The question I am often asked as a life coach who teaches Law of Attraction strategies is,
"Why do they work sometimes and not at other times?" For example, one person
imagines attracting the ideal partner and it happens, but when this same person imagines
a great career it doesn't happen. Why is it that someone can visualize a desired outcome
and feel positive emotions about it for over a year and still not manifest their goal? This
is the primary question I want to address in this article.
Why do law of attraction strategies sometimes fail to work? What is the main obstacle in
the way? The answer is, "Your own inner resistance." I am referring to your resistance to
achieve the goal you desire to fulfill. This resistance may be conscious or unconscious.
There is a part of your mind which does not feel that the achievement of this goal is in
your best interest. This part of your mind can sabotage your success. This creates an
approach-avoidance conflict. All parts of you are not in alignment and unified toward
fulfilling the goal. So it is like you are driving to a destination with one foot on the
accelerator and the other foot on the brake. How can you get to your goal if you are
pulling in different directions? This is the problem.
Without resistance you can easily achieve your objective.
Your Law of Attraction strategies will work easily for manifesting your desires when
there is no inner resistance. This explains why you might easily and quickly attract the
career of your dreams and fail to attract the love of your life.
The part of you that is resisting can be about many things. For example, deep down inside
you may not feel that you deserve love, happiness, or success. As a young child you may
have concluded that you were "not good enough" to receive some of life's blessings for
example. This false conclusion made as a child may be long-forgotten, but it can be
running your life at an unconscious level. You are longing for a particular dream to be
realized and yet one part of you is saying "no."