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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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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:
Set your intention! :) Write down one thing you want to accomplish.
Act as if you know it’s coming. Start working towards it and truly believe it will come.
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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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.