What is the Law of Attraction and How You Can Use It
Last Updated on by Milton Campbell
There’s no denying that Oprah has been wildly successful in her life. Love her or hate her, it’s undeniable that everything she puts her name or face on turns to gold.
One of her keys to success is using the law of attraction and Oprah’s not the only person you know that believes in using this secret to get further in life than many of them ever thought possible. People like Denzel Washington, Arnold Shwartzenager, Lady Gaga, and Steve Harvey are just a few celebrities that have all been known to utilize the laws of attraction.
So what is the law of attraction and how do you use it to create a better life? Well, let me start off by saying the law of attraction is not some type of witchcraft. You can’t wish for a perfect love life and boom you have it. It’s not some magical power that you can use to get anything you ever want without working for it although it may seem like it once it starts working for you.
Table of Contents
- So What is the Law Of Attraction?
- The 3 Laws of Attraction
- Uses of the Law of Attraction
- How to Use the Law of Attraction
- Final Thoughts on the Law of Attraction
So What is the Law Of Attraction?
We talked about what the law of attraction isn’t, so what is it? The law of attraction uses your subconscious mind’s power to get the things you truly desire.
Your subconscious is very powerful. It is scientifically proven that if you want something bad enough and believe you can get it, your subconscious mind will cause you to do everything in your power to get it.
Many people explain it as using the power of the universe to get everything you want to come to you but in reality, all the power is within you. You are as powerful as you believe you are. You have the power within you to make all your dreams come true.
The law of attraction is about positive thinking and allowing positive things to come to you. Negative thoughts can destroy your progress toward reaching your goals. Find your positive self to start seeing the journey pay off.
The 3 Laws of Attraction
Like attracts like – The law of attraction states that like attracts like. Your thoughts and emotions are powerful enough to create your future circumstances. In other words; if you constantly think and feel unhappy, then it’s a reflection of what’s going on in your life right now. You’re attracting more unhappiness into your life. But if you’re feeling happy and joyful, then whatever you’re thinking about will begin to appear in your life very soon.
You are what you attract – If you want to attract beautiful people into your dating life, then it is equally important to be beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. Avoid negative, judgmental, or critical attitudes and words because these too will be reflected back at you in your love life. Do not criticize yourself or others; learn how to accept everyone unconditionally, just as they are.
Attraction is proportional – The more you give, the more you get. The idea behind this is that you are giving out good vibrations to the universe and it will pay you back.
Uses of the Law of Attraction
The law of attraction is a theory that states that the universe can draw to you those things and circumstances that match your thoughts and feelings. It is based on the idea that our thoughts are magnetic and attract like to like.
The law of attraction is about more than just attracting what you want into your life. It is about creating the life that you want and deserve. What we attract into our life depends on where we direct our focus, what we think about, and what we feel.
The law of attraction is one of the most powerful ways to manifest anything you want in your life. The key is knowing how to use it to create the type of life that will bring you lasting happiness. The law of attraction can be used to attract things like more money, a better job, a sexier body, or a more fulfilling relationship.
How to Use the Law of Attraction
First and foremost, in order for it to work, you have to truly believe that you can achieve what you are trying to achieve. Any seed of doubt can infect your whole subconscious mind. This is what the law of attraction is all about.
Wanting something with every fiber of your being is not the same as believing you can achieve it. You may want something really bad but still, believe that you won’t achieve it. This kind of negative thinking will make it hard to stay motivated and complete the steps need to achieve what you are striving for. Instead, you want to utilize positive talk.
You also need to understand the difference between things within your control and outside of your control. Always talk to yourself about things you can control in a positive tone. For example, if you are interviewing for a job that you want you should tell yourself something like “I’m going to kill it at this interview”. These are called positive affirmations.
As a matter of fact, telling yourself things like “Don’t be nervous” or “Don’t bomb this interview” can become self-fulfilling prophecies. That means the more you think this way the more likely the outcome is to be that way. Thinking negatively may actually cause a negative outcome.
When you tell yourself not to do something you first have to think about doing it that way. That’s the way our brain works. This works the same way on other people as well. For example, if you tell your child not to fall it may make them more likely to fall. It doesn’t mean they will fall because the brain processes stuff pretty quickly but the child has to think about falling then think I don’t want to do that. Instead, you may want to tell them something along the lines of “be safe” or “be careful”.
Positive thoughts and positive emotions are the backbones to success. Not only in getting what you want in life but also in being happy with what you have. A lot of people get wealth, fame, and power but are still not happy. Then others have very little wealth, fame, or power and are generally happy. Happiness is a state of mind that boils down to the way we look at things.
Next, to get your subconscious mind working, you need to visualize. Visualization is an easy yet powerful trick that puts your subconscious mind in action. First, close your eyes and picture yourself achieving whatever it is you want to achieve. Next, you want to try to get as many senses involved as possible. That means hearing the sounds of achieving your goal, smelling the smells, and feeling it in your hands or against your skin.
Any time a negative thought starts to enter your head while visualizing, dismiss it as quickly as possible and return to seeing yourself achieving your goal.
You want to do these visualizations as often as possible to have the maximum effect but try to do it at least once during the morning and once before bed. They don’t have to last long, maybe a few minutes at most. The key is consistency.
Write It Down
Another great way to lock something into your brain is to write it down. Writing by hand utilizes multiple areas of your brain. Therefore increasing retention. This is a vital step in achieving all your goals. It doesn’t matter if you write in a journal or write it on a sticky note, the important part is writing it down.
Creating a vision board is another outstanding way to tell your subconscious mind what you want to achieve. There are many ways to create vision boards like using Pinterest or apps to make your vision board but for the same reason it’s important to write stuff down creating a vision board with your own hands and imagination will have the biggest effect on your brain. For more information on creating a vision board and a list of vision board apps check out the link.
Of course, for all this to work you have to know what your goals are. SMART goal setting is a form of goal setting that helps you set the goals up in the most achievable way. SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.
Your goals must be realistic. For example, you may want to be rich, but you will probably fail if you tell your subconscious to make you rich tomorrow. Now if you give it a realistic time frame and be a little more specific, you have a much higher chance of success. For example, saying “I will have $10k in the bank by next year” is more achievable.
Chunk it Down
When you visualize your end goal, start working backward. As you work backward you will begin to form mini-goals that act as a road map for your subconscious to follow. Use your newfound ability of the law of attraction on each mini-goal.
Final Thoughts on the Law of Attraction
Like I said earlier, many explain the law of attraction as the universe providing whatever you ask from it. This is not exactly how I see it. It’s all within you. You can create the future you want if your will and desires are strong enough.
When you start utilizing the law of attraction and the power of your subconscious mind you can achieve great things just like the celebrities that already use the law of attraction. You have the power to be just as successful as the next guy or girl. Only you now have a powerful tool in your toolbox to increase your chances of success.
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