The “Law of Attraction”. Have you ever wondered exactly what it is and does it actually work? Believe it or not, the Law of Attraction isn’t some complicated, magical ritual or some mysterious, ancient secret, it’s actually very, very simple. Here’s how the Law of Attraction really works.
I want you to think of it like gravity. Gravity is an unchanging law of the universe. If you throw something in the air, it will drop to the ground. When you jump off a building, you will hit the ground. That’s the Law of Gravity.
You see, Law of Attraction is no different. It is simply the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. In basic terms, all thoughts turn into things eventually and what you focus on… expands…just like gravity.
To understand the Law of Attraction, first you have to understand that you always attract into your life the people, the things, the resources, and the ideas in harmony with your “dominant” thoughts. It means that you always attract people into your life in harmony with your current experience, knowledge and wisdom. It also means that your life only gets better when “you get better”.
If you are a salesperson and you want to increase more sales; you want to close more deals; or you want to increase your income, you will only do that if “you” become better.
If you want to become a better manager, you will only become a better manager if “you” become better. Similarly, you’ll only become a better father only if “you” become better.
Here are four strategies on how to actually apply the Law of Attraction in your life. These are not touchy-feely, not theory, not woo-woo, foo-foo, tree hugging theories, I’m talking about “how the Law of Attraction works” to create the life that you desire.
It is the confirmation bias. You see, as a human-being we seek information that confirms what we already believe, but what does that mean?
It’s very simple. Have you ever had this experience? Influential and motivational speaker Dan Lok says,
“I remember back then, my first dream car was the Mazda RX8, the red RX8. I remember that that was my dream car, that I had it on my vision board. I looked at that every single day. Suddenly I noticed Mazdas’ everywhere I went. Everywhere, I saw the Mazda 3, I saw the hatchback, I saw the RX8, I saw different colors. I’m like, “Wow, everyone drives a Mazda!!”
You see, what’s very interesting is the minute Dan Lok put the car on his vision board he could see more, but is it true, or is it simply confirmation bias because that’s what he focused on? That suddenly he could see more? Or were they (RX8s) always there, but he just didn’t notice them? That’s how our mind works.
Let’s look at another example. You’re watching a motivational video and you could see that the creator has a lot of subscribers, a lot of fans from around the world. Now you’ll notice in the comments, of any of his videos something interesting. Someone would say, “This is phenomenal, “this is the best lesson I’ve ever seen,” or someone would say, “Oh, this sucks. “This is horrible, this is BS.” It is the same video, why is that? Because we seek information that confirms what we already believe.
When you watch videos you don’t actually hear what the person may say, you don’t hear a damn thing that they say, you hear what “you want to hear”.
You see, we all have a filter. Every piece of information that goes through, that comes through our mind, we have this filter, this is your “confirmation bias.” If it confirms, if it reaffirms what you already believe, you will take that in. If it doesn’t, you will ignore it or you will fight, you would argue. That’s why the same piece of content, the same video, would provoke such different reactions from people.
It has everything to do with your belief, how you see the world, your world view. That’s it. Some people can take the information that they have watched and go out there, start a new business, take their business to the next level, make a six-figure income, make a seven-figure income. Some people could take the same information and not do a damn thing with it, not do anything with it and say, “This is bullshit.” It’s the same piece of information. That’s why.
How you make the Law of Attraction work in your life is to notice things, but you don’t pay enough attention to it. See, what you focus on expands. It’s like the filter I was talking about. Most people tend to change their lives with more information without upgrading their filter.
You see, you have to realize this, that it is not “what happens to you”, but “how you think” about what happens to you that determines how you react and how you feel. It’s not the world outside of you that dictates your circumstances or your conditions, it is “the world inside of you” that creates the conditions of your life! So you could choose…
do you want to give it attention? Or do you not want to give it attention?
When you go home and you complain about your work, when you complain about your business, guess what? You go home, you complain to your spouse. “Oh my God, today, the work, the job was so bad, it was horrible.” You are reliving that experience, you’re giving it energy.
Your brother-in-law, your brother, your sister calls you and you’re, “Aw man, let me tell you about how horrible work is today.” You’re reliving that again, you are giving it energy!
Yes, it has already happened, but you can choose “if” you want to give energy to it. That’s “how” you activate the Law of Attraction. The more you give energy to something, the more you’ll attract those things and those circumstances into your life.
You have to understand the universe in some way is kind of a little bit raked against us. That’s correct. Let me prove it to you.
If you have a garden and you plant roses, what do you get?
You get roses, right? Now, but what happens if you don’t plant anything, and you don’t take time to even take care of the garden? You don’t even pay attention to it, what happens? Weeds grow!
So it is not the case that “if” you don’t plant something nothing will happen, no. It’s rather the case when you don’t plant ANYTHING weeds grow, and that’s how our mind works.
If you’re not constantly feeding your mind, I call that “mind feed”, if you don’t constantly feed your mind with positive motivation, inspiration, something that moves you towards your goals, practical, useful information to feed your mind, if you are not doing that constantly, then the weeds will grow.
That’s why most successful people don’t watch news. Because most news are nothing more than negativity and they are just designed to grab your attention, it’s just sensations. It doesn’t actually do much to your life, it doesn’t add value to your life, it doesn’t make you a better person except, it scares the heck out of you.
If you watch enough news, you don’t even want to go out after. You don’t want to do anything. In other words…
Focus on what you do, protect your filter.
Be very careful about how you view the world and how you upgrade your filter, that’s how the Law of Attraction works all the time; it works 24/7. You cannot stop it even if you want to. You cannot stop it even if you’re not paying attention to it.
So you could choose what information you consume every single day, what you pay attention to, what channel you watch, what videos you watch. You have the power to choose!
What you say to yourself becomes your “self-fulfilling prophecy.”
I want to ask you a question and for you to comment below. Share with me one of your goals, maybe two or three of your goals.
What you say becomes your “self-fulfilling prophecy.” When you say that enough, guess what? You will get very, very good that “wanting”, that hunger, to be successful.
Think of the universe as a person that you are asking, “Hey, I want to be successful, I want to be a millionaire.” The universe says, “OK, Great! Your wish is my command. I’ll grant your wish.” Guess what?
Your whole life you’re wanting and wanting and wanting and not “having!” Then you keep asking the universe, but he says,
“What the heck do you want? “I already gave you what you wanted?!”
You said you wanted it, I just gave you, “You didn’t say you “ARE”, you just said you “WANT”.
You didn’t change your vocabulary. Your vocabulary should be:
I AM successful, not I “want” to be.
I am a great salesperson. I am a great entrepreneur. I’m a great father. I’m a great son. I’m a great husband. I’m a great wife. I’m a great daughter. I am a millionaire. This is not an external communication, it’s an internal communication, what you say to yourself all the time in your mind. Can you see yourself being that? Are your habits, your behaviors, your actions, are they congruent with who you are?
You cannot be a millionaire with $50,000 a year habit! It’s in-congruent. You need to see yourself being that person FIRST before you’ll get the results, not get the results first, then I’ll see myself doing that.
If once I get a million dollars, then I’ll see myself as a millionaire. No, it’s the other way around. That’s how the Law of Attraction works. You need to see yourself acting, thinking, behaving, and not blowing money!
I’m talking about your mindset. Acting, behaving, thinking, taking action, doing things, operating like a millionaire before the results, before the money gets deposit into your bank account.
Remember, act as if all your dreams have come true and then challenge your reality to catch up.