Write down your philosophy of life.

Some of my favorites from Ryan Holiday’s 32 Thoughts From a 32-Year-Old:

– You need a philosophy and you need to write it down. And re-write it and go over it regularly. Life is too hard (and too complicated) to try to wing it and expect to do the right thing.

– Try to think less about results. Just try to make contact with the ball. Give your best effort, make contact with the ball. The rest takes care of itself.

You gotta know what you want your day to look like. That’s how you build a life.

The world breaks all of us, Hemingway said, and those who won’t break, it kills. Be willing to give up. To fail. To admit you blew it. To try it a different way in the future. That’s the only way to survive…and to get better.

– The real benefit to wearing the same thing everyday (or having some set clothing rotation) is not actually the time or decision fatigue it saves you. It’s that you never go shopping. I went to maybe five stores in the last year? And one mall?

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Manifest the Emotion


The point of creation is the launching and the alignment for the exhilaration that it brings. It’s all about the feeling. It’s 100%, that’s all creation, is about the feeling that it brings to you. The manifestation that matters most is the manifestation of emotion. And you have the ability to manifest the emotion before you manifest any of the actuality that you are all so eager about manifesting.


“I like knowing that essentially we are all the same. We are all love looking for a place to happen. We are all clarity looking for a place to happen. That’s who we naturally innately are.”

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The Journey


You can never have an unhappy journey to a happy destination. If you’re having a miserable time along the way, when you get to wherever you’re going, it’s going to be miserable when you get there. That’s a sign, you see.

But when you’re feeling good, when it’s fun, when you’re clear-minded, when you’re feeling frisky, when you want to go, when you’re just full of yourself — tuned in, tapped in, turned on! — when you feel like that, that’s when you know, you’ve managed to find that frequency, and now that Broader Perspective is helping you out.

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Edgy Goals

Steve Pavlina:

If you’re the type of person who got into trouble when you were younger, always getting punished for this and that, why are you trying to play it straight today? If you struggle to achieve relatively straightforward goals, perhaps you’re not the kind of person who can play it straight and expect to succeed. Perhaps you’re too much of a rebel for that strategy to work.

The key breakthrough was when I asked a simple question:

What can I do that feels edgy, rebellious, and fun but isn’t illegal?

What might be against the rules? What might push some boundaries? What would have some element of risk?

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“It’s never failed me.”

Interesting Reddit post about Law of Attraction:

The first thing I do is brainstorm about what it is I want/need. Don’t focus on the how because everything always comes to me in ways or for reasons I would’ve never thought of. If it’s something more detailed, like if you’re looking for a house, write down everything you’re looking for in a house and your price range. Write it down bc it helps keep your wish focused and consistent. If you’re looking for money the “Magic Check” is a helpful tool for focus. Once I know exactly what I want/need I start planning how I’m going to envision receiving for when I set my intention during meditation. It helps setting your initial intention go much more smoothly.

Once I’ve established what I want/need and I plan how I’m going to envision receiving, I set my intention by meditating on it. I usually wait until the kids are asleep to do this because you want at least 10-20 minutes of complete uninterrupted silence. No tv’s, no music, phone goes on airplane mode. And all I do it sit or lay and focus all of my energy on my wish. It doesn’t have to be anything ritualistic or traditional unless that would work better for you. You could sit out on your back deck and watch the birds if you wanted, as long as it’s uninterrupted and you’re able to envision and feel your wish. Take the first couple minutes to calm your mind and body. Think about everything you’re already grateful for, good things that happened that day, etc. You want to raise your vibration with all those positive, happy feelings. Then start focusing on your wish.

As an example with the $8k. I envisioned walking out to the mailbox and receiving that check in the mail, opening it up, and seeing $8k written on it. I felt how happy, excited, and grateful I was to receive it and the tears of joy from receiving such a gift. I envisioned depositing the check into my bank account and how it felt to sign such a large check. I envisioned checking my bank account online and seeing that $8k in my savings. I felt again how happy/excited/grateful I was to actually have money in my savings account. I felt the financial relief, and I felt the financial security it gave me. When I’m done, I thank the universe for granting my wish and for everything I already have. Feeling is key. And notice I had no expectations on how that check was going to make it’s way to me. If I had, I might not have received it because it came in a way I would’ve never thought.

Once I set my intention, I try to take a couple minutes every day to focus on feeling and envisioning my wish, usually when I’m first waking up or going to bed. Sometimes I did it every other day bc I’m just forgetful and also bc I didn’t want it to feel like an extra chore to add on my list (that would bring negative feelings). After I do that, I let it go for the day. I know for a fact it’s on it’s way, so there’s no need to think about it all day. Like the OP mentioned, unless I’m consciously focusing on my wish, I try to stay unattached to it. Also, I’ve found that if I allow myself to casually think about my wish throughout the day it can open the door for doubt to creep in. So, it’s better for me if I let the wish go for the day unless I’m consciously choosing to focus on it properly. The rest of the day I focus on what I’m grateful for. If I catch myself unconsciously thinking about it, I think to myself, “I’m so happy and grateful for receiving this $8k check. Thank you so much.” and I let it go knowing for a fact it’s on it’s way.

Some things you wish for will require action. I’ve noticed in these cases, sometimes it’s obvious, other times it’s more subtle. For example, I was driving to the grocery store a couple weeks ago when I got this sudden urge to stop into a health food store right before I was coming up to it. I’m not a spontaneous person, but I went with it. I ended up getting a strong urge to go into what looked like an empty store next to it. I made small talk with the lady in there who offered me an opportunity to make money doing something I love to do, and have always wanted to make a career out of. So, when you get that nudge, even if it doesn’t make sense at the time, go with it and see where it takes you bc it could be the LOA guiding you to where you need to be or to meet someone who can help you attain your wish.

I’ve been doing it this way for about 5 years and it’s never failed me. Everyone is different, but this is what works for me. Sorry this turned out so long but I wanted to be as clear and detailed as I could. It could help someone new, or maybe someone who’s struggling to get the LOA to work for them.

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25 Million

Noah Kagan:

At Facebook we had a team meeting where Zuck announced that he was rejecting the $1,000,000,000 offer from Yahoo! and to not mention shit about selling the company. What a fucking statement! It was super clear that the business was not about making money and truly about connecting people (+ stalking).

That was Zuck’s calling in life. Money wouldn’t compromise it.

A great question to ask yourself if there is purpose with what you are doing is: “If someone offered you $25 million for what you are doing would you give it up?”

If you just want money so you can do blah blah then pussy out and go do it. You’ll get true satisfaction when you end up doing your daily work and hobbies on things that wouldn’t give in to that question.

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Achieving a Quantum Leap

Steve Pavlina:

Most of the time when people pursue personal growth, they simply don’t invest enough time and energy in a consistent direction to achieve a quantum leap. Maybe you’ve read a book on getting organized, and while you were reading it, the positive energy you experienced moved you closer to making a leap. You felt fairly certain at the time that this was going to work. But then you finished the book (or got sidetracked and didn’t finish it), and the impact of the book gradually faded. You never reached the quantum leap that allowed you to break through to a new level of order in your life. Over a period of days or weeks, your old pattern reasserted itself. Sound familiar?

But it wasn’t the book or the ideas themselves that failed you. The problem was that you didn’t invest enough sustained energy in the same direction to achieve the quantum leap. You never reached the point of no return. Reading a single book was only a small, short-term nudge, albeit in the right direction.


One reason people fail to achieve a quantum leap is that they make only a meager effort in these four areas. They don’t get really clear about what they want and keep their goals in their face every day. They invest only a few hours in education instead of several hundred. They maintain an environment that fails to reinforce their new identity. And they continue to cling to people who hold them back. Year after year they remain stuck in unfulfilling careers, unhealthy bodies, stagnant relationships, and incongruent belief systems.


So what does work? How do you achieve a quantum leap? You need to exert some effort in a particular direction where you want to grow, and you need to consistently sustain it until you achieve a quantum leap. If you stop short, you’ll likely fall right back to where you started. So first of all, if you’re going to target a new quantum leap, you need to commit to sustaining that effort until you hit the leap.

This is why I say personal growth is very hard. Effecting a quantum leap is tough work. It requires a strong force of sustained effort, and you can’t let up until you hit the leap. If you get sidetracked for too long, you have to start over again.

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Creating Abundance

Creating Abundance / Steve Pavlina

Steve Pavlina on creating the vibe of abundance:

What I do is I’ll sit down or lie down on my couch, and I’ll close my eyes and I’ll simply imagine the new reality I want to experience. If I want to have money flowing through my life, then I’ll imagine that. I’ll imagine it as real and feeling good to me — I’m already there and I’m seeing it fully associated, so I’m imagining whatever scene I’m seeing, I’m seeing it through my own eyes.

It’s not the visualization that’s so important; the visualization is merely a tool to create the vibration, to create that feeling. I have to get in that mindset of asking myself, okay, if I was already there, how would I really feel about reality? If I already had massive financial abundance, how would I feel? What is the feeling that would come up in me?


The first time you do this you may only be able to lock into that emotional signature for maybe thirty seconds or a minute. It might take you awhile to visualize the right way of thinking about it, such that you’re creating those feelings.

Just keep doing it again, do it twenty minutes a day, every day. The goal here is to get good at doing it during those twenty minutes, so you really get good at locking on to that emotional feeling. Eventually you will figure something out, you will picture some scene that will make you feel just so abundant.

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Visualizing Your New Reality

Steve Pavlina:

Put yourself in the shoes of that new person. Witness through his/her eyes how s/he goes through a typical day. Imagine that you’re in an episode of Sliders or Quantum Leap.

What time do you get up in the morning? Who’s sleeping next to you? Where are you? How do you feel? What do you eat for breakfast? What do you do in the morning, afternoon, and evening?

You must imagine yourself as already being there. You want to reach the point where it feels natural and normal to be there. After all, this is your reality, isn’t it? So of course it will feel normal in a way. You’re already used to it.


Ideally, visualizing your future should be very much the same as remembering your past. Just as you would recall and mentally review what you did yesterday, that’s how you want to imagine your new reality. What are the highlights of your typical day, and how do you feel about them?

Notice that emotional memories are much stronger than routine events. Such memories can draw the past back into your present, but they can also draw a powerful future into your present if you create powerful new memories of the future.


Don’t just visualize one small part of your new reality, such as having more money come to you. Visualize the entire alternate reality you wish to enter, in as much detail as possible.

It’s okay to focus on one area of your life at a time. I personally find it rather difficult to visualize a whole new life for myself that covers career, finances, health, relationships, my daily habits, spiritual development, personal development, etc. So I generally focus on one area at a time, but I do my best to make sure it’s congruent with my desires in other areas too.

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