The mind attracts whatever is familiar to itself. The frightened mind attracts frightening experiences. A confused mind attracts more confusion. This phenomenon is the principle by which animals are attracted to their own kind. The subconscious mind, which is the “confirmer”, will always prove you are right.
If you believe that you can’t be, do, or have something, you will create the circumstances and find the people to prove that you can’t. For example, thinking that you are a fat person will keep you fat. You may lose weight and override the belief, but as soon as you relax and are off guard, your subconscious will take over and automatically support your belief that you are a fat person again.
Remember the job of the subconscious is to prove that your belief is correct. It functions like the automatic pilot of an airplane. If the autopilot is set to go east, you can manually override the controls and go north. But as soon as you let go, the automatic pilot, which has been programmed to go east will control the plane, and you will fly east.
Your subconscious does not change the reality of the world around you. It just filters the information that you present to it in order to support your beliefs or the picture that you hold in your mind. If you believe that business is bad, or that there are no new opportunities for your business, your subconscious will not point out new opportunities or direct you in ways to improve your present business. This would be a violation of the principle of mind; it will only point out problems that support your belief that things are bad, or that there are no new opportunities.
Your subconscious cannot think for itself. It will draw to you only those things that are consistent with your deepest inner beliefs, nothing more, and nothing less. If you do not know this as a truth, and do not realize that you create your potential out of your ideas, you will feel powerless to affect change. You will feel that you are the victim of people, circumstances and conditions. If you accept yourself as powerless, you will imagine that the only way to get what you want is to get it from another person or an organization. You will look to something or someone outside of yourself to fulfill your desires. When you come to the understanding that everything that you want can be created through your mind, through the use of right thinking, which is simply clear
thinking, you come to the realization that only you can give yourself what you want.