The thing is it works more perfectly then we think.
We are thought that if we do positive affirmations the come true which they do.. I know by my own experiences in life.. so I can attest that.. BUT....
...there are key elements missing .. I think. I noted that I actually have attracted things in life that on first hand looked like challenges and also where from an experience point of view but that actually helped me to be who I am today.
The experiences where merely potentials which manifested due to my choices .. if I would have made other choices life would have been completely different..
Just put your mind to it, one day you put out affirmations .. then things happen due to your and other choices which makes this affirmation less valid...
.... it takes about three months for our body to change blood cells completely which means that we are not the same person even if we think we are physically ... "but hey I look the same.. " yes, but you know what I mean.
This of course also applies to our experiences and thoughts.. one stance on an issue might change totally.
If you as myself think that there are no coincidences and that you meet people for reasons... this does make even more sense.
You meet someone and... then you break.. up.. first you might think ... What was that good for? But after awhile you realize that you did get something not necessarily thought you get but still.. you "learned" something..
We do actually make lot's of commitments with other people before we come here given that we make certain choices.. but then there are endless of verities..
So with this in mind you know that LOA is working perfectly all the time although you might not see it at first.. so affirmation are a small part of LOA we actually send out thoughts unconsciously which also applies to LOA.. .thus why we come across different experienced we thought we did not sign up for.. but that's not the case.
One huge key to look at which I think is missing is, what is the driving force behind your affirmations and or choices ? EGO, self worth, fear.. etc..
This of course applies to all areas in life.. ;)