5 Signs You’re Trying Too Hard With the Law of Attraction

When it comes to the Law of Attraction, “trying too hard” is the primary issue that prevents people from manifesting their desires. Fortunately, there are many signs you’re trying too hard that can guide you away from doing this, if you know about them!

Now, the idea of “going with the flow” often flies in the face of conventional wisdom out there in the muggle world.

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Many of us grow up in homes and communities where hard work and effort are much more highly prized over relaxation and allowing. This makes working hard a tough habit for many conscious creators to break, at least initially!

So, to make it a little easier on you, here are a 5 signs you’re just trying too hard with the Law of Attraction. If you find yourself focused on your goal, and any one of these signs pops up, it is a definite sign you are currently trying too hard.

In other words, when any of these signs pop up, remind yourself to relax! Creation is always easy, so when these issues surface do whatever you can to dial back the intensity and go easier.

1. Feeling negative emotion (i.e., frustration, uneasiness, anxiety, etc)

Frustration, for me, is usually the easiest one to identify. If I’m working on something or thinking about something I want and I can tell I’m getting overwhelmed and frustrated I immediately stop.

Negative emotions are lower vibrational emotions, meaning when you feel them, you are being guided to “stop.” Remember, bad feelings always mean “stop!”

2. Tight muscles

Here’s another one. Perhaps you are sitting at your desk working and you feel your neck cramp up. Or perhaps you’ve been working out trying to get your dream body and you notice your flexibility is getting worse, not better.

The body becomes tense when the mind is tense. So any tightening of the muscles is a great sign to slow it down and take it easy.

3. Physical Pain

Similar to tight muscles, physical pain is another sign from the body that you are trying too hard with the Law of Attraction.

Talking about your goal with a friend and you notice your back pain is flaring up? It’s a good idea to relax on that subject.

Doing a visualization and feel a headache coming on? You’re trying too hard, take a break. Put that visualization on the back burner for another time.

4. Illness

Illness is also a good sign you are trying too hard, particularly if it comes on as a result of work you are doing toward your goal.

Perhaps you’ve been in the situation before where you’re “burning the midnight oil” and you suddenly get a cold or flu that incapacitates you and keeps you from working.

Sometimes the body will put the hammer down on you when you try too hard, and it often does this in the form of illness!

So, if you suddenly find yourself taking a dreaded day off of work, or in bed unable to attend to your goals, heed your body’s advice! The work you are doing is not taking you to desired results, so it’s time to relax.

Progress is made when you are in the flow, not when you are cracking the whip over yourself.

5. A steady stream of problems related to your goal

Here’s another sign you’re simply trying too hard: problem, after problem, after problem!

Sometimes we want to do something or have something that we keep trying even though the universe is trying to show us we are totally going in the wrong direction.

So, for instance, perhaps I was trying to start my dream business, but hassle after hassle after hassle kept emerging.

Conventional wisdom might tell me to just “try harder.” But as I know now, the Law of Attraction is letting me know in real time that I am attacking my goal with a great deal of resistance.

Related Quick Video (3 min):

Success is always easy.

This is worth repeating again: SUCCESS IS ALWAYS EASY.

The hard part people often glorify is all of the resistance we put up with before we finally let go and relax into our success. So all of that “hard work” is really just delaying our success, not enhancing it.

So if you are seeing problem after problem, it’s just a sign you’re attacking your goal rather then letting your goal come to you. Take it easy!

I hope you enjoyed this list! Keep these things in mind as you move from goal to goal.

XO, Andrea (Law of Attraction Educator)

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  • Kim
    Posted December 6, 2017 7:42 pm 0Likes

    How did you know?!
    I have most of these..stressing, thinking too much, worrying too much, fristration after frustration and getting ill to boot. I thought I was going with the flow but realized, nope.
    I dont need to worry, it will sort itself out, it always does. I need to get out of my own way again!
    Thanks for the reminder Andrea!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 7, 2017 2:57 pm 0Likes

    Lol-I’ve been there myself! It’s ok to find yourself there, glad you are coming into resonance with the idea that you can relax though now Kim!

  • Chrissi
    Posted December 10, 2017 3:48 am 0Likes

    Hi Andrea, this is a good article and one I’ve often considered – but – what about the other opinions of “you can manifest anything you want”? Just keep believing, keep going along, look for signs etc etc. these are two opposites and it has caused me hours of deliberate thought with no conclusions. It’s the same as The Universe knows what’s best for us – but – if we manifest our desire, which we want. it’s opposite ideas. Directions.
    Thank you Chrissi

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 10, 2017 12:29 pm 0Likes

    Hi Chrissi, I created a recent video on a seemingly unrelated topic, but I think it does a good job of explaining my position on your question. If you’re interested, here’s the link: https://raiseyourvibrationtoday.com/2017/12/04/divine-will-v-free-will-which-is-it/

  • Anonymous
    Posted December 10, 2017 9:42 pm 0Likes

    I don’t know how to stop the negative thoughts. Holidays bring emotional turmoil. Have a cold I can’t throw and thinking everyone hates me. I know this is my own mind games but losing my inner strength. Really need my vibrations elevated.!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 11, 2017 11:13 am 0Likes

    Hi Anonymous-I might suggest daily morning meditation for the time being to iron out the chaos. It helps!

  • Zohra Farokhi
    Posted August 10, 2019 9:42 pm 0Likes

    Hi Andrea,

    I am a mom of a very busy 3 year old. Being a mom and disciplining my son can be so frustrating. How do I stay positive and get out of the negative situation?

    Thank you,


  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted August 11, 2019 9:25 am 0Likes

    Hi Zohra, I would recommend using the LOA to slow the pace of life. The slower you move and the more relaxed you are the less your reality will reflect in “busy/frustrating way.” Try daily meditation in the morning and try moving and speaking a bit slower as you move through your day <3

  • Char
    Posted October 8, 2019 9:12 am 0Likes

    How do you get negative people out of your life?

  • Jorge Omegna
    Posted November 17, 2019 12:59 pm 0Likes

    Encontré esta mañana la pluma.

  • PM
    Posted January 12, 2020 12:08 am 0Likes

    Hi Andrea,

    I think I am facing difficulties to reach my goals at work. Although I have good reviews but it looks like I am kinda stuck. I would like to grow, get higher position and good income. I have dream to go and work at one of our overseas office. I don’t know what is keeping me from achieving that. Thank you for your time and suggestions.
    Sorry for my bad english.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted January 12, 2020 2:16 pm 0Likes

    Hi PM, you might enjoy some of the content in the “career” section at this link: https://raiseyourvibrationtoday.com/ryvt-free-portal/

    For private assistance I do also offer coaching services. For more info please send me a message here: https://raiseyourvibrationtoday.com/contact-raise-your-vibration-today-2/

  • Piet
    Posted August 6, 2020 9:21 am 0Likes

    Mine is relationship issues, a steady stream of family fights. My goal obviously is to live in peace. What should I focus On if I want to attract peace?

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted August 6, 2020 12:18 pm 0Likes

    Hi Piet, for personal assistance I do offer video coaching. If you’d like some information on that service please let me know at this contact form here. Thanks for your interest!


  • Denise Gallagher
    Posted April 18, 2021 8:21 am 0Likes

    We have one son (age 31) who is autistic. He will always need someone to look out for him, my younger son (27) is a drug addict, lying in bed hopelessly depressed, doing nothing to help himself. Professional help has been of little value. I have given up hope on the younger son. Trying to make sure the autistic son is well cared for when we can no later longer do it. I worry to the point where I can no longer enjoy any life activities.. I am a certified LOA coach, but can’t seem to help myself or my family

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