I probably would not be able to count number of different kinds of wrong assumptions made by people who first become interested in Metaphysics and in applying Law of Attraction. Magical, paranormal results seem to be expec- ted result.
"I visualized and I affirmed, however I'm still in same place"
"I changed my beliefs, however, I must need a more high-tech way of doing it, such as NLP, because so far, it is not work- ing".
I'd bet that they think something, maybe a book or manuscript, should suddenly appear from ethers, leaning against their door next morning with a map to their particular desire.
Here are a couple of passages from Science of Getting Rich which clarifies my upcoming point:
"If you want a sewing machine, for instance, I do not mean to tell you that you are to impress thought of a sewing machine on Thinking Substance until machine is formed without hands, in room where you sit, or elsewhere. ... It will be brought to you by power of Supreme Intelligence, acting upon minds of men. If you live in Maine, it may be that a man will be brought from Texas or Japan to engage in some transaction which will result in your getting what you want."
(With this next one, capitalized words are Wallace's )
"The action of thought in getting rich is fully explained in preceding chapters; your faith and purpose positively impress your vision upon Formless Substance, which has THE SAME DESIRE FOR MORE LIFE THAT YOU HAVE; and this vision, received from you,sets all creative forces at work IN AND THROUGH THEIR REGULAR CHANNELS OF ACTION, but directed toward you."
The key phrases, for me, are: "It will be brought to you by power of Supreme Intelligence, acting upon minds of men"
"IN AND THROUGH THEIR REGULAR CHANNELS OF ACTION, but direct- ted toward you. "
That object or circumstance, whatever it is you desire, whe- ther or not it is a 2006 Corvette Z06, a vacation cabin in woods, or just an Ipod, will appear through regular chan- nels, as seen by everyone else around you who just expects to have things happen in their normal, 3-dimensional ways!
Just because someone knows about and applies Powerful Principles that most of us are now remembering, it doesn't mean that he/she can violate a particular Universal Law - a Law that is not going to allow something to happen that would not correlate with belief systems of millions of others who unfortunately live small, believe that they are Acted upon by Life as helpless victims, and will not accept anything out of ordinary.