Can you attract things with your mind? Can you bring the perfect mate? Can you manifest the job you’ve always wanted? Or, can you attract negative experiences into your life simply because you dwell on the negative?
Those who teach the law of attraction—or personal manifestation—believe that you can. If you’ve heard me discuss this before, then you know that I do not teach the law of attraction, or mind over matter. Why? Because it’s simply not provable.
Sure, I’ve heard the testimonies from those that claim it works, and it all very well may be true. The problem is that we can’t prove it, and we can’t prove that the law of attraction will work for everybody in all situations.
Don’t Let Yourself Be in a Passive Position
That’s why I teach a more sure word of achievement: the law of action. That means that what happens in your life is what you make happen. The law of action is about planning, preparation, and persistent follow through. It’s about relentless action that overcomes problems, roadblocks, difficulties, and setbacks.
The law of attraction, if you “think” about it, is a passive position, because you’re basically trying to act like a magnet by drawing things to you instead going after them.
If you know anything about life, then you know that life is stingy about giving up the goods, and it only responds to those who aggressively go after something.
The law of action is not passive, it’s aggressive. The law of action does not position you as a magnet—it makes you a dominator. The law of action is really the only way the ancients accomplished anything throughout history.
What Happens is What You Make Happen
There is no short cut to your success, but the quicker you commit yourself to taking action on your goals, the quicker you’ll get through what’s required to achieve them.
So, what is the law of action, and how can you get it operating in your life?
The law of action says that “what happens is what you make happen.”
- Begin with an overall vision of what you want your life to be like in every area—leave nothing out.
- Select those areas that you should act on first.
- Create a written plan of the steps required to reach those initial goals.
- Read and revise these plans regularly.
- Take at least one action step today on these goals.
Taking immediate action is important because it helps to embed your renewed commitment in your mind. If you wait too long before you act, you may not get back around to being these serious again anytime soon.
Nothing should be in your mind that has not been transferred to paper or computer file. You have to think out loud. You have to see it all before you. This puts you in the dominant position as one “looking down upon” their tasks.
How many areas of your life are you wanting to change? In any one of that areas, are you in a passive, or aggressive, position?