Understanding the Law of Attraction and How It Can Improve Your Game & Your Life

The Law of Attraction is an extremely powerful tool that can be applied to coaching and playing basketball. It also can be applied to LIFE.

First of all, what is the Law of Attraction? To simplify it, it means you become what you think. You could also say you ATTRACT what you think about.

So if you think about bad things, you'll attract bad things. If you think about positive things and what you're going to do to attain them, positive results will most likely follow.

You could also relate the Law of Attraction to a magnet. Every thought, every emotion will come back to you.


To really make this work…

You need to involve both halves of your brain. That means not only do you say something positive, but you have to see it happening (visualization) and feel it happening. The more emotion (feeling) is involved, the more likely you are to succeed at something.


Now, let's apply this to basketball.

Jimmy pulls up for a 15 foot jump shot and misses long. He thinks, "Gosh, Dang it!!. I suck. Why can't I ever make anything? I always screw everything up." If your thought process goes anything like this or if you have any negative thoughts after a play, STOP NOW!

If you think, "that was a terrible shot" or "you suck", what do you think you're going to attract? More bad plays and more bad shots. This will only hurt your game and cause you to continue to play below your capabilities.

It's very important to replace these negative thoughts with POSITIVE THOUGHTS.

Let's go back to the example before now. Jimmy pulls up for a 15 foot jump shot and misses long. Instead Jimmy thinks, "Okay, that was long. I need a little more arc and higher release point next time. They better not give me that shot again. Otherwise, I'm gonna nail it every time." Jimmy is also visualizing a beautiful shot as he does this.

If you apply the law of attraction to this way of thinking, Jimmy is going to hit more shots and probably hit the next open shot the defense gives him.

Learn from your mistake and apply positive thinking & visualization!


MOST IMPORTANTLY….Apply this to the ALL facets of your LIFE!

In school, you should always think that you're going to do great on your next test. You're going to nail that ACT/SAT test.

At work, apply this to your next meeting. Instead of thinking, "I hope I don't choke in front of the boss again." Think, "I'm gonna nail this presentation!"

At home, if things are not going well, think "I know we're going to work this out and not only are things going to get better, they're going to be great."

Here's a little tip on how to get started with this:

Any time, a negative thought seeps into your head. Catch yourself. Completely stop what you're doing. And replace that negative thought with a positive one. Along with saying this positive affirmation, you have to feel it as well. You have to feel good about it and know it's going to happen.


Preparation Is Key

In addtion to being positive, remember that preparation is the key to success. All of these thoughts must be accompanied with practice and preparation. Simply thinking these thoughts is not enough. You must use actions that will prepare you for these moments as well.

Have you prepared for the ACT/SAT test? Have you studied?

Have you practiced your presentation over and over that you know it like the back of your hand? Have you visualized yourself nailing it?

Have you researched ways to better interact with your partner? Have you studied better ways to communicate? Have you read books? Have you consulted with professionals? Don't have money... find somebody an older couple you know that is still together and happy.

Apply this to basketball and most importantly, your life, and you WILL see TREMENDOUS results.



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Stepan says:
4/6/2018 at 6:38:17 AM

Maybe a bit more complicated... Doubts and undermining of confidence stem from different sources during the game. It's not just you and your understanding of your shot as a technical element that is bound to be performed better next time because you have practiced it so often and can obviously do it. Your teamates (especially older guys or leaders on the team) may say something not so nice, you yourself may start thinking that not only the shot – the very decision to shoot was wrong. In my observation (and based on my own experience as a player), the noble idea of "concentrating on helping the team in other areas" (meaning defence, rebounding, etc.) is one of the predominant causes of players' hesitancy and subsequent misses. Especially with role players who do not feel entitled to take the shot every time they have a chance. Staying positive is a very good thing but positive about what exactly?.. Well, about our ability as a team to win the game, isn't that right? At least this is the thinking of many players, and coaches usually encourage this attitude. But if I want to help my team win, I have to work hard and stop doing things that are not going well tonight... This is the train of thought that is very difficult to break.

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Troy says:
11/17/2015 at 10:18:11 AM

I like how you described this as well. Also what I like to use with my players is to strive for excellence not perfection. You are not going to make every shot. You are not going to make a perfect pass every time. Learn from what you did and then move on. Don't dwell on it. No one is perfect.

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eddie says:
10/12/2013 at 12:09:25 AM

The Law of Attraction is an infinite spiritual technology that is available to everyone. It can be used by any person willing to learn about its characteristics and then follow a particular set of guidelines until the end result is accomplished. This is possible because the Law of Attraction is a reliable force that is set in motion through the power of human thoughts. We refer to this spiritual technology as a law because it is repeatable like the law of gravity, which is repeatable under specific conditions. According to the dictionary, a law is a statement or a fact in which a natural or scientific phenomenon always occurs if certain conditions are present. The Law of Attraction, or Universal Law, is a spiritual certainty because it can be demonstrated over and over as long as certain mental and emotional conditions are met. - Eddie Coronado, "Manifest Your Millions: A Lottery Winner Shares his Law of Attraction Secrets."

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Emanuel Cofield says:
3/9/2013 at 11:01:26 AM

That is exactly rite im still learing how to use this consept and Definiteness of Purpose. Basketball is my passion and Iam going all the way.

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Dan says:
12/18/2012 at 6:12:09 PM

This is a great web site. Thanks

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Ken says:
10/16/2012 at 7:28:11 PM

Good luck this year, I hope all your hard work pays off.

Do some of the little things... get after loose balls, rebound, take a charge if you can. Not sure what position you play but do whatever it takes at that spot. Shooting well will always wake up a coach too.

Be positive on the floor and let the coach see that you are the HARDEST working kid on the floor.

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Hanif Freeman says:
10/16/2012 at 7:21:33 PM

Next week is JV tryouts. All summer i worked hard. I think i have a good chance to make the team. Last year i wasnt nearly as good. All day i say, "I will make the team" "I will prove everyone wrong" "Coaches will see my hard work" and other positive things. I envision going to the list the day after tryouts and seeing my name, celebrating! Its the only thing on my mind. Any help? Any tips? I'm open to listen! Thanks in advance

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Joe Haefner says:
7/4/2012 at 10:09:22 AM

Glad that helped, Benjamin. Keep working hard!

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BENJAMIN says:
7/4/2012 at 6:16:53 AM

This is great, i now have the SECRET DVD and as i apply it in my basketball, i see great improvement & it works. This wesite as well has helped me to change the way i think about my self, the way i play in the court.

Guys have already started saying that i have improved much.

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Marlon says:
3/23/2012 at 4:49:16 AM

thank you very much for publishing this article. Now my mind is set in a positive thinking mode.

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