The Law of Action (in the Law of Attraction)

By Sherry Winn

There is one aspect of the law of attraction that many people refuse to talk about, and that is the aspect of ACTION.

It is true you must first work on your mind before you can believe you can achieve anything, but the belief in itself is not enough. You have to take action on the ideas and dreams that have been cultivating in your mind.

The first step is intention – knowing what you want and having the intention you will get it, but how many people have you met who had the intention of doing something and never took the first step? They tell you they want to be the next Michael Jordan, Lady Gaga, or Ernest Hemingway, but they spend all their time daydreaming and none of their time taking action steps.

The most important step to take once you have your mind attracting what you want, and you’ve worked on your internal language, is to take action. Once you have birthed an idea, you have given it creation in the universe. It is there for others to also find and view. If you fail to take action on it, somebody else will, and you lose your opportunity.

Those who found success utilizing the law of attraction are those who spent time moving toward their dreams. One of the best ways to move toward your dreams is to write them down. Something magical happens when you write dreams down on paper. The dream gets a life of it’s own. It becomes a possibility that can stare back at you, and ask what you’re going to do about it. The act of writing gives you a permanent record, shows you are serious, keeps you accountable and helps you work things through.

When you write down your dreams, include the following components:

1. Be specific.
2. Include a deadline.
3. Begin with the end in mind.
4. Write down goals in time increments. Write down 10-year, 5-year, 3-year, and 1-year goals.
5. Write down why you want to accomplish your dreams. What is the compelling reason you have behind reaching your dreams?
6. Proclaim your dreams. Affirm you dreams. Post your dreams.

Writing your dreams down is an action step. You have made a promise to yourself. The next step is to take action and move toward your dreams. How?

Look back at the dreams you’ve written down. Take one of them and break it down even further. What do you want to accomplish in the next 30 days? Write down what you need to do every day to reach your 30-day goal.

Then, take action. Do something even if it doesn’t feel like it is taking you closer to what you really desire. Move. You might make mistakes, but this is part of the process. You learn and grow from mistakes, which move you forward.

Here are some other things to keep in mind:

1.  Take responsibility for your dreams.
2.  Continue to work on your thoughts because how you think about things really matters.
3.  Make your reason behind your dreams big enough that you are willing to move beyond obstacles.
4.  Commit to studying and learning every day.
5.  Act as if success is certain.
6.  Share your dreams.
7.  Stretch your mind and see all possibilities.

When you train your mind to focus on what you want rather than what you don’t want, you are utilizing the law of attraction. This allows you to dream and to believe you can achieve. It provides you with the faith needed to take action. What remains is taking the first step and then the next and then the next until you are not just thinking about your dreams, but you are living them.

Sherry Winn - The Law of AttractionSherry Winn is an author, EFT Practitioner, Certified Law of Attraction and Master Life Coach and a motivational speaker, whose topics include “Making the Impossible Possible,” “Loving Challenges,” and “Catching Your Dreams.” As a former elite athlete competing at the Olympic Games in 1984 and 1988 in the sport of team handball and head collegiate coach for 23 years, she possesses a deep passion for helping others become motivated to reach their highest levels of success.

Winn overcame her fears and limitations when she contracted chronic pain at the age of 33 and was told by 17 different medical professionals there was no answer. Through books, meditation, mentors and Webinars, she discovered the power of healing through positive thinking. 

To receive a free 50-minute Law of Attraction coaching session, or more information about Winn, she can be contacted by email at, through her website at or on Facebook.


Vasavi Kumar: Going From Big Ideas to Realities that Serve the Soul

Vasavi Kumar is a certified coach, and co-author of the bestselling book, “Succeeding in Spite of Everything.” She has been described as “your kick-in-the-pants en route to your desired destination,” and when she spoke live on “Living an Elevated Existence Mind, Body & Soul Summit,” a three-month long telesummit produced by Elevated Existence Magazine, she didn’t disappoint.

Kumar shared how she grew up in a traditional Indian family and in her college years suffered from drug and alcohol addiction – eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder. But she never let these obstacles stop her on her path to finding freedom.

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“My purpose here on earth is to share my story in such a way that impacts people so that they can understand they can have anything they want – you may not get everything that you want, but you can have anything that you want – and you have to be willing to take action to do that,” she told listeners.

Many of us have goals and dreams, but we get stuck in the web of fear and doubt, and become overwhelmed by the circumstances surrounding us. But Kumar explained if we want to find true freedom, taking action despite the fear or obstacles is the only course of action.

“If you want to have freedom in your life you have to be willing to take action and go get it. Action really is the antidote to your suffering,” she shared. “Your freedom is going to come when you are scared and thinking ‘I can’t do this.’  It’s when you’re scared and you are willing to do it anyway. It really is about taking risks and realizing that whatever it is you are meant to do boils down to you being willing to do whatever you need to do to make it happen.”

We all have obstacles in our lives, and we can either believe they are obstacles or believe they are part of the lessons in life we are meant to learn from – the choice is ours.

“I believe that God, your higher power, doesn’t give you things you can’t handle,” said Kumar. “Every action that I take, I ask ‘Is this going to move me forward as far as serving the world, or is this keeping me where I am, or is this making me go backwards.’”

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Moving Beyond Fear
Fear is normal, Kumar told the audience on the call. Everybody feels fear. The key is to not allow it to dominate us, and stop us from moving forward in life.

“The misconception is ‘I can’t take action if I’m afraid.’ No. Incorrect. The two can co-exist,” she said. “You can be afraid and you can take action. In fact, more often then not, you’re going to be scared. Any time you do something scary, or that is calling you to be a bigger, higher version of yourself, you are going to be scared. Now you can use that fear as an obstacle for yourself, or you can say, ‘O.K, that’s cool. I’m scared, and I’m going to do it anyway.’”

During the call she shared her four-step process for moving forward to a life of freedom. This includes:

1. Know Your Why — We need to know why we are doing whatever it is we are doing, or why we want to achieve the goal we set. “Get clear on your Why. Ask yourself, ‘Why do I want to do this?’” she shared.

2. Examine Your Beliefs — Look at the beliefs we have around the goal, and not the limiting or disempowering ones. “Ask yourself what you choose to believe about it? What do you want to believe? What is the belief you want to empower you? This is what I call faking it to make it,” she said.

3. Know What You Want — “What is it that you want? Do you want to write a book, pitch yourself to a network, or be in a relationship? Feel it, touch it, taste it and get so clear on it that you are actually in the picture inside your mine,” Kumar said.

4. Figure Out the How — This is the last thing we need to understand when trying to achieve a goal and move forward. However, many people start here rather then end up here, and that doesn’t work, said Kumar. We must get clear on the first three aspects before tackling the how if we want to succeed.

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