See Week Five, Point 28:
28. All possession is the result of the accumulative attitude of mind, or the money consciousness; this is the magic wand which will enable you to receive the idea and it will formulate plans for you to execute, and you will find as much pleasure in the execution as in the satisfaction of attainment and achievement.
That single sentence is the reason why this wonderful book is not, as far too many people say, about the “Law of Attraction” and “manifesting.” This sentence makes clear about which this book is about: brain change and learning to think correctly.
The “money consciousness” to which Haanel refers is the way we look at the world. You can substitute here just about anything depending on your goal. If you’re main goal deals with health, then you’d want to cultivate your “health consciousness”; if love, then you’d want to work on your “relationship consciousness.” You get the idea.
This consciousness refers to a mental shift that you’ll undergo. You’ll “see” things differently. After that, you’ll approach things differently. And, if you continue, you’ll achieve different — better — results.
In this sentence, Haanel also described the process thought which these changes will happen.
You will get new ideas.
You will formulate plans.
You will take action.
You will work hard.
You will attain our goals.
It’s powerful stuff — and it all begins with thinking.
Thinking properly and clearly.