How to Use the Law of Attraction for Improving Your Life
Can you imagine having the power to visualize your ideas in your thoughts and having them manifest in your life? Can you picture yourself thinking of good things happening to you in your life and then having those good things actually happen?
That is the power of the Law of Attraction. While it may sound like a far-fetched idea to some, this type of positive mentality and thinking process can work wonders for your professional and personal life. If you are open-minded and are willing to let positive things happen to you in your life, then continue reading this article and you will be amazed at the things discussed here.
At some point in our lives, we feel very anxious and stressed from the pressures of life. Maybe you are having a bad day at the office or your personal relationships are crumbling. If you let these negative thoughts fester in your mind a little too long, then odds are you will continue to experience bad things because you will attract them.
Your attitude determines if you will be happy because you can choose to be happy. We will show you how the Law of Attraction can make you a happier person in more ways than one.
WHAT IS THE LAW OF ATTRACTION?
The Law of Attraction is a philosophical concept of “like energy attracts like energy.” If you think positive, then you will look at things in your life in a brighter light. If you have negative thoughts, then you will see everything in a bad way.
Let’s look at it from a scientific point of view. While electrical charges prefer to be attracted to charges of the opposite nature (positive attracts negative, but like charges repel each other), magnetic materials are attracted to other magnetic. Case in point, a magnet that is made out of iron will immediately attract iron because iron is a magnetic material itself. In addition, the magnet made out of iron will attract nickel as well because nickel also happens to be a magnetic material. Magnetic materials are attracted to each other.
Humans are like living magnets because we are able to attract people who are like-minded. They say that opposites attract but we beg to differ. Think about the person you are dating now or are married to. Sure, they are not carbon copies of you and you dearly appreciate the differences between you but for the most part this person is quite similar to you. That is how you click. That is how you resonate.
The same could be said of your friends. Why do you get along with them? Because for the most part, you have more similarities than differences. You may have been unaware of it at the time, but you subconsciously applied the Law of Attraction when establishing these bonds with people.
Besides creating bonds with people, the Law of Attraction plays a key role in how we view the world. If you choose to be negative and always see the bad in things that happen to you, then you will always be angry at the situation. However, if you choose to be positive and see the good things that could come out of a seemingly bad situation, then you will have a positive outlook on life. It is really true what they say – “Every cloud has a silver lining.”
If you remain positive, then good things will happen to you even if you are temporarily experiencing something bad. You can attract exactly what your mind and heart desires.
METHODS OF USING LAW OF ATTRACTION
We will show you how this mentality and belief can actually improve your way of life. For each of these techniques, you will read examples of applying these techniques to make a tangible difference to your life.
Think Positive Thoughts
Your thoughts determine your feelings, your feelings determine your actions, and your actions ultimately determine the life you lead. You can choose to be happy and successful if you think about it. Just consider this, if you are down on your luck in life and you constantly think things like “I am not worth it” or “I don’t deserve to be happy”, then odds are you will act in a way that makes those thoughts come true.
Thinking negative will always result in negative results. If you walk around sulking and brooding as if you have a dark cloud hovering above you, then you will most likely attract other people who are brooding as well. However, if you wake up with the thought that you are going to be happy today, then there is a high chance that you will have good experiences that day.
By thinking that you are confident, empowered, and capable, you can actually accomplish many great things that you may not have thought were possible. If you start to doubt yourself by thinking you are incapable, weak, and unfit to do anything, then you will never give your 100%. You have simply forfeited without even trying. You have to make an effort and try. That begins with your thoughts because your thoughts govern your actions.
Choose to be Happy
For instance, if you are feeling happiness, love, passion, compassion, and hope, then positive things will happen to you. However, if you are feeling anger, fear, depression, and guilt, then negative things will happen to you. According to psychology, the things that happen to us easily sway our mental state and we react compulsively at times. You do not have to react to every little thing that happens to you, especially the bad things.
For example, you just left the office and you are walking to your car in the parking lot and see that there are bird droppings on your car. Now you could react in an angry and enraged manner, or you could choose not to. You can control your temper and find ways to solve your problem. Simply going to the car wash to clean your car will make it go away and it will be as good as new.
Anybody can be Positive
We will not deceive you and say that this comes naturally to everybody. That is far from it! As humans, we tend to react to everything a little too quickly and we fail to see the bigger picture at times. Instead of being short-tempered, we should be calm, cool, and collected if we experience anything bad in life.
We know that it is much easier said than done, but now is the time to practice. If you promise yourself to not be so negative in the face of adversity but instead approach things in a positive manner, then you will notice your life improve. Your mental state will be healthier and you will feel the tangible difference in your personal and professional life when you interact with people. Anybody can think positively, even in the face of hardship.
Here is a cool talk with Tony Robbins on the Law of Attraction.
Have an Attitude of Gratitude
No matter what you are going through in life, no matter how bad things may be in your life, find ways to put it in perspective and be grateful for whatever you have. Even if it is very little, appreciate whatever you are able to hold on to and cherish it to the fullest because there are so many people on earth who are not fortunate enough to be in your shoes and have what you have. Gratitude instantly makes us feel better about our lives.
Be Grateful for your Friends and Family
For example, if you are going through a tough break up, it can have serious adverse effects on your mental state. You had a very long and strong bond with someone whom you let into your heart and mind. Now, you are in a situation where they no longer occupy a place in your heart.
This can be very difficult to accept initially and many people ruin their lives because of it. We want to say that you do have other people who are a very important people in your life – your very near and dear friends and family. Your parents will always have your back because they are family and your closest friends will always be there for you for emotional support. They reassure you that things are going to be okay. That is the moment you realize that you still have people you love.
When you think about it, there are people who do not even have a family. They live in war torn nations where many people are sadly deceased and many young adults live on their own without any sort of support. These poor, unfortunate souls have almost nothing to hold on to apart from their dear lives. There is almost nobody there for them, yet you have your friends and family.
Maybe the love of your life has walked away, but there are people who are still standing by your side. Be thankful for the people who support you and make your stronger every day. Be grateful for having them in your life.
Be Thankful for your Job
Another example we would like to present is a professional one. Imagine you are an electronics engineer who works at a mega corporation and have served the company for several years. During your years of service, you have accomplished plenty and successfully delivered projects before the deadline and with great output, too.
However, maybe your boss does not reward you enough with some sort of raise or give you any recognition for your efforts. Instead, somebody else is promoted and it makes you livid. Situations like this arise a lot in the office and it infuriates plenty of people, but it does not have to make you very negative.
You can look at the bright side and be grateful for having the job that you love in the first place. So many people around the world just work for the sake of working or work dead end jobs with no prospects of career growth. Some people do not even have jobs to begin with! If you are in your 30s and you have a job you like, be very grateful.
In these troubling economic times, far too many middle-aged people are not able to get jobs. You have one so show some gratitude. Sure, you may not be treated the way you ought to be but think about it like this – you are doing what you like to do. If you look at the positive side of it and are thankful for what you have achieved, then everything else becomes insignificant. By being grateful, negative things will not have an effect on you.
Visualize your Dreams
Tolkien gave us the wonderful world of Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings, Martin gave us the amazing kingdom of Westeros in A Song of Ice and Fire, and Lewis gave us the magical realm of Wonderland in Alice in Wonderland.
These famous fantasy writers had ideas and stories that they wanted to tell the world but before they could put pen to paper (these stories were created years before the invention of the computer), they had to visualize their dreams to make sense of it. Now we know that most of you reading this are not aspiring writers so you may be wondering, “What does this have to do with the Law of Attraction?”
You see, you need to be able to see yourself happy and successful down the road, even if you are not feeling like it at this very moment. You need to use your powers of imagination to visualize the things you see for yourself and then lay out the plan to get there. You must create your fantasy world now so that you know how awesome it will be when you actually get it.
Wow. This video crushed my mind. Totally awesome and inspiring.
The Power of Imagination
If you are able to visualize everything that you desire in extensive detail, it makes it so much easier for you to manifest your dreams and make them a reality. Your desires and wishes do not need to live only in your head; you have the power to make them happen. In order to do so, you must first clearly visualize the things you truly want.
Everybody has dreams and aspirations, so visualize them by picturing them in your head as if you have already achieved them. Imagine all the good things you plan on doing when your dreams come true. It makes you happier and brings a ton of joy in your life. That elated feeling makes you motivated to go out there and do the things necessary to make it happen. It really does help to picture yourself already in your desired position beforehand since it gets you pumped.
Paint your Dreams like an Artist
There is a process to visualizing your dreams. No matter what it is you are trying to achieve, personally or professionally, it really helps to imagine that you are an artist who paints on a canvas. You must start with an empty canvas by clearing your mind. You need to be fresh and slowly add things onto your canvas. These individual elements are the pieces of your final art. They are the things that you actually want.
Next, you need to put yourself on the canvas, interacting with the elements you added earlier. There are so many possibilities – a new house, a new profession, a car, a healthier body, higher studies abroad, etc. The options are limitless and you can do anything you want to do.
As you vividly create and visualize your art, you realize that you badly want it. That is when you picture the actions you need to take to reach your destination. Without actions, you can never accomplish anything. You need to see yourself actually doing certain things to get to where you want to be.
Write down your Goals
When you have successfully envisioned yourself achieving your goals, then you are one step closer to improving your life and getting what you truly desire. We recommend writing down your goals because studies show that when people write their goals down, they are more likely to give it more thought and work harder to make them happen. Do you plan to travel to Japan? Write it down.
Do you want to start your own business? Plan it out. Do you want to lose weight and get fit? Create a workout plan. Writing things down may not be as popular as it is today as it was a couple of decades ago (due to the ubiquity of computers), but nothing comes close to using a pen and paper.
Some of the most successful people have used the power of visualization to realize their dreams. Michael Phelps (world’s most decorated swimmer), Steve Jobs (greatest tech innovator of our times), and Elon Musk (renowned visionary changing the world) all envisioned greatness before they attained it. They believed in themselves and had plans to reach greatness. You can, too.
Never forget your “Why”
In order to attract the good things you want in your life, you need to know “what” they are in the first place. These are your goals; the things you want to attract to make you happier in life are the things you are trying to attain. When you were visualizing yourself already having these things (see the previous point), you also envision “how” you can get to that state.
You have a goal in mind and are already planning how to make things work in your favor. You create a system that you will adhere to in order to get what you want. However, there is something that many people overlook – “Why” do I want this? What are reasons for you to pursue that goal? What motivates you to go out of your way to go for it? How will this add some benefit or utility in your life?
If you are able to answer these tough questions, then you have an incentive and a motive to pursue your goals. Everybody needs a drive because without it, you will always be inhibited.
Feelings Enhanced by Inspirations
Simon Sinek, an author and speaker on leadership and management, delivered an impassioned TED Talk where he discusses how amazing companies are able to connect with people and sell their products. He talks about what inspires great leaders. You may be wondering, “How does that concern a person like me who is not a corporation?” You may not be a company but you have things that inspire you, too.
The things that inspire you incite some feelings within you and if there is anything you have learnt in this article, it is that your feelings are very strong. You can do amazing things if you have positive feelings about something you truly want. The things you want inspire something in you. That is your reason for wanting it. That is your “why.”
Connecting it back to your “why” will always elevate your feelings for your goals and at some point, your intangible feelings will become tangible and you will be able to smell and taste your dreams coming true as well. The Law of Attraction is a proven science and just like any other form of science, it is based on reasoning.
When you have the reasons for doing what you do, then you can justify your actions to achieving your goals and do not have to doubt yourself. The ones who doubt themselves are usually the ones who do not know why they are doing what they are doing. Many people work jobs without knowing why it is that they are there.
Many people study subjects at school without knowing why it is they are studying them. When you can identify your reasons for doing what you want to do, then you are able to apply yourself 100% and give your best efforts. Then, and only then, can you expect to get the best results for your pursuit of happiness.
The Law of Attraction is an old philosophical ideology to make you happier by your very thoughts. Though its popularity waned a bit in the late 20th century, it grew in prominence in 2006 with the book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.
It teaches us how to make our lives better and make us feel fulfilled and satisfied by harnessing our thoughts and realizing them. By being positive, you will attract positive things in your life. It gives support to the claim “like attracts like.”You can make good things happen to you if you think about them more. Your mood and attitude is governed by your thoughts so the easiest way to improve your life is to think happy thoughts.
We would like to leave you with some quotes that have a very deep meaning and are applicable in this context. We hope you learn a lot from them and apply the lesson of the citation in your daily life to see amazing results. They reinforce the notion of being positive and optimistic.
“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it” – Muhammad Ali
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it” – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho