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Pitfalls With The Law of Attraction And How To Avoid Them

Apr 9, 2008
There is a wonderful book you should check out called Your Invisible Power. It was written by Genevieve Behrend. She makes some very powerful statements in that book. One that really stands out is the believe that once you are able to understand the power of the Law of Attraction you can start to visualize your goals. This is going to help you to attract those things in life that you want for yourself.

What is important to understand is that we all have energy that affects what we do. You have to make a choice though as to if you are going to allow that energy to be something very positive or very negative for you. No one else gets to make this choice for you.

The Law of Attraction is deceptively simple. On the surface of it, one would imagine if they only wish for something long enough and strong enough, they will actually get it. This is a lot like the fairy tales we read as kids, where everyone 'lived happily ever after'. In reality however understanding the Law of Attraction and leveraging on the same calls for a lot of self-awareness and self-discipline. One also needs to be realistic to identify the pitfalls that can shatter ones' dreams.

1.Identify a Goal

In real life, identifying a goal is not as easy as it sounds. The goals we set also depend on our age and stage in life. Also, just as our lives are constantly evolving and changing, so are our goals.

For children, reaching for goals can sometimes be unrealistic. They tend to want things that they see other happy people with. They get the concept that to really be happy they will need to have those things as well. As a child matures though and becomes a teenager they will see the world differently. They do strive to have things in life they want though such as a good job and a nice car. This is often a time in their life when they are attracted to people romantically that they want to share their own life with.

Young adults still want to have a good time so it makes sense that they try to balance out working and having fun. Still, there are many things they would like to have that they often can't afford. That will change again when a person is middle aged. They want to start benefiting from all of their hard work over the years. They tend to be planning for a very nice and relaxing retirement.

Young adults may not be too interested in a long term career yet. They do search for jobs that can help them to pay the bills and have some fun though.

A middle aged person would wish for peace of mind and some leisure to enjoy the fruits of their labor

Too many people will become overwhelmed by what has to take place in order for them to reach a certain goal. That can result in negative energy surrounding them as they are afraid of failing. Yet once you start to write down the smaller pieces you have to accomplish it does get easier, and you will find more positive energy coming your way.

Just as you need to take a close look at your goals from time to time, you need to do so with the pieces of it. Should that overall goal change then it stands to reason that the tasks you need to accomplish to get there will also be changing. Always have a realistic approach for how you are going to get from where you are right now to where you want to be in the future.

3. Failure to focus on your goals.

Just as you need to really evaluate your overall goal, you need to evaluate the road you are taking to get there. Think of it as you would a road trip somewhere. If your final destination changes then you are going to need to take another exit so you end up there.

3.Focus on your goal

We are not living in a static environment, where we can single-mindedly focus on our goals in life. Our focus often gets side tracked by events happening around us - either to us directly or to others who are close to us. We may set our sights on a brilliant career. However if family misfortune or ill-health should happen, our focus on building our career would need to shift.

It is difficult to stay focused and not to get disheartened when we are not crossing the stepping stones that we had originally envisaged, when everything is not going according to plan.

Keep in mind that everyone around you will be generating their own types of energy as well. It may be positive or it may be negative. You can't control what they are feeling in their heart or their mind, but you can work to control your own. Sometimes the best thing you can do is to distance yourself from those that always seem to have a negative energy around them.

Our energies, positive or negative are controlled by our 'well-being' It is very difficult if not impossible to remain positive and radiate positive energies when things are falling around you or when you are surrounded by a pool of negative energies. Just as you are radiating energies that are attracting others of similar energy, others around you are also radiating energies, energies that could be stronger than yours.

5.Man is not an island

We aren't on this world by ourselves and that means our lives are going to cross paths with many different people out there. We have to be ready for those that display negative energy. We can't let them stand in the way of our goals we have set for ourselves. You will really have to be careful of this as many of us do have friends, co-workers, and family members that always seem to circulate negative energy.

In many ways you can compare this part of your life to that of a puzzle. There are many pieces that fit together but you have to determine how it works. You have to visualize the overall picture and then work to make it all fit together like you want it to. Where it gets tricky though is that you may have the picture for the completely look of the puzzle, but not all of the pieces to complete it yet. Don't let this be a reason to through the pieces of it that you do have into the trash though.

You have a clear image, but not all the pieces. It is difficult to put the puzzle together. Knowing you do not have all the pieces in itself is a deterrent to completing the puzzle with the pieces you have

What this finished puzzle looks like for you though is really going to depend on your energy. If it is positive then it will likely look better than what you earlier imagined. If you see faded areas then you need to work harder to be able to get that very vivid image to become reality.

You are given an image, but it keeps changing. Depending on your frame of mind and things around you they colors could appear more vibrant or more faded. The vibrant colors would encourage us to crack the puzzle faster. The faded colors would be a deterrent. The best scenario would be to be given a clear image with all the pieces and the icing on the cake would be directions on how to work the puzzle, in what order to fit in the pieces! In a lot of the jigsaw puzzles we work we have a clear image and all the pieces, but then life is not a game and so most often we do not have a clear picture, but rather an ever-changing picture. And while we are working out the puzzle of life we experiences a lot of changes of light that make the colors and shades appear different. Our surroundings also tend to change with more noise and distraction and people and events competing for our attention.

The famous words of Winston Churchill certainly apply here. He once said that everyone single one of us will find that opportunity is out there. It is often in a form though that we don't realize. So when we trip over it, we are too occupied with getting up and moving on as if nothing happened. In doing so though we fail to see that opportunity that was right in front of us.

How your own life plays out is entirely up to you. There is certainly plenty of negative energy out there that you can sit back and allow to swallow you whole. You can also choose to fight for some positive energy though and to make the most out of your life. It can be a long journey for those that are absorbed in nothing but negative energy. Those that surround themselves with the positive though can enjoy life to the fullest. In order to do this successfully though you have to be realistic. You have to be willing to see what is right in front of you and transform it into something good.

We've just got to dive into life, come up every so often to sight our goal. Every so often we've also got to dive under the waves to sight the rocks and steer a course round them.

None of this can be accomplished with out dedication, motivation, and some risk though. As Joan Curcio puts it, you must jump right in there and see what it is all about. If you are too afraid to get your hands dirty or to fail then you are never going to be able to reach those stars you desperately want to touch.
About the Author
Colin Joss is the author of the best-selling law of attraction ebook Inspired Attraction. To learn how people just like you - and two stars of The Secret - practice the law of attraction every day check out http://www.InspiredAttraction.com
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