The law of attraction simply states that like attracts like. The thoughts you think are attracting other thoughts, not just those thoughts that you define as formal "intentions". Also, sometimes defining formal "intentions" is just trying too hard, or trying to use willpower, and it just creates an opportunity to create resistance. Many of us are too attached to the regular stuff we want to create and think its all that, like money (which is just pieces of paper that represent a medium of exchange of value, but they're just pieces of paper, it is in our heads that the importance of money is created). So, seek detachment. The chapter on detachment in Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (search my old posts, you'll find a link to it, or just google it) and Power of Now is about that sort of stuff.