Thanks to 'The Secret' book and movie, many people now understand what the Law Of Attraction is all about. However, understanding the concepts is different from applying them, and a lot of people don't really understand how to actually use the Law Of Attraction to get what they want in life.
A lot of people view the Law Of Attraction and its associated ideas as a rather woo woo concept without any clear instructions or guidance on how to use it. In this article I aim to fix that and show you exactly how you can use the Law Of Attraction to create the success in life that you really desire.
What You Focus On Matters – A Lot!
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right” Henry Ford
Simply stated, the Law Of Attraction says that what you focus on you get more of. So if you focus on mostly negative things you are likely to get more negative things occurring in your life.
Conversely if you focus on mostly positive things, then you're likely to see an increase in positive events and happenings in your life.
So, to answer the question how to use the Law Of Attraction? You need to look at developing your skills to actively focus on what you want in life.
First Decide What You Want
Before you can focus on what you want, it stands to reason that you need to know what you want. To do this you need to actually decide what is important to you.
The best way I found to do this, is to list up the major areas of your life and score each one from 1- 10 to indicate how happy you are with that area of your life (1 being completely dissatisfied and 10 being extremely satisfied). Any areas with a low score are the ones that you want to start to make some decisions on.
One area that many people are dissatisfied with is finances and money. So, if you've given yourself a low score in regards to your financial situation, now is the time to start to list up exactly what it is that you want to change in that area of your life.
There are no hard and fast rules in regards to this however in my case, I first think about a very specific target that I want to reach and then simply give myself a deadline for reaching it.
A friend of mine recently did just that.
He told me that after watching the movie ‘The Secret’, he decided to try out the concepts explained in the film. At the time he was in need of an extra $50,000 by the end of that year. Even though he'd never done anything like this before, when the end of the year rolled around, he told me he was pleasantly surprised to realise he had almost exactly $50,000 extra in his bank account.
When most people hear this story, they ask him why he didn't just ask for a million dollars instead of just $50,000.
I guess he could have done that, and who knows he may even have achieved it! However in my experience, and especially if this is the first time you're trying something like this, it's better to aim for something that you feel is more reasonably achievable.
By doing this you can prove to yourself that it works, and you build up trust that you can actually manifest more money in your life.
Focus on it Regularly
Most people float through life without consciously focusing on what it is they want to do achieve and be.
People who are able to use the Law Of Attraction to their benefit however, actively and consciously focus on what it is that they want.
If you want to follow in their footsteps and achieve success in life you need to learn to focus regularly on what you want.
There are various techniques available to help with this:
Visualisation is a very simple method to help you see in your mind what it is that you want to achieve. You can do this very easily by finding a quiet relaxing space where you will not be disturbed and closing your eyes.
Once you are in a relaxed state you create an image in your mind of how you and your life will look in the future when you have achieved what it is that you want.
If you do this regularly, then you're subconscious mind will believe that you have already achieved your goals and when you return to your normal waking state, your subconscious will help to guide you towards the vision you created.
For a more detailed look at how to use visualization check out our guide here.
Another way to ensure that you focus on what you want to achieve everyday is to create a vision board.
A vision board is simply a collection of words and images that when you look at them everyday remind you of what it is that you are aiming to achieve.
As with visualisation, this creates a hook within your subconscious mind, which will then help to guide you (many times without you even knowing it) to achieve your desired outcomes.
For a more detailed look at how to use vision boards check out our guide here.
Track Your Progress
In my experience, tracking progress is a simple but very important thing that many people miss when trying to get the Law Of Attraction to work for them.
To ensure you take action (either consciously or subconsciously), you should keep a simple record that tracks your progress towards your goals.
This doesn't have to be some kind of complicated system, you can use a simple piece of paper to track your progress or a spreadsheet if you prefer. The important thing is that you track where you are now and you record your progress along the way to achieve your goal.
So if like my friend you want to have some extra money in your life, try writing out a simple table with your desired amount recorded somewhere and then track how much extra money is coming into your bank account at the end of each week or each month.
Just by tracking your progress and focusing on the amount of money that you want to receive primes your subconscious mind to help you achieve that.
Micro Decisions and the Power of your Subconscious
When I talk to people about the Law Of Attraction, many people think that it's some mystical magical concept. But I think it has a lot more to do with our subconscious mind and the power of making small, seemingly unimportant decisions over time.
If you are constantly feeding your subconscious mind images and thoughts related to the things that you want to achieve, I believe it can be an enormously powerful ally in helping you to achieve everything that you desire in life.
After following the Law Of Attraction for a while now, I have likely made thousands of subconscious, micro decisions that have helped me to move closer to my goals.
You can use the Law Of Attraction to attract all sorts of things into your life. Clearly decide what it is that you want, focus on it regularly and track your progress and I am sure you will be amazed at just how powerful these simple concepts are!