A very heated subject that rationalists loath and the New Age love. I believe in the Law of Attraction, the main issue is the "woo woo" people espousing their theories about how if you love the universe and and only dwell on the positive then everything will be ok and work out for you and you will create the exact world you want.
I don't hear rich successful people talk like this. Which is why you have the rationalists and science saying, "This is all bullshit, you sir, are a moron." The rationalists believe their ideas are based on cold hard facts.
Here's a fact, focus on what you want, work your ass off and you'll get what you want. Set your intention, make your goals, then pay attention. It's called your Reticular Activating System (RAS) if you want to get scientific about it. Simply put, when you buy a new car, you immediately start seeing that car everywhere. It's not that more cars magically appeared, this is what science hates about the idea of the Law of Attraction. It's that you are paying attention, which science loves to say.
Working your ass off isn't enough if you don't know what your working for. People spend their whole lives working their ass off and they are completely miserable. Others wake up everyday, excited to get started, work their ass off and love their life. What's the difference? One of them has an intention.
I agree with the New Age, they are coming from a place of love. That doesn't mean you get to do whatever you want all the time. That doesn't mean things will be easy. That doesn't mean you don't have to get your hands dirty, and finally, it doesn't mean you won't have to work at it. "Turning Pro isn't easy," says Steven Pressfield.
There is something mystical about how everything can fall into place for some people. Is it luck, is it God, or were they simply paying attention?
My super power is putting it all together. People have always labeled my as "super smart" or "intelligent" simply because I'm like a sponge when it comes to knowledge, I soak up a lot. That's not what's special though. What's special is my ability to pay attention to the current situation, go back into my database (aka brain), and pull some shit out from 5 years ago that is seemingly unrelated until I place it next to the current topic. I told you we are non linear thinkers but we only manifest things in a linear fashion. My super power is I will solve any problem put in front of me if I so choose to. Everyone can do it, it simply takes practice.
The Law of Attraction is real, you just have to have the correct prospective. Mr. Eker believes in the Law of Attraction and he's rich, so let's see how he puts it. Thoughts beget Feelings beget Action, which equal Results. T+F+A=R. He's also not dumb enough to espouse to others he believes in mystical woo woo because people with think he's crazy.
Everything in the universe is created twice, once in the mind and again physically. This is not a point I'm going to argue. I like Z. M Slovinski's interpretation best. You want a soda, you think of the idea of drinking a soda, it will make you feel good, you are motivated to take action, the result is you have a soda. What about a building? An architect must dream up what it looks like in his mind, put it on paper, and only then is it actually built. You attract the soda into your hand, sure you went and got it, but it's simply relative. The architect is so focused on creating his building he's super excited and it's all he thinks about. Is it any wonder he will notice when he meets an engineer who can build it, or runs into someone who can fund it? No, he was paying attention. Btw, if you click on that ZM link, the first video I currently see is Tony Robbins, another rich dude who never mentions the words Law of Attraction.
Napoleon Hill says the same thing; you must have a burning desire for that which you want. His famous book is call THINK and Grow Rich, not Do a Bunch of Shit and Grow Rich. See the difference, the latter is always asking how, the former is focusing on creating and being. Sound familiar yet?
Seth Godin says it again when he says, "Dreamers don’t have special genes. They find circumstances that amplify their dreams."
I have the thought of building a new education system, this thought makes me feel very excited at the idea of helping hundreds of thousands of people and truly helping our planet. My first action is simply writing it all down. My next is to formulate a full business proposal with concrete goals. I'm excited to see where these actions take me.