A few months ago a man desperately contacted me asking, "How can I get the law of attraction to work for me fast?" He was very desperate, he had just lost his job, was about to be thrown out of his apartment and had no family. I could feel his nervousness and anxiety and I could feel that he was willing to try anything to make his life work.
He kept saying, "I have applied the law of attraction and it's just not working for me. Why is it not working for me?" After deeper exploration with him we both discovered three very important key ingredients that were dramatically preventing him from successfully getting the results he wanted with the law of attraction.
1.) One question I asked him which came as a surprise to him was, "How do you spend your free time?" To his mind it hadn't anything to do with applying the law of attraction, despite his apprehension he told me of his best friend who had been home sick for a few years and had not been working. Sine he also was now out of work the two of them had spent much time together talking about life and all the frustrations that came with being out of work.
Apparently, he did not seem to realize that while engaging in his friend's frustrations he was also locking himself into the same sort of attraction as his friend.
2.) When I brought it to his attention that he had been focusing a lot of attention on lack of money and lack of work and this was causing his failed efforts in gaining results with the law of attraction he leaped in and said that he visualizes what he wants everyday for five minutes.
Once again he proved not to understand the science behind the law of attraction which is, that a greater amount of focus to anything would determine his attraction. Since he spent only five minutes on what he desired but his entire day on the things he did not desire he continued to get more of what he did not desire.
He did not seem to understand that it did not matter if he was just talking about it with his friend, watching it on television and being filled with anxiety as he watched, it was all an attraction.
3.) "So how do I focus more on something that is not there yet?" Surround yourself with it, I told him. Since you are not working and you desire to attract more money and a better life spend more of your time with people who are happy with what they are doing. Reduce the time you see and speak of the things which remind you of poverty, failure and lack. In fact limit the time you spend with your friend until you can make the changes that you want. The law of attraction will reward you for it.
To successfully apply the law of attraction it takes pre-creating what you want. That simply means that you must first energize yourself to the same level as the thing you want to attract in your life.
Sometimes that means also cutting out the people or places that are in opposition to what you want to have. It's not always easy but there are tools that can dramatically shift your energy even if you find it hard to do or are down and out in a deep or dark depression.