In The Secret, one of the speakers was talking about intending a million dollars, and they got $9xx,xxx. In another thread someone said to intend a few bucks and exact change to see if the LoA works. Also mentioned was why nobody intends the winning lottery ticket (which is where I got that part in the quote of the original post in this thread). I just think that some people are bound and determined to prove that it doesn't work.
As I mentioned in another thread, if the LoA is true, then it is working all the time for every single person. Anyone should be able to look at their surroundings; their job, where they live, their mate (or lack of one), their financial situation, the car they drive, etc, and see what they created for themselves. Don't like what you're creating? Then create something else! I think that's what we're all doing here - learning how to harness this power to get the things we want.
If you look at anyone successful, there is always work involved. Often, very hard work. Look at this very site. Steve had an inspirational idea, and pursued it. This site didn't just build itself, there's quite a bit of writing and coding going on, not to mention all the work that goes into the experiences that are written about. Take a look at Andrew Carnegie. Do you think he created his wealth without lifting a finger?
This stuff isn't magic. People notice the LoA in operation all the time when they mention things like "the rich get richer and the poor get poorer." Like attracts like. Those who operate out of scarcity will attract more scarcity into their lives. I can't help but think that someone who has to have that job, or that mate is possibly operating out of scarcity. Are there not enough jobs and significant others to go around? Is your happiness hinged on one specific person or a specific dollar figure down to the penny?