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Today, I want to answer the question: can you really think and grow rich?
As you probably know, the concept behind the Law of Attraction is not new. Most ancient religious texts talk about the importance of how thoughts influence our actions. Descartes famously said, “I think, therefore I am.” In the 1930s Napoleon Hill wrote the book “Think and Grow Rich” that has gone on to influence millions of people even today. “The Secret” is only the most recent variation on this theme.
I confess that I don’t really believe in the Law of Attraction. At least not as a law unto itself. The Law of Attraction works when paired with what I like to call the Law of Action.
Therefore you can’t merely think and grow rich (and I think Napoleon Hill would agree with that). As a former manager of large building projects, I know that you can’t think a building into being. That would be absurd. Yes, every project begins with a vision and inspiration. But you can only visualize for so long. You need detailed blueprints. Then you need to assemble the right materials and the services of skilled laborers. .
It’s no different with our goals for our own lives. I’ve talked to many people who visualize and use affirmations but remain stuck and don’t make progress.
So here are 3 ways to add the Law of Action to your Law of Attraction to get maximum results:

  1. First you should take a look at your affirmations and make sure they are about things for which you have a true passion. That probably sounds obvious but all too often we pursue things because it pleases a family member or we think it would be financially lucrative, even though our heart isn’t in it.
  2. Use more precise wording when visualizing or using affirmations. Instead of saying, “I’m a millionaire,” say “I’m in the process of becoming a millionaire real estate investor.” Be precise, and acknowledge that you are in the process of becoming whatever it is you want to become, because it will be easier for your subconscious to align itself with that.
  3. Set weekly and monthly goals. This is where the Law of Action enters the picture. If you are in the process of becoming, say, a millionaire real estate investor, then sit down with your calendar at the beginning of each month and write down your goal for that month. Maybe it’s a specific income goal or a goal about closing a real estate deal. Then write down the specific actions you will take each week to accomplish that goal. Also include actions such as training, reading, networking, etc.

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To your success,
Karim H. Ismail
Author, Keep Any Promise