Thoughts become things. Law of attraction


“Thoughts are things and powerful things at that, when mixed with a definite purpose, persistence and a burning desire for their translation into riches, or other material objects.” Napoleon Hill wrote that in his famous book “Think and grow rich” (Note the word “Think” in the title) in the introduction to chapter one. Napoleon Hill knew what he was talking about after a lifetime of studying success and achievement.

The reality that you believe in is the reality that you live in.

The reality that you believe in is the reality that you live in. We shape our lives and the world around us with our thoughts. Remember that old saying “be careful what you wish for” it still holds true. Be very careful what you wish for because your thoughts are powerful things indeed and will lead to tangible things in the world around you.

When we know and really understand the great power of our thoughts, the only conclusion we can reach is that each person’s thoughts must be totally in line with what they want in life. Also each person’s thoughts must be positive; never allow yourself the luxury of a negative thought. A negative thought must be a luxury for the cost of them is too high.

Thoughts become things because of the Law of attraction, like attracts like, as within – so without, we become what we think about. However you want to put it, if you do not like your current reality and you truly want to change it, start by looking at your thoughts and the beliefs that accompany them.


Mental blocks; is it still a challenge reaching your goals despite all the goal setting?


Is it a a challenge reaching your goals despite all the goal setting? Mental blocks are often the reason for this. Mental block are also often deeply imbedded and very hard to indentify.

Let me give you a common example of a mental block – you have set a goal of buying a brand new car. You have decided on all the details, the make, model, and specification. You look at the sale broacher often, have a picture on your wall of this car and visualise driving it; yet still it does not manifest into your current reality. Why? In this example this person knows exactly what they what, but all the time they are thinking in terms of what they can afford. Each time this person drives past a used car dealer, this person looks at the cars that he or she can afford at the present time and for a moment loses sight of the new car goal.

So many times in these blogs and in my book do I talk about the importance of dominant thoughts? When it comes to goal setting and achieving something new, take note of your dominant thoughts; your dominant thoughts must be pure, true and focused. Never allow any room for what you do not want to enter.

The above is a typical example of a mental block that will prevent you from reaching your goal; the same would be true for instance –
• A body weight goal, but you keep on entertaining thoughts of favourite foods and lazy days without exercise.
• A goal of watching less television, but still buying and reading a TV guide.

There are countless examples of these types of mental blocks. Dominant thoughts mean just that; you will have many thoughts on a given or related topic, but it is usually your dominant thoughts that will win out and produce a result.

There is no room for contradictions in your dominant thoughts if you want to reach your goal.


Set your mind and the answers you will find.

When it comes to goal setting, I have always said “Set your mind and the answers you will find.” To reach any goal it must be dominant in your thoughts. The distractions of the day will try to take your dreams away. Your goal must be dominant in your thoughts and add to this a feeling of belief, desire and certainty; maintain this daily and over time you will set your mind to finding all the answers that you will need. The right people, places and events, really do show up as you need them. Keep your mind open to what is around and infront of you all the time, for it may well be the right people, places and events that you need.

Also you can use meditation to focus your mind and set it to the task in hand. This is time well spent whether it is deep meditation or just a little light daydreaming about your goal, do it often and do it with belief.

Get to work on setting your mind by raising your goal to a dominant position in your mind; never allow anything to weaken your resolve, never allow anyone to talk you down or out of your belief in your goal.

It is often best to tell no one about what goal you are seeking. Sometimes on a subconscious level when we talk to others about a planned goal, we are actually asking for permission – the only permission that you need is yours, by setting your mind to it in the form of commitment.

Set your mind and the answers you will find.


Financial goal setting.


Financial goal setting is important, because our finances are an important area of life. Oddly many hold to the belief that “money is the route of all evil.” Have you noticed in the news over the years that when money becomes scarce in a country or for certain groups of people for a time, that society starts to suffer; crime and anti-social behaviour increases and no one is happy. When someone loses all their money quickly they are soon destitute. No one can manage without it, money is not “the route of all evil.” It is a belief about money and how it is used. You could just as easily say that “money is the route to remove evil.” Money given to charity, money given to the cold and hungry, is removing evils from this world and making it a better place, but even so some will always stick wrongly to the idea that “money is the route of all evil.”

When you are setting financial goals start by asking yourself these three questions.

• How much money do I want to make a year?
• How much would I like to have in savings?
• How much do I want for retirement?

(If you have a business, you also should be asking similar questions to these about your business.)

Then when you know the answers to these questions you can set financial goals to match them. Setting financial goals is to set long term goals and that needs to be understood. Your finances will be part of your life for the duration. These lifelong financial goals must not be ignored and it is never too late to set them.

Building wealth; there are two ways in which to build up your savings and both involve living within your budget. Spend less or earn more; better still do both. I know that is easily said and at times we all have to spend money that is not there, but think on that simple line Spend less or earn more; better still do both and you will find it to be sound.


Before success comes in any man’s life –

You need persistence to reach your goals.

“Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do.”

– Napoleon Hill

“A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.”

– Napoleon Hill


The benefits of goal setting.

The benefits of goal setting.
There are many benefits to goal setting. Firstly it gives direction in life, something to aim for, to work towards and focus upon. The challenges that goal setting brings, adds interest to life, as you discover unexpected twist and turns of the goal journey. Rising to a challenging goal that you have set for yourself fills your mind and maintains strong and positive thinking, as you embrace a “can do” attitude. You reach a goal by being full of certainty, the certainty that you will reach it and will not take no for an answer.

Following the crowd is folly.
Some will tell you; in fact the majority will tell you that they do not need to set goals and yet just look at them – by not having a goal or any definite purpose they ramble around from this to that, always following the crowd. To follow the crowd is folly, it is folly because the crowd never checks to see if it is right or if it is accurate in it’s beliefs. The members of the crowd follow people that are only following others and no one checks for best practise or qualification. The members of the crowd become disheartened and negative as the lack of goals and purpose allows random, poor quality and less worthy life choices to get a foot hold and grow. The results of these less worthy life choices become a burden, which the negative force at large in this world loves to torment people with, by adding to it and pulling these negative people down more.

Believe in goal setting; believe in yourself and your bright new future; a future, created by your own design. Let them follow the crowd if they want to, but you know that to follow the crowd is folly and goal setting will bring many benefits to you.


1st June 2011 – Monthly goal setting.


It is the start of a new month, a time to renew your efforts towards your goal or goals. It may be a time to set a new goal. Whatever the case keep your goal prominent in your thoughts, have a strong clear mental picture of it and bring that image to mind a number of times each day. Use affirmations or visual prompts to reinforce that image and your goal. Believe in it and inspect it. Review your progress regularly and always be upbeat as you do so. Remember that the number one lesson from personal development is –That it is vital to have a positive mental attitude.” You only live once, so go for it, reach for the star and make your dreams come true.

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
– Napoleon Hill

“A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.”
– Napoleon Hill


Monthly goal setting review


Here we are at the end of another month; five full months on from New Year’s Day and those resolutions. At the start of each month I encourage my thousands of readers to either set a goal or to continue in the pursuit of their present ongoing goal. A review of progress is an important part of goal setting. It is important to take the time to see what you are doing right and what you are doing wrong.  Look at your actions and then the results from those actions.

  • Have I been constant in my efforts to reach my goal?
  • What could I have done better?
  • Have I kept my goal dominant in my thoughts?
  • What have I learned from the last month or over the time that I have been pursuing my goal?
  • Look at your results.


Ask these types of questions and more, and be honest to yourself about the answers, but always be positive! Be calm, happy and relaxed, enjoy the journey and see it as an enjoyable game, a game that you know you cannot lose.

If you have reached your goal then enjoy the moment, the satisfaction and pleasure of your result.

Learn from the past, but do not allow yourself to be a prisoner to the past. Set new goals or keep on working on that present bigger goal; be like a train on rails staying on course.


Napoleon Hill Quote


Napoleon Hill Quote

A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.


Imagination is more important than knowledge.



“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”


Albert Einstein = These famous lines came from “What Life Means to Einstein. An interview by George Sylvester Viereck” The Saturday Evening Post (26 October 1929)

Albert Einstein knew just how important imagination is in relation to reaching success or a goal.

Knowledge is very important, but it is with our imagination that we can put out knowledge to good use. Knowledge on its own cannot produce any results; it has to be applied.

It is with our thoughts and how we shape them by using our imagination that will produce the results in our lives. We achieve good results when we use our imagination in a positive way and being open minded to new ideas. We get more of the unwanted results we claim to be trying to avoid when we use our imagination negatively. It is by using our imagination that we can see an imaginary future. A future that we can then set to work creating over time, but the real point is – that our imagination does not work in limits –we do.