When I first became aware of the Law of Attraction sometime back in 2006, I thought that all you had to do was to think about something hard and long enough and Voilá!, my desire would come to fruition. It wasn’t until after reading “Think and Grow Rich” and “The Science of Getting Rich” that I became aware that something else was required. In order for the desired result to present itself to me, I had to perform the necessary action(s) first.
Things just weren’t going to happen as a result of my thinking about them, I had to initially become aware of what I specifically wanted and then let someone else know of my wants in addition to taking the steps needed to achieve my wishes. In addition to making my wants known (either to myself or others), I realized that I needed to pick something that was specific as well as realistic and develop a plan that would start me on the path to achieving my goal.
Ever since I can remember, I had wanted to experience what it was like to sit in the seat of a plane and operate the controls needed to cause the plane to take off. I knew that flying lessons were not cheap and I was not inclined to commit to the expense of taking them. My wife, being aware that this was always a goal of mine, came across a
Groupon offer for an introductory flying lesson. Lo and behold, the lesson also included being able to sit in the seat of an aircraft and with the Instructors’ guidance, start the engine, taxi to the runway, open the throttle and take off! I decided after that my curiosity was satisfied and that I would not be signing up for additional lessons.
This was an instance of a goal being realized as a result of letting others know what I wanted. Here is a case where a goal was achieved as a result of my taking a specific and relevant action.
During a visit to Holland in 1986, I saw my first Gazelle 3-speed commuter bicycle. I was immediately impressed with its functionality and design and knew right away that I wanted to have one. At the time I decided that it would be too much of a hassle taking one on the ferry back to England and thought “I’ll pick one up next time.” Before I knew it, I was due for transfer back to the United States and there was not a bike shop to be found that carried the bike that I wanted. Fast forward 30 years to the present and with the help of the Internet, I found a bike shop within reasonable distance that had exactly what I wanted. After I was done hyperventilating over the price, I made the commitment, paid my money and drove over to pick it up. I have been happy with my investment ever since! My wife now has the ladies model!
So the next time you think of something that you want; come up with a plan and take action to get it!
All the best!
Erik von Werlhof