THE SECRET TO SUCCESS IS THE LAW OF ATTRACTION!
According to the Mentors voiced on the popular and famed The Secret DVD:
“BOB PROCTOR, Philosopher - The secret is the law of attraction. Everything that is coming
into your life you are attracting into your life. It is attracted to you by virtue of the images you
are holding in your mind. It is what you are thinking. You see, whatever is going on in your
mind you are attracting to you.
The simplest way for me to look at the law of attraction is if I think of myself as a magnet, and I
know that a magnet will attract to it.
Very basically put, the law of attraction says that like attracts like, but we really are talking at a
level of thought.
Our job as humans is to hold on to the thoughts of what we want, make it absolute clear in our
mind what we want, and from them we start to invoke one of the greatest laws of the universe,
and that is the law of attraction. You become what you think about most, but you also attract
what you think about most.
If you see it in here, you are going to hold it here. That principle can be summed in three simple
words. Thoughts become things.
What most people don’t understand is that thought has a frequency. Every thought has a
frequency. We can measure a thought. So if you are thinking that thought over and over and
over again or if you are imagining in your mind having that brand new car, having the money
that you need, building that company, finding your soul mate, if you imagine what that looks like,
you are emitting that frequency on a consistent basis.
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Thoughts are sending out that magnetic signal that is drawing the parallel back to you. See
yourself living in abundance and you will attract that. It always works. It works every time with
every person. Here is the problem. Most people think about what they don’t want and are
wondering why it shows up over and over and over again.
The law of attraction does not care whether you perceive something to be good or bad or
whether you don’t want it or whether you do want it. It is responding to your thoughts. So if you
are sitting there looking at a mountain of debt and feeling terrible about it that is the signal you
are putting out to the universe. Wow, I feel really bad, because of all this debt I’ve got. You are
just affirming it to yourself. You feel it on every level of your being. That is what you are going
to get more of.
The law of attraction is really obedience. When you think of the things that you want and you
focus on them with all of your attention, the law of attraction will give you what you want every
time. When you focus on the things that you don’t want, I don’t want to be late, I don’t want to
be late, you really are calling that into existence. The law of attraction does not hear that you
don’t want it so it is going to show up over and over and over again. The law of attraction is not
by the wants and don’t wants. It manifests the things that you think about.
The law of attraction is always working whether you believe it, or understand it, or not. It is
LISA NICHOLS, philosopher - It is working as much as you are thinking. Anytime your thoughts
are flowing, the law of attraction is working. When you are thinking about past, present, or
future, the law of attraction is working. It is an ongoing process. You don’t press pause. You
don’t press stop. It is forever in action as your thoughts are.
REVEREND DR. MICHAEL BECKWITH, Doctor of Divinity, Visionary - Creation is always
happening. Every time an individual has a thought or a prolonged clonic way of thinking.
JACK CANFIELD, author - In a creation process something is going to manifest out of those
thoughts. Law of attraction says, “We will give you whatever is you say and focus on.” So if you
are complaining about how bad it is what you are creating is more of how bad it is.
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His whole life changed because he changed from focusing on what he did not want, what he
was afraid of, what he wanted to avoid, to focusing on what he did want. So when we may be
very positive in our outlook and orientation, we tend to attract positive people and positive
events and circumstances. When we are very negative in our orientation or very angry, in which
case we tend to attract negative angry people and negative angry circumstances. So you end
up attracting to you the predominant thoughts that you are holding in your awareness whether
those thoughts are conscious or whether they are unconscious. That’s the realm. If you look
very carefully when it comes to the secret, the power of our minds, the power of our intentions in
our daily lives, it is all around us. All we have got to do is open our eyes and look.
You can see law of attraction everywhere. You draw everything to yourself, the people, the job,
the circumstances, the health, the wealth, the debt, the joy, the car that you drive, the
community that you are in, and you draw them all to you like a magnet. What you think about.
You bring about. Your life is a physical manifestation of the thoughts that go on in your head.
I am not talking to you in the point of view of just wishful thinking or imaginary craziness. I am
talking to you from a deeper basic understanding. Quantum physics really begins to point to
this discovery. It says that you cannot have a universe without mind entering into it, that the
mind is actually shaping the very thing that is being perceived. Now if you don’t understand it,
that doesn’t mean you should reject. You don’t understand electricity probably. First of all, no
one even knows what electricity is and yet you enjoy the benefits of it. You know how it works?
I don’t know how it works. But, I do know this that you can cook a man’s dinner with electricity
and you can also cook the man.
People often times when they begin to understand the great secret become frightened of all of
these negative thoughts that they have. Two things they need to be aware of. One, it has been
proven now scientifically that an affirmative thought is hundreds of times more powerful than a
negative thought so that eliminates a degree of worry right there.
The second thing is that thank God there is a time delay that all of your thoughts don’t come
true instantly. We would be in trouble if they did. Time delay serves you. It allows you to
reassess, think about what you want, and make a new choice.
So, you want to become aware of your thoughts, you want to choose your thoughts carefully,
and you want to have fun with this, because you are the masterpiece of your own life. You are
the Michelangelo of your own life. The David that you are sculpting is you and you do it with
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The leaders in the past who have had this secret wanted to keep the power and not share the
power so they kept people ignorant of the secret. People went to work. They did their job.
They came home. They were on a treadmill with no power, because the secret was kept in the
few within that universe in which they are alone. They said that the law of gravity if you fall a
building, it does not matter whether you are a good person or a bad person, you are going to hit
Everything that is around you right now in your life, including the things you are complaining
about, you have attracted. Now, I know at first blush that is going to be something that you hate
to hear. You are going to immediately say, “I didn’t attract the car accident. I didn’t attract this
particular client. I didn’t particularly attract the debt. I didn’t attract whatever it happens to be
that you are complaining about.” I am here to be a little bit in your face and to say yes you did
attract it. This is one of the hardest concepts to get, but once you have accepted it it is like
transforming. This is part of the overall giant secret here. Most of us attract by default. We just
think that we do not have any control over it, our thoughts are on autopilot, our feeling are on
autopilot so everything is just brought to us by default. Now if this is your first time to hear this,
it may feel like I oh I have to now monitor my thoughts, this is going to be a lot of work. It will
seem like that at first, but that is where the fun begins.
It is impossible to monitor every thought we have. Researchers tell us that we have about sixty
thousand thoughts a day. Can you imagine how exhausted you would feel trying to control all of
those thoughts. Fortunately there is an easier way and it is our feelings. Our feelings let us
know what it is that we are thinking.
Do your thoughts cause your emotions? The emotions are this incredible gift that we have to let
us know what we are attracting.
Think about it. We have good things and we have bad things. You know the difference
between the two, because one makes you feel good and the other makes you feel bad. It is the
depression. It is the guilt. It is the resentment, the anger, the insulting that don’t make you feel
empowered. Those are the bad things.
Another level is called bad frequency, or bad vibes, or whatever you want to call it.
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The flip side to that is that you have good emotions, good feelings. You know when they come,
because they make you feel good; excitement, joy, gratitude, love. Imagine if we can feel that
way everyday. When you celebrate the good feelings, you will draw to you more good feelings
and things that make you feel good.
So really it is right there. The answer is, “What am I attracting right now?” How do you feel? “I
feel good.” Well good, keep doing that.
Our feelings are a feedback mechanism to us about whether we are on track or not, whether we
are on course of off course. If you are feeling good, then you are creating a future that is on
track with what you are desiring. If you are feeling bad, you are creating a future that is off track
with your desires. As you go about your day, the law of attraction is working every second.
Everything you think and everything you are feeling is creating your future. If you are worried, if
you are in fear, then that is bringing more of that into your life throughout the day. Whatever
you are thinking and feeling today is creating your future.
You are getting exactly what you are feeling about, not so much what you are thinking about.
That is why people if they stub their toe out of bed they tend to spiral. The whole day goes like
that. They have no clue that a simple shifting of their emotions can change their entire day and
life. If you start out having a good day and you net that particularly happy feeling, as long as
you don’t allow something to change your mood, you are going to continue to attract by the law
of attraction more situations, circumstances, and people that sustain that happy feeling. Good
days, bad days, get rich, get poor. It is all about what these people are predominately and
You can begin right now to feel healthy. You can begin to feel prosperous. You can begin to
feel the love that is surrounding you even if it is not there. What would happen is the universe
will correspond to the nature of your soul. The universe will correspond to the nature of that
inner feeling and you manifest because that is the way you feel.
Your thoughts and your feelings create your life. It will always be that way guaranteed.
So basically, what you focus on with thought and feeling is what you attract into your experience
whether or not it is something you want. It is hard to swallow, but when we can begin to open
ourselves up to that the ramifications are awesome. It means that whatever thought has done
in your life it can be undone through a shift in your awareness.
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It is really important that you feel good, because the feeling good is what goes out as a signal
into the universe and starts to attract more of itself to you. So the more you can feel good the
more you will attract the things that help you feel good and able to keep bringing you up higher
and higher. When you are feeling down, did you know that you can change it like that? Put on
a beautiful piece of music. Start singing that will change your emotion or think of something
beautiful. Think of a baby. (Screaming). Maybe one you love. Go on. Really keep that
thought in your mind. Block everything out, but that thought. I guarantee you will start to feel
This principle applies to your family pet for instance which I believe are wonderful because they
put you in a great emotional state. When you feel love for your pet, that is a great state of love
which brings goodness into your life. What a gift that is.
Once you begin to understand and truly master your thoughts of feelings, that is when you see
how you can make your own reality. That is where your freedom is. That is where all your
power is. That is when you see how you can become a deliberate creator of your life. When
you are a deliberate creator of your life and you use this law of attraction, you will have a life
that is beyond what you could possibly imagine right now.
Since I learned the secret and started applying it to my life, my life has truly become a magic
life. I think the kind of life that everybody dreams of. I live on a day to day basis. I live in a 4.5
million dollar mansion. I have a wife to die for. I get to vacation in all the fabulous spots of the
world. I have climbed mountains. I have explored. I have been on safaris. All of this happened
and continues to happen because of knowing how to apply the secret. Life can be absolutely
phenomenal, and it should be, and it will be when you start using the secret.
JAMES ARTHUR RAY - A lot of people ask me what their job is in the creative process and
what the job of the universe is so let’s look at that for a moment. Let’s use this metaphor. If you
think about Aladdin and his lamp, you have probably heard of that one. I mean, Aladdin picks
up the lamp. He dusts it off and out pops the genie. The genie always says one thing, “Your
wish is my command.” If you trace the story back to its origin, we now think that there is three
wishes, but if you trace the story back to its origin there is absolutely no limit whatsoever to the
wishes. Think about that one. Now, let’s take this metaphor, blow it out, and apply it to you and
your life. Remember Aladdin is the one who always asks for what he wants. Then, you have
got the universe at large which is this grand genie. Traditions have called it so many different
things, your holy guardian angel, your higher self. I mean, we can put any label on it. You
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choose the one that works best for you. Every tradition has told us there is something bigger
than us. It always says one thing, “Your wish is my command.”
There is a creative process a three-step process. It has been around for two thousand years.
The first step is to ask. Make a command to the universe. Let the universe know what you
want. The universe responds to your thoughts.
What do you really want? Sit down and write it out on a piece of paper. Write it in the present
tense. You might begin by writing, “I am so happy and grateful now that…” and then explain
how you want your life to be in every area. This is really fun. This is like having the universe as
your catalogue and you flip through it and you go well I would like to have this experience, I
would like to have that product, and I would like to have a person like that. It is you just placing
your order with the universe. It is really that easy.
Step is two is believe. Believe that it is already yours. Have what I love to call unwavering faith.
Believing in the unseen. “Your wish is my command.”
The universe will start to rearrange itself to make it happen for you. Most of us have never
allowed ourselves to want what we truly want so we cannot see how it is going to manifest. If
you do just a little research, it has really become evident to you that anyone that ever
accomplished anything did not know how they were going to do it. They only knew they were
going to do it. You don’t need to know how it is going to come about. You don’t need to know
how the universe will rearrange itself. You don’t know how. It will be shown to you. You will
attract the way.
Most of the time when we don’t see the things that we have requested, we get frustrated, we get
disappoint, and we begin to become doubtful. The doubt brings about a feeling of
disappointment. Recognize that feeling and replace it with a feeling of unwavering faith. I
know, like I know, like I know. That is all that is left.
Step three and the final step in the process is to receive. Begin to feel wonderful about it. Feel
the way you would feel once it arrives. Feel it now. In this process, it is important to feel good
and to be happy, because when you are feeling good you are putting yourself in the frequency
of what it is that you are wanting.
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This is a feeling universe. So if you just intellectually believe something, but you have no
corresponding feeling underneath that, you don’t necessarily have enough power to manifest
what you want in your life. You have to feel it.
When you turn that fantasy into a fact, you are in the position for those bigger and better
fantasies and that my friend is a creative process.
So the law of attraction, the study and practice of the law of attraction is figuring out what will
help you generate the feelings of having it now. Go test drive that car. Go shop for that home.
Get in the house. Do whatever you have to do to generate the feelings of having it now and
remember them. Whatever you can do to do that will help you to literally attract it. It could be
you wake up and it is just there. It has manifested. Or, you might get some inspired idea of
some action to take. You certainly should not be going, “Well I could do it this way, but man I
would hate that,” because you are not on the right track if that is the case. Actions will
sometimes be required. But if you are really doing it in line with what the universe is trying to
deliver it is going to feel joyous, you are going to feel so alive, time will just stop, you could do it
all day. The universe likes speed. Don’t delay. Don’t second guess. Don’t doubt. When the
opportunity is there, when the impulse is there, when the intuitive nudge from within is there,
act. That is your job. That is all you have to do. You will attract everything that you require. If
it is money you need, you will attract it. If it is people you need, you will attract it. If it is a
certain book you need, you will attract it. You have got to pay attention to what you are
attracted to, because as you hold images of what you want you are going to be attracted to
things and they are going to be attracted to you. But it literally moves into physical reality with
and through you. It does that by law.
You could start with nothing and out of nothing and out of no way a way will be made. Think of
this. A car driving through the night the headlights only go a hundred to two hundred feet
forward. You can make it all the way from California to New York driving through the dark,
because all you have to see is the next few hundred feet. That is how life tends to unfold before
us. If we just trust that the next two hundred feet will unfold after, the next two hundred feet will
unfold as well, your life will keep unfolding. It will eventually get you to the destination of
whatever is you truly want, because you want it.
Another thing people wonder about is how long is this going to take. How long will it take to
manifest the car, the relationship, the money, whatever it happens to be? Well, I don’t have any
rule book that says it is going to take thirty minutes, three days, or thirty days. I think it is more
a matter of you being in alignment with the universe itself. Size is nothing to the universe. It is
no more difficult to attract on a scientific level something that we consider huge to something
that we consider infinitesimally small.
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The universe does everything it does with zero effort. Grass does not strain to grow. It is
effortless. It is just this great design. It is all about what is going on up here. It is about what
we put in place. Saying this is big, it is going to take some time. This is small. Oh, I will give it
an hour. Those are our rules that we define. There are no rules according to the universe. If
you provide the feelings of having it now, it will respond. Some people have an easier time with
little things so we sometimes say well start with something small like a cup coffee. Make it your
intention to attract a cup of coffee a day. Well, then you go talking to an old friend that you have
not seen in a long time. Somehow or another you start talking about that person. That person
is going to phone you or you will get a letter from them.
People are amazed how that I line up car parks. I found this right from when I first understood
the secret. I would visualize a car space exactly where I wanted it. 95% of the time it would be
there for me and I would just pull straight in. 5% of the time, I would have to wait just a minute
or two and the person would pull out and I would pull in. That is what I do all the time.
A lot of people feel stuck, or imprisoned, or confined by their current circumstances. I am trying
to point out that whatever your circumstance is right now that is only your current reality.
Current reality will begin to change as a result of watching this and beginning to use to the
When you want to change your circumstances, you must first change your thinking. Every time
you look inside the mail expecting to see a bill. Guess what. It will be there. Each day you go
out dreading the bill. You are never expecting anything great. You are thinking about debt.
You are expecting debt. So debt must show up so you wont think you are crazy. Every day you
confirm your thoughts. Is debt going to be there? Yes debt is there. Is debt going to be there?
Yes debt is there. Why? Because you expected debt to be there. So, it showed up, because
law of attraction is always being obedient to your thoughts. Do yourself a favor. Expect a
Most people look at their current state of affairs and say this is who I am. That is not who you
are. That is who you were. You see if you look at your current state of affairs right, let’s say for
instance that you don’t have a lot of money in your bank account, you don’t have the
relationship that you want, or your health and fitness is not up to par; that is not who you are.
That is the residual outcome of your past thoughts and actions. So, we are constantly living in
this residual, if you will, of the thoughts and the actions we have taken in the past. When you
look at your current state of affairs and define yourself by that, then you doom yourself to have
nothing more than the same in the future.
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“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” - Buddha
Okay, what can you do right now to begin to turn your life around? I will tell you two or three
things. Start making a list of things to be grateful for. Start with that, because this shifts your
energy. It starts to shift your thinking where before this exercise you might be focusing on what
you don’t have, and you might be focusing on your complaints, and you might be focusing on
whatever the problems are. When you do this exercise, you start to go in a different direction.
You start to be grateful for all the things that you feel good about.
Gratitude is absolutely the way to bring more into your life. Every man knows that when his wife
is appreciating him for the little things he does. What does he want to do? He wants to do
more. It is always about appreciation. It pulls things in. It attracts support. I have said for
many years that whatever we think about and thank about we bring about, because that is a
feeling that you have to have. So for me, it has been such a powerful exercise every morning to
get up and say thank you. Every morning when I see this I start thanking. Then I start running
through it, what I am grateful as I am going to brush my teeth and do the things I do in the
morning. I am not just thinking about them and doing some routine, but I am putting it out there
and I am feeling the feelings of gratitude. Because as soon as you start to feel differently about
what you already have, you will start to attract more of the good things, more of the things you
can grateful for, because you can look around and say, “Well look I don’t have the car I want. I
don’t have the house I want. I don’t have the health I want. I don’t have the spouse I want.”
Woah, back up. Back up. Those are all the things you don’t want. Focus on what you already
have that you are grateful for. It might be that you have the eyes to watch this. It might be the
clothes that you have. Yes, you might prefer something else. You might get something else
pretty soon if you start feeling grateful for what you have.
I think everybody goes through times when they say, “Oh man, things are working right or things
are going bad.” There were some things going on in my family. I found a rock. I was just sitting
here holding this rock you might see me carrying around. I found a rock. I stuck it in my pocket.
I said, “You know what? Every time I touch this rock I am going to think of something that I am
grateful for.” So every morning when I get up in the morning I pick it up off the dresser and put
in my pocket and I go through the things that I am grateful for. At night, what do you do? You
empty your pockets and there it is again. I have had some different experiences with it. I have
had some amazing experiences.
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I had a guy from South Africa notice that he saw me drop it and said, “What is that?” I explained
it to him. So, he started calling it a gratitude rock. Two weeks later I got an email from him from
South Africa. He said, “My son is dying from a rare disease, a type of hepatitis.” He said,
“Would you send me three gratitude rocks.” It is just a rock I found off the street so I said,
“Sure.” I had to make sure that the rocks were very special. So, I went out to the street, looked,
picked out the right rocks, and sent them off to him. Four or five months later I get an email
from him. “My son is better. He is doing terrific.” He says, “But you need to know something.
We have sold over a thousand rocks at ten dollars a piece as gratitude rocks and we have
raised all this money for charity. Thank you very much.” So, it is very important to be in an
attitude of gratitude as I call it.
Another thing that I would suggest that you do right now to turn your life around and this is so
huge that I can’t find the word to describe just how powerful this can be for you, I took the
visualization process from the Apollo program and instituted it during the 1980s and 1990s into
the Olympic Program. It was called visual motor rehearsal. When you visualize, then you
materialize. The interesting thing about the mind is we took Olympic athletes and then hooked
them up to sophisticated biofeedback equipment and had then run their event only in their mind.
Incredibly, the same muscles fired in the same sequence when they were running the race in
their mind as when they were running on the track. How could this be? Because the mind
cannot distinguish whether you are really doing it or whether it is just practice. I think if you
have been there in the mind, you will go there in the body.
When you are visualizing, when you have got that picture playing out in your mind, always and
only dwell upon the end result. Here is an example. Look at the back of your hands right now.
Really look at the back of your hands, the color of your skin, the freckles, the blood vessels, the
rings, the fingernails, the fake fingernails; take in all those details right before you close your
eyes. Then, see those hands, your fingers wrapping around the steering wheel of your brand
new car. This is such a photographic experience so real, so real in this moment that you don’t
even feel like you need the car, because it feels like you already have it. It is the feeling that
really creates the attraction not just the picture or the thought. I think a lot of people they think,
“Well if I think positive thoughts or if I visualize having what I want that will be enough,” but if you
are doing that and still not feeling abundant or feeling its power, then, it doesn’t in my mind
really create the power of the attraction. This is where the secret actually moves into action.
You put yourself in a feeling place of really being in that car. Not oh I wish I could get that car or
someday I will have that car, because that is a very definite feeling associated with that. It is not
in the now. It is in the future. If you stay in that feeling, it will always be in the future. Feel the
joy. Feel the happiness. No matter how silly it seems in that dark and quiet room when you are
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going, “Woo hoo!” Do it. A lot of people will say, “No come on. Do I have to do that?” How bad
do you want change?
Now that feeling and that inner seeing will begin to be an open doorway through which the
power of the universe will begin to express.
“What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists.” Alexander Graham Bell 1847-1922
Our job is to figure out the how. The how will show up out of the commitment and the belief in
the what. The hows are the domain of the universe. It always knows the shortest, quickest,
fastest, most harmonious way between you and your dream. If you turn it over to the universe,
you will be surprised and dazzled by what is delivered to you. This is where magic and miracles
happen. So, I would say you want to do this virtually daily, but my disclaimer is this should
never be a chore. What is really bottom line important here to the whole secret is feeling good.
You want to feel exhilarated by this whole process. You want to be high, happy, in tune as
much as possible.
The only difference between people who live in this life who live in the magic of life and those
who don’t is the people who live in the magic of life have habituated ways of being. They have
made a habit of using the law of attraction. Magic happens with them wherever they go,
because they remember to use it. They use it all the time not just as a one time event.
People hold that for a while. They are really a champion at it. They say, “You know what. I am
fired up. I saw this program and I am going to change my life.” Yet, results aren’t showing,
results aren’t showing. The surface is just about ready to breakthrough. Someone will look at
the surface results and go,
“This stuff doesn’t work.” You know what the universe says, “Your wish is my command,” and it
Learning the law of attraction I wanted to really put it to use and see what would happen. In
1995, I had started to create something called a vision board where I would take something that
I would want to achieve or something that I would want to attract like a car, a watch, or the soul
mate of my dreams. I put a picture of what I wanted up on this board, called a vision board.
Every day I would sit in my office. I would like at this board and I would start to visualize it. I
would really get into the state of having already acquired this. I was getting ready to move as
we put all the furniture, all the boxes into storage. I made three different moves over a period of
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five years. Then, I ended up in California. I bought this house and renovated it for a year.
Then, I had all the stuff brought from my former home from five years earlier.
One morning at 7:30 a.m. in the morning my son comes into my office. One of the boxes that
was sealed for five years was right at the doorstep. My son was sitting on the box banging
away at the box. I said, “Sweetheart, will you please stop. I am trying to do some work here.”
He says, “What’s in the boxes daddy?” I said, “Well honey, those are my vision boards.”
“What’s a vision board?” I said, “Well it is where I put all my goals up. I cut them out and put all
my goals up of something that I want to achieve in my life.” Of course at five and a half years
ago, he didn’t understand. So I said, “Here let me just show you. That will be the easiest way.”
So I cut the box open. When I put the vision boards up there was a picture up there of a home
that I was visualizing five years earlier. What was shocking to me was that we were living in
that house. Not a house like it. I had bought my dream home, renovated it, and didn’t even
know it. When I looked at that house I started to cry, because I was just blown away. “Why are
you crying?” “Honey, I finally understand how the law of attraction works. I finally understand
the power of visualization. I finally understand everything that I have read, everything I have
worked with my whole life, the way I build companies. It worked for my home as well. I bought
our dream home and did not even know it.”
“Imagination is everything, it is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein, 1879-
Decide what you want, believe you can have it, believe you deserve it, and believe it is possible
for you. Then, close your eyes every day for several minutes and visualize having what you
already want and feeling the feelings of already having it. Come out of that and focus on what
you are grateful for already. Really enjoy it. Then, go into your day and release it to the
universe and trust that the universe will figure out to manifest it.
Knowing the secret was definitely a real transformation for me, because I grew up in a family
where my dad was very negative. He thought the rich people were people that had ripped
everyone off, thought that anyone who had money must have thieved somebody. I grew up with
a lot of beliefs about money, that if you had it it made you bad, only evil people had money, and
money does not grow on trees that was a big one. “Who do you think I am Rockefeller?” That
was one of his favorite phrases. So, I grew up truly believing that life was difficult. It was hard.
You had to struggle. It was only when I met W. Clement Stone that I literally began to shift my
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“Whatever the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve.” W. Clement Stone, 1902-2002
When I was working with Stone, he said, “I want you to set a goal that is so big that if you
achieve it it would blow your mind and you would know it is only because of what I have taught
you that you would achieve this goal.” Well, at the time I was making about $8,000.00 a year.
For some reason, I wanted something that was really measurable. So I said, “I want to make
$100,000.00 in a year.” Now, I had no idea how I could do that. I saw no strategy, no
possibility, but I just said I am going to declare that. I am going to believe it. I am going to act
as if it is true and release it. So I did that. One of the things he taught me was that every day to
close your eyes and visualize the goal as if it is already achieved. I had actually made a
$100,000.00 bill that I had put on the ceiling so the first thing that I would see when I woke up. I
would look up and there it was. It would remind me that this was my intention. Then, I would
close my eyes and visualize having this $100,000.00 a year lifestyle. Interestingly enough,
nothing major happened for about thirty days. I didn’t have any great breakthrough ideas. No
one was offering me more money. All of a sudden, I was in the shower. It was about four
weeks into it and I had a $100,000.00 idea. It just came right into my head. I had a book I had
written. I said, “If I could sell 400,000 copies of my book at a quarter each that would be
$100,000.00.” Now the book was there, but I never had this thought. One of the secrets I think
is that when you have this by thought you have to trust it and have to act on it.
Now, I didn’t know how to do that. I didn’t know how I was going to sell 400,000 copies. We
had never done that. Then, I saw the National Enquirer at the supermarket. I had seen that
millions of times and it was just background. All of a sudden it jumped out at me as foreground
and I thought, “Wow, if readers knew about my book certainly 400,000 people would go out and
buy it.” About six weeks later, I gave a talk at Hunter College in New York to six hundred
teachers. This lady comes up at the end. She says, “That was a great talk. I would like to
interview you. Let me give you my card.” I said, “Who do you write for?” “I am a free lancer,
but I sell most of my stuff to the National Enquirer.” Now I had this little theme from the Twilight
Zone went off in my head. Woah, this stuff is really working. So, that article came out. Our
book sales started to take off.
The point I want to make is that I was attracting into my life all these different events including
this person. To make a long story short, I did not make a $100,000.00 that year. We made
$92,327.00. But you think we were like depressed and going this does not work? No, we were
going this was amazing. So my wife said to me, “Wow, if it works for a hundred thousand do
you think it will work for a million.” I said, “I don’t know. I think so. Let’s try it.” My publisher
actually wrote me a check, the royalty check, for our first Chicken Soup for the Soul book. They
actually put a smiley face in the signature, because it was the first million dollar check he had
ever written. So, I know from my own experience, because I wanted to test it. Does this secret
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really work? When we put it to the test, it absolutely worked. Now, I live my life from that every
I can just imagine what a lot of people that are watching this are thinking and that is how can I
attract more money into my life, how can I get more of the green stuff, how can I get more
wealth and prosperity, how can I when I love my job deal with the credit card debt that I have
and the realization that maybe there is a feeling on the money that has been coming in because
it is coming to me from my job. How can I bring in more? Intend it. This goes back to one of
those things we have been talking about throughout the whole secret. Your job is to declare
what you would like to have from the catalogue of the universe. Well, if cash is one of them, say
how much you would like to have. I would like to have $25,000.00 unexpected income within
the next thirty days or whatever it happens to be. It should be believable for you. Most people
have a goal of getting out of debt. That will keep in you debt forever. Whatever you are thinking
about you will attract. You will say, “But it is get out of debt.” I don’t care if it is get out or get in.
If you are thinking debt, you are attracting debt. Set up an automatic debt repayment program
and then start to focus on prosperity. So many times people say to me, well I would like to
double my income in the next year, but then you look at their actions. They are not doing the
things that are going to make that happen. They will turn right around and say well I can’t afford
that. Okay, guess what. Your wish is my command.
When you focus on lack, and scarcity, and what you don’t have, you fuss about it with your
family, you discuss it with your finance, you tell your children that you don’t have enough, we
don’t have enough for that, we can’t afford that. Well guess what. You will never be able to
afford it, because you begin to attract more of what you don’t have. If you want abundance, if
you want prosperity, then focus on abundance. Focus on prosperity.
When I first understood the secret, I was getting bills every day. I would get actually a bunch of
bills in the mail. I said, “How do I turn this around?” The law of attraction states that what you
focus on you will get. So I got a bank statement. I whited-out the total and put a new total in
there. I put exactly how much I wanted to see in the bank. But what if I just visualized checks
coming the mail or just visualize a bunch of checks coming in the mail? Within just one month,
things started to change. It is amazing. Today I just get checks in the mail. I get a few bills, but
I get more checks than bills.
I grew up on you have to work hard for money. You have to work hard for money. So, I
replaced that with money comes easily and frequently. Now in the beginning it feels like a lie.
There is a part of your brain that will say. Oh you liar, it is hard. So, you have to know it is this
little tennis match that will go on for a while.
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When it comes to creating wealth, wealth is a mind set. It is all about how you think.
I would say 80% of my coaching that I do one on one is about the psychology and the way they
think. I know when people are listening they say, “Oh well you can do it. I can’t.” Every person
has the capability to change the way their in a relationship and conversation with money.
I find so many people who maybe make a tremendous amount of money, but their relationships
stink. That is a technical term by the way. That is not well. It really isn’t. You know you can go
after the money. You might get rich, but it doesn’t guarantee you will be wealth. Unless you are
guessing money is not a part of wealth. It absolutely is, but it is only a part. Then, I meet a lot
of people who are “spiritual,” but they are sick and broke all the time. That is not wealthy either.
Life is meant to be abundant in all areas.
Many people in Western culture are fighting for success. They want the home. They want to
own a business. They want all these outer things. But, what we found in our research is that
having these outer things does not necessarily guarantee what we really want which is
happiness. We go for these outer things thinking they are going bring us happiness, but it is
backwards. We need to go for the inner joy, the inner peace, the inner vision first, and then all
of the outer things appear.
The secret means for me actually that we are creators of our universe and that every wish of
what we want to create will manifest in our lives. Therefore, it is very important what you wish,
what your thoughts are, what your feelings are; because it will manifest. Now one day, I went
into somebody’s home. He was an art director of a very famous film producer. In every corner,
he had this beautiful image of a woman. A naked woman dressed in a fabric kind of doing this
kind of thing. “Oh, I don’t look at you.” I said, “I think you have trouble in your romance.” He
said, “Are you a clairvoyant or something.” “No, but look several places you have exactly that
woman.” “But, I love that character. I painted it myself.” “That is even worse I said, because
you put all your creation and creativity in it.” He is this gorgeous looking man. He has all these
actresses around him, because that is the work he does. He doesn’t get a woman. “What do
you want?” “I want to date three women a week.” “Okay, paint yourself with three women and
hang it in every corner.”
Six months later, I see him in New York and said, “How is your life?” “It’s great. They just call
me. They all want to date me.” “Because that is your wish.” “Now, I have like three dates a
week. They are fighting over me.” “Good.” “But, I really want to stabilize a little bit. I want
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marriage and I want romance.” “Well paint it.” So he painted a beautiful romantic relationship.
A year later, he becomes married and is very happy, because he put another wish. He wished
them himself were here, but it did not happen because his wish could not manifest because the
outer level of himself, his house, was just contradicting himself all the time. So, if you know this
knowledge, you should start playing with it.
Inside relationships it is important to first understand who is coming into the relationship and not
your partner, but to understand yourself.
How can you ever expect anyone else to enjoy your company if you don’t enjoy your own
company? So, again, the law of attraction or the secret is about bringing that into your life. You
have got to get really, really clear. Here is the question that I want to ask you to consider. Do
you treat yourself the way that you want other people to treat you? You become the solution for
you. Don’t like, now you owe me and you need to give me more. Instead give more to yourself.
Take time off to give to yourself in a sense to fill yourself up to fullness. Well now you can
overflow in giving.
I got into a mini-relationship expecting my partner to show me my beauty, because I did not see
my own beauty. See when I was growing up my heroes or my Shera, were the bionic woman,
Wonder woman, or Charlie’s Angels. While they are wonderful, they did not look like me. It
wasn’t until I fell in love with Lisa, my mocha skin, my full lips, my round hips, my curly hair, it
wasn’t until that moment that I fell in love with me that the rest of the world would fall in love with
me as well.
There is something so magnificent about you. I have been studying me for 44 years. I want to
kiss myself, because you are going to get to love yourself. I am not talking about conceit. I am
talking about a healthy respect for yourself. As you love yourself, you will love others.
In relationships, we are so used to complaining about other people. My coworker got so difficult
to work with. My husband makes me so mad. My children are so lazy. It is always focusing on
the other person. For relationships to really work, you need to focus on what we appreciate
about the other person, not what we are complaining about. When we are complaining about
those things, we are only getting more of those things. Even if you are having a really hard time
in a relationship, things aren’t working, you are not getting along, someone is in your face; you
still can turn that relationship around. Take a piece of paper. For the next thirty days, once a
day sit down and write all the things that you appreciate about that person. Think about all the
reasons that you love them. You appreciate their sense of humor. You appreciate how
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supportive they are. What you will find is that when you focus on appreciating and
acknowledging their strengths that is what you will get more of and the problems will fade away.
We cannot control other people no matter how hard we try. So what you will find is if somebody
comes home in a bad mood and you are actually in a good mood, you will find yourself in a
different place than them in that moment. We create our own happiness through the law of
attraction. Often times, you give others the opportunity to create your happiness. Many times
they fail to create it the way you want it. Why? Because only one person can be in charge of
your joy, of your belief, and that is you. So even as a parent, as a child, as a spouse, even the
people closest to you, they do not have the control to create your happiness. Your joy lies
It is important to recognize that our body is really the product of our thoughts. We are beginning
to understand in medical science the degree to which the nature of thoughts and emotions
actually determine the physical substance, and structure, and function of our body. We know in
healing art of a placebo effect. A placebo is something that supposedly has no impact and no
effect on the body, like a sugar pill or something. You tell the patient that this is just as effective.
What happens is that the placebo has the same effect if not greater effect than sometimes the
medication that is supposed to be designed for that effect. So we found out that the human
mind is the biggest factor in the healing art more so than sometimes the medication. If
somebody is in a situation where they are sick and they have an alternative to try to explore
what is in their mind creating it …”
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