Have you heard of the law of attraction? I know it was al the rage a few years back, so I started looking into it more to help me bring all my big dreams and goals to me. I am a strong believer that you attract what you put out there, there are just a few things that they don’t tell you – or may be I just didn’t listened, that you have to do for that vision board to work! Took me some time, frustration and several ripped up vision boards to figure it out.


Desperation repels

This is one of the basic principles of the law of attraction, and is really a foundational step to know. If you are desperately trying to make more money, you will not make it. You literally cannot make money because you will repel it.

Desperation changes your energy, your vibe. It is not an energy level that breeds success. Instead of desperation you need to turn to faith, faith in the knowing that the universe will provide what you need when you need it.

Faith is the state of positive expectations that good things will come to you when you need it. This belief goes with a high level vibration and as such attracts what you require. Fear and desperation on the other hand will repel your true desires.

The real “secret” to using the Law of Attraction is to not be “hungry” for your desires, simply expect and assume that they are on the way. Have faith and confidently assert your intentions and expectations, as if it were already a done-deal.

Create your vision

I always encourage people to create an overarching vision. The big picture. This vision needs to encompass you life as a whole, including your health, wealth, relationships, career/business, leisure, right down to the detail of your perfect week and how much this would all cost to run.

It is not a ‘lotto dream’! So don’t just shout out stuff that comes to mind if you won the jackpot. Instead think about what is important to you and the way you want your life to be. If it’s to travel around and discover places, then buying a mansion would not really be that important.

Think about what you’d need to have, what you’d need to become, the effort you will need to put in to make your dream come true. And most importantly why is that picture so compelling? Why would you want to have it that way? The stronger the why you have for the big picture, the higher your commitment level will be to make it a reality.

Research, design and set targets

Remember that your vision is big picture. If you only ever focus on that you’ll get overwhelmed, not to mention that it won’t happen overnight, so break it down.

Firstly research people that can help you along the way, that have done what you are embarking on doing. Research people that have the skills and attributes that you want to develop. Figure out how you can be involved with those people. Sometimes it is through books, blogs, online courses, other times you may be able to work with them.

Then research the career/business idea that you want to be doing. What do you need to do to make it happen? How can you progress, develop, scale?

Then look at the money side. How can you ensure that you have the money you want. Remember, you don’t want it all from one source, because if that is cut off you are screwed. How can you create passive income on top of your main income source?

Allow time for research. Don’t rush it, but don’t use it as an excuse for not getting started with taking action either. There will always be things you don’t know along the way.

Design your life the way you want it. Some elements will be introduced later, but others you can enjoy now. Don’t wait to be rich to become fit and healthy. Put what you can into your life now!

When you have a picture of the plan, set your targets. What are your major milestones on your progress? How long will it take to get there. Remember a lot of people overestimate what they can do in a year, but underestimate what they can do in 5 years. So make these targets a stretch, but not unrealistic.

Expect a learning curve

Things never go in a straight line. The law of attraction will test you to see if you are up for the challenge and ready to receive what you asked for. Open yourself up for the possibilities, be ready for the change that is on its way. Fail fast so you can get your lessons and learn from them. It will bring you the most amazing breakthroughs.

Create success habits

These are very important! Visualise your goals, see the picture in your mind and nurture the positive emotional connection with that picture. Do this as often as you can to strengthen your desire and raise your energy levels to attract what you need to make it happen.

Develop an attitude of gratitude. Whether you write it in a journal each day or say it is up to you. As long as you start practicing gratefulness to develop the appreciation for what you already have, what you already achieved, who you already are, you can keep yourself in a positive mind frame and attract more of the good thing.

Remember to be kind to yourself, whether in your self-talk, or by actually looking after your needs, make sure you keep yourself in top shape.

Learn other’s positive habits that would help you move forward and practice these habits.

Check your progress

It can be challenging to know how long it will take to get where you want to be, so don’t get caught up in that to much, that’ll just lead to anxiety. Instead know that if you measure things you can improve them. So as each milestone approaches, celebrate the achievement of this milestone. Review the deadline of the next one and adjust your course accordingly.

Get support

Change and progress can be scary as you leaving the known behind, yet the known can be our biggest handicap. Make sure you surround yourself with people who are supportive of change and cheer you on, who you can learn from, who are on a similar journey so you can share your learning.

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