The Law of Attraction: The Rolling Stones Were Wrong

In the Rolling Stones’ famous song they say “You can’t always get what you want but… you get what you need.”

We all know that’s wrong. We don’t always get what we need. I believe we get what we see.

Getting what you see is the practice of visualization – creating vivid pictures in your mind of the outcome you want.

In Jack Canfield’s AMAZING book, The Success Principles, he tells us:

  1. Visualization activates the creative powers of your subconscious mind.
  2. Visualization focuses your brain to help you recognize resources that were always there but you previously overlooked.
  3. Visualization magnetizes and attracts the people, resources and opportunities you need to achieve your goal.

In this article, I will discuss the first point. I will cover the next two points in upcoming articles.

It’s a fact that visualization activates the powers of your subconscious mind. Harvard University researchers found that students who visualized in advance performed tasks with nearly 100% accuracy. Students that didn’t visualize achieved only 55% accuracy.

Using visualization to activate your brain is simple. Close your eyes and see your goals as already complete. The more clear you can make the images in your mind, the more powerful the impact. Get a clear image of what you want your life will look like when you achieve your goals. What will your home look like? What will your cars look like? What will your business/career look like? What will your family look like?

How will you feel when you accomplish all these things? Einstein tells us that the mind cannot perceive the difference between that which is actually achieved verse that which is vividly imagined.

Wow. How much more confident will you feel, how many more opportunities will you pursue when you achieve your goals? Einstein tells us that we can feel that confidence NOW by using visualization.

Let me encourage you to create a visualization document. Just find pictures of all that your life will look like when you achieve your goals. Put that visualization document somewhere that you can focus on it in the morning and at night.

You may not get what you want. You may not get what you need. But you WILL get that which you see.


Read past articles in Greg’s Million Dollar Mindset at Promo Marketing Magazine online.

AboutGreg Muzzillo, Founder of Proforma

Greg Muzzillo started Proforma as an industry distributor in 1978. The company grew quickly and in the early 1980s Proforma was recognized for three consecutive years on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing companies in North America. In the late 1980’s Proforma introduced its membership program to enable distributors to retain their business ownership and independence, and to share in sales and marketing resources, purchasing power with industry suppliers, one back office including all billing, accounting, vendor payments, cash flow, computer systems and more. Today Proforma has more than 750 members with over $500 million in sales. Proforma has over 100 members in its Million Dollar Club and more than 40 members in its Multi-Million Dollar Club (With sales ranging from $2 million to over $26 million). In 2014, eight Proforma members were named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 List of the 5000 Fastest Growing Companies.


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