Originally Posted by daveangeles
I don't have the exact quote, but to paraphrase: 'You cannot multiply something you have none of; you can only multiply something you have already. You already have everything...'
Personal development products are there to get you to finally realize nothing will happen out of thin air and hopefully provide you tools that will make you more productive. You gotta get going, do the work and reap the rewards.
Step 1 is imagination (IM, LoA, etc). You gotta picture something in your head and believe it can be brought into "reality".
Step 2 is to acquire the knowledge to make real what is in your imagination. This is where people get stuck. You gotta do the work. You gotta work hard and smart. (When people say work lazy, they really mean work smart.)
Step 3 is to enjoy the manifestation of your dream.
Once you learn this cycle, wasting any more time on personal development is just that.. A waste of time..
Even the people in the Secret DVD didn't sit on their butts and make money. For example, they had to write a book and sell it.
So... my point? David, what you said may or may not be true.. Do you have everything? Answer the following 3 questions:
1) Do you have a dream?
2) Do you have the knowledge to bring this dream into reality?
3) Do you have the passion to apply the knowledge to make your dream happen?
In my opinion, discussing how LoA works, and how it can manifest stuff for you out of thin air is futile. LoA gets going once you answer the 3 questions above and get going...
Best of luck
p.s. Steve's "making money consciously" piece is great. It is rather long, but the point is that you need others to realize your dreams. In fact, the easiest way to create wealth is to help others fulfill their dreams.