It’s been just over one year since I started actively using the Law of Attraction and it’s time for me to answer the question: Does the Law of Attraction work?
Just over a year ago, I watched ‘The Secret’ and my life changed forever. My life did not change because of the hype surrounding the movie, the ensuing marketing frenzy that erupted after it was released, or even because of the Law of Attraction itself.
No, my life changed because in the 90 minutes that it took me to watch the movie and to learn about the Law of Attraction, I became aware. I realized with great torrents of emotion that I was far more in charge of my life than I had been giving myself credit for, or that I had been taking responsibility for, either.
In the end, that is what it all boils down to – responsibility. You need to be 100% accountable for your entire life, including your thoughts, your feelings, and your actions.
The Law of Attraction is not some magical, mystical mumbo-jumbo, but rather a set of guidelines that you can use to create a wonderful life for yourself by attracting the people and the circumstances that are needed in order to make that happen.
So, after spending the last year of my life being aware and being responsible, here are 3 ways that I answer the question “Does the Law of Attraction work?”.
1) Positive Attitude
The first thing that changed in my life was my attitude, and as a result I resolved to surround myself with people who had similar states of mind. Although I’ve always had a fairly positive outlook on life, I am a hot-headed Capricorn and was previously prone to giving in to my anger or frustration during negative circumstances.
Once I learned that all vibrations which we create will attract other vibrations that resonate with our own, I quickly realized that no matter how justified a negative emotional outburst was, I was still shooting myself in the foot by allowing it to happen.
Since that realization, I have almost completely eliminated negative emotions from my life. It wasn’t instant, and I’m still not at 100% positive flow, but I did make the resolve to only allow myself to be around positive people and circumstances.
What did the Law of Attraction bring me 1 year later? I now spend probably 80% of my waking hours interacting with positive people, writing or reading positive content, and building positive friendships. Most of the other 20% or so is spent doing positive things by myself. Yes, there is still the occasional argument or other negative circumstance, but by and large, an incredibly small amount of my life is spent in a negative vibration.
Was I required to take action? I had to consistently and repeatedly remind myself and the people around me that negativity was no longer allowed. And yes, some relationships had to change or go away in order to make that happen. For the dozens of new and positive friends that I’ve made in the last year, some were a direct result of my own actions, while some were the result of circumstances that I could not possibly have foreseen or orchestrated.
Despite the fact that I had just left the personal training profession shortly before watching ‘The Secret’, I was not in as good of shape as I wanted to be, and working from home initially found me starting to lose some of my strength and physical fitness because I wasn’t exercising nearly as much.
Remembering the Law of Attraction lesson that I am 100% responsible for everything in my life, I started focusing on and visualizing the perfect body that I wanted, and I even wrote an eBook about losing weight.
What did the Law of Attraction bring me 1 year later? As I type this, I am in even better shape than I was when I left my personal training career, and I weigh less than most of my friends or family members have ever seen me.
Was I required to take action? Oh, most definitely. However, the circumstances that led up to me getting back into a healthy lifestyle were actually a direct result of starting this website. There were so many occasions when I needed to dispense health or exercise advice, that I ended up relaunching one of my old training websites, Fitness Destinations, and as a result of doing so, started exercising on a daily basis in order to stay on top of my game.
After purposefully leaving behind a career in personal training, I could not possibly have predicted that my own physical transformation would come about as a result of helping other people. By asking the Universe for a healthy body, I was inspired to help others to be more healthy. In so doing, I lost weight and became more healthy, and my advice to others has been seen via tens of thousands of page views over at the Fitness Destinations blog – a site that I had previously completely abandoned and was going to get rid of.
Much like the change or elimination of certain relationships that was required for me to surround myself with positive people, I had to shed a bunch of self limiting beliefs about how to create wealth as well.
I was previously a “work hard for your money” type of guy, but I also realized that no matter how much someone gets paid by the hour, there are still only 24 hours in each day. That wasn’t enough time for me to make the kind of money that I had in mind, so I started focusing on my goal of financial independence via residual income sources.
What did the Law of Attraction bring me 1 year later? I have opened such a floodgate of wealth-building ideas that I literally do not have time to take action on all of them! I have a to-do list of things that I can do to create wealth by helping other people, and this blog and the Fitness Destinations site are just the beginning. Both sites have experienced significant, measurable growth every single month.
Was I required to take action? By focusing on financial independence via residual income sources, I have been inspired to tend to many different tasks that I would never have thought of before. Every time I think that this site is “done,” I get inspired to tweak the design, I attract an advertiser that brings value to the site, or I learn something new about how to create wealth by helping other people. In each case, the inspiration itself is the Law of Attraction at work – the taking action part is my job.
So, does the Law of Attraction work or doesn’t it?
I can honestly say that there have been far too many “coincidences” or “synchronicities” for me to chalk it up to luck. I have been exposed to both people and circumstances that would never have been a part of my life had I kept going on the path that I was on before I started consciously using the Law of Attraction.
Likewise, there are also people and circumstances that aren’t in my life anymore as a result of me living by my understanding of the Law of Attraction.
Overall, the answer to the question “Does the Law of Attraction work?” is unequivocally YES! However, the Law of Attraction itself is not the key, nor are the hundreds (thousands?) of Law of Attraction rela
ted products that are available.
You are the key.
Your focus. Your belief. Your resolve. Your perseverance. Your inspired actions.
Without you keeping your head where it needs to be for goal attainment, the Law of Attraction will simply continue to bring you more of what your life is already made up of. However, if you want change, the Law of Attraction is a powerful tool.
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Goal Setting Nonetheless, just like a can opener will not work without a human to take action on the can opener as well as the can, the Law of Attraction will not bring you success unless you focus on the things that you want, and then take action when an opportunity is presented to you!