How The Circle of Influence Concept Applies To The Law Of Attraction

Have you heard of Stephen Covey's concept of Circle of Concern and Circle of Influence (from "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People")? This is a great way to focus your efforts when working with the Law of Attraction. The Circle of Concern contains all those things of interest to us essentially. It includes everything that happens in the economy, at the PTA, what others do at work, etc. The Circle of Influence is within the Circle of Concern. However, it contains those things about which we can do something. Let's see how that applies to the Law of Attraction.

The Circle of Influence is where you actually have influence on things. You can change your life by concentrating on what's in your Circle of Influence. When you veer outside of that circle and start talking about or worrying about everything in your Circle of Concern, your focus is dissipated and the energy you need to put on to things and events you can change is also spread around. It's like trying to light a fire on a desert island by hoping the sun will find the right branch and then it will light on fire.

On that island, you stand a much better chance of starting a fire by using a magnifying glass (or your own eyeglasses as you've seen in the movies). That glass pulls the energy of the sun and compresses it down to one single area of concentration where it can point all its heat and start your fire.

Working with the Law of Attraction is similar. Remember that the Law of Attraction is always working - whether you're aware of it or not or whether you believe in it or not. Many people think they are "working" it but they flounder around from thinking 'this' to thinking 'that' depending on the day or on their moods. That is why we teach that you have to identify your own goals and then define them in tremendous detail. That way you have impressed your subconscious mind with exactly what you want.

Once you've embedded this goal in your mind, your primary job is to continue to focus on achieving it and never waver from this focus. How do you do that? Well, you concentrate on the things that are within your Circle of Influence, NOT those that are outside of this circle. Being overly concerned and obsessed with things in your Circle of Concern will keep your energy and vibrations from pouring out to the Universe like a spotlight. If you stay within that circle where you actually have control of what happens, you will be able to bring about your desires and do so more quickly. For this is the location where you have influence and control.

Apply focus in everything you do. Stay within your Circle of Influence and let things happen as they will within your Circle of Concern. Do everything you can to ensure that your Circle of Influence is powerful and positive to set the stage for the Law of Attraction to work to your advantage.

This is only a taste of the Law of Attraction. Did you know that the Law of Attraction is only one of many universal laws that control our lives? Find out how to create the life you want. Visit The Art of Making Things Happen.


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