One thing that’s always bothered me is the movie, “The Secret.” It was released in 2006 as is premised on the natural “law” called the law of attraction which states everything and anything good in your life starts with positive thinking. You attract the things you desire through the power of your thoughts – think positively and positive things will happen and the converse holds true.
Now… I am all for law of attraction, I believe that all good things start with positive thought. You communicate your desire to the universe through your thoughts and the universe helps you make that a reality. The universe doesn’t discriminate between positive and negative thoughts – it just helps you realize whatever it is that you are thinking/attracting.
The operative keywords here though is, “help you.” The universe helps you but you still have to help yourself. And this is where the movie falters. It focuses so much on the “think it and dream it” aspect and it neglects the component that actually needs to accompany the positive thinking to make your desire come true. Namely, the movie neglects to talk about the hard work that needs accompany your positive thought.
You see, you can sit on your rear-end and think and dream positively all you want (and many many people do…) but until you are willing to work hard for what you desire, you will never achieve it (and please… spare me the “but he won the Lottery jackpot” retort because I can’t be bothered giving you a lesson in probability and statistics).
“The Secret” only shared half of the truth – “think positively and dream of what you desire” – but left out the other (critical) half, “and work relentlessly for it.”
Law of Attraction is not your license to be lazy.