In his book, Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth, Steve Pavlina comments on the Law of Attraction under Effort:

What about the Law of Attraction? Can’t you just sit on your butt all day and manifest what you want through the power of intention?

That would be a gross misunderstanding of how the Law of Attraction works. When you focus single-mindedly on what you want, you’ll begin to notice new resources appearing in your life. If you don’t take action, however, those resources will dry up and you’ll be no closer to your goals.

I am not keen on the Law of Attraction, there are too many that think that manifesting is all it takes. To sum it up, Attraction = Attract + Action.

Keep in mind that the word Attraction ends with action.

Update March 21, 2009.
Over at The Discomfort Zone, Tim Browson’s blog, is a guest post by Sean Platt, “Writer Dad” and “Ghostwriter Dad”. The post The Secret Is, You’re Busted is a great post with many great comments (mine included).

See also Is The Law of Attraction A Con?.

This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.