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What Happens When You are a Bystander?

What Happens When You are a Bystander?

Do you have a hard time manifesting thing in your life that you want? Do you feel that you have been following the Law of Attraction, but nothing is working for you?

Chances are that you have been saying your positive affirmations, you made a vision board, and you are thankful for what you have but you still aren’t getting what you want. This might mean that you have the bystander effect.

What is the Bystander Effect?

The idea of the bystander is that you are part of the situation, but you aren’t the main person that is involved. Maybe you have heard of this in emergency situations such as someone passing out on the street and someone yells for help. You would do what you could to help them but according to a study, there are things that can cause people to help someone or not.

One of the things is if there is a lot of witnesses. When there are more, bystander’s will help more. People are more likely to help when there are more observers around.

Why We Don’t Choose to Be Responsible

Psychologists believe that being a bystander happens because we don’t want to be responsible. We often believe that if someone needs to do something, they will just do it.


We often want to be an observer instead of doing something. We want to watch and see what is going on but sometimes we don’t want to react.

Sometimes people react a certain way because they are afraid of being judged by others that are watching and when we are confused, we might not know really what to do.

Stop Being a Bystander

Now that you understand what a bystander is, it is a chance to be more than a bystander and to step up and do something.

You can look at how being a bystander affects you manifesting things in your life.

Be Mindful

One important thing to do in your life is to be more mindful of what is going on in the present. Take your observation skills and take action in your life.

Instead of being passive all the time, learn to stop judging and take time to meditate and get your mind in the right place.

Be Empathetic

Look at how you treat other people and make sure that you are acting kindly. Ask yourself how you would want to be treated and learn to be more positive and compassionate in your life.

Being compassionate means that you can take things in your life and be more positive because you are caring and loving people.

Observe Others

Be mindful of people and things around you and be aware of what you are doing. Notice how people respond to you and notice how you are thinking. Be thankful for things in your life and write down all of the things that you are thankful for each day.

Being thankful can turn your negative thinking into something better and help you manifest things to your life.  Be confident in your life.

Bystander Mentality

When you live life with the bystander effect, it is harder for you to manifest things into your life. You have to learn to look at things from a different perspective.

Do not miss opportunities or being afraid of being judged and miss out on good things in your life. If you have ideas, use them and be successful.

Set goals and passions in your life and learn to be the real you. If you have given your responsibilities to someone else, stop doing that and be responsible for your own life.

Start to think of how much others have helped you and stop acting like a victim. Move past being a bystander and learn to take responsibility for who you are.


You can increase your manifestation by using visualization. Imagine what you want and do what you can to reach your goals.

Get past your conscious thinking and tap into your subconscious mind and try self-hypnosis. Doing this can help to increase your imagination and help you to figure out your real purpose in life.

When you feel that you are not sure what your future holds, use visualization to help you reach the Law of Attraction and to have abundance in your life.

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