My Problem with The Law of Attraction


So I had a thought the other day.  I don’t make any secret of the fact that I dislike the law of attraction.  (Pun not intended)  Here’s why;

My limited research has proven one distinct constant with successful people, those who profess the law of attraction and those who don’t.  The one and only thing that all successful people have in common is an affinity for hard work.  Furthermore, the only thing that a belief in the law of attraction seems to attract is, you guessed it, hard work.

Case in point;  Napoleon Hill, the man who arguably discovered the law of attraction did so after interviewing hundreds of the most successful business leaders of his time, what did these people have in common?  They believed that like attracts like (the law of attraction) but they also passionately believed in themselves and their ideas and worked harder than almost anyone else on the planet to prove their ideas right.  Or consider one of the greatest success writers of our time, Jack Canfield, co-author of the amazingly successful “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, he believes in and preaches the law of attraction too, but he also works harder than most other authors and certainly harder almost all of his readers.

So is it the so called Law of Attraction or just good old fashioned hard work that makes people successful?

I certainly don’t thinking it can be both and as an ardent believer in the protested work ethic it seems altogether more logical to me that hard work is a far more important ingredient in success than the so called law of attraction.  So there, that’s why I don’t like the law of attraction.

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