The LoA is not only a statement about attraction, but it is also a suggestion for how we should think about situations in our lives. In particular, it urges us to think about
- You’re deciding whether to help out a business associate with a new project he has in mind. You know that it has the potential to be successful; and you know that you can help him to implement it. But, ultimately, you decide not to do it. You decide that a small part of your customer base overlaps with his—and you don’t want to lose even a single customer to him.
- You’re deciding whether to start an affiliate program to promote your new product, but you’re discouraged by the fact that you have never done this before. Instead of seeking out help, you decide that it probably won’t work out, so you don’t do it.
- You just started a new business. You want to rent an
office,so that you have a place to send your employees. You know that this is a big risk, but instead of letting this bog you down, you refuse to view it as an obstacle ; andinstead push forward, determined to make it work no matter how hard it may seem initially.
- You’re deciding whether to do something nice for your wife (husband). You know that you could make her life easier by doing this favor for her (him), but you ultimately decide not to. Instead, you decide to hold offer, so that you can offer to do it as a bargaining chip for something in exchange.
After reading these examples, can you see the difference between an “abundance” mindset and “scarcity” mindset? Can you see how the LoA directs you to think and behave in a way that will generate reciprocity and kindness from others?
And, furthermore, can you see how following the LoA directs you not to worry persistently about being taken advantage of; and not to live your life with the goal of extracting every last penny and favor from everyone else, while doing nothing for them in return?
These are important things to see and to understand about the LoA if you ever want to practice it successfully; and reap the rewards that it offers.
Many people suggest that you shouldn’t worry about whether the LoA is working. You shouldn’t worry whether thinking positively and maintaining an abundance mindset generates better results for you.
But I disagree. As with all things you do in life, business, and personal relationships, it’s important to evaluate whether or not what you are doing has actually. It’s not only important to do this, so that you can refine your approach, but also so you can decide whether or not what you’re doing is really working at all.
This is also true with the LoA, no matter what people tell you to the contrary.
Now, at first, you might see this as a contradiction. You might wonder how you can simultaneously be positive and believing while also maintaining a degree of skepticism. But, in fact, it is entirely possible.
How can you do this? Start by setting a trial period. Give yourself, say, 3 months.
In this period of time, commit yourself to following the Law of Attraction.
During this trial period, don’t let anything stand between you and your goals. Think positively and focus on achieving those goals, rather than focusing on the things that can prevent you from achieving them.
Also, during that trial period, adopt the “abundance” mindset. Don’t worry about “winning” every social interaction; and don’t focus on extracting every last dollar from your customers, your business partners, and your friends.
In short, behave as you would if you had already achieved your goals. If you were as wealthy, attractive, likeable, accomplished and intelligent as you wished to be, would you be scraping for every last dollar? Of course, you wouldn’t. And, if you ever want to get there, you shouldn’t behave this way, either.
So, give yourself a trial period of 3 months, put your all into it, and see what happens. I guarantee that living abundantly, thinking positively and constructively, and giving to others without expecting something in return will transform your life, your business, and your relationships in a positive way.