You know the Law of Attraction states thoughts become things. You know you need to focus your thoughts on the things you want, not on the things you don’t want. Yet, no matter how well you focus your thoughts on what you want, the Law of Attraction still requires that you take inspired action by acting upon the opportunities that come to you.
Let me repeat that: To get what you want, you must take inspired action to make your desires reality.
But what is inspired action…how do you know when to take it?
Follow the first step in applying the Law of Attraction: ask for what you want…
…and then wait.
Ideas will come to you, little hunches if you will. They are the kind of thoughts that you'll notice, maybe look at, but often dismiss.
You should follow these ideas. They are your path to manifesting your desires. Think of them as breadcrumbs that will lead you where you want to go.
These breadcrumbs can come in any form, from ideas to signs on the road to comments overheard in passing. They are anything that reminds you of what you are asking for.
Often you may ignore them, but they are the Universe telling you to act now to receive what you have asked for.
When you follow the breadcrumbs, you are taking inspired action.
The breadcrumbs are how the Universe speaks to you. It isn't going to sit there and specifically tell you to do “x, y and z.” But it will guide you. It will show you the way if you will let it.
Sometimes you might get these breadcrumbs, but then disregard them because you aren't certain as to their meaning. But you need to listen to them. No matter how irrelevant they may seem at the moment, stop, listen, and act.
As soon as you ask for what you want, pay attention. Look for ideas and signs that will lead you to your desires. If you have even the slightest, most remote thought that something is connected to the manifestation of your desire, pay attention and act upon it.
If you want to manifest a car and you have an idea that you should speak to someone or stop by a certain car dealership, those are signs from the Universe. They are inspired actions you are meant to take. If you disregard the idea as irrelevant or come up with reasons why you shouldn't speak to the person or stop at the dealership, you make it harder for you to receive your car.
Similar things will happen if you want to win the lottery. Obviously, you have to take the action of buying a lottery ticket. (You know visualization isn't enough, right?)
But you might feel a sudden urge to buy a lottery ticket from a certain store or at a certain time. It could be a place where you've never bought one before. It might even be a nudge that instead of buying just one, you should buy two. Why? It could be the second one that will be the winning ticket.
The key is to pay attention to your nudges and to act on them.
How do you know if an action is truly inspired?
Sometimes you might feel the nudge to act, but it isn't inspired action. It is coming from your ego, not the Universe.
How do you tell the difference?
Here are some tips:
- Inspired action feels good. Ego-based action is based in fear (fear of losing someone, fear of failure, fear of success…).
- Inspired action is comfortable. Ego-based action occurs when you feel impatient.
- Inspired action is fun. Ego-based action is when you want things to happen in a specific way, such as someone sending you a specific text message after a date.
- Inspired action comes to you unexpectedly. Ego-based action arises when trying to figure out how things will happen.
- Inspired action comes from a place of allowing. Ego-based action is based on attachment to the outcome.
Remember…if you want to fully harness the power of the Law of Attraction…you need to ask, stop, listen and take inspired action.