Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Law Of Attraction

    Although I could never explain in detail this concept in a single post, I will just try and give a very brief simple explanation of this theory, it’s history and practical purpose and add my point of view.

     I’m sure you have heard of “The Law Of Attraction” it has been around for quite some time, in fact 1,000’s of years, but has received more attention recently since the release of the 2006 film “The Secret”, in the beginning of the movie they give credit to Thomas Troward as the father of the modern concept, however he just found a way to add scientific reason to a spiritual theory and present it to the western world. To give you a brief idea of where this term comes from, Thomas Troward was a judge in British India in the 19th century and according to Wikipedia: “His avocation was the study of comparative religion. Influences on his thinking, as well as his later writing, included the teachings of Christ, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. After his retirement from the judiciary in 1896, Troward set out to apply logic and a judicial weighing of evidence in the study of matters of cause and effect.” Simply put, he tried to use logic to view a spiritual principle, in most ways this is difficult if not impossible to do, however with this subject they both fit quite well.

   Wikipedia also states: “Although there are some cases where positive or negative attitudes can produce corresponding results (principally the placebo and nocebo effects), there is no scientific basis to the law of attraction.”  Whichever you choose to believe, it doesn't really matter as there is no denying that positive thinking can go a long way in creating positive results. Myself being a person of mostly logical thinking, can easily agree with the fact that if you believe in something enough, your chances of making it reality are greatly increased. This belief is what creates the drive that keeps you focused on your goals and keeps you motivated through the hard times before you get there. The only problem I see with this theory is that some will take it too literally and believe that just simply wishing or praying for something enough will make it happen. I can’t stress enough that action is what makes things happen, yes you must believe in yourself and believe in your success, but you and you alone will have to do the hard work required to achieve anything good in life.

    I’m sure you have all heard the saying “Misery loves company”, this is so true and just another way of looking at the law of attraction. Simply put, you will attract to yourself what you seek and put out to your surroundings. If you always walk with you head held high and full of positive inspiration, the negative people of the world will avoid you like the plague and that will benefit you greatly, on the other side of the coin, If you want to achieve success you need to surround yourself with like minded people also seeking success and better yet with those who have already achieved it. 

    I recently read an article “21 Ways Rich People Think Differently Than Average People”  There's some good insight in it. One point I liked a lot was that “Average people think MONEY is the root of all evil. Rich people believe POVERTY is the root of all evil.”  A big part of the law of attraction for me is also combining it with the right outlook and changing your filters of how you see the world, in this example, how could you ever achieve success if you feel inside that success is itself a bad thing. This is an extreme example and if you're reading this post, you're most likely of the mindset that success is a good thing, but there are more subtle filters and you need to recognize them and change them if necessary, but that’s a whole other thing we'll cover it in a later post.

   One of my favorite examples of someone who truly believed in this principle is Walt Disney. Did you know that Walt was rejected over 300 times by bankers, who thought that the idea of a cartoon mouse was absurd? Did you know that he was fired by a newspaper editor for lacking creativity? However Walt later went on to become one of the greatest entrepreneurs of all time and in 1996 he purchased ABC, which just happened to own the Kansas City Star, the very newspaper who fired him. Walt had some of the biggest goals of anyone in modern times and he had the absolute belief in achieving them. Just imagine a world where Walt Disney allowed negativity to take away his dreams, I’d rather not. I could give you countless examples of others who know and understand this principle well, just show me any one of the great success stories and I’ll show you someone who believes in the law of attraction.

I always like to add a quick video to my posts if I can, that explains what I've covered. I couldn't have found a better one. Will smith covers all the points I've tried to make and most importantly how hard work is the key that makes it all a reality.

Will Smith On The Law Of Attraction - 6:23

    In conclusion you just need to know that if you want something bad enough in life then you need to believe in it completely and unchangeably and that it’s there and waiting for you. You need to know it will happen so you don’t ever question it, this is key in having the confidence and drive to achieve it. You need to remove all doubt and doubters from your life and not let anything stand in your way, just remember it will take much more than wanting it, that’s just the start and as Will Smith put it, always be the last one on the treadmill of life.

Thank you for reading and the best of luck in all your endeavors, 

+R. Michael Gonzalez

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  1. Hi Michael,

    Great post on the Law of Attraction! Learned something new. Even though I knew that Walt Disney had bee rejected numerous times and was fired from a news paper for lack of creativity, I didn't know that he bought ABC who owned the very newspaper that fired him. Talk about Karma.

    I always love Will Smith, not only for his movies but more so for his incredible wisdom. Thanks for sharing that video!


  2. Thank you for your comments Ilka, I'm pleased to know you liked it. For anyone reading this Ilka has a great blog on Network Marketing, she gives many great insights, you should visit it.

  3. I started reading your blog tonight and found it very informative as I had just gone to my first ACN meeting this weekend, and am now weighing the decision to join. I wanted to know how you were doing with your own ACN store? I noticed you haven't really posted anything specific to yourself anymore and it seems to have taken a turn towards a motivational blog.

    1. Thank you for your comments Geneva, I'm glad to see you've found my blog and am using it to make an informed decision of whether or not to join.

      Yes I have not added much recently, I have actually been very busy with my construction business and have been working 80 hour weeks. As I have always stated don't quit your day job and do this part time until you can support yourself with it and for me I believe that will be several years.

      I will try and add new posts about my personal experience soon, when I have the time. I currently have 17 IBO's in my downline and now need to focus more on personal customer acquisitions as I have not done much in the last few months. I really like the new merchant services for businesses as I feel more comfortable dealing with business owners than individuals for personal services.

      I will post my results soon and start trying to add more posts on a regular basis.

      Thank you,

      R. Michael