A Quick Guide to the Law of Attraction

Where to even begin? I first learned about the Law of Attraction about a year and a half ago, and since then, the way I think about things has completely shifted. I recognize that “things” is expansive and vague, but that’s the nature of the Law of Attraction: it operates in any circumstance, from major life decisions to the most insignificant choices. I don’t pretend to be an expert on this in any sense – in fact, far from it. But I have picked apart the pieces of it that make sense to me, and I always find it interesting to learn about other people’s perspective on it, because a lot of it is up to personal interpretation.

In case you aren’t familiar with the Law of Attraction, here is a quick summary: as put directly by the Law of Attraction website, it is the idea that “all thoughts turn into things eventually,” and that it is “the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on.” In my own words, it is the concept that whatever you are working towards and putting positive energy into will come to be, at least in some manner or form. The idea of “manifestation” is really big here. Supposedly, if you focus on something enough, you can manifest it into existence. More simply put, you have the power to make something happen if you work towards it in the right way.


I’ll admit, upon first glance it seems like a lot of mumbo jumbo, and I was initially extremely skeptical. But then, I hit a point in where I needed more than life was offering me. I needed more of an explanation for things than just “because,” and I needed a way to feel secure in what I was doing, even though at the time I was completely unsure of where my life would take me. I stumbled upon a book called You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. Written by Jen Sincero, this book flipped my entire perspective on, yes, I’m going to say it again, things. Suddenly, everything seemed so simple, and the Law of Attraction became less of a whimsical, unrealistic practice, and more of something that I could grasp, something based in logic. I’m a person who really needs a scientific, logical explanation for something of this nature in order for me to be fully convinced. This book did the trick.

Let me break it down for you. Sincero describes the Law of Attraction based on vibrations. Every human being, every object, every “thing” on this planet is vibrating at a certain frequency. So, hypothetically, any “thing” that you want, or that you are striving for, has its own vibration. Your own vibration frequency rises and falls as you put different energies into the world, or the universe, or whatever. If you put enough focus and work into something, your vibration will start to match its vibration, and you will begin to attract it. It’s as simple as that.

With all that being said, the Law of Attraction isn’t magic. You can’t wish for Tesla, and put out Tesla vibes and suddenly have a Tesla appear in front of your house. You can, however, set a goal that you want a Tesla, so you will take whatever steps are necessary to get you there. You will find opportunities, work in new ways, and find ways to get where you want to be. So really, this is all up to you. The way I see it, if you put positive vibes out into the universe, the universe will send positive things back to you. If you’re only putting out negative vibes, you might not have the best luck.  

Really, the Law of Attraction is up to interpretation. I don’t think that it’s a blanket statement for all people; you need to find out what parts of it work for you, and what parts of it don’t. It’s also up to each individual to decide how you want to put it in action, and what goals you want to set for yourself. Even if you don’t really buy into any of it, I think we can all take away the idea that hard work and intention can make all the difference.

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