3 Quick Tips To Stop The Frustration
When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
— Paulo Coelho
The first time you watched the movie ‘The Secret’ – did you feel a sense of excitement, a sense of desire filling your soul – did you think to yourself – “Yes, I can make my dreams come true – at last!!”
Personally I felt a little saddened about the movie – it kinda played upon peoples’ need for a quick fix – silver bullet, an answer to all of their problems… Into our desire for instant gratification.
Over and over again my clients would come and tell me stories about carrying $100 in their wallet and going on a ‘shopping spree’ or generating the image of a cheque payable to them for a million dollars and taping it to their bedroom ceiling or creating an elaborate ‘vision board’ with clippings from magazine showing the house, car, clothes and any other material wealth you can think of.
Look Deeper Into Yourself
And over and over again I would ask them to look deeper into themselves – to look at limiting beliefs, to look at what they were trying to mask by this focus on a specific material gain.
Needless to say, I have witnessed many clients’ hope dwindle into despair and frustration – saying things like…
- It seems to work for other people, but I just can’t get it right.
- I am frustrated that sometimes I can get it to work, but at other times I can’t.
- Why am I having so much trouble?
- I think the universe is against me.
- I am trying very, VERY hard but still nothing is happening!
About 97% of people also could not make the Law of Attraction work for themselves the first-time round…
Just like anything else, you have to practice many times before you see success. A child doesn’t learn to walk without falling over a couple of times, right?
But in practice, everything is easier said than done…
When you are frustrated, it can be hard to stay positive. And it is especially harder to stay positive when the evidence all around you is screaming negativity like the unstable economy. And do you know what happens when you fail to stay positive?
That’s right – you start attracting negative things in to your life.
So how can you make the Law of Attraction work for you – without getting frustrated? How do those who successfully implement the Law of Attraction do it with such confidence and finesse?
Here are three quick tips to stop the frustration or when you feel tired of begging from the Universe:
Allow Yourself to Receive
If the only thing your mind is doing is transmit, transmit, transmit, (i.e. I want, I want, I want) the universe – which is trying to respond – can’t give you a single thing because you are not allowing yourself to receive! So, have the confidence in yourself and stop exhausting you by constantly asking, imagining, and wishing. Just think of your desires and leave it out there, go away, and trust that your cup will be filled with gold coins (or whatever it is you asked for) when the time is right.
Be Patient with Yourself
Receiving takes time…Sadly, many people give up just a couple of steps before the finish line because they have decided that if it’s not working by now, it will never work at all. Worse still are those who throw in more and more energy because they think that with more resources, the results will come faster. This is a wee bit like expecting 9 mothers to conceive and deliver a baby in 1 month. You also can’t bake cookies in half the time by doubling the temperature. You will incinerate those cookies to ashes! In simple terms: Everything in this world has a natural development time, and this fact will not change no matter what resources you throw at it. So relax and be patient. Remember that you too, as part of the universe, are also governed by the laws of the universe, and you cannot change the natural development time.
Support and Educate Yourself
Like the child who is learning how to walk, you need support. You also need guidance on how to do it, and also the role models to look up to. Coming to the conclusion that the Law of Attraction does not work when all you ever did to educate yourself was watch “The Secret” 10 times (without looking at changing the habits of other areas of your life) is like coming to the conclusion that exercising is not an effective way to lose weight because all you did is run on the treadmill for 2 hours a day (but you are still stuffing yourself with fried foods and cheesecakes).
So seek and be hungry for new knowledge. Also, make an effort to be in the company of people or communities where you can support each other, learn from each other and also share new knowledge that you have found.
While the Law of Attraction is not an overnight delivery service, it will indeed deliver, if you do your part too! The truth is that the Universe loves you exactly as you are.