Law of Attraction
In the New Thought philosophy, the law of attraction is the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. The belief is based on the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from "pure energy", and that through the process of "like energy attracting like energy" a person can improve their own health, wealth and personal relationships.
By now you probably already heard about "The Secret" or "Law of Attraction". I will briefly explain for those of you who haven't, the law basically implying that if you believe in something really hard or think about something all the time then the universe will or some metaphysical force will attract it to your life.
I and many of you guys, don't believe in supernatural forces. The law of Attraction isn't working then, right? I wouldn't rush to say that!
The Psychology Behind
Think of your brain as a search engine, when you think about something, you filter unnecessary information and search for the wanted result.
Let's say you decide to be an entrepreneur and you focus your life on that. You think about it all day, and it became a big part of your life. Suddenly you start seeing more opportunities, you notice ads online and videos that relate to that, as you start researching this opportunity and get into them, you find more and more related information. One you act some of the opportunities pay off.
What happens is when we think about it all the time our brain will unconsciously understand the importance of the idea and will automatically pay more attention to related stuff. Stuff that were always there but you didn't notice until you paid more attention.
Lets follow the cycle here:
You think about it more 👉 You pay more attention 👉 You see more opportunities 👉You try more things 👉 you get more results
Its all very logical isn't it?
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If you try more things you get more results
Let's say you want to open a business, and the business does not o well, most of the people who go through that experience will go back to their old life and will lose believe in themselves and the business. But you don't, you have full belief in the fact you are going to succeed, the business fail but you still believe that you gonna make it. You open another business!
Who has more chance to succeed, the person who is ready to open a business or the person that is sure of his success no matter what?
So if you believe in the goal, you will try more and if you try more you fail more but you also succeed more!
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The Conclusion - Law of Attraction is a beneficial
I don't think there are any energies or metaphysical forces in play here. But the belief in the law of attraction does bring positive results in the long run!
If you believe in something really hard you will think about it a lot and will pay more attention to the subject, your attention will bring opportunities over time, the more opportunities you try the more results you get.
And there is another factor that the strong belief will stop you from giving up and will allow you to try another time when you fail.
Even if you decide to take the psychological and logical perspective it doesn't matter! you can get the same results with the facts in mind.
You are not attracting the ideas to you, you are attracting yourself to the Ideas!
I decided to share a video of Garry V talking about his own opinion on the "Law of Attraction"