The Law of Attraction is a Scam

A reader of mine recently asked my opinion on "The Law of Attraction". For those of you unfamiliar with it, it is a premise and a recipe sold by hucksters stating that you can have anything you want and get rich quick with a satisfying life if you follow their methodology.

There basic tenet is that you can attract the things you want by affirmations, meditations, recitations, writing lines, collecting pictures of what you want, visualization and the life will come to you automagically.

The purveyors of this say that there is a universal law of attraction that you can harness to get the things that you want.

The first step of the law of attraction is positive thinking. This is a good thing. However one does not need to pay $29.95 to someone to learn how to think positively -- especially in this day and age of Google.

Let me state that there is no force or mystical power or supernatural, cosmic law of attraction.

It is good to build up your confidence, your self esteem and your hopes. However relying on something that is patently untrue is not a good strategy.

All the visualization in the world of living the lifestyle of the rich and famous will not help if you do not have the tools, skills, personality, luck and work ethic to achieve that.

A billionaire that I know attributes most of his success to luck -- being in the right place at the right time.

However, if you still insist on spending $29.95 to tap the Law of Attraction, send the money to me, and I will tell you how.

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