When the Law of Attraction Doesn't Work

In the old X-Files TV show, there was a poster over the character Mulder's desk that had a picture of a flying saucer on it with the words: I Want To Believe.

The ideas of The Secret, of the law of attraction, of abundance through thought, of our thoughts affecting chance, are all so seductive that we want to believe.

We spend lots of time and money (especially money) pursuing each new expert who promises that they are the one who can truly make us successful and happy. When we do everything we are told to do and it doesn't work, then the fallback is that the expert tells us it is our fault, that we really don't want it or we weren't trying hard enough to get it.

Disillusionment sets in, until the next expert surfaces with a new slant, a new pitch and a new group of celebrity testimonials. The result is we feel hope again and lay our money down, with the same result as before.

It's a vicious cycle.

The real truth about the law of attraction is that when you open yourself to possibilities, than you open yourself to becoming aware of and acting on possibilities.

Woody Allen said, "80 percent of success is showing up."

That's what the law of attraction is really about, helping you know where to show up (and what do to when you get there).

So what three things can you do to successfully use the "law of attraction?"

The first is checking your unrealistic expectations at the door. You need to give yourself a reality check. Like the old saying says, if it sounds too good go be true, it probably is.

The second is define your focus. Humans have the brain power to accomplish great things, but you have to stay on track.

The third is overcoming mental blocks (beliefs held in the imagination part of your mind). They can stop you from allowing yourself to succeed. How to overcome them? Self analysis can help. Write down past situations where you didn't have the success you wanted and take a fresh look. Was an inner belief driving that situation? Is that belief a true or false belief? Is it OK to let that go?

The law of attraction can be a powerful force if you use it properly. By having realistic expectations, keeping your focus and staying free of self-limiting beliefs, you can use that supercomputer between your ears to help you get the success you want.

To learn more about how you can overcome mental blocks, unlock your potential and excel in competition, go to: thementalcoach.com

David Kenward - The Mental Coach

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