How to Use the Law of Attraction to progress in your career
13th April 2017 / 12 comments
The Law of Attraction is a powerful tool that can be used to help manifest your dreams. The idea is that we are responsible for what happens to us, and that we attract the experiences we have in our lives by what we think about and choose to focus on. So, to attract positive things you must focus and meditate on those things, and you will make them more likely to happen. On the other hand, thinking negatively about situations will have a negative impact.
One of the biggest areas of life that people use the Law of Attraction to manifest positivity in is their career. Whether you’re looking/applying for a new job, or are working towards a promotion or asking for a pay rise, the Law of Attraction can help turn your dreams and goals into a reality. Here we look at how to use the Law of Attraction in your career.
Decide what you want
The first step in harnessing the Law of Attraction is to figure out what you want out of your career. Are you unemployed, and looking for work? Are you employed but looking for a new challenge? Do you want to take the next step in your career, and ask/apply for a promotion or a pay rise?
Take some time to really think about what you want out of your career, both in the short term and the long term. Use a piece of paper and a pen, and write down your goals. Physically writing them down will help you focus on them, and will provide something to look at when you need a reminder.
These goals could be anything from a total career move, to having enough extra money in your wage to afford a holiday, or pay off debts; or it could be working fewer hours, or not having to commute. Whatever you want and need out of your job, make sure that these are achievable, even if they take some work.
Before you do the work it takes to pursue your dreams, you must be confident in your own abilities, and believe that everything will work out exactly how you want it to. This is the core of the Law of Attraction; to attract positive things, you must think positive thoughts.
If you’re applying for a job, remind yourself of all of your skills and experience, and how they make you the perfect candidate for the role. If there’s a skill that is required for the role that you don’t currently have, don’t let this deter you. Do some research, and start teaching yourself. The internet is a deep pool of knowledge, and has made it so much easier to access information and teach yourself something new. This itself will do wonders for your confidence and it will also impress the hiring manager; you don’t need to be an expert in the skill when it comes to the interview, but telling them you are teaching yourself shows that you are resourceful and ambitious.
Meditate on best case scenarios
It’s natural to be nervous before an interview, or a meeting with your manager to speak about your performance and ask to take the next step. However, there are ways to make the situation easier for yourself.
In the week leading up to your interview/meeting, spend a little time each day (10 minutes is enough) meditating. During this time, focus your thoughts on what you want to achieve, and how you are going to get there. Think of the best case scenario, and what would happen in that situation, and how this would make you feel.
Imagine yourself striding confidently into the manager’s office, shaking their hand and giving them a genuine smile. Think about what you would say, and focus on positive answers to potential questions. Imagine the conversation going well, and the feeling of confidence and excitement this would bring. Then, picture yourself standing up and shaking hands once more, and strolling back out having achieved your goal.
Repeat this practice every day leading up to the meeting, and when the day comes, you will feel prepared. Of course, the situation won’t play out word for word how you imagined it, but you will feel confident and have things prepared to say.
Do the work
The most important thing to remember when it comes to the Law of Attraction is that positive thinking is only half of it; you can’t just sit back and think about something happening, and not do anything. You have to work to make it happen.
Yes, positive thinking will help something positive happen, but it can’t do it on its own. You can’t imagine getting a new job, but not apply for any, and you can’t dream of a promotion and a huge pay rise, but do the bare minimum at work and not put yourself forward for one. The Law of Attraction needs action to succeed.
If you don’t think you can do something, you will be less likely to make the effort to try and achieve it. For example, if you apply for a job with the thought of, ‘oh, but I’ll never get it’, there’s a good chance you won’t. The hiring manager will sense your negativity, and will take the cue from you that you’re not up to the job. The same goes for asking for a promotion or pay rise; if you ask with no real hope or confidence that you will get it, your manager will sense this, and will be more likely to say no.
The Law of Attraction will work best for you by focusing on what you want to achieve, having the confidence you can do it, and putting in the effort to turn your goals into reality.