Goals drive the law of attraction, and the best way to make the law work for you is to have a clear idea of what you want, even if you’re not sure of the best way to get there.

There are many different approaches to making the LoA work for you, but if you want to make the best of the opportunities out there, it is vital to come to terms with writing down goals early on in the process. A simple list of what you want to achieve can be all that’s required to take you from where you are today to where you’d like to be in the future, and they can serve as the basis for everything else you do to make the law happen.

Keep it Simple When Writing Goals for the Law of Attraction

If you haven’t started using the law yet, or you’ve tried in the past but slowed things down after minimal success, then take this new opportunity to keep things simple.

Some people mull over their efforts with the law for so long that it no longer counts as planning – it quickly becomes procrastination. Let me share with you a few essential tips to save time when getting started:

It Doesn’t Matter Where You Write Your Goals

Don’t spend any time thinking about where to make a list of your goals. It could be a scrap of paper, a dedicated exercise book, the first page of a manifestation journal or anything else. As long as it’s something you can work on, keep and refer back to when you’re putting plans in place to reach those goals; you’ve got exactly what you need.

The same applies to the persistent traditional versus digital debate. I’m firmly of the belief that anything you can do with paper and pen, you can do on a computer, phone or tablet. The universe and your energies and vibrations are what matters when making the law of attraction happen. None of those three things cares in the slightest whether you write on paper, spray paint on a wall or type in a Word document. Thoughts and actions matter – earthly materials do not.

You Don’t Need a Roadmap

We’ve written elsewhere on the site about setting and achieving goals without necessarily making reference to the law of attraction. However, when considering the LoA specifically, it’s hugely important not to get hung up on the detail. In other scenarios, setting lofty goals without an idea of how to achieve them can be overwhelming and potentially set you back in pursuit of them rather than driving you forward.

However, one of the main reasons to use the law of attraction is that the universe will help to guide you in the right direction, rearranging your reality along the way to make things possible. I’d dare say that it’s better to think big and ignore the smaller components. If one of your goals is to live in a massive mansion with as many bathrooms as bedrooms, write it down. Even if you have no idea how you’ll go from your two-bedroom rented apartment to that mansion, don’t worry about it. Make it a goal, and let the universe help you put the pieces into place as things progress.

Try to Be Personal and Honest

The law of attraction is a very personal practice. I and others here on the site have written previously on how it is extremely difficult to influence others using the law, so why waste the effort? Focus on yourself, especially when writing down your goals. Don’t look to please everyone else when you set these goals. Instead, decide what matters to you and you alone and, assuming you can keep your list of goals private, be really honest with yourself with what you want.

Being dishonest about these goals is wasted effort, and that means a lot when we have to focus our energies on something important. The universe will know if a goal isn’t really what you want and won’t prioritise it. You’ll also know that you don’t really want something and won’t put the genuine effort into making it happen that’s required.

The Importance of Writing Down Your Goals When Invoking the Law of Attraction

Now that we know what not to do when writing down our goals, it’s a good idea to look at why it’s so important, and the main reason is that I consider that initial list of goals as being the framework of your efforts.

Your Law of Attraction Framework

There is no single right way to make the law of attraction. Some people need only to think of what they want once, then relax, safe in the knowledge that their dreams and desires are on the way to them. Others enjoy the writing part and do so every day, keeping journals of their desires and progress.

You might find one method and decide to stick to it. You might try multiple things at the same time. You could even change things around as you make progress, introducing new techniques even while the goals remain the same.

That simple list of goals, written personally, honestly and potentially imperfectly, is the guideline you can stick to when you do anything in pursuit of letting the law have an effect on your life.

Setting Affirmations

Affirmations are a highly flexible means of using the law of attraction. You can be anywhere in the world, and as long as you think, speak or write them, they have the same effect. Indeed, they’re so simple to use that the most difficult, time-consuming part is often coming up with those affirmations in the first place.

Enter the framework, which is nothing more than a list of goals. Even the most obscure ambitions can be quickly turned into affirmations.

Remember, they should be expressed in the present tense. If your goal is a new job, your affirmation could be “I am really happy and fulfilled in the role of senior manager” – or whatever that new job happens to be.

You might like to commit to your affirmations off the top of your head, but if you ever struggle to come up with something, your goals list is right there to spur you on.

Designing Vision Boards

I wouldn’t necessarily suggest creating your first vision board on the basis of your goals list alone. As I wrote in the linked article, much of the importance stems from taking the time to clarify the goals further and deciding what words and imagery best represent them.

With that said, the most significant barrier between someone and creating their first vision board is often the age-old problem of procrastination. If you have a list of goals, you have a starting point. You may want to expand on them, change them or break them down further, but you at least have the knowledge that you’re not starting from scratch – and that can often be all the motivation you need to get things underway.


When you start meditating, you’ll soon discover that the best thing to do is not to focus on relaxation but to meditate with a purpose. Many people enjoy the concept so much that they do it at least once each day, if not more often, and it’s not always easy to decide what to meditate on. Once the law of attraction begins to work for you, you’ll find that life gets better and better, and you won’t have all that many problems you need to solve. However, no matter how good life is, you’ll still have goals – if not, what’s the point?

You don’t always have to meditate on goals. You might have more pressing issues to address or might simply fancy a change. However, if you want to meditate and need something to make it worthwhile, then your goals list can be just the ticket.

Supplementing Manifestation

We cover a selection of our favourite, tried and tested manifestation techniques here at Widibi, such as the 5×55 method and 369 method. Both are simple but potentially highly effective. If you’ve already taken steps to write down your goals, you have all you need to test them out for yourself.

The Importance of Writing Down Goals for the Law of Attraction – In Summary

It is important to write down your goals for the law of attraction because they provide a starting point for virtually anything else you want to do to make things happen in your life. By having a well thought out list of what you want, you can build your efforts and your focus around it.

That list of goals will also help to bring focus to your endeavours. When you have time on your hands, you’ll have a ready-made selection of tasks to work towards.

If you’ve got a promotion on your goal list and have an hour to spare, you might take the time to read a book or an article that will put you in good stead for the next rung on the career ladder.

If you’ve got a savings goal on the list or something that requires squeezing out a little extra income for your time, you might find a few odd jobs or some things to sell online around the house.

Naturally, even beyond the law of attraction, a list of goals is an excellent idea for the ideas outlined above. The key difference is that if you’re meditating, manifesting, journaling and anything else to get the law of attraction onside; you’ll have the support of the universe, ensuring that the onus is not just on you to make sure those goals are met.