How to Program Your Mind to Attract What You Want

Program Your MindWe all aspire to be, do and have great things. Yet most of us simply aren’t creating the results we want. We don’t have enough money, romance, success or joy in our lives. But what we need to understand is that greatness exists in all of us. It is simply up to us to pull it out of ourselves. We all have genius. We just need to learn how to apply it.

Decide What You Want
In order to get what you want, you must first decide what you want. Most people really foul up at this crucial first step because they simply can’t see how it’s possible to get what they want — so they don’t even let themselves want it.

Don’t sabotage yourself that way!

What scientists now know about how the brain works is that you must first decide WHAT you want, before your brain can figure out HOW to get it. Once you lock-in your desires, your mind and the universe can step in.

Are you ready to get started?

Be Willing to Dream Big Dreams
As soon as you commit to a big dream and really go after it, your subconscious creative mind will come up with big ideas to make it happen. You’ll start attracting the people, resources, and opportunities you need into your life to make your dream come true. Big dreams not only inspire you, they compel others to want to play big, too.

Set Goals That Will Stretch You
Another value in giving yourself permission to go after the big dreams is that big dreams require you to grow in order to achieve them. In fact, in the long run, that is the greatest benefit you will receive from pursuing your dreams — not so much the outer trappings of fulfilling the dream (an expensive car, impressive house, loads of money and philanthropic opportunities), but who you become in the process.

As I’ve seen many times over, the outer symbols of success, can all be easily lost. Houses burn down, companies go bankrupt, relationships end in divorce, cars get old, bodies age and fame wanes, but who you are, what you have learned and the new skills you have developed never go away. These are the true prizes of success. Motivational philosopher, Jim Rohn advises that “You should set a goal big enough that in the process of achieving it, you become someone worth becoming.”

Service to Others
Something else you’ll discover is that when your dreams include service to others — accomplishing something that contributes to others — it also accelerates the accomplishment of that goal. People want to be part of something that contributes and makes a difference.

Turn Your Dreams into Goals and Objectives
Once you are clear about what you want, you must turn each item into a measurable objective. By measurable, I mean measurable in space and time — how much and by when. For instance, if you were to tell me that you wanted more money, I might pull out a dollar and give it to you, but you would probably protest, saying “No, I meant a lot more money — like $20,000!” Well, how am I supposed to know unless you tell me? Similarly, your boss, your friends, your spouse, your brain — God, the Universe — can’t figure out what you want unless you tell them specifically what it is. What do you want — exactly — and when do you want it by?

Write Your Goals Down
Write your goals down in detail, and read your list of goals every day. This will keep your subconscious mind focused on what you want. For an even more powerful approach, close your eyes and focus on each goal and ask yourself, "What is one thing I could do today to move toward the achievement of this goal?" Write down your answers and take those actions.

To help your reticular activating system begin finding YOUR wants in unexpected places, take time now to decide what you want and start writing!

Remember, don't hold back!

To begin to attract the biggest opportunities, achieve your most important goals, and really take your life to the next level I recommend you do daily affirmations. And I'd like to give you this free gift to help you get there. Get my Step-By-Step Guide for Daily Affirmations, here.
  • David Ellis

    I really enjoyed this article Jack. The first part about first decide what you want can be a big stumbling block because we do not dream big enough and this can be a stumbling block, but once we find our focus and work towards it, nothing will stop us. Using positivity to drive this has helped me personally, as well as writing goals down, then they cannot be ignored when well placed. Thanks for this content, have a great day!

  • I enjoyed this article and agreed with the points highlighted in it. We are what we think, and we can do anything we set our mind to. Our mind is indeed a programmable tool.

  • Nat Harvey

    We can't hear this stuff enough 🙂 thank you for sharing!!!

  • pankaj

    I did follow this always & got whatever I wanted good / bad, money, car, etc... doesn't matter

  • Callistus

    This is a great inspiration to achieving success. I tried a bit of it last year 2014 from the book: How to get to where you want to be from where you are by this same author Jack Canifield. it really worked perfectly for me. I will take yet another leap this year 2015 from the recommendation made herein. great thanks to Jack and his team.

  • Nurma Abd Karim

    Thanks a lot jack for sharing..

  • Josh

    Great article..i enjoyed reading it!

  • Theresa Raynor

    Good morning, Jack thank you so much for your clarification. My problem in life since I know myself is procastation . I have all the ideas, and the passion ,but can't seem to finish one task. I start a project then lost interest. Why you think my brain does that?

  • Nelia de los Santos

    Sir Jack thank you so much for your article. It really help me a lot. At first I don't know how to do it, but little by little I can now figure out what I really want. All my life i felt so empty as if failure is always behind my back holding me to succeed. I now know what's the problem! It is ME! After reading your articles I can somehow go out of what holds me back. Again, THANK YOU SO SO MUCH FOR CHANGING PEOPLES LIVES! GOD BE ALWAYS WITH YOU!

  • Sadru Deen

    I enjoyed this article very much.
    the thing I and most of undergraduate students lack is focus on a particular thing; i request you to write on this topic as well, so we could move ahead effectively.
    Well thanks for this writing, have a great time!

  • Pozitively Lisa

    Wonderful article Jack! Thank you for the inspirational words. Very good reminders

  • Priyanshi Bahadur

    Hey all I am an18 year old Indian. I am attracting more that a 90 percent in my final board result, but I know I messed up my Physics paper so bad that is is impossible now. Please enlighten me how to use the law of attraction for something already spoiled.

  • Mara Angelica Cornejo Carrillo

    I've decided I want to sing devotional music like kirtan & bhajans for the rest of my life. It's goal is to help with the sale of the books behind the music. The music offering a portion of the proceeds to the building of the new Radha Krishna Phoenix temple. Goal by end of the year: $200,000.

    • Hà Văn Duy

      Best wish to you to archive your dream!!

  • Carla Costa

    Thank you Jack I need so much to read more and more

  • Cynthia Harvey

    Think of how it is the paper was not acceptable, rewrite it. Never give up.

  • Thank you Jack for continuing to share your words of wisdom to empower everyone to be their best! My goal is to help 1 million children become active learners instead of being forced to sit still every day for 5-6 hours a day. Bouncy Bands attach to student desks and chairs so kids can bounce their feet and stretch their legs. Teachers love Bouncy Bands since they are quiet and they help kids release their extra energy without disturbing others. 15,000 children around the world have been Bouncy Bands since August 2014. My goal is for 1 million children (or more!) to have Bouncy Bands attached to their desks or chairs so they have smiles attached to their faces by December 2015! Please help me spread the word by sharing a link to on your social media. 🙂

  • sourabh

    Great article jack sir : ) : ) : )

  • Awesome, thank you, this came in the perfect time for me.

  • Hà Văn Duy

    It's really simple steps to archive our goal, but we need persistence to make it come true! :))
    Thank Jack a lot!

  • sureyya kahraman

    Thank you Jack!

  • Jeremy Chamberlain

    Good article. Most important, at the end of the list, write your goals down. I would add, not just write your goals but write out your dreams, write out what you want in specific, and write out what the end result is and what you want it to look and feel like.

  • Loved this article Jack. For me, clarity is the foundation for any success. I loved what you said ~ You must first decide WHAT you want, before your brain can figure out HOW to get it.
    We get so hung up on needing to know how, when all we really need to do is just take one step at a time, with the first step being to decide what we want. Thanks for this superb reminder.

  • Thanks Jack, this really helps remind me to write things down. All actions, however big or small, begin in the brain. Writing these down also weeds out the negative? #ThinkTherapy

  • Joshua Aryeetey

    Thank you so much Jack

  • Great article Jack. You clarified it perfectly.

  • Rakesh Kumar Rai


  • Wow Rally great article I enjoyed reading this. First in deciding what you want is crucial.

  • Nice*

    Great article! On the point of knowing what you want. Last night I had a thaught that the things I keep praying about are realy not clear. So it makes sense that sometimes a person is too scared to name what they want because as we know our dreams are so huge they scare us. Also I realised that whatever you think about actualy comes to life. If you are hesitant your life will just be on hold...thanks for the great article. Short and straight to the point.

  • An in-depth post. An important thing to note here is that our bodies are continuously emitting vibrations, and the stronger the vibrations, the faster will they turn into physical reality. So emit good thoughts. For instance, if you want to earn $10,000 a month, see it happening now. Never think that you cannot make it or else you'll be sending out negative vibrations to the universe. Make this a habit and slowly you'll see your dreams come true. Live in the present to attract more presents

  • Great blog,I love to read it I also agree to the author. 🙂

  • Sanjay Gupta

    thank Jack, I follow you with heart and soul, you and many other motivational speaker changed my life, now I am enjoying opulent life, in the process I have written my book, sharing my ideas of generating great wealth so I can help others. Hope one day I will be able to meet you and gift my book.
    Thank you,

  • Jeferson Bastos

    Great article, Jack! Thank you for sharing it with us! I agree qhen you relates that we must decide what we want at first. I think this is why I didn't get exacly what I wanted to get, be and do in my life, but now I know what I really want: I want to be a writer! I want to write books, be famous and make lots of money. By having money and famous I'll be able to help people with programs and foundations and so on. I want it. I believe it!

  • Hi Jack, I have to comment on your final line - Don't hold back! - and say how powerful this intention is. Too many of us live at 45% and just cruise along, wondering why we aren't getting magical results when we are only putting in less than half the time. For me it started with getting TV out of the bedroom and waking up earlier each morning until I get up everyday at 5am - including weekends.
    Don't hold back people - it's the passion and conviction of your actions that will linger long after you have left the room!
    I'd love to see your reaction to my free course at if you get a moment.
    Thanks, and gratitude,