Thursday, February 14, 2008

I have been using the Law of Attraction, but it doesn’t work!

If you have seen the hit inspirational movie “the secret”, or read a motivational blog or article you may have heard of the law of attraction. Many (including myself) upon hearing this inspirational message are excited to start using the law of attraction. However, after a few weeks of attempting to “attract” the things in life they desire many of us become discouraged and dismiss this secret as a motivational marketing masterpiece.

The law of attraction, according to “the secret” goes something like this, we attract the dominating thoughts in our lives. Therefore, simply think about the things you want to achieve in life and you will eventually achieve them. There is great truth and life in the previous statement. However, the secret does not seem to readily apply itself to real life as much as we might like it. Here is an example:

Joe needs $1000 to pay the rent in one week’s time. Joe does not have a job, therefore Joe decides to use the law of attraction to his advantage and attract the money. After a week of visualizing himself in possession of the needed funds, a few opportunities in which the money could present itself seem to come up. He visits his parents who mention something about lending him money, he sees a few job advertisements that mention a signing bonus, and he sees a competition, which he could win the necessary funds. Synchronicity and attention have brought his attention to reality.

This is excellent progress! The law of Attraction has actually worked! However, there is a key element that needs to be inserted into “the secret” in order for it to truly work miracles. (Warning the following statement may ruin the law of Attraction for many) Unfortunately, the element that makes law of attraction work miracles is no secret at all.

The element that I speak of is unrelenting uncompromising DESIRE. The DESIRE to get what you want out of life comes only after you have ABSOLUTELY made up your mind that you WILL achieve something. The ability to burn all bridges, cut all ties, and accept no defeat will instantaneously bring us our hearts desires. The DESIRE must be firmly engrained in a persons mind before thought can actually transform into an object of reality. I am a big fan of “the secret” and I believe the creators of the film would agree with me on this point.

Recommended read on this subject: Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich.

1 comment:

Jarking said...

However, after a few weeks of attempting to “attract” the things in life they desire many of us become discouraged and dismiss this secret as a motivational marketing masterpiece.
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