Mahomet called the Hill to come to him. And when the Hill stood still, he was never a whit abashed, but said; If the Hill will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will go to the hill. – Francis Bacon, in Essays, 1625:
I occasionally get the comment that The Physics of Success reminds them of “The Law of Attraction”. I’ve said here and in (and on!) the book that The Physics of Success helps explain and will supplement any success method, and that does include ideas that incorporate the Law of Attraction.
So how does that work, exactly? Well, I believe the so-called “Law of Attraction” is somewhat misleading for a really simple reason. You and I have nearly absolute control over ourselves, but little to no control over anything else.
Stop and think about it; what exactly is there in the universe that you can retrieve on demand? You can demand that your spouse or child come to you, but in reality that is just a suggestion and the ultimate decision is up to them. Maybe your dog? I have a cat, and the only control I have over that thing is I can make him run and hide if I open up the pet carrier. I suppose you might count a remote controlled vehicle of some sort, but that’s only good for as long as the batteries last.
So, how exactly does it work that by employing certain success principles, I can make, say, a new house come to me?
Well, the answer is that you travel to a place in the Universe where you own the new house.
Everybody knows the Universe is a big place. Contemporary physics tells us the “big place” that everybody thinks they know about is just a speck of the actual Universe. In fact, it is so big that physicists and mathematicians can tell you that the probability of something existing somewhere is 100%. The essential concept in The Physics of Success is that these Success Principles focus our conscious mind on that place in the Universe where the life we desire is a reality. In other words, we aren’t necessarily attracting things to us, we are attracting ourselves to a place where the things we want exist. The Physics of Success explains how that process works.
You can say that Mohammed called the hill and it came, but doesn’t it make more sense that Mohammed went to the hill? In the end, Mohammed was standing next to the hill. Either explanation will work, but one is certainly easier to believe. The ultimate point behind The Physics of Success is that if you understand how the principles work (whatever they may be) you will find it easier to believe in them. Once you do that, they become a part of your life, instead of something that you must remind yourself to do.