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In an interesting experiment in the ‘dark arts’ of using visualization and other techniques a la The Secret, Steve Pavlina challenged his readers to attempt to ‘manifest’ $1,000,000 each:
This experiment is based on the intention-manifestation model of reality, where the goal is to generate $1 million of additional wealth for each person who chooses to participate.If you wish to participate, all you need to do is to decide to put forth the following intention:
In an easy and relaxed manner, in a healthy and positive way, in its own perfect time, for the highest good of all, I intend $1,000,000 to come into my life and into the lives of everyone who holds this intention.
The experiment claims $5.5 million that participants would not have received in ordinary earnings, and Steve Pavlina achieved over $100k in 18 months all on his own.
But – and, this is a big BUT – Steve did set the bar at $1 million dollar each, but NONE of the participants achieved that target.
More importantly, as the graph shows, our readers (most of whom, presumably, did not use creative visualization, chants, or the suchlike) actually achieved a much greater average result!
In fact, as I pointed out in my last post:
In that 18 month period, nearly 1,600 participants [in Steve Pavlina’s Million Dollar Experiment] reported ‘manifesting’ anywhere from $504,873.56 (in just one day; if you choose to believe him) down to just one cent.
The average was closer to $3,500 in less than a year, with the median being just $180.
Our response to this challenge ‘produced’ more than an average of $18.5k for each $7m7y participant (!) …
… I don’t know how the Universe really works – or whether there is any Power in Intention – but, can I at least claim the Power of Reading the $7 Million in 7 Years blog as the key to manifesting your own millions? 😉
A number of studies have shown that visualising achieving an objective actually makes it less likely that the objective will be achieved – Lien Pham/Shelly Taylor’s study on exam results and Gabrielle Oettingen and Thomas Wadden’s one on weight loss. The students who visualised themselves getting good grades did worse than a control group. Likewise, the group that visualised themslves losing weight didn’t do as well as the control group.
In contrast, thinking about the steps needed to achieve the goal and how you will overcome the obstacles does have a positive effect.
There is a neat summary in chapter 3 of “:59 seconds” by Richard Wiseman.
does the same apply to skill tasks?
“In contrast, thinking about the steps needed to achieve the goal and how you will overcome the obstacles does have a positive effect.”
Isn’t that the best basic guidelines for completing any task? And if you don’t break it down with enough detail (and have definable actions to can complete), the chances of completing are very slim indeed.
I am a firm believer in intentions, and I like this one. Intentions guide the thought process and help me look for opportunities.
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