Whether or not you believe that the Law of Attraction exists, it does. But there are two misconceptions about this Universal law.
One, the term ask is not what you might think it is.
We tend to think that asking is simply saying either out loud or to ourselves what we want. "I want a million dollars" is considered asking by our definition of the word. But that isn't the way it works with the Law of Attraction.
To ask is not to simply request. To ask is to set an intention and believe that we already have what we desire. Asking is to have gratitude for already having it in our possession.
But there is one more critical element to asking. That is letting go of the outcome. Yes, I know. This statement sounds contradictory. But it isn't.
When we try to send instructions about what we want and how it will come to us, we are coming from a place of lack. Coming from a place of lack brings about more of what we lack. Plus, the Universe brings about what we desire, not in the way we think we want, but in a way that takes far more into account than we could possibly understand.
Let's say that you can't decide whether or not to take a particular job or open your own business. Maybe you've asked for a sign to let you know the answer. Next day, you've been fired from your job. Being fired doesn't seem like the optimal result, but it's been sent your way in order to free up your time to start that new business or new job.
Rockets of desire are launched by us all the time. Even when we don't realize it. When we express a preference. When we make a wish. When we express any desire at all. The Law of Attraction is always working. Always.
So when you ask, remember to believe that you already have what you desire and be grateful for it. And don't try to micro-manage the Universe. Simply let go of the outcome.
In your action, you lose sight of the vision, you lose sight of your trust in the process, and you just bang around in a sense of futility. Hold the vision and trust that the Universe will acclimate to your vision. Hold the vision and trust the process.