Definition of the Law of Attraction

By Charlotte Anne Cox; Updated April 24, 2017
Definition of the Law of Attraction

The law of attraction is the idea that whatever we give a lot of attention to will become part of our lives. The theory likens us to magnets that are constantly attracting what we think about.

Deliberate and Nondeliberate Attraction

The law of attraction does not distinguish between our good and bad thoughts. We can attract things that we don't want as easily as we attract things that we want by thinking about them a lot. When we attract the experiences we want, it is considered deliberate attraction, while attracting experiences that we don't want is nondeliberate.

How to Attract Deliberately

There are three steps to deliberately attracting what you want: clearly identifying what you want, focusing your thoughts on it and allowing it to manifest in your life.


In order to attract something that you want in your life, you must identify it first. We are often so busy thinking and talking about the things that we don't want that we are not clear about exactly what we do want.


The law of attraction says that when we give something we want positive attention, we create positive vibrations that make it easier to manifest our desire.


When we allow something into our lives, we are not giving it negative attention. Negative thoughts can come between us and the things that we want by creating a negative vibration.

About the Author

Charlotte Anne Cox is a freelance writer based in New Jersey. She has been a professional writer since 1994 and has written for numerous publications. She also works as a freelance editor for major publishing houses. She has a degree in English. She likes to write about issues related to crime and forensics.