What is the law of attraction exactly? Most of us have heard of it but what does it actually state? In fact, it is an immensely simplistic viewpoint that holds that we attract into our lives that which we feel most strongly about and choose to focus on.
For example, if you are quite a negative person – someone who views the world from a glass half empty perspective – then these are the kind of situations and feelings that will manifest in your life. Conversely, if you are someone who looks at things rather more optimistically, then you can attract better things into your sphere.
It may sound tenuous, but there is actually an inherent logic in the law. The way we think acutely influences the way that we feel, and it is the way that we feel that then influences our actions. And of course, it is our actions that create our reality. So, from this simple standpoint, of course, the energy that we expend on certain ways of thinking is bound to manifest in realistic ways, especially if we are looking out for those events. After all, if someone truly believes they are unlucky, then they will focus on every piece of bad luck that comes their way. Now, imagine if you believed you were actually lucky…!
So how can the law of attraction actually be utilized to have a positive influence on your life in terms of your objectives?
Decide upon your objectives
Most of us meander through life, that’s a fact. If you look back at all of the things that have happened to you, how many of those things happened accidentally compared to the things that happened by design? Was it your dream to have the job that you have or had, or did it just kind of turn out that way?
“The fact is, most of us don’t really have set objectives in terms of our life goals, and although you could argue that life is there to be lived rather than planned for, at the same time how will you ever achieve what you want to achieve if you do not even know what that is? The first step here is to decide what it is that you want, and then the law of attraction can start to be put to work. Focus on those objectives,” advises Tiffany Masterson, a writer at Writinity.
Don’t limit yourself
In terms of what your objective is, don’t limit yourself, and try to be more specific. For example, your objective may be to ‘be happy, but what does that actually mean? How will you be happy? What does happiness look like for you? And don’t settle, aim for the stars in terms of what you want and what you feel you deserve. If you do not believe that, then it simply will not happen, so dream big, and believe that you are deserving of all the good things that come your way.
This concept has already been touched upon, but negative thoughts are counterproductive. The law of attraction states that you will attract into your life what you focus upon, so focus upon positive things, and this positive energy will undoubtedly work in your favor. Once again, if you actually believe you are lucky, then maybe some of that luck will actually come your way: that’s what the law of attraction is.
Open up your mind
Be open-minded about everything as much as you can be. Preconceptions will, according to the law of attraction, ring true. So, for example, if you believe that something will disappoint you, the chances are that it will.
“Some people will argue that lowering your expectations works because then you can be pleasantly surprised. But this is actually folly. More often than not, if you expect disappointment, then that is exactly what you will be left with, so instead prepare yourself to be delighted. This open-minded attitude to everything will pay immediate dividends,” says Tara Fitzpatrick a lifestyle blogger at DraftBeyond.
And just do it
Nike was right all along. Just do it. Having reservations will prevent you from acting, so develop that open mind and then dive into whatever it is that you are considering. Remember that regret is usually focused on the things that you didn’t do, not the things that you did. The law of attraction states that focusing on something will bring it into your life. But you need to act upon that focus too. Jump in.