The Power of Affirmation and Visualization – the Law of Attraction


I am so happy and grateful that I now lead a life full of abundance and joy.

I realize that I will have to work hard if I want to achieve success.

I will never get so busy making a living that I forget to live a life.

These are just 3 affirmations that I feel are important for anyone to enjoy a life filled with happiness.

What are affirmations though, and why are they important?

Well, strictly speaking an affirmation is “the action or process of affirming something.” But I believe affirmations hold a much deeper meaning.
If one were to practice the aforementioned affirmations on a daily basis, they would quickly find themselves beginning to develop particular habits. These habits would lead them in the direction of making the affirmations a reality.

You see, affirmations have a subconscious power that we are not particularly aware of until we realize our reality is now attached to the affirmations that we practiced. The more that you say something, the more you start to attract it into your life, whether you mean to or not.

For example, imagine you are talking to a friend about a BMW that you have been dying to buy. You talk about what it looks like, the specs, acceleration, and everything in between. From there, you start thinking about the car for the rest of the day.

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All of a sudden, you actually see the car that you’ve been thinking about all day drive by. “How on Earth did that happen,” you ask yourself. The reason that you see the car is because your brain is actively paying attention to the idea of that particular car. Think about it. There are thousands of cars on the road that you pass by on a daily basis. You’re not paying attention to every single car that passes by; that would be information overload!

Instead, your brain picks and chooses things to pay attention to, based on what matters to you. That is why that particular car that you were thinking about all day stood out to you, because you were focusing on the idea of that car. This leads into the whole idea of the Law of Attraction.

What is the Law of Attraction?

Che Garman, an active blogger in the Affirmation niche, describes the Law of Attraction by the following process:

  1. Decide what you want and ask for it
  2. Affirm this desire in the present
  3. Visualize yourself owning it now
  4. Feel the positive feelings that this brings
  5. Believe that you will receive it
  6. Watch for and act on all inspiration received
  7. Give gratitude

By practicing the Law of Attraction, the Universe begins to give you the tools required to go out and get what you’re asking for. Che makes a really good point in talking about the Law of Attraction though. The law will work ONLY IF you actually take action with the tools that the universe gives you. The Universe will show you the way, but nothing will happen if you don’t put foot to path.

Here are a few examples of action-oriented affirmations that will help you attract what you desire:

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers

You can’t hire someone else to do your push-ups for you. – Jim Rohn

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky

Take action on your affirmations, and see them begin to become more of a reality with each passing day. If you practice them and do nothing, then nothing will happen.

Leading back into the connection between affirmations and the Law of Attraction, it is clear that if you affirm your desires, you will begin to attract them into your life. Bob Proctor, a renowned motivational public speaker, mentions that practicing affirmations are the key to unlocking the potential that lies within you. They set your mind up to go out and achieve all that you are capable of.

bob proctor

I challenge you to begin practicing affirmations on a daily basis. Write a few down that you think will benefit you in life. You may use the ones that I listed above, research some on the Internet, or come up with your own. Practice these affirmations each morning when you wake up. That way, you wake up with a clear vision of what you want to achieve, whether it is in the short or long-term.

I wish you happiness in success in all that you do in life.

To Your Success,

Euan Swan