I've always thought the Law of Attraction had a flawed premise: It seems to perpetuate the idea that positive thinking is enough to get you where you want to be. I’ve met so many positive-thinking vision-board fiends who are still trapped in debt or unable to reach their goals.
And no, that doesn't mean I think the Law of Attraction is entirely without merit. It's just the idea that thoughts alone can manifest your dreams—that's what I take issue with. The truth is, you’re not going to change your life and manifest limitless abundance simply by practicing positive thinking.
There IS a way to make the Law of Attraction work for you—it just isn't what you think. When I first started teaching people how to uncover their true selves, all I had was a boombox and a message. Over time, momentum grew. I got an appearance on Oprah and invitations to speak at all kinds of events. But none of this happened because I practiced positive thinking. It happened because I did the energetic work to allow abundance and recognition to flow into my life.
I’m sure you’re wondering what that means, and I’m going to tell you. But first, I’ll tell you a different version of the story. I could’ve held on to the energy of playing small. It would’ve been easy to coast through life with my boombox thinking I was just an average man with no connections or opportunities to realize my dreams of reaching more people.
Choosing to conquer limiting energies isn’t easy. It requires stepping out of your comfort zone and asking questions with answers you won’t always like. But it’s worth it if you truly want to grow as a person and free yourself from the fear and scarcity.