I am sure you have heard of the Law of Attraction, a term that became quite popular a few years ago thanks to the book and the movie “The Secret”. Since then, more and more people are interested in learning how to use the Law of Attraction to create wealth, achieve their goals and bring happiness into their lives. I totally agree with some of the principles of the Law of Attraction: feel good and think positive thoughts to attract good things into your life, feel emotion and excitement when you think of your desires, let the universe take care of the details,  visualize everyday, etc. In a way, doing these things could sound very easy. So why are so many people unable to apply these principles into their everyday lives? I have come up with a few answers.

1.- It takes discipline and effort to create new habits and behaviours. It is always easier to start a new project than it is to continue it. For this reason, many people start with good intentions only to abandon their goals in a few days or weeks. The truth is that it takes a minimum of 3-4 weeks to establish and new positive habit and behaviour, and once it is established, it is easier to continue but the discipline must remain there to continue.

2.- Many people are unable to feel good and think positive thoughts. Because everyday they feel anxious, depressed, lonely, sad, inadequate, stressed, guilty, etc. For them, this has become a habit, and all habits are in the subconscious mind, which is why they are so hard to break. Many of these feelings and emotions come from childhood, which is another reason why they are so hard to overcome and eliminate. So before starting new habits and behaviors, it might be essential to neutralize the old habits and negative feelings and thoughts.

3.- Some people might need guidance, support or professional help to eliminate negative thoughts and feelings. Most people try to resolve their own issues on their own, and for some this may work. Reading books, watching programs, attending seminars, talking to friends, using affirmations, etc.  However, other people, spend their whole lives trying to fix their own issues without success instead of getting the help they need to change.

4.- Fate and Karma. I believe that we make our own destiny and that we all have a special purpose in life. But, I also believe that there are important lessons for all of us to learn. We all have to go through different life experiences and this is probably why not everyone can be a billionaire or a princess, no matter how much they want it and dream about it. I believe that life is about developing our full potential and working to make our dreams come true without getting so attached to our goals that we forget to enjoy life.

Finally, I don’t believe there is magic formula to use the Law of Attraction. But, what I do know, is that we can all benefit from bringing more optimism, gratitude and positive thinking into our lives. Maybe this doesn’t guarantee a life of happiness because life is full of challenges and that’s part of the learning process that we all have to go through. Maybe it doesn’t guarantee that we will make all our dreams come true. But, at least, we will be able to manage these challenges in much better ways, while at the same time, we make a commitment to enjoy life and improve our thinking and ourselves everyday. I would like to invite you to watch a video that can help you relax and get into the right mindset to start achieving dreams.

I wish you a great year!