WHO hasn’t heard of the Law of Attraction? It’s a huge subject that’s continuing to transform many lives.
BUT despite all the success stories, there are still many who don’t grasp the fundamentals and are not seeing the transformation they want in their lives.
The Law of Attraction is very easy to apply, once you understand it. However, it’s also very easy to fall into the temptation of trying to manipulate it. If you want to avoid the common pitfalls, read on…
Mistake # 1: Ingratitude or Lack of Appreciation
WHEN you’re not grateful for what you have, you tend to attract a lot of negative energy and people into your life.
Even though this might require some effort, unless you find it in your heart to thank the universe, nature, God, whatever you wish to call it, for what you have, you’ll find the universe a little less generous in return.
Try and be grateful for the little things each and every day. Be grateful whenever you can. Do this every day and you will soon cultivate a positive energy around you.
Mistake # 2: Impatience
A lot of people treat the Law of Attraction like a magic wish tree, that the universe will give you your dream career just because you want it.
“Ask and you shall receive” – true; provided your intention is in the right place. You can’t cajole the universe into giving what you want when you want it. The more patient you are, the better the results will be.
Impatience sends off waves of negativity. Best put your intent in the right place, and do your best to grab and maximise every opportunity that comes your way.
Mistake # 3: Lack of Self Belief
THE Law of Attraction works at the emotional level. If deep down, at some level, you still don’t believe in yourself, in your dreams or what you’re asking for, it will never happen. It’s like having your foot on the gas pedal and on the brake at the same time; your car won’t go anywhere.
As counter intuitive as this may seem, don’t feel like you are aiming for success; just keep moving naturally towards your goals.
Keep your mind fresh with inspirational stories of success. There are a lot of amazing stories using the principles of Attraction that will encourage you in your journey.
Mistake # 4: Anticipating the Outcome
YOU can’t expect what you want, to happen the way you want it – hardly ever. Unexpected opportunities or setbacks may come way; but if you’re too obsessed with outcomes, you may not be able to adapt.
Once you start imposing your expectations on your outcomes, you automatically cut off other avenues for success. Best set your intentions, and let the course of events dictate your actions.
Mistake # 5: Limiting Beliefs
This carries over from a lack of self belief. We all have certain beliefs that we’re not fully aware of; yet are hidden deep inside our psyche, emerging only at the most critical moments. These beliefs can be a hindrance to attracting what we want into our life.
One of the most common limiting beliefs is the idea of “I don’t deserve this.” This is then reflected in our actions and how we approach opportunities that come our way. There may be some deeply held belief that we don’t deserve this opportunity and we may end up sabotaging our success.
Affirmations are a great way to counteract these negative influences. Something like
I deserve this break, so I can be a great example of success for my family and my peers
The Law of Attraction is a very powerful mechanism. Ultimately it is just emotional physics. Negative emotions (or actions), like anything else in nature, eventually produce negative outcomes, and vice versa.
However, we can guard against these negative outcomes as long as we maintain some awareness of our thoughts, emotions and actions. And, as long as we’re open to change and improvement, we can harness the astonishing powers of our minds.