“The universe likes speed. Don’t delay. Don’t second guess. Don’t doubt. When the opportunity is there, when the impulse is there, when the intuitive nudge from within is there, act. That’s your job. And that’s all you have to do.” — Dr. Joe Vitale
As a result of the filmThe Secret,millions of people have become aware of the principle called the Law of Attraction, which explains the creative process through which the unseen world gives birth to the circumstances and events of our lives. Because of The Secret, thousands of people from around the world have emailed, written and called my office to share stories about how knowing and applying the Law of Attraction has changed their lives. These stories are sometimes astonishing, often quite moving, and the range and variety of circumstances involved is staggering.
You can begin to use the power of the unseen world to create your ideal life and business. But here is the part so many people seem to have missed: The Law of Attraction cannot work effectively unless you also follow the Law of Action. Unless you get off your butt and do something, it’s not realistic to expect that much will happen.
Knowing the law of attraction, I wanted to really put it to use and see what would happen so in 1995, I created a vision board. I put pictures of things I wanted to achieve and attract—like a car or a watch—up on this board. Every day I would sit in my office and I would look up at this board and I would start to visualize. I would really get into the state of already acquiring it.
After moving three times and ending up in California, I opened a box that included my vision boards. I cut open the box that had been packed away for five years, and on one vision board was a picture of a home I clipped from an old copy of Dream Homes magazine. When I cut it out of the magazine, I hadn’t known where it was located or how much it cost. But there was no mistaking it. It was a picture of the house I was sitting in at that very moment. Not a house like it. It was a unique house on six acres, with 188 windows, 320 orange trees, 2 lemon trees, and a slew of other special features. I actually bought my dream home, renovated it and didn’t even know it. I was blown away.
I finally understood the power of visualization. While it all starts with an idea and a crystal clear picture of what you want, you can’t just sit around visualizing and waiting for things to happen. If all you do is visualize, the men in the overalls with the big trucks will come take your furniture.
You have work to do.
Visualize and create a vision board. Write down your goals and then find images that match those goals. Use magazines and cut out the words and images that resonate with you. My book, The Complete Vision Board Kit comes with a DVD, sample vision board and tools to help you create a vision board that will positively change your life!
Feel the emotion. Act as if. Act as if you already possess the things pictured on your vision board—the house, the car, or your business. Say, “this” is already mine. State your goals in the present tense like you have already achieved them.
Repetition. Look at the images on your vision board over and over. Repetitiveness of vision combined with your associated emotions will develop your power to visualize and take action to achieve your goals.
The Quakers have an expression, “When you pray, move your feet.” Another expression goes like this: “If you’re going to be praying for potatoes, you better have a hoe ready.”
In a word—act.
The Answer for you: Massive action equals massive results.