The Law of Assumption vs. Attraction | Which is Better?

Imagine living in a world where you could have whatever you desire, accomplish whatever you aspire for, and become whoever you want to be by simply using the power of your thoughts. Does that sound too good to be true? Well, it isn’t!

Not many people know this, but our thoughts hold the power to transform the reality around us literally – this is made possible through the universal laws of assumption and attraction (otherwise known as manifestation). Stick with us till the end of this article, and we will guide you to the secrets of harnessing the power of your mind to reconstruct the reality around you.

In addition, we will also explore the differences between the laws of assumption and attraction before finally considering which law you should follow.


Before we dive into the discussion of the differences between the laws of assumption and attraction, let’s revise these concepts to make sure everyone is on the same page.

The Law of Assumption

According to the law of assumption, you can manifest your goals by tricking your mind into believing you have already achieved them – basically an elaborate way to “fake it before you make it.” to understand how this works, consider the following example: Suppose that you want to become a really good dancer. Traditional advice will tell you that you should take classes on dancing to achieve this goal. While training, education, and practice are certainly powerful elements in the equation of you achieving your ultimate goal, there is one other way to go about achieving this goal- by employing the law of assumption.

Basically, all you will have to do is pretend that you are already a really good dancer. You have to put up this act not just in front of other people but also (and more importantly) in front of your own mind. Do whatever you can to sincerely believe that you have already become a master in the art of dancing and can pull out impressive moves to any music on the spot. This way, your mind will be able to harness the confidence of a dancer who has actually achieved this level of skill. This confidence will then allow you to learn dancing faster than you could ever before. Also, with skills like these, confidence is usually more important than knowledge. So, even if you have your self-confidence to work with, it will be enough.

The Law of Attraction

The idea behind the law of attraction is this: the universe is designed to bring things that have similar energies together (hence the name). In the context of self-improvement and attaining your innermost desires, this law works by you keeping a clear and consistent focus on your goal. You spend each day reminding yourself why you want to achieve this particular goal, and you visualize what it would be like actually to accomplish it.

In addition to this, you have to sit down with yourself to recognize and eliminate all of your thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that give you the energy that repels you from your goals. To do this, you practice restraint from all such thoughts and behaviors and recite daily positive affirmations that reprogram your mind to acquire your goal.

Essentially, what you’re trying to do here is to dedicate so many of your thoughts to the goal you have in mind that your entire being begins to exude an energy that attracts that goal. Since the law of attraction brings similar energies together, you will eventually be led towards your goal by the forces of the universe.

The Law of Assumption vs. the Law of Attraction – What sets them apart?

Now we will consider the key differences between the two laws mentioned above. Note that some of these differences will not be immediately apparent from the definitions we discussed above, but that is only because we merely touched upon the essence of each of these laws instead of diving into too much detail and discussing all nuances. Nevertheless, it is important for everyone who intends to practice either or both of these laws to be aware of the main ways they are different from one another.

Different ways to Manifest Goals

You probably already figured this one out. One of the most apparent differences between the laws of attraction and assumption is in the unique methodology they employ to manifest people’s goals. The law of assumption says that you have to assume that you already have what you want in order to manifest it, whereas the law of attraction says that you have to focus on your goal so much that you send out energy into the universe to attract your goal towards yourself.

The presence of a higher force

This leads us to another key difference (and perhaps one that isn’t outright apparent) between the law of assumption and the law of attraction – the presence of a higher force. In the law of attraction, we imply the existence of either a higher entity that foresees bringing similar energies together or the presence of a higher force (i.e., the forces of the universe) that facilitate the process of bringing similar entities together.

This implication is absent from the law of assumption. According to this law, you create your own reality by choosing what you want to be true. In this way of manifesting things, there is no external power or entity involved, only us. So, it appears that this is one important front where the law of assumption parts ways from the law of attraction.


The question of free will

Another hidden difference between the two universal laws we discussed above is their position on the existence of free will. Contrary to what you might think, the law of assumption implies that free will does not exist. At face value, it seems that this law does imply the existence of free will; after all, if choosing our own reality isn’t free will, then what is? If we think about this in greater depth, though, it becomes apparent that the law of assumption contradicts the idea of free will because while we may choose our reality based on our wants, we don’t actually choose what we want (let that marinate in your head for a bit).

On the flip side, the law of attraction strongly implies the existence of free will because we are able to choose the energy we want to give in to the universe – hence choosing our own fate.

Concluding Notes – Which one is better?

This question has no easy answer. It appears that both of these laws are highly effective ways for people to materialize their ambitions. So, it appears (on pragmatic grounds at least) that it does not matter which one of these laws you employ to manifest your dreams – so long as you dedicate yourself to the idea fully.

If you have to choose, though, a smart decision would be to see which law is most compatible with you. i.e., do you believe in the existence of a higher power? Do you believe in the existence of free will? Your answer to these questions should make it clear which law would suit you better.