The Law of Inspired Action: The Catalyst for Realizing Dreams

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At the crux of every success story, beneath the layers of visualization and positive thinking, lies a potent principle: the Law of Inspired Action. This law postulates that while cultivating a clear vision and maintaining unwavering faith are pivotal, they alone are insufficient. One must leap into action to bridge the gap between intent and reality.

Many are familiar with the Law of Attraction, the idea that our thoughts and feelings magnetize and attract corresponding experiences. However, it’s the Law of Inspired Action that activates this attraction. To borrow the words of Isaac Newton, “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion.” Similarly, our dreams, no matter how vividly imagined, remain stagnant until stirred by deed.

Pablo Picasso once said, “Action is the foundational key to all success.” This doesn’t mean taking any haphazard action, but rather steps that are aligned with one’s vision and intention. When such actions are performed, they resonate with the universe’s rhythm, setting the stage for serendipities and synchronicities.

The Nuances of Inspired Action

While the emphasis is on action, the term “inspired” is equally significant. Inspired actions are those arising from intuition or inner guidance, often feeling effortless and joyous. They stand in stark contrast to forced actions, driven by fear or desperation.

Consider the example of J.K. Rowling. Despite facing numerous rejections for her manuscript of ‘Harry Potter’, Rowling’s actions were spurred by her belief in the story she had written. She didn’t pursue publication from a place of desperation but rather from a conviction that her work held value. This exemplifies the Law of Inspired Action – despite obstacles and even when the easier choice might be to abandon the goal, one continues to take steps aligned with their true calling.

The Pitfalls of Inaction

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.” – Goethe

A common trap is to misconstrue the principles of visualization and positive affirmation as passive. Individuals might believe that merely thinking about an outcome will draw it into their lives. While the universe does respond to energetic frequencies, it also heeds the call of action. As Johann Wolfgang von Goethe eloquently put it, “Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.”

When individuals bypass the step of action, it’s akin to planting seeds and neglecting to water them, expecting them to sprout into lush plants magically.

Overcoming Resistance

Law of Inspired Action

Naturally, the path of endeavour isn’t devoid of resistance. Procrastination, doubt, and lethargy can deter even the most enthusiastic. Herein lies another facet of the Law of Inspired Action: act especially when you don’t feel like it. As Steven Pressfield outlines in ‘The War of Art’, resistance is an inherent part of the journey. The antidote? Action.

A real-world example is that of renowned inventor Thomas Edison. He once remarked, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Edison encountered failure more than most, yet it was his unwavering commitment to action that led to his myriad inventions.

Finding Balance

While action is imperative, it’s essential to strike a balance. Blind action, devoid of direction or clarity, can be counterproductive. The Law of Inspired Action underscores the synthesis of intuition with effort. Actions should be interspersed with moments of reflection and attunement to one’s inner compass.


It is in the crucible of action that dreams are forged into reality.

The Law of Inspired Action serves as a reminder that dreams aren’t realized in the realm of passivity. The universe, while infinitely abundant, operates in tandem with those who dare to move, even in the face of adversity or reluctance. As the age-old adage goes, “God helps those who help themselves.” And so, while dreaming is the inception of desire, it is in the crucible of action that dreams are forged into reality.

References and Further Reading

  1. Hicks, E., & Hicks, J. (2006).The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham. Hay House.
    • A deep dive into the Law of Attraction, explaining how thoughts magnetize experiences.
  2. Newton, I. (1687).Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
    • Newton’s laws of motion are foundational to understanding movement and stasis, both in physics and metaphorically in personal development.
  3. Picasso, P. (Various Sources).
    • Quotes and insights from one of the 20th century’s most influential artists on the importance of action in creativity and success.
  4. Rowling, J.K. (2008).The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination. Harvard Commencement Address.
    • A look into Rowling’s journey with ‘Harry Potter’, highlighting the importance of perseverance.
  5. Goethe, J.W. (Various Sources).
    • Reflections and writings from the German writer on the challenges and necessities of turning thought into action.
  6. Pressfield, S. (2002).The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. Black Irish Entertainment LLC.
    • A guide to overcoming resistance, procrastination, and fears in the creative process.
  7. Edison, T. (Various Sources).
    • Anecdotes and quotes from Edison about his invention process, emphasizing the importance of consistent action amidst failure.
  8. Dyer, W. (2010).The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way. Hay House.
    • Explores the balance between intention, intuition, and action, aligning closely with the Law of Inspired Action.
  9. Tolle, E. (2006).A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. Penguin.
    • Tolle dives into the power of present moment awareness and how intuition and inspiration arise from this state of consciousness.
  10. Gallwey, W.T. (1974). The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance. Random House.
  • While focused on tennis, this book delves into the concept of effortless action and aligning intention with performance.

In addition to these references, there are numerous blogs, podcasts, and seminars dedicated to the principles of the Law of Attraction and Inspired Action, which can provide practical steps and personal anecdotes to further understand and implement these concepts in daily life.


I was 52 years old before I learned my most important life lessons: Life can be so much easier than we choose to make it. My life is in my hands – it is what I make of it. Life can be as happy, loving, joyous, fulfilling and downright amazing as I choose it to be. The Universe loves me and wants me to be happy, prosperous, fulfilled. Things will always turn out for the best in the end. Have faith, let things go, ask and trust in the Universe. I have a choice! I have always had a choice! And I have more power and opportunity than I ever realised!

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