That’s why we undertook our own highly scientific study that seems to show that manifesting millions actually produces a far worse result than our control group of readers:
– Steve Pavlina’s volunteer team ‘manifested’ an average of $3,500 each over 12 months, but
– The $7million7year control group produced an average of $18,500 each over 12 months.
Our control group did more than 5 times better than the manifesters!
Of course, it wasn’t really a “highly scientific study” (then again, neither was Steve Pavlina’s), so it’s no surprise that we have for and against views; for example, Kate is clearly in the ‘for’ camp:
I am a firm believer in intentions, and I like this one. Intentions guide the thought process and help me look for opportunities.
Whether there is, or isn’t, any Power in The Secret, I can’t help wondering, Kate, if it’s the intent or the doing (in this case: ” look[ing] for opportunities”) that produces the outcome for you?
So, in defining our Life’s Purpose, are we hoping that the outcome will manifest, or are we guiding our thought processes, or are we simply wasting our time?
In truth, I have no idea!
I remember an Indian guru who once said that if you think back over your life to all of the times that you planned for something, you will find many examples of each of the following:
– You planned and it worked out pretty much as planned
– You planned but it didn’t work out very much as planned
– You didn’t plan but things worked out just fine, anyway
– You didn’t plan but (not surprisingly) things didn’t turn out very well
You get my point …
Again, I have no idea, but it worked out just fine for me, so it may work out just fine for you, too 🙂
And, if it’s the ‘intent’ (in planning our Life’s Purpose etc.) that produces the outcome, then all power to The Secret and its followers.
Although, I can’t help wondering:
Why wouldn’t I intend to make $7 Billion rather than a measly $7 million … and, why wait 7 years? 😉