Friday, February 11, 2011
The laws of attraction myth
According to Wikipedia :-0 the first references to the law of attraction occured in 1879, in the New York Times was the first major newspaper to use the phrase "Law of Attraction", describing the wagon trains of the Colorado gold rush as "moving in obedience to some occult law of attraction that overcomes all obstacles in their progress to their destination".New York Times (1879-04-06). TO LEADVILLE IN WINTER: COLORADO'S NEW MINING CAMP. New York Times, April 6, 1879
From the idea that mystical forces can help overcome all obstacles has arose a new dependence on the idea that the universe is on your side and will help you achieve whatever your heart desires. However many riders are added so that if you do not get what you want you are made to realize that perhasp you are not really true in spirit, you have some hidden doubts or you associate with the people who are not on the same plane or path that you are on. There are so many riders and hidden clauses in the law of attraction that allow believers to understand why they are no getting what they want that makes me want to shake my head in disbelief and wonder if the writers of these laws are writng insurance policy fine print.
Don't get me wrong, I believe that there are forces that will allow you to get what you want. I do however believe that you control most of them. These forces are first hard work, vision, determination, understanding of self confidence in your ability to do what needs to be done. We also need luck. Edison said luck is 99% persperaton and 1% inspiration. We need luck on our side, but luck in life and business comes because we see what others miss. Luck is not random except in lottery sales.
Don't stop believing that the universe or some other spirtitual force will help you get what you want, if that is what you need to do to help you explain your life choices, but also recognize that attitude, hard work, vision and confidence are also needed to help.