I think we can all agree that there is a power that comes with the way you approach certain situations. Think back: whether it’s with your mood, your finances, your relationships, or other things, you know that when you put out positive thoughts, things just seem to work out for the best, right? This, my fellow internet friends, is The Law of Attraction at work. This law states that “like attracts like.”
Basically, what you focus on and how you choose to experience and approach situations determines what you get out of life. Here are some steps you can take to put this law into practice:
Pay Attention to What You Focus On
The world can be an ugly place, and with all the chaos going on today, it can be difficult to focus on the good things in life. A big part of The Law of Attraction is the notion that whatever you focus on will become stronger. When you’re working on manifesting your dreams, people or situations will always come up and try to stop or discourage. Try not to let those obstacles consume you.
Know What You Want And Ask For It
Remember this: you can absolutely have anything you desire out of life. Graduation by this time next year? Yes! Dream summer internship? It’s yours. Secured full-time job or grad school acceptance? Done. It’s all possible, but first, you must ask. Ask God, ask the universe, ask yourself, or ask all three. Put it out there. However in order to get what you want, you have to know what you want. Be specific. When you’re specific, you have the opportunity to put emotions into the game, which makes your visions for your future stronger! Most importantly, after you’ve decided what you want, don’t doubt yourself. Doubt creates cloudiness in our requests, and responses may be cloudy as well.
Visualize and Practice Meditation
After you have pictured your goals, make them come to life by writing them down or even creating a vision board dedicated to your future. Add anything that will remind you what your goal is every time you look at it. After you have brought your dreams into the physical world, meditate on them. Take 5 to 10 uninterrupted minutes a day and focus solely on your goals. Connect with the feelings of having what you want and achieving your dreams!
Live Your Desired Life
Feel it! Live your life like you’ve already got what you wanted. Now, I’m not saying to start telling people you’ve graduated if you’re only a junior, or that you’ve been accepted to grad school when you haven’t even applied, I’m saying to let your emotions run as if it’s already happened. This allows our minds to release any doubt and negativity. This allows us to feel excitement and positive feelings, which in turn, make us want to take steps towards our desired outcomes.
Say Thank You
Practice gratitude and appreciate what you have in your life already. This mindset also allows us to push away all of the negativity that comes with thoughts like, “Why don’t I have this?” or “Why don’t I look like that?” For example, even though we have suffered recently, I’m thankful to live in a country where I’m allowed to practice my faith openly. Tuition is a killer, but I’m thankful that I have the opportunity to attend college. I’m thankful for family and friends. I’m thankful for coffee. I’m thankful for Anastasia Beverly Hills (you saved my eyebrows)! I’m thankful that I’m here, I’m present, and I’m experiencing life. Whether you believe in God or not, I think we can all agree that the very fact that you’re alive and breathing is a gift in of itself. So say thank you. Your gratitude will not go unnoticed.
Just trust it
This process doesn’t mean a wave of a magic wand, it doesn’t mean that there’s a genie coming to grant your wishes, and it doesn’t mean that you don’t have to work hard for anything for the rest of your life. Don’t get upset if some of the things don’t happen right away because hard work is still a necessity. You won’t get your dream summer internship if you don’t apply, you won’t get into grad school if you slack off on your school work, and you won’t reach a healthy weight if all you do is eat junk food. The good news is, you don’t have to worry. Trust that because you did your part, the rest will take care of itself.
Happy dreaming, succeeding, and achieving!
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