April 11, 2024

8 Law of Attraction Mistakes To Avoid – The Missing Secret

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Understanding the law of attraction is fundamental to manifesting your biggest dreams and desires. When done right, manifesting can feel effortless and you can get in a state of flow bringing your goals into reality.

But, let’s be honest, this is a rarity if you’re just starting out and, as a newbie, it’s likely that you’ll make some common Law of Attraction mistakes that will hold you back from real manifesting success.

I know because I’ve been there! When I first learned about the Law of Attraction there was still so much that I didn’t know.

If you’ve become frustrated, confused, and unsure how to employ the benefits of the law of attraction, you’re in the right place.

Here, you will find a list of 8 common law of attraction mistakes that people make, as well as a better understanding of what the law of attraction really is so that you can manage your expectations accordingly. 

Ready to attract abundance and manifest greatness? Let’s get started!

#1. My Story

My time at university was a financial struggle. Although I’d been given a student loan, most of it went on my accommodation. I had very little to live on. I couldn’t buy any course books because I couldn’t afford them.

I wouldn’t ask my Dad for money, because I knew he was struggling herself. I knew that if I did ask him, he’d somehow find the money for me as he had done his whole life, even if it meant that he couldn’t eat.

For the most part I budgeted well. I could go out and party with my friends regularly, I never went hungry, and I didn’t have to keep wearing the same clothes.

I made a little money from online endeavors, like building customized page layouts on MySpace

During one summer term I returned home for a break. I had no money left and everything felt hard. I didn’t want to go back to university because I didn’t enjoy the work and I had no motivation to complete my summer assignments.

Having spent much of the year studying, I was forced to find a summer job so I’d be able stay afloat when I got back to university.

All of my friends were planning a much-needed holiday together, and I couldn’t afford to go.

And I was having problems with a girl.

The drama I was experiencing in my romantic and platonic relationships constantly angered me, and I didn’t feel good about life.

One evening, I came across a book called The Secret. People were saying it was changing their lives, and that everyone could benefit from it. It was founded on a simple principle: the Law of Attraction.

The premise of the Law of Attraction is that what you think about, you bring about.

In other words, we can attract the things we want in our lives by committing our thoughts to them. T

his applies to the things you don’t want, as well as to the things you do want; quite simply, whatever you focus on will be returned to you.

So, the Law of Attraction stresses the importance of thinking or visualizing about what you want, rather than focusing on things you fear or dread.

#2. The Law of Attraction places great emphasis on positive thinking.

To me, it sounded too good to be true, so I began to do more research and I read about people who were claiming that the Law of Attraction was bringing them astonishing changes.

Could I apply this to my life, too? I knew exactly what I wanted: to go on holiday with my friends. I needed roughly $500 for this to happen.

So I followed the general guidelines and tried to be as positive as I could.

A week or so later, I received a letter from the tax office saying that I may have paid too much tax.

Was this a sign that the Law of Attraction was working? I filled out the form to provide them with further details and posted it back to them as soon as I could. A week went by and I heard nothing.

My friends were getting ready to book their holiday, and I felt miserable that I wouldn’t be able to join them.

The potential of a tax rebate lingered in the back of my mind.

With growing frustration, I rang the tax office and asked them if they’d received my letter.

They confirmed that they had, and that I’d hear back soon.

At this point, I felt excited – but I was running out of time.

The summer term was ending and my friends would be going away soon.

Another week went by and I still hadn’t received anything. I was starting to give up on the idea and told my friends to book the holiday without me.

I decided to focus elsewhere and lift my mood by reading motivational material.

At least this would make me feel a little bit better about life. A few more days passed, then an envelope from the tax office arrived. I opened it nervously.

Inside was a cheque for $800. I was shocked, overwhelmed and overjoyed. I got myself to the bank as fast as I could to deposit the cheque.

Cheques usually take up to five days to clear, but this one was in my account within three days.

The following Monday my friends and I booked a last-minute holiday and flew out four days later.

I had a wonderful time. But, more importantly, I became a believer in the Law of Attraction. I decided that I was going to use this to change my entire life.

#3. Common Law of Attraction Mistakes That's Keeping You Broke.

For the Law of Attraction to work, you have to think positively

However, it’s difficult to stay positive all the time. When things go wrong in life, or they don’t quite turn out how we expect, it’s hard to remain optimistic

Most people saw me as a positive individual. But when things got hard, I was far from it. Anger had always got the better of me.

Sometimes, external events would create so much rage within me that I’d want to wreck everything in sight.

As a result, I’d enter a downward spiral. I fluctuated constantly from highs to extreme lows. I was like two different people.

These inconsistencies were projected onto my life. I’d go through some really good periods and then experience really bad ones.

During the bad times, it was impossible to see the bright side of things. I tended to give in and take out my frustrations on the world by smashing up furniture, speaking rudely to others and moaning about how terrible it was to live in the world.

During my last year of university, I experienced a massive setback in a group project that counted for a significant percentage of my final grade, when my group became divided over how much of a contribution people were making.

I tried to be optimistic about it and expected it to work out in the end. But it didn’t – it got really messy.

#4. I Realized That The Law of Attraction Doesn't Work Always The Way You Want.

It suddenly seemed clear that the Law of Attraction didn’t always work. My group was completely divided, arguing constantly over our individual roles and how much effort each member was putting in, just months before graduation.

Things got out of control and harsh words were exchanged; unfortunately, there was no way to fix the issue.

One of my friend and I felt that we were treated very unfairly, but there wasn’t much we could do about it, other than work ten times harder, with looming deadlines that seemed impossible to meet, especially on top of the rest of our workload.

We were convinced we’d fail our assignments and exams, and therefore be unable to graduate.

It felt like we’d wasted our entire time at university. I had gone to university because I felt like I had to.

It was what you were supposed to do if you wanted a good job and a comfortable life – which I hadn’t experienced during my childhood.

But deep down I didn’t really want to be there. I didn’t enjoy it. I always knew I wouldn’t end up in a traditional job.

I was doing this for my dad more than anything. I’d watched him struggle my whole life and wanted to show him it hadn’t been in vain.

Now that I was so close to the finish line, it was all going to be taken away from me.

All I could think about was letting my dad down, letting myself down and all the money wasted on a degree that I was going to fail. It was all for nothing. I was overcome by negative thoughts.

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#5. I Was Fed Up With Constant Problems.

I told my dad I was going to leave university, as I had no reason to be there. I hated it and it was unfair what I was going through.

My rage needed a scapegoat, so I blamed him for everything.

Lovingly, he tried to convince me to stay and do the best I could, but in anger I only argued with him even more.

I was fed up with the endless problems and I wanted to leave everything behind.

I had no reason to live and no purpose in life.

My low state even led me to revisit some of my worst memories, which just added more fuel to the fire, convincing me that my life was worthless.

What was the point in having dreams if I could never manifest them?

I convinced myself I was living a lie and kidding myself that I could do big things.

I was confused thinking in my mind that law of attraction doesn't work or maybe I was making some law of attraction mistakes or manifestation mistakes that were stopping my dreams from manifesting.

#6. I Was Destined To Fail.

It seemed clear right then: great things were never meant for me.

So I trawled through employment websites and applied for a variety of jobs that looked fairly interesting and paid well, even though I wasn’t qualified for them.

I thought that if I could land one, I wouldn’t seem like a complete failure and would at least have some money to help out my family with their debt, bills and expenses, including my sisters’ weddings. 

In my covering letters, I explained that although I was under qualified, I’d be the perfect employee.

No one responded. Underneath it all, I knew I couldn’t quit university when I’d already come so far.

I’d expended so much energy trying to find a way out of the problem, but now it was time to face what had to be done and hope for the best.

But first I had my eldest sister’s wedding to attend.

This added more pressure. It meant that I’d have to hand in an assignment earlier than everyone else and take time off university just two months before my final deadlines, which would set me back even more.

Stubbornly, I told my family that I couldn’t go to the wedding, even though I knew I’d forever regret missing such an important event.

In the end I did go – albeit reluctantly.

And soon as I got there, something unexpected happened. I felt calm and relaxed.

The wedding was in Goa, a beautiful place in India, and it was beautiful.

Everyone there was shining bright with happiness and love for my sister and her new husband.

Honestly, at this point I wasn’t trying to feel positive. I was comfortable feeling down and feeling sorry for myself, and I wanted others to feel sorry for me, too.

But this new environment created a welcome shift in me.

For the first time in ages, I felt grateful. I’ll always remember my sister’s wedding. And it taught me a lot about how the Universe operates.

#7. I Decided To Change My Thoughts, Perception And Thinking To Avoid Law of Attraction Mistakes.

I created a dummy score card that displayed the overall mark I would receive for my degree.

I’d stare at this for a few minutes each day while pretending that the impressive grade on the scorecard was real.

I didn’t quite believe that I’d achieve it; it was merely a desire.

But I did believe that I would do well, nonetheless. I made up my mind to go to the library every single day, for hours on end.

I put in the huge amount of extra work needed to complete the group assignment, and more.

During my breaks I took time to chat with positive people who were able to make me feel good about myself.

One of them was the woman I’d eventually fall in love with for life.

When it came to exam time, handing in assignments and doing final year presentations, I was confident that I’d done enough.

As it turned out, I didn’t quite get the marks that were on my dummy score card, but I did pass comfortably.

And I aced one of the hardest exams on my course, which came as a surprise.

I went on to have similar successes by using the Law of Attraction.

But, overall, the results were hit and miss. I knew I was missing something.

When I found out what this was, I began to have more consistent success. I was able to test this on others, to see if they’d also benefit from my discovery – and they did.

In fact, many of them were able to do things that had once seemed impossible.

Not everything I’ve wanted has manifested. This has usually been a blessing in disguise. Too many times I’ve believed that I wanted and needed something, but it was for all the wrong reasons.

Over the years I’ve gained clarity and sighed with relief for not getting what I thought was surely meant for me.

Often, I’ve not got what I wanted, only to find I’ve later been blessed with even more.

#8. Law of Attraction Mistakes or Manifestation Mistakes To Avoid.

It Is Not a Quick Fix

It is a common misconception that one needs to just think happy thoughts in order to make their dreams come true.

But the results of using the law of attraction are not spontaneous. In order to make your dreams come true, you'll need to put in persistent effort and focus to become a grand success.

  1. Success is not guaranteed unless you focus on your goals with consistency using the law of attraction.
  2. You can’t be too caught up wanting to see results....you've to show patience.
  3. The Law of Attraction doesn’t replace Goal-Setting.
  4. Doubts can hinder attraction.
  5. You have to put in the work.
  6. You can’t ignore obstacles.
  7. Greatness begins within
  8. Opportunity is knocking - are you listening?
  9. Trying to reach too high of a goal in the beginning.
  10. Not paying attention to how you feel.
  11. Trying too hard to make things happen

Fix this common law of attraction mistakes by feeling good no matter what is happening in your life. Learn to be persistent, slowly increase your level of belief without doubting yourself and things will start to change.

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My name is Manish Yadav and I’m the owner of the blog "Love Finds its Way". My advice does away with the manipulations and mind games recommended by magazines and the surface level advice of TV gurus… We’ll dive DEEP to you actionable steps you can use today. Over 900,000 men & women have transformed their lives, and I've been featured in Lifehack, Return of Kings, Menimprovement, Urban Dater, and so on...
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