Thursday, 4 September 2008

Why The Law Of Attraction Doesn't Work Part 1

It's true you know, despite what you've heard, despite what you've
read, despite what all the success guru's have told you, the law of
attraction doesn't work.

I know, I know, it's hard to take in isn't it?

After all, like many people you've probably been pinning all your
hopes on 'attracting' success and happiness and wealth into your
life by thinking positive thoughts, by focusing on what you want
from life and by 'intentioning' the life you want for yourself.

If you're a true believer in the 'Law' of Attraction you've
probably also been practicing gratitude, telling yourself that
'thoughts become things' and reminding yourself as often as you can
that you 'become what you think about'.

In short, you've been doing everything you're 'supposed' to do to
activate the law of attraction but, well, where has it got you?

If you're healthier, wealthier, wiser and happier as a result then
congratulations. You probably don't need to read on any further.
You've obviously found a way to make the law work in your life.

However, if you're like the bulk of people who follow the law of
attraction philosophies and yet are still struggling to find the
happiness, contentment and success you're seeking then read on
because I'm about to reveal the REAL 'secret' to the law of
attraction and show you how you can apply it in your life to
achieve dramatic, often immediate results.

But before I do, let me tell you what the Law of Attraction is NOT,
that way you'll stop wasting your time and energies on things that don't
produce results in your life.

The Law of Attraction is NOT:

You become what you think about.

I know, I know, I'm going against what practically every motivational
and self help guru has been telling us for as long as we can remember.

In fact, I myself believed this until recently and often taught this principle
to anybody and everybody who would listen. But I was wrong.

You DON'T become what you think about at all. If you did then most
teenage boys would turn into pretty young girls!

A silly comparison I know, but no less silly than the idea that we really become
what we think about.

There are many, many things we think about every day and some that we feel strongly and emotionally attached to but we don't become that thing.

What about 'Thoughts become things'? Right or wrong?

Well, in the truest physical and even metaphysical sense, thoughts are made of energy and energy is a 'thing' so I guess it's right, but that's not what most success gurus are talking about. They're telling us that by shaping a thought we can manifest that object into the real world and truly make the thought a thing.

Certainly, true of many things. We have ideas and, once we take action on them they 'manifest' in the sense that we build or create them either with our own hands or in factories.


Not always.

In fact, not even often.

We have thousands of thoughts a day but they don't all turn into something in the way that Law of Attraction supporters tell us they will.


Because, what you think about is only a tiny, tiny portion of attraction.

Thoughts DON'T become things.

Thoughts, if thought often enough and with enough intensity, tend to become feelings... NOT things.

Feelings, if felt often enough and with enough intensity, tend to become emotions... NOT things.

Emotions, if felt often enough and with enough intensity, tend to drive us to take action. (E- Motion!)

And action, no matter how small, if taken consistently, allows you to BE, DO and HAVE.... Things!

It's no surprise that the law of attraction contains the word ACTION. Nor is it a surprising that the word satisfaction contains the word ACTION either (In fact, satisfaction literally means 'enough action')

The real power behind the 'secret' law of attraction is simply getting yourself to think the thoughts and feel the feelings that make you want to take action. You do this by following your dreams and pursuing the goals that you REALLY want to happen rather than those that others tell you are realistic.

In other words, you get them by getting your butt up off the couch and DOING SOMETHING about them rather than thinking about them. Not what most people want to hear, I know, but true nonetheless.

Tomorrow I'll tell you about another success fallacy and how to stop it from holding you back from your dreams but in the meantime I hope you'll do 2 things.

First, be sure to leave me a comment about this post. I'm sure that many of you have a bunch to say about it and I'd genuinely love to hear from you.

Second, write down, think about and then take action on just 1 goal and write it down here in the blog. Just by doing so you move that tiny bit closer to making it real.

Truth, joy and love

Dax Moy

P.S - Before you think I'm a 'doubter' or cynic, let me tell you, I'm studying a masters degree in metaphysics and absolutely love the subjects I'm studying as well as the hundreds of books I've already read on the subject. I just believe that attracting success into your life is about more than positive thinking.If you think so too then you might want to check out and find out how to go from goal SETTING to goal GETTING faster than any positive thinking program ever will.


Scott Tousignant said...

Excellent post Dax and a great topic.

Whenever I mention to customers or clients that they need to develop a powerful mindset... an Unstoppable mindset, they automatically think that I'm going to ask them to think positive thoughts and set some goals.

Boy are they ever surprised when I put them through a variety of mental exercises that don't involve goal setting or positive thinking.

Successful people realize that mindset also involves action. It includes your behaviors, attitudes, and even your posture and movements.

Knowledge is great, but I prefer your approach of Do-ledge ;)

Can't wait for Part 2

Scott Tousignant

mlm-blogger said...

Right again Dax.

In my experience positive thoughts and positive feelings don't often manifest the things we want, and to sit on your butt expecting great things to come your way without any action on your part is naive.

Ok, manifesting a feather (on the secret cd's) is one thing, but a financially free future for you and your family? Think about it.

By feeling positive feelings and getting excited about a project, I find the LOA often shows me the vehicles I can use to achieve the end goal, IF and only IF I take action on those ideas.

The problem is that most people don't take that action. It does involve work after all!

I firmly believe that most people get 'the idea of a lifetime' about once a fortnight. It's just that most don't act on them. They'd rather watch Deadenders, or go down the pub, or tidy their desk or garage.

In the words of Jim Rohn they 'let little things get in the way of big opportunities'.

That's a shame.

cathy said...

I agree with you. The Bible says that Faith without Work is Dead. You need both to make it work. Great post!

jo-t said...

Having recently started on The Secret and similar, this post is a great thinking point for me...and am giving serious thought to "following" the Magic Hundred makes more sense to take action as opposed to just sitting thinking..., thanks Dax for the post and looking forward to the second part.