you want to be, do, and have in the future. It’s your blank canvas to post images, quotes, affirmations and drawings of anything you want to create in your life.

Manifesting is, therefore, the ultimate goal of the vision board. The measurement of success for your vision board is whether the things you want became a reality.

Is A Vision Board For Me?

If you want to improve the overall quality of your life and manifest your goals, a vision board can help you to do that. To be honest, you don’t even have to believe in vision boards.

Seriously, I only created my first vision board because a woman I know and trust swears by them. Before then, I thought vision boards were some woo-woo fad that would soon pass. Plus I was in such a bad place in my life at the time, I figured it couldn’t hurt. Only after watching my goals manifest did I truly believe.

This is my favorite tool for people who are just starting out in manifesting their dreams because it’s easy to start, fun, and can even be made into a group activity. (I host vision board parties every year for friends and family to create their vision boards together.)

How To Manifest Using Vision Boards

Step One: Understand the steps to manifesting

There are three key steps in manifesting:

  1. Ask: Set your intention for what you want. The more clear that you can be on what you want, the better you can “ask” for what you want out of life.

  2. Believe: Trust that the process will work for you. Fears about whether you can create your reality will only hinder your ability to be “all in” on your future.

  3. Receive: Allow the change to happen in your life. Start to act as if your goal is inevitable and It. Will. Be.

Step Two: Visualize The Ask

Here’s where your vision board comes in. Once you know what you want to manifest, it’s time to solidify the idea in your mind with a vision board. Use your vision board to visualize the end result of achieving your goals. Imagine what your life looks like. Imagine what your new daily schedule would be. Imagine the people around you. Imagine how you’ll feel. Imagine what types of things you’ll be doing.

Step Three: Prepare To Receive with Goal Setting

Start preparing yourself to achieve your goal by breaking your dreams down into smaller, more achievable goals. Manifesting isn’t supposed to be about waiting for things to happen to you. Instead, it’s about moving through your life with intention and purpose.

Setting goals and working down the path means that you expect your goal to become a reality, you believe. (See what I did there?)

In my story, I started looking for journals and doing the research as if I would be able to purchase it one day, even though I didn’t have money for food.

Step Four: Be Present In Your Life

The biggest thing keeping people from attracting their dreams is worrying about their past or their future. If you’re worried about the training you don’t have, your age or your skin color, you might miss some of the opportunities right in front of you.

Focus on the moment you’re in. Pay attention to the things around you and try to notice when the stepping stone to your desire is near. (Remember when I met the woman who gave me my first journal?)

Step Five: Appreciate This Moment

Working towards your goals might be difficult at times - that’s a good thing. Commend yourself for taking time for you, for working towards what you want or for trying something new. As you start to make accomplishments towards your goals, don’t forget to take a minute to celebrate.


Take Action Right Now

Vision boards are one tool that helps you on your manifesting journey. Once you realize that you can manifest anything you want, it becomes easier (and addictive) to manifest more things.

I want to encourage you to take one tiny step to manifest your dreams:

  1. Write down one thing you want to manifest this year.

  2. Find one image that represents this idea for you.

  3. Place that image on your bathroom mirror where you’re guaranteed to see if every day.

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Manifesting anything you want out of life starts with one simple step: knowing what you want. Once you have that idea you can visualize your goals, map out the steps to get there, find mentors to help and focus your energy in the right direction.

Take that first step and share what you want to accomplish this year in the comments below.

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Chantl founded Thrive Lounge to give women the kick in the pants they need (lovingly, of course) to uncomplicate their goals, stop making excuses, get productive and start living the life they always wanted. Her workbook,The Vision Board Planner, gives women a step-by-step guide to create a super effective and life-changing vision board.