Wednesday, [10:05] AM
I’ve been on a very important mission the last couple weeks.
I’ve been searching for my very first “jazz box”. (That’s what they call those big hollow body electric guitars.)
I’ve finally narrowed it down to the one I want.
Actually “want” isn’t the proper word.
I am literally LUSTING after this guitar.
Once you see her, you’ll understand why.
Ain’t she a beauty?
Can you see why I’m lusting after her beautiful curves and longing to caress her long gorgeous neck?
She’s an Eastman AR803CE-16D with a sunburst finish.
And she will be mine.
Oh, yes… she will be mine.
Hey, here’s something I don’t think I’ve ever shared with anybody…
In the past, I half-way bought into the “name it and claim it” teaching some rather flamboyant and wealthy pentecostal preachers were spouting.
I read a lot of “law of attraction” books and kinda half-way believed that stuff, too.
Why only the “half-way” belief?
Well… something in my gut told me it was complete B.S.
But I figured I had nothing to lose… so I did EVERYTHING those books claimed you needed to do to manifest your desires.
Did it for years, too.
Did it work?
It didn’t work because…
There was a BIG secret
they deliberately left out!
When I learned that secret, it finally DID work… like gangbusters.
First I’m going to show you how I tried to manifest my desires in the past.
Then I’ll share the one big secret I discovered to making all that “woo woo” stuff really work.
First, I would get a picture of what I wanted. I’d put it in a place where I’d see it multiple times a day. Or I’d carry it with me to look at throughout the day.
Second, I would assign a date as to when I was going to have it.
Third, (here’s where it gets a little “woo woo”) I would make a positive statement to my subconscious several times a day. Something like this:
“I will have an Eastman AR803CE-16D with a sunburst finish by October 31, 2010.”
Fourth, if possible, I would find a music store where I could actually see and play the guitar in person.
Fifth, patiently wait for the guitar to magically come to me.
Hey, don’t make fun! I said this is how I USED to do it.
What can I say? I was young and gullible when I discovered the law of attraction.
Anyhoo, I tried this a bunch of times… for a lot of different stuff.
In some cases, I kept at it for YEARS.
Nothing ever “manifested” itself.
That is, until I discovered one final step.
In a lot of these law of attraction books they state you should be “willing to do whatever it takes” to accomplish your goal. They claim just being willing is enough.
Here’s what I’ve discovered:
Yes, you have to be willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish your goal.
Are you ready for this?
You DO it!
They never actually mention that last step, do they?
They don’t mention it because if they did, they would immediately lose 95% of their audience.
All that other stuff is important for conditioning your mind for success… but it ain’t gonna produce jack squat without action.
By the way, did you know Napoleon Hill, the author of Think And Grow Rich, almost died penniless?
How could the author of the most famous and widely read law of attraction book be broke?
Simple. He believed his own publicity and forgot about the last step.
W. Clement Stone rescued him in his final days by giving him a figure head position at his insurance company to keep Hill from dying broke.
Here’s the point:
I have never gained anything worthwhile… and have never “manifested” anything in my entire life by just thought alone.
Yes, I’ve put in a LOT of thought… and all the positive thinking stuff, too… but without the commitment to do whatever it takes… and then actually DOING it… all that law of attraction stuff is useless.
At least that’s how it has always worked out for me.
P.S. Now if this guitar shows up on my doorstep tomorrow, I’m gonna look pretty stupid. 🙂