Do you remember that first spark of hope you felt when you watched The Secret?
I clearly remember how inspired I felt and the level of desire that filled my heart, knowing that yes, finally I really can make my dreams come true! Then, as reality set back in, that initial burst of inspiration faded.
How long did it take for you to see your initial hope dwindle into frustration? How long did it take for you (and be honest now) to start muttering things like:
“It seems to work for other people, but I just can’t get it right.”
“I’m frustrated that sometimes I can get it to work, but sometimes I can’t. What’s the trick?”
“Why am I having so much trouble?”
“I think the universe is against me.”
“I’m trying very, VERY hard but still nothing is happening!”
Don’t worry … you’re not alone. The vast majority of people, over 97%, can’t make the Law of Attraction work for them the first time round. Think about it, just like anything else, you have to practice many times before you see success.
A child doesn’t learn to walk without falling over a couple of times, right? But in practice, everything is easier said and done.
When you’re frustrated, it’s hard to stay positive. And it’s especially harder to stay positive when the evidence all around you is screaming with negativity.
It feels like a set up because … do you know what happens when you fail to stay positive … you start attracting negative things into your life.
So how can you make the Law of Attraction work for you – without getting frustrated? How do those who successfully implement the Law of Attraction do it with such confidence and finesse?
Well, here are three quick tips to help you avoid feeling frustrated and tired of begging from the Universe. With practice, you can start manifesting like a pro.
1. Be Open to Receiving
Just like a lost child who approaches a police officer and asks, “Excuse me Sir, can you tell me how to go to the post office? Can you? Can you? Can you? Can you? Can you?” Well, if the child goes on and on asking, the police officer can’t even give an answer, right?
Well, it’s the same thing with your mind.
If the only thing your mind is doing is transmitting, transmit, transmit … the Universe — which is trying to respond — can’t give you a single thing because you’re not allowing yourself to receive!
So, have the confidence in yourself and stop exhausting yourself by running around person to person begging for riches, and then wondering why nobody is dropping a penny in your cup
(Hint: It’s because you’re running away too fast for them before they can even reach for their wallets).
Just think of your desires and leave it out there, go away, and trust that your cup will be filled with gold coins (or whatever it is you asked for) when the time is right.
2. Be Patient With Yourself
Receiving takes time.
Sadly, many people give up just a couple of steps before the finish line because they’ve decided that if it’s not working by now, it’s never going to work at all.
Worse still are those who throw in more and more energy because they think that with more resources, the results will come faster.
I know I’m guilty of that one a lot … how about you?
This is like expecting 9 mothers to conceive and deliver a baby in 1 month.
You also can’t bake cookies in half the time by doubling the temperature. You’ll incinerate those cookies to ashes!
In simple terms, everything in this world has a natural gestation and development time, and this fact will not change no matter what resources you throw at it.
So relax and be patient. Remember that you too, as part of the universe, are also governed by the laws of the universe, and you cannot change the natural development time.
Remember this and you will be far less likely to work yourself up into frustration — or worse, push yourself into a downward spiral of negativity.
3. Support and Educate Yourself
Like the child who is learning how to walk, you need support. You also need the guidance on how to do it, and role models to look up to.
Many people give up because they think that “The Secret” is the “be all and end all” solution.
Well, it’s NOT.
“The Secret” is just a small piece of the puzzle; it was never intended and has never been the whole answer.
Coming to the conclusion that the Law of Attraction doesn’t work when all you ever did to educate yourself was watch “The Secret” 19 times (without looking at changing the habits of other areas of your life) is like coming to the conclusion that exercising is not an effective way to lose weight because all you did is run on the treadmill for 2 hours a day (but you’re still stuffing yourself with fried foods and cheesecakes).
So seek and be hungry for new knowledge.
Make an effort to connect with people or a community where you can support each other, learn from each other, and also share the new knowledge that you find.
While the Law of Attraction is not an overnight delivery service, it will indeed deliver, if you do your part too.
Bob Proctor and Mary Morrissey have created a program that teaches you how to manifest what you want by working with the 12 Universal Laws. Take advantage of this now.
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An Intrinsic Coach® and enthusiastic student of personal development, I've been actively writing on a range of related topics for over 10 years. The range of topics I share has varied over time, but I try to pick ones that will hopefully strike a chord with you. You may or may not always enjoy everything I write, but if you appreciate the effort please make a point to share it with someone else.
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