Many people have become aware of The Law of Attraction due to the hit movie "The Secret". This movie basically suggests that you can achieve crazy wealth through the use of imagination and intention and following it up with action. Many people watched the movie and did not notice any real difference in their finances and/or lifestyle. Why is this? The reason is simple; you can't receive a lifetime of knowledge and teaching in a 2 hour movie. Period.

"The Secret" was very useful because it introduced millions of people to a universal law that most of these people have never even heard of. This law is real and it is presently working in all of our lives. The challenge, however, is that if you are not conscious of how the law really works, it will work against you.

The first step in applying The Law of Attraction is by simply being genuinely grateful for everything in your life regardless of where you are at this very moment. In other words, choose to see your glass half full instead of half empty and express your gratitude to God or the Universe every single day of your life.

Next, view every situation in your life, even perceived negative situations, as an opportunity for your spiritual and personal growth. Don't wallow in despair over "failures" or missteps. Instead, thank God for the opportunity that you were able to learn something of value that will lead you closer to your goal of living in abundance and prosperity.

Next, choose friends, mentors and people you mentor who are positive minded. You become the people who you associate with and if you associate with negative people, you will soon become like them. This downward turn will enable the Law of Attraction to work against you and you will not be happy with the results.

Next, when you are praying and meditating, keep it positive. Don't focus on what you don't want. Instead focus on what you do want and ask for it. God (the Universe) wants to gift you with your hearts desire but in order for that to happen you have to focus on it. If you focus on what you don't want you will receive it or "attract" it into your life.

Read books that will help you to improve your personality therefore making you attractive to others. Many people hurt themselves because there personality turns people off. They are not aware of what they are doing wrong so they often "fix" things about themselves that really don't need to be fixed. Some people blame there seemingly bad luck with people on their outward appearance or their race. Some people assume that others are just jealous of them. If you have a hard time making friends or keeping customers the problem is YOU. Educate yourself on traits that repel people and traits that attract people. You will find that this will help you to help the Law of Attraction work wonderfully in your life.

Take responsibility for everything that occurs in your life. Do not even think about blaming your misfortune or "bad luck" on outside forces. By doing this, you consciously enable yourself to make the proper adjustments in turning your "luck" around. Controlling yourself is the easiest thing in the world you can control so don't waste unnecessary energy trying to control or change things that you cannot control.

Be aware that God (the Universe) uses people, ideas and things to bring about that which you are trying to attract. If you all of a sudden get inspired thought to go somewhere or call someone than do it immediately. That action could be one of the steps used to reach your goal. If however there appears to be a road block, don't force your way through it. That road block may just be temporary but at that moment it is God telling you to stop and do something else. When you are working with the Law of Attraction, the way is virtually easy.

Don't make decisions when you are in a negative state of mind. Negative states include anger, fear, desperation, obsession, guilt and worry. Basically, thoughts and emotions that make you feel bad and drained instead of empowered and energized. However, if you get a jolt from a negative circumstance and feel empowered to right a situation, this does not fall under the negative mindset category. Example: you may hear of a group of children who were left orphaned and get inspired to start a charity or adopt the children.

Do things that make you feel good. When you are in a feel good state, your mind will be focusing on feel good thoughts. This will allow you to receive inspiration and will also allow your creativity to expand you imagination to the possibilities that life has to offer. When you start to feel bad, consciously recognize it and than pull yourself out of that "funk" however you need to. If you need to watch a feel good movie than do it. If you need to play tennis than do that. It will be different for everyone but the important thing to know is that you need to do it as soon as possible.

Don't try to figure out the road to your goal. Your mind has limited understanding and you will only tire yourself out. Stay in the flow of things and pray to God (the Universe) that He will reveal each step of the way to you. In order for this to happen, you have to have quiet time because your intuitive guide is gentle and you will not recognize it if you are constantly surrounded by noise. Turn off the radio and the TV and start imagining how you want your life to look. Thanks start imagining that it is currently happening. Don't mentally keep it in the future because it will always be in the future. Start seeing your 1 year, 5 year and even 10 year goals as if you are living it right now. You will find that this will cause you to start acting differently therefore allowing these goals to take place sooner in your life.

I could go on and on but these tips are definitely enough to get you started in the right direction. I hope that you are inspired to believe that you can consciously allow the Law of Attraction to work in your favor just by choosing to think in a positive manner. Continue your study by reading books and watching movies that expands your mind and inspire you.