When Should You Take ACTION With the Law of Attraction?

For those who are working actively with the Law of Attraction, knowing when to take action is a critical step in the process.  Are you supposed to wait for a sign before you go after a goal? Are you supposed to take action at a specific time? How do you know that it’s the right time to go after the things you want?

These are all good questions, because taking action at the “wrong” time leaves us feeling frustrated.  When we act and the energy isn’t right, we end up spinning our wheels.  We work much longer and harder than need be, and this can cause us to give up on our dreams before they are completed.

Uninspired action can be a real dream killer, so it’s a good idea to know how to take action at the right time.

So, here is my rule of thumb for taking action.  It has helped me achieve a lot of personal and professional goals that I’ve had for myself. Feel free to use for your own goals!

As a general rule, I believe it’s best to take action when it’s either a. the most pressing action on the table or b. it feels like the most enjoyable thing to do.

For example,  I still need to do my taxes.  However, I haven’t yet felt the pressing “tug” to do it yet.  It feels less pressing than other things I have going on, so it’s still sitting in the background.

I’m not a procrastinator, I’m just waiting for the right time.

I know that when I feel the tug, it will be the right time and I’ll get to business right away, but until I feel the tug I will be taking action on other goals that feel more pressing and/or fun.

When I force myself to move ahead with plans like these before I feel the tug, I often feel like I am dragging through the process. After all, how many people really enjoy doing their taxes? Without the “tug” a process like this can feel quite uninspired, and can cause an “unenjoyable” process to become sheer misery. 

Dragging through an uninspired process lowers your vibration, and keeps you from manifesting success.  The Law of Attraction only works “for you” when you are feeling good about what you’re doing, and at the most pressing moment, I feel the best about doing my taxes.

This is why many of are more productive under pressure.  When the pressure’s on, it’s time to act.

As for another example, sometimes you get a really good idea that feels inspired and enjoyable.  Instead taking a “work before play” attitude and putting these fun ideas on the shelf to trudge through less inspired work first, I try to engage in these ideas right away.

Usually these ideas play out beautifully, and they end up helping me out much more than the uninspired actions set aside in their place.

For instance, last week I suddenly got an idea for an article that popped into my head, and it felt like a fun thing to write.  I had already written my article for the day, so I didn’t need to write another, but I stopped what I was doing and got right to it because I knew it must be an inspired idea.

That article did GREAT with my audience, and was quickly republished by a very large consciousness website.  I got a ton of new traffic to my website, and a bunch of new newsletter subscribers.

(Here’s the article: “The #1 Reason Why Your Soul Mate Is Still Out of Reach.“)

Taking pause to go after a “fun” project paid off big time for me.  This is why when ideas sound like fun, I try to jump on them quickly.

So if you are wondering if now is the right time to go after that job you’ve been wanting, or if it’s the right time ask out that girl you’ve had your eye on, ask yourself this: does it feel like the most pressing thing to do OR does it feel like the most fun thing to do right now?

A “yes” to either of these questions is a good sign that now is the time to take action.

Just remember, timing is everything.  Let these two indicators alert you to the proper timing of your actions and you’ll find that moving to your goals is more fun, efficient and rewarding!

Happy Manifesting!

XO, Andrea

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    I k
    Posted March 15, 2016 7:45 pm 0Likes

    Thank you very much for this

    Question:
    If one has a worry/task stuck in their mind (for example over drawn balance) and they don’t feel any peace until they have addressed it and in fact when they do address it they get a surge in energy even though they feel negative about the task should they a) wait for the pull b) clear the worry c) do it

    Think it’s b? Because once mind is cleared some inspiration may come in terms if a solution otherwise doing c only causes more frustration and anger trying to resolve it in a low vibration. Thanks for this

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    Bobby
    Posted March 15, 2016 11:26 pm 0Likes

    I love this and it really traces back to our most important job of all: TO FEEL GOOD NOW. So trusting that intuition and doing things at the right moment will help us feel our best when doing it! Making it less of a job and way more enjoyable. Great article as always!!!

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    Andrea Schulman
    Posted March 16, 2016 8:07 am 0Likes

    Aww thanks Bobby! Much appreciated XOXO

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    Andrea Schulman
    Posted March 16, 2016 8:11 am 0Likes

    Hi I K. Good question. In a situation like that I would definitely want to get the over-drawn balance taken care of because it was a pressing issue, but I would definitely do a little deep breathing or a short meditation before I engaged 🙂 I think stabilizing one’s emotions before proceeding is always a good move.

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    i k
    Posted March 16, 2016 6:52 pm 0Likes

    great answer thank you

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    Jeff
    Posted May 25, 2019 1:47 am 0Likes

    I know this post is a bit older but I am just reading it (and loving it). Too many times we’re told to only act when it feels good. But, there is a time when there are “pressing actions” on the table, and in that case it might be the case of deciding between acting on a pressing action (and that can be uncomfortable), or ignoring it, and that always feels worse than not acting on the pressing action. Bob Doyle talks about the need to get out of one’s comfort zone at times. I used to kind of numb over these feelings that are a call to act as kind of a way to avoid acting because I was not feeling good. I won’t do that anymore. That strategy does not work anyway and it’s kind of like putting a smiley face sticker over one’s emotional guidance system. And then when there are not any pressing issues, then one can find and do the things that one loves doing the most. Really helpful article!

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    Andrea Schulman
    Posted May 25, 2019 9:28 am 0Likes

    Thanks Jeff!

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