What if we told you that the key to achieving your goals and creating the life of your dreams was thinking about it really hard? That’s kind of the point of the Law of Attraction, a philosophy of the New Thought Movement (a mind-healing movement that originated in the United States in the 19th century and is based on religious and metaphysical concepts). Basically, it states that if you focus on the good and positive things in your life, you’ll attract more good and positive things into your life. On the flip side, if you're frequently focused on the negative, that’s what will be attracted into your life.
The belief is based on the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from pure energy, and that through the process of like energy attracting like energy, a person can improve their own health, wealth and personal relationships. Though the term first appeared in the mid-19th century, it’s been popularized in recent times by books like Rhonda Byrne's smash-hit 2006 self-help book, The Secret.
Adherents say the Law of Attraction can help with everything from getting your dream job to manifesting a romantic partner, while detractors dismiss the concept as metaphysical pseudoscience.
Whether you’re on board with the idea or are just looking to be more positive (which many of the law’s principles focus on), here are five ways to use the Law of Attraction to achieve your goals.