How To Get What You Want Out Of Life

by Adrienne Smith on November 24, 2011

How To Get What You Want Out Of LifeHave you ever wondered why some people seem to have all the luck while others don’t? I mean it is luck, isn’t it?

Some people just seem to have the perfect life.  They’ve got the great job, the beautiful house, the lovely family, all the things most people just dream about.  Ever wonder why that is?

It all has to do with how you think.  Take for instance, are you someone who is always complaining about their life?  You know, I’m too fat or I’m not attractive enough or I’ll never be like him/her, I’ll never be rich, etc.

I KNOW you’ve heard the saying, “what you think about you bring about”.  Do you really think that’s a bunch of baloney?  I’m here to tell you that it’s absolutely not.

My Manifestation

I’ll give you the perfect example of something I manifested into my life a few years back.
I had a Cocker Spaniel named Blake and I lost him back on September 10, 2005 at the ripe old age of 19.  He had a happy, healthy life and we grew up together.  He was my world.

I had never had a dog that long and especially one that was just mine.  Because I live alone, it was devastating when I lost him.  I was so heartbroken after his loss that I told myself I would never get another dog.

I started working out of my home back in 2007.  As time went by I really started to miss that four legged companionship.  If you are an animal lover then you know the unconditional love that they provide.  I didn’t know if I wanted to put myself through that again.

But the more I thought about it, the more I wanted another precious angel in my life. What I did was I took out a sheet of paper and I wrote down the qualities I wanted in my next dog.

  • I didn’t want a puppy
  • I wanted one that was already house broken
  • I wanted a lap dog
  • I wanted one that loved people
  • I wanted one that would cuddle with me
  • I wanted one that was small enough that I could carry it around in one hand.

I searched a little online and saw one that I thought was just absolutely precious.  I emailed the foster mother and we chatted back and forth.  I soon realized that although that was one cute dog, it wasn’t for me.  She didn’t have all the qualities I had on my list.

She then told me that she had one that fit the description perfectly and it was a Chihuahua.  I have nothing against Chihuahuas but I couldn’t see myself with one.  She convinced me though to at least come out and look at her and spend some time with her before I made my decision so I did.  I brought her home that same day, March 1, 2008.  I named her Kayla and I can’t see my life without her now.  She’s exactly what I asked for, to the letter.

You Must Be Specific

I manifested Kayla into my life because she’s exactly what I asked for.  I did leave something out though.  That she likes other dogs because trust me, that’s been a big issue with her.

You have to be specific with what you want.  Do you want that perfect mate?  Do you want that successful business?  Then take out a sheet of paper and write those qualities down that you want.  Know within your being that they will appear someday into your life.

The key here is to believe not only in yourself but that it will happen.  The problem most people face with this is that they don’t 100% believe 100% of the time.  You see you can’t say one day you want certain things and then as the months go by and you don’t see it manifesting into your life then you start saying it doesn’t work.

Sometimes what we ask for isn’t ready for us at the time we think we want it.  Had I rushed the process of finding my perfect dog, I wouldn’t have gotten Kayla.  Had I rushed myself with creating my perfect business model, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

This works with anything you want to achieve in your life whether it’s personal or professional.

You Can Do It

You truly can have everything you want in life if you believe in yourself.  Be specific about what you want because it can go either way.   Remember, you bring into your life what you think about the most.  So why don’t we just start thinking more about what we do want instead of what we don’t want.  Wouldn’t life me so much easier?

For those that don’t take this seriously, all I have to say is don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.

So, do you have anything that has happened in your life that you have manifested? Anything you care to share?  You know I love to hear from you all and I love positive and inspirational stories from my friends.  You guys inspire me to keep moving in that direction.  So don’t be bashful!  :-)

Wishing You All The Very Best

I can’t end this post without wishing you all a Very Happy Thanksgiving.  For my friends who reside in the states I wish each and every one of you a glorious day, a safe trip if you’re traveling and the best time ever with your family and/or friends.

Wherever you’ll be celebrating this year, I wish you the very best. Eat till your heart’s content.  I sure know I will.  :-)

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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{ 93 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Benny
November 24, 2011 at 8:19 AM

That’s pretty great! I know many people think it’s all silly. I remember when “The Secret” came out. The skeptics came out for that. They didn’t believe you could just think about what you wand and it’d come true. So naturally if they tried, it wouldn’t work for them because in the back of their minds they knew this was ridiculous.

Like you said, don’t knock it unless you’ve really tried it.

Have a great Thanksgiving! I’m about to go running so I can eat more today!


2 Adrienne Smith
November 24, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Ah thanks Benny! I’m with you, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. I’ve been bringing things into my life all my life without ever realizing that’s what I was doing. I wanted it bad, I knew I would get it and it eventually showed up. But you have to be specific with what you want so that part I’ve really learned to tweak more.

Ah, off to run some before the day begins. Yep, Mom is cooking and I’m fixing to head to the shower before the rest of the family gets here. You guys have a fabulous day and Happy Thanksgiving my wonderful friend. :-)


3 Justin
November 24, 2011 at 8:46 AM

Hey Adrienne,
I have only been bitten by two dogs my entire life, and guess what, they were both Cocker Spaniels. :)

This is a great example of manifesting and showing how the LOA works in real life.

Take care and Happy Thanksgiving.


4 Adrienne Smith
November 24, 2011 at 8:53 AM

Really! What were you doing to tick them off? Mine had bitten several people as well but they were doing things to him that I had warned them about. Like getting in his face or messing with his food because they were teasing him but he didn’t think it was very funny. So I couldn’t blame him because they were all warned that he would bite them if they persisted. Sure enough!

I thought I would share that story since it’s so dear to my heart. I’ve now had her for three years and I still love her to death so I got exactly what I wanted.

Thank you Justin and enjoy your Thanksgiving. I’m off to spend mine with my family. 😉


5 Justin
November 24, 2011 at 10:34 AM

I swear Adrienne, I did nothing at all. My two best friends in High School had Cocker Spaniels and just me walking in the house provoked them enough to bite me.

I have had and been around enough dogs my entire life and 99.9% of them were friendly with me, Except, Cocker Spaniels. Maybe it’s old Karma from a previous life.

I have had Cocker Spaniel anxiety ever since. :)


6 Carolyn
November 24, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Justin, I had a Cocker Spaniel for 13 years named Kahlua. We had to get rid of her when she bit my toddler daughter. Kahlua didn’t mean to bite her, she was just grabbing a pizza crust out of her hand, but got her hand as well. We just couldn’t take the chance that it would happen again and it would be worse. She went to live on a farm in Tennessee for the rest of her life.


7 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 9:56 AM

Wow Justin, that’s odd. Of course, I’ve never been bitten by a dog period. I’ve been around several Cocker Spaniels and never saw any aggressive tendencies in them. Hope you don’t hold it against that breed. You never know, you could be right. Karma coming back to haunt you from a previous life. Poor thing! :-(


8 Barry Ranns
November 24, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Hi Adrienne,
It all boils down to positive thinking, and however you attain that state of mind is less important than the results that can be achieved with it.

We aren’t always aware of how this is working in our lives, until we see the results, and then it gives us more focus to try and remain positive.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends,



9 Adrienne Smith
November 24, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Hi Barry,

Positive thinking has a lot to do with it but actually believing that you can get it is the main key. Like knowing in your gut, your soul that it’s yours. You put that order in and you are just waiting for the delivery date! You can’t ever falter from that belief because that’s where most slip up. The Universe doesn’t work on our time table, it works on theirs. We just have to be patient, something I have never been good at. But I’m definitely learning because knowing that it’s eventually coming my way, I’ll wait. 😉

Thank you Barry for your thoughts and for sharing that. I need to get off here now and get ready for everyone to get here. I’m SO ready for today. Thank you for the wishes. We’ll be thinking of you as we devour all that scrumptious food.


10 Angel
November 24, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Hi Adrienne,!
Once in London, an italian workmate in the italian restaurant that i worked as a kitchen porter for 6 years, insisted that i had to watch a DVD he got.
The name:? ” The Secret. ”
I know you let us know about it here, i know you spoke once about it. Is brings like refreshing hopes that if we are careful, we can attract what we want, the universe will give us what we ask.
I didn’t bring this DVD with me when i got back home, to Spain, i was getting rid of things to lighten my backpack, but i have been watching in real life that it might be true, since i remembered the main idea of the DVD.
Besides, since a practice Siddha Yoga of Gurumayi, she said once that the mind is so powerful that we can even attract a truck that is far away from us, to hit us in an accident.
For me, these facts, these universal rules, open nice hopeful, refreshing windows of opportunity in a world that i see rather in a misery and full of sh.. .

Hey Adrienne,!
Happy Thanksgiving day,!
It is another celebration we don’t have in Spain.
As usual,
warmly, Angel.


11 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Hey Angel,

I was introduced to “The Secret” toward the end of 2006. A friend loaned me his DVD to watch and that opened my mind to what was really possible. That was the turning point for me when I lost my position in early 2007 to try my hand at a different career. Had it not been for watching that DVD, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

I know for a fact that what you think about all the time you will bring it into your life which is why they say, be careful what you wish for. If you moan and gripe all the time about how tough your life is do you really think it’s going to get better? Sure hope you won’t be manifesting any trucks to come your way! lol…

Thanks Angel for sharing that with me. Really appreciate it.

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving, thank you. Am still currently with my Moms so we’re going to enjoy the day together. Hope you are having a wonderful day and looking forward to your weekend. :-)


12 Harleena Singh
November 24, 2011 at 9:11 AM

Wonderful post yet again Adrienne!

I love dogs and have had them ever since I was a baby, right under my cot! So I can well relate and feel similar to how you feel, where dogs are concerned. I cannot imagine my world without them.

I have had many dogs as after each one passed away, my parents were quick to get another pup so that their loss would not hurt and cause usme pain for long. I learnt to live with many breeds as they are simply awesome. All they need is our unconditional love, attention, and care.

I like the way you related the post to getting what you want out of life, to the dog you wanted :)

I have always wanted a nice happy family, good work and clients, the ability to connect with people and convey myself and my feelings. And I think I have got it all.

For me, living each day to the fullest, connecting with awesome people, looking after my kids and family, working for my clients, expressing myself, completes me truly. I remain ever so grateful to the Almighty for every passing day. What more could I ask for?

I take this occasion of Thanksgiving, to thank you for being a constant inspiration to me, in your own way, and being a part of my life as well :)

Wishing you a very warm and Happy Thanksgiving :)


13 Adrienne Smith
November 24, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Thank you Harleena,

Ah dogs, a true blessing to us all. To teach others what unconditional love is really all about. They don’t judge, they don’t criticize, they just love you no matter who you are. I don’t think any family is complete without one. I’m happy to hear that you are a dog lover as well.

I had several examples I could have used for this particular post but this one rings so true for me and especially since today is Thanksgiving and I’m so very thankful for her. It definitely sounds like you have everything in life that you have wanted as well and I know you had a huge part of that. So congratulations to you and thank you for sharing that with me.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and I’m so blessed to have you in my blogging community as well. I so enjoy your posts! Have a wonderful day!


14 Bill Dorman
November 24, 2011 at 11:39 AM

I am a firm believer in ‘what you think about you bring about’. I fully expected to have success and happiness. However, I’m not naive enough to think I will never have trials and tribulations, but I also think my attitude is what makes lemon aid out of lemons.

I also know, whatever I want out of life I have to be pro-active enough to make it happen; I can’t just be a spectator or I will have to settle for what is given to me. The good news is, I can control that part as much as anyone can control their destiny and the sky truly is the limit. For that I am blessed and very thankful and feel I ‘manifested’ myself into this position.

Dogs really do give unconditional love and are great companions.

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving as well; we are getting ready to leave the house to chow down on turkey at my wife’s parent’s house so wish me luck; I will try not to eat myself into oblivion………:)


15 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 10:05 AM

That’s great Bill and I have no doubt your life turned out as you had planned. I wish I had known about this earlier in life. If I had, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

You are right though and that’s where some people start saying this doesn’t work. It’s like me manifesting Kayla. Sure, I knew what I wanted, I wrote down the qualities I wanted in my next dog but had I just done nothing about it and expected her to just magically show up, it would never have happened. You have to take action. I went in search of her because she would never have just found me by accident.

I believe the trials that are put in our way are to just make us stronger. To me they are lessons that need to be learned or maybe it’s testing us to see if we are strong willed enough to withstand the pressures that will come later in life if we do get what we want. At times we never understand them fully but they are really there to help us along. At least that’s what I believe. And I’ve had my share.

Hope you had a great time yesterday. I always eat too much, I can’t help it. My mother makes the best dishes and then we all sit around miserable and yawning because we are all fat and happy. Ah, but what a day! Now I get to take leftovers home. Yummy!!! I love this time of the year. :-)


16 Barry Wells
November 24, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Hi Adrienne,

wow I didn’t expect to find you posting today Adrienne and what a post.

I had my dog for 14 years before having to have him put down so I can relate to everything you’re saying about the companionship. I’d never felt that way about a dog, but he really was a very good friend.

I do want to get another one but I want to do so many other things before doing so, like spoil my wife to weekends away, holidays etc. I was concerned about the house training again but didn’t think about writing don’t the do and don’t of the next dog.

I like the way that you’ve applied the same to other areas in our lives and work. It can make a some hard process pretty simple really.

I’m a firm believer that a positive outlook will bring positive results. There’s enough negativity already and all that does is bread more. When people think they’ll fail at something they’ve already failed.

Too many people make excuses and put hurdles in their way when they really don’t need to. Self doubt will not get any of us to where we want to be.

That’s a good idea for people to actually write it down and weigh it up, then stick to their decision and not keep chopping and changing.

After all “If man could’ve got off the ship in a storm we’d never have crossed the ocean”

Adrienne, I wish you a very Happy Thanks Giving and would like to Thank you for always being Happy to Give

Have a fantastic day my friend :)

Respect and Regards,


17 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Hey Barry,

Well, I write mine ahead and time and of course, schedule them to post when I want. I did get on first thing in the morning but my family was due here around 11:00 so I was definitely off the computer the rest of the day!

Since I had Blake since he was a puppy, I’m over the puppy stages. I wanted a dog a few years old who had already been house broken and actually well behaved. I’m pretty strict on the expecting my children to behave. I got that in Kayla and when I adopted her, she was four years old. She’ll be eight next month.

Oh, you are so right Barry. If people believe they’re going to fail then they definitely will. Again, be careful what you wish for.

If you want something bad enough then you have to work on yourself and your fears. Knowing that you are worth it is a great beginning. I believe wanting it bad enough and believing it will happen will bring those things into your life. It might be in the for of people wanting to help you or the education you need. One way or the other, you can work through it.

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving Barry! Spent is with my family and am still with them at the moment. Am just enjoying this time. I appreciate your kind words Barry, thank you. Hope you are enjoying your day and looking forward to the weekend. :-)

Best to you my friend!



18 Ruth
November 24, 2011 at 2:38 PM

I’ve long felt that you have a simple choice in life – feel sorry for yourself; curl up in a ball; be angry, sad and defeated…or approach every challenge (and trust me – EVERYONE is challenged over the course of a lifetime) as an opportunity for learning and growth. I choose the latter.

It’s largely about your frame of mind; less so about your circumstances.

BTW, your dog is BEYOND adorable!


19 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 10:18 AM

That my friend Ruth is why you are where you are! I 100% agree with you. We can curl up in a ball and feel sorry for ourselves or get on with life. Me, I choose life and am enjoying every single minute of it.

Thank you for sharing that with us. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Ah, thanks! I’m pretty partial to her too! :-)

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


20 Ryan
November 24, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Hi Adrienne,
This really uplifted my mood. Thanks for keeping the inspiration flame going!
Happy Turkey Day!


21 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Ah, happy to hear that Ryan! Glad it was inspirational. Hope you had a fabulous Turkey Day as well, mine was wonderful!


22 Ed Welch November 24, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Hey Adrienne,
I can relate to what you say about manifesting a dream. We’ve all heard the old saying “If you can see it and believe it you will achieve it” But you have to literally taste it, it has to be an unshakable belief. I cannot fail belief. This actually happened to me a few years ago. I used to live in a high rise block of flats in the UK. Night after night I used to stand by the kitchen window dreaming about driving a truck whilst gazing at the motorway that ran behind that flats. I went on to actually do my HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) training and test in five days, passed and out of the blue I was offered a job driving a HGV. The Company was based across the road from the training centre . The transport manager apparently walked across the road and asked the trainers if they knew anyone who wanted a job. I took the job and ended up driving passed my old flats on that same stretch of motorway that I used to dream about.

Happy thanks giving to you.



23 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 10:22 AM

Hey Ed,

Wow Ed you are the perfect example of knowing what you want, believing you will get it, taking the action to head in that direction and then it all falling into place. That’s fabulous and I hope you had a great time doing that. I hope job was what you expected it to be.

Thank you, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving and am still celebrating with family. Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend.


24 Carolyn
November 24, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Hi Adrienne, I can relate to every word of this article! You know about my wonderful Cocker Spaniel, Kahlua, I had for 13 years, mostly on my own before husband and kids. Now we have a Cavachon, Astro, who is a lap dog and truly wonderful. My number one criteria was that the dog be great with kids and Cavachons (a combo of Bichons and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) are amazing with kids.

I also agree about the positive attitude. I see people who are down on themselves and others and then wonder why life treats them so poorly. I also agree with Bill. It’s not that we expect a life without struggles, but we keep a positive attitude when encountering them.

Adrienne, I’m very thankful that we have connected this year. I hope you have had a fabulous holiday! :-)


25 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 10:29 AM

Hey Carolyn,

Yes, you and I have talked about our Cocker Spaniels. I’m thrilled to hear that you also put your order in for your next one and Astro is wonderful with your children.

It saddens me when I hear people gripe all the time and constantly come up with excuses as to why they are where they are. Life is a choice and you can choose to mope around and feel sorry for yourself or you can choose to do something about it. No one is handed things to you on a silver platter. We are all going to deal with things in our life but that’s just part of the learning and growing process.

I’m so blessed to have met you Carolyn. Oh and by the way.. My niece got an iPhone 4S so I made her sit down yesterday and show me what it all has. Oh my goodness, now that’s one cool phone. She even showed me something on my iPod that I didn’t know was there. I love it when my 20 year old niece is able to teach me stuff. We had a wonderful day and I hope you and your family did as well. Enjoy your weekend with your family Carolyn and thank you for always being there.


26 Carolyn
November 25, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Hi Adrienne, So what feature on your iPod Touch did your niece show you?

Does she love Siri? All the iPhone 4S owners I know love Siri (even if some don’t think Siri loves them!).

Have a safe Black Friday!


27 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Ah, the one where I can take a picture of myself! She showed me that on her phone and said well Aunt A, you can do that on your iPod. I said I can? So I went and got it and sure enough, there is was. I didn’t know I could do that.

She didn’t say anything about Siri. She has the app where she can speak what she wants to say to a friend and it will send that message to them like an instant text. I know that app starts with an “H” but I can’t remember what it’s called. Of course they also have to have that type of phone but I thought that was so cool. That way she’s not texting while she’s driving. Oh and the part where she can tell it to call whoever she has in her contacts and it dials the number for her. She hardly ever uses her computer anymore Carolyn. Every time I get an email from her she’s sent me a text. That girl is fast with those fingers too!

Mom and I ventured out today but only hit Spec’s. Yep, alcohol run!!! We didn’t hit any traffic or lines in there but that’s the only place we ventured out. Hope you had a safe one too.


28 Astro Gremlin November 24, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Dear Kayla,
I’m writing you personally to thank you for being Adrienne’s friend. You have no idea how much responsibility you have but take it from me, a dog has a special job. I have received a special kind of love from dogs (and cats, not sure how you feel about them, but they have good qualities, some of them). I know a cat who lives in the neighborhood and she was wild when I met her. With some coaxing, she let me pet her. The she let me pet her a lot! I made her a house with an electric pad for warmth in the winter. And fed her and petted her. She was still wild, though, and wasn’t “mine” or anyone else’s. After some big storms recently she didn’t come back. I would give anything to see her. You see, you animals carry a piece of our hearts with you.
Sometimes we don’t know what we want the most until we don’t have it. Part of being successful is knowing what you love, and taking good care of it. We have a bichon frise, the love of our lives, who also was a friend of the cat, who caught him mice and treated him like a kitten when he was a puppy. He misses her even more, I think. In my wishes, I imagine she has found a better area in another neighborhood and am thankful for the time we had. Sometimes that’s the best you can get from life.


29 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Ah thank you Astro,

I’ll be sure to let Kayla know that you spoke to her directly! :-)

My Mom is actually feeding a stray cat right now and my Mom does not want animals of her own. But she felt so sorry for this one because it was so skinny. The cat use to not come anywhere near you but now when it hears my Mom’s voice it comes running and just rubs up against her leg. It even lets us pet it too. We don’t know if it’s a he or she and Mom doesn’t want to take on the responsibility of ownership but she just can’t let the cat starve to death. It’s actually rather adorable watching that cat love up against my Mom. It craves attention now. We had cats growing up but they just weren’t as attentive as our dogs, I’ve been bitten by a few cats and it wasn’t pretty.

I’m sorry your stray has found another home and like you, I prefer believing that instead of the opposite. But glad to hear that you have your bichon frise as wonderful companionship.

Thank you Astro, I appreciate you sharing that with me.

Have a wonderful weekend.



30 Carolyn
November 25, 2011 at 12:04 PM

To quash any potential rumors, please be advised we did not name our dog after this Astro! :-)


31 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 6:13 PM

I had a little chuckle too Carolyn after I knew what your dogs name was but I’m sure Astro doesn’t mind. Either one of them. 😉


32 Jens P. Berget
November 25, 2011 at 1:33 AM

Hi Adrienne,

That’s a great story and a very interesting example. I’m a huge animal lover, and we’ve finally got a cat (I would want to live on a farm with lots of animals). I understand how the mind works, but it took me some time to realize how powerful it actually is. If we’re negative, negative things will happen. If we see opportunities, that’s what’s going to happen. We’re in total control, and that’s the awesome part of it. Don’t blame anything or anyone. That’s what I tell myself.

And, this is the reason why I’m writing a novel, and why I’m blogging etc.. :)

I hope you’re having a great time during the holidays.


33 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Hey Jens,

Ah thanks for sharing that Jens. You are right, if you want opportunities to appear they will. Be specific with what you want in your life and it will show up. I’m so glad you took action and am writing your novel and blogging. See, all things happen for a reason and you are enjoying sharing content with us all and we are here to learn from you and root you on with your novel. It’s a win/win for us all.

Thanks Jens and I’m having a wonderful holiday! Love spending time with my family.

Hope you are having a wonderful day and looking forward to your weekend. :-)


34 Deeone
November 25, 2011 at 8:06 AM

I loved this post, Adrienne!

Of course, I am a firm believer of the power of our thoughts have of bringing what we want into manifestation. I’ve had plenty of examples of it coming to past in my own life. Not all of them have been the best manifestations either. I’ve had some bad things that I bought into my life as well, just by thinking on them entirely too much. And next thing see their there waiting for me to deal with them.

As life has continued to happen though, I’ve become better familiar with how much power our thoughts and words carry throughout our lives. When I hear people say, “Nothing good ever happens to me.” My question to them is usually, “Well, what are you thinking and saying about your life?”

When looking for a mate to spend my life with, my record in the past was pretty bad, I usually ran into some of the most questionable characters ever. I figured at one point that it was all I would ever have. It was what I was attracting. Unfaithful, inconsiderate, and just down right not good people to consider being in any type of relationship with. Now, although I know it’s partly what we attract, but it’s also because I wasn’t specific in what I wanted in a mate, and so I would end up with someone who knew how to make a first impression; that’s all they were good at though.

When I relocated here to Atlanta from Virginia Beach I vowed to myself that I wouldn’t jump into another relationship unless A, B, and C happened; they then must possessed D, E, and F qualities before I even considered going out on a date with them. It was apart of my daily thought process; manifesting what I wanted. I knew that being in a relationship was highly important to me. So by setting those specifications in my mind and not settling for anything else; ultimately helped me to fall in love with someone who I absolutely had been looking for the entire time since I started dating some years ago. Come this April it will be 5 years for us. For me, let me tell you, that’s a serious record! 😀

I must admit though, I’ve only recently tried the writing it down process. I’ve been doing this with the book I’ve been writing. I think from your post though, I need to be a little more specific. :) A couple of days ago I even wrote me out a blank check with several zeros behind the number 10. 😉 I carry it around in my writing notebook as a reminder. I believe that it’ll happen for sure. 😉

Great post Adrienne; I really enjoyed the read! I hope that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving, my friend. I know mine was truly a blessed day. I hope it was the same for you as well. :)


35 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Hey Deeone,

I’m with you my friend, some things I’ve brought into my life is because I constantly complained about them. So glad I learned more about my thoughts and have turned that entirely around.

Thank you for sharing your story with us Deeone. I’m so happy that you also changed your thought process and because of it, you now have a wonderful relationship. That is an area I use to fail miserably in as well but now I know why. I have no doubt that when I decide I’m ready for that again, I will manifest the right person this time.

I learned to write it down and then let it go. But you really have to be very specific with what you want but you learned that with attracting your partner. Oh sure, it can happen without physically writing it down but it makes it easier for you to see that you haven’t “missed anything” if you know what I mean. I also carry about a check in my purse, great minds think alike. :-)

Thanks Deeone and glad you enjoyed the holiday. I most certainly did myself and I’m still enjoying it. Fixing to get off here in a second and go spend the rest of the day with my Mom! :-) Enjoy your day and your weekend my friend.



36 richard
November 25, 2011 at 12:05 PM

I find keeping a positive frame of mind goes a long way towards getting what I want out of life. As the saying goes: “Happiness is wanting what you have.”


37 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 6:14 PM

That is a fabulous way of looking at life Richard! Thanks for sharing that.


38 Herbert
November 25, 2011 at 12:42 PM

This is really motivating Adrienne :) You keep on inspiring me on every post you make. Thank you so much for touching our lives 😀

Stay cool 😀


39 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 6:14 PM

You are so very welcome Herbert, my pleasure! :-)


40 Whitney November 25, 2011 at 2:00 PM

What great timing for me to read this post! This is something that I’ve recently stumbled upon through new friends (and Oprah!). I love the concept and am trying to train myself to visualise and have faith that what is meant to come to me will. But my goodness – easier said than done! The one area where I find I can do this well is with sports. I can visualize positive outcomes and what I want to achieve. When I do, I ultimately play a better game. I hope with some practice I can bring this into other aspects of my life.

Great post Adrienne! I’m so glad you and Kayla found each other!


41 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 6:22 PM

I’m happy to hear that you found this post helpful Whitney! Yes, Oprah has lived her life this way and see how hers has turned out? She believed in herself and knew the direction she wanted it to go.

Since you are able to accomplish when it comes to sports then you are aware that it does truly work. It’s not easy to change the way you think about things but look what’s possible when you do. It’s definitely worth the effort.

Thanks for your input and I appreciate you stopping by today. Glad you enjoyed the post and I’m also so blessed that I now have Kayla in my life. Not sure what I would do without her now! :-)


42 Janet Callaway
November 25, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Adrienne, aloha. Thanks for introducing us to kayla and for letting us know how she came into your life.

While I manifest many things all the time, here are two of my favorite examples because they are so specific and easy to understand.

When we first moved to the Big Island, we had to live somewhere for a while before we could move into our chosen spot which figured hugely in why we moved to the Big Island.

The first place we lived was a terrific duplex with a fantastic layout and a convenient location The only downside is that the wall adjoining to the next unit was extremely thin. When we moved in, the people next door were getting ready to move within the week. Because they were moving, they smashed and crashed around a lot packing plus people came over every night for going away parties.

We commented that when they moved out, we wanted the next person to move in to be a retired librarian (in our stereotype thinking that meant quiet) who lived alone. Guess what, the next person who moved in was a retired librarian who fit the stereotype and lived alone. Like you, we missed on item. WE neglected to add that it would always be quiet. The retired librarian had young grandchildren who used to visit who ran up & down the stairs as well as shrieked. When the grandkids weren’t there, we never heard anything coming from next door.

When we were moving in, Jim tweaked his back with all the hauling, lifting, etc. This one morning as welked back from breakfast he said, “boy, sure wish there was a chiropractor close by who could just pop my back back into place.” When we arrived home, there was a man waiting outside out door. Our unit had an adjacent office and he wondered if we were interested in renting it out. We said no we were not, however, what was his business? You guessed it–he was a chiropractor! We invited him in, he poppoed Jim’s back into place and we never saw him again.

pretty nice manifesting, don’t you think?

Best wishes to you, my friend, for a fantastic weekend. Until next time, aloha. Janet


43 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Hey Janet,

Wonderful examples Janet, thank you so much for sharing that with us. It’s so true isn’t it! But you have to be specific because like Kayla not liking other dogs and I have to deal with that every time she even sees one, you got your retired librarian but you failed to mention you wanted them to live a quiet laid back life. I use to do that when I was searching for a new job each time. I always knew I would get that job with a pay increase each time working for a small company but I failed to specify other things about the surroundings or my immediate boss. Darn it!

Be careful what you ask for because it just may come true!

Thank you for stopping by today and you have a wonderful weekend as well. I sure know I will.



44 Dee Ann Rice
November 25, 2011 at 4:44 PM


I can think of two times that I have made a list of what I wanted and that is what I ended up getting.

Once it was a house. I really wanted to live out on a farm and not just any farm. It had to have a really neat old farm house, out buildings including a barn, land and I did not want to see any neighbors houses from my house. I did not think I would ever be able to afford something like that but that very house was dropped right into our laps for just the right price. It was a great place to live and raise my children. Not only did it have land (about 35 acres) with it but it sat in the middle of about 1000 acres all of which we had access to. I still own the farm but am not living on it at the present time. I hope to live somewhere like it again soon.

Another time it was a dog that would protect us and our livestock on the farm. We ended up with Sarah, an Anatolian Shepard, and she was the perfect dog.

I really believe that if you list what you want that is what you will end up with. I just need to practice it more often.

Very nice post.

Dee Ann


45 Adrienne Smith
November 25, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Hey Dee Ann,

That’s fabulous! Thank you for sharing that with me. See, you’ve had your own experiences so we need to do these same things for the people we want to come into our lives (prospects) and with how our business will look. Write down what you want and know it will come and just like your house and your dog, they too will show up. We all just need to practice it more. You are so right!

Thanks for sharing this Dee Ann. Glad to learn this about you.



46 Jimmy
November 25, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Hi Adrienne,

First off let me say that luck is defined as when preparedness meets opportunity. The saying that we create our own luck is really true in this world. We can bitch all about our lack of luck, but the best way to get lucky is to keep on preparing ourselves for whatever we want.

I do not have specific examples of manifestation of what I want at the moment to share, but I can say that things are happening and I am on my way to the things that I want. Sometimes, I catch myself rushing things. But the universe does not work this way. It is about constantly moving in the right direction towards what we want.

I have in my mind detailed pictures of my future business, home and life. I know that someday, these will come. Already I am seeing signs and encouragement. Recently at my work review, my boss mentioned that I was a very gifted speaker. He never knew that I could do that until he was forced to sit through a workshop I was conducting for the organization. Long ago, I have visualized myself as a first class speaker. I have also done my training and gotten exposure. I had prepared and luck simply showed up.

This is just a small step towards my ultimate dream. In time, things will be fully manifested in my life. As the saying goes, “when the student is ready, the teacher appears.”


47 Adrienne Smith
November 26, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Hey Jimmy,

It sounds to me like you are manifesting into your life exactly what you want right now. So your examples are spot on. You are so right when you said we can’t rush what we want, it’s going to happen when it’s suppose to. I think that our society today has just become so impatient that we all want what we want right now. But if you have certain goals you want to achieve and you take action in order to move toward what you want, it will all start to appear when the time is right.

I’m thrilled that your boss recognized your talent for speaking. So see, that was the first step toward being able to do more of that. I’m sure we’ll be hearing about more of your speaking engagements in future posts.

Thank you for sharing that with me. You are a perfect example of knowing what you want and slowly watching it begin to appear. :-)


48 Cathy
November 25, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I’m a dog lover as well. They have been a big part of my life and when I was looking for the Boston Terrier that I have now, I had been without a dog for a year or two, and just decided I needed to find the dog for me. I had had a Boston before and wanted another, so kept looking for several months until I found my pup. She is 6 1/2 now, and a big part of the family.

What I’m taking away from your post is how important writing down specifically what you want helps to reach the goal. That helps me stay focused. Thanks for sharing!


49 Adrienne Smith
November 26, 2011 at 11:50 AM

Hey Cathy,

Ah, another dog lover. I’m glad I used this specific example, I thought I would share yet another part of what I manifested because it was so very important to me. Sounds like you achieved the same results.

When you write things down you can be much more specific when it comes to knowing exactly what you want. Thinking it in our heads we are sometimes not as precise because we can say we want another dog but without knowing what we want in that dog is where the problem can lie. Putting it on paper just helps us make sure we aren’t leaving anything out.

Thank you for sharing your experience with me. I appreciate that and hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday! :-)


50 Adam Paudyal
November 27, 2011 at 1:14 AM

I sure do know what you mean Adrienne. They do give unconditional love. Reading this post reminded me of my own dog that I used to have. I had a lab and pitt mix named Brutus. He was the best dog I ever had. He died after being hit by a truck while playing in the front yard…haven’t had a dog since.

Anywho, awesome insights here as usual my friend. We do bring into life what we think about the most. What really stood out to me is when you said that we have to believe in ourselves that we can do it plus believe what we want is going to happen. Now this is deep!

Thank you.


51 Adrienne Smith
November 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Ah Adam, I’m so sorry about Brutus. When we were growing up we always had dogs, all strays. They just seemed to find us. Every single one of them was hit by a car. It was heart breaking which is why I wanted one of my own that stayed inside. Our Mom wouldn’t allow them in the house. They are wonderful companions though.

You definitely have to believe in yourself because without that, you’ll never get what you want. Doubt will always take over.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Adam! :-)


52 Dia November 27, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I love this post! Yes we can win at anything we put our mind to in life. It is all about where we focus and if we believe we can get it or not. Once we focus on our goal, vision, believe we will achieve it, pray, and persist, we will achieve what we want. This is what is so nice about the laws of the Universe that we really can achieve what we want if not even better than what we hoped and wanted. Thanks for sharing my friend and I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving. 😉


53 Adrienne Smith
November 27, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Hey Dia,

You are the man to support this belief Dia. You teach this, live this and have brought into your life what you want so you are living proof of just how this all works. I appreciate you joining the conversation here and sharing that with me.

I did have a wonderful Thanksgiving, ate way too much. Hope you did as well. :-)


54 farouk November 28, 2011 at 5:48 AM

That was motivating Adrienne, thank you for taking the time to write this post :)


55 Adrienne Smith
November 28, 2011 at 8:35 AM

Glad you enjoyed it Farouk and I appreciate you sharing this post too! Enjoy your week. :-)


56 Ashvini
November 28, 2011 at 6:57 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I loved your story. The patience really paid off. I have also experienced similar feelings when the patience really helped me a lot. Currently as my blog traffic is growing, I am learning the value of patience ever more.
I think to start a business or to run it successfully not only needs good planning and execution but also a healthy does of the fact that it will take some time before we start seeing the fruits of our work.
I have often seen people say “Believing will not lead you far”. My answer to them is that without belief in yourself, you will “never” get far.
Being positive is the first criteria for success not the last.
Thanks for sharing this touching story :)


57 Adrienne Smith
November 28, 2011 at 8:38 AM

Hey Ashvini,

Patience really is the key here I agree. We all want everything right now, we are an impatient society. It doesn’t work like that. I wish it did…

Ah I love that, “belief in yourself, you will “never” get far:. You are so right my friend. Thank you for sharing that. Enjoy your week! :-)


58 Samantha Bangayan
November 28, 2011 at 1:01 PM

That’s a really powerful testimony, Adrienne! =) I’m curious, do you think it’s important to be that specific? This reminds me a little of using vision boards, which are much less specific. In your case, you may have put a picture of a dog you wanted on your vision board and have that dog manifested in your life somehow in the future without all the details that you may not have even considered.

I especially appreciate your point about how we may not be ready at a certain time in our lives. I have dreamed of having a black Labrador Retriever since my last one passed away when both he and I were 16 years old, but I know that it just wouldn’t work at this time in my life as I travel and apartment hop a lot (and see more traveling and apartment hopping in the future). Patience is truly a virtue! =)


59 Adrienne Smith
November 28, 2011 at 2:24 PM

The one thing I have learned about writing it down and being specific is that if I had put a picture on my vision board of a dog, I wouldn’t have been specific about what I wanted in a dog. Like I may have gotten one that like to eat furniture or bit people easily. When you write these things down you are able to think of more things you want or don’t want and it helps you realize just how important it really is for getting exactly what you want.

I can see your point about getting another dog Samantha. It wasn’t right for me for awhile either. I was really getting spoiled being able to come and go as I pleased and never have to worry about leaving my dog with anyone. He also wouldn’t eat for the first two days I was gone so I would worry about him knowing that. The time just wasn’t right and had I gotten one sooner, I just know I wouldn’t have been ready.

You enjoy your life right here and now and when you are ready to take it easy and relax more then that might be the right time to bring another precious four legged child into your home. :-)


60 Chrysta Bairre
November 28, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Adrienne, how I love this post!

While I absolutely believe that I bring about what I think about, I haven’t had much experience writing a specific list of what I want to achieve in my life. I must admit I’m hesitant about it because I believe if I’m too specific I might focus so intently on one thing that I might not notice a different great opportunity in my peripheral vision.

I try, as much as possible, to focus on living a great life and doing the right thing and beyond that letting life happen!

Well, that said, I also believe there are certain circumstances and situations that just may warrant a specific life wish list. At the very least my list would allow me to determine if an opportunity that comes is right for me.

Thank you for this reminder to spend my thoughts and energies on what I want to accomplish in life so I may attract and be ready for it when it comes!

Have a grateful day!



61 Adrienne Smith
November 28, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Ah thank you Chrysta! :-)

As the example of me manifesting Kayla, I was thinking of what I wanted in my next dog. Because I never had problems with Blake not getting along with other dogs, that never even crossed my mind. Because I didn’t write down that I wanted to her get along with other dogs, I’ve had hell with that ever since. The same thing like if you want a partner in your life. Write down the specifics that you definitely want in one and know that is what you will get. You don’t have to focus so intently on that because once you are specific in your request, just let it go. The Universe will take care of the rest.

The reason this works so well is because you are specific with what you want in your life. Now I know there are certain areas that you definitely know what you want so when you write it down, because you are seeing it on paper you will be more clear. More things may come to mind that you want to be sure and not leave out. It really helps in the long run.

Thank you for sharing that Chrysta! I have no doubt you are a real pro in this area. :-)


62 Jack
November 28, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I don’t think I made it over in time to say Happy Thanksgiving so I’ll apologize for that and say that I hope yours was good.

I still blog and talk about my old dog. He was an 120 pound golden retriever that wanted to sit on your lap. He found more ways to make me scream and laugh than I can count.

That big lug and I were the best of friends for 14 years and then I had to say goodbye. Didn’t like it at all, but I haven’t forgotten him.


63 Adrienne Smith
November 28, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Hey Jack,

Don’t feel bad, I didn’t make it by everyone’s blog either. Rushed to get out the door to spend it with family and spent a few days there. I had a wonderful time and hope you did as well. I’m sure you and the family had a wonderful feast! :-)

We had a childhood dog I still talk about. He was a stray who followed us home one day while we were riding our bikes. He hung around for 16 years and we named him Whiskers because he had whiskers like a cat. He would talk to you, chase the UPS drive but stay on the grass and loved every single person whoever stepped foot in our yard. Wonderful companion for kids.

Your golden retriever sounds like my sister’s dog. Right now he’s still a puppy and already at 80 pounds but will get up to around 150. He loves to sit in your lap and he’s already heavy enough. He slobbers like crazy and when he wags that tale it hurts. I prefer a much smaller one to live with on a daily basis plus I have a small home. Not fit for a huge dog. But aren’t they the best companions? I’m so happy you have such fond memories.


64 Sylviane Nuccio
November 28, 2011 at 8:48 PM

I am so with you with what you’ve wrote, Adrienne. I can say that in my life I’ve seen the certainty of “you attract what you think about” for the bad as well as the good. Being specific about what you want is vital for attracting it.

I have a blog which is based on the subconscious mind/law of attraction so, I write a lot on the subject. Few month ago I wrote a whole article about how we attract things in our life and I mentioned my story of realizing my dream of meeting who was then the number one actor in France and whom I was totally crazy about.

A teenage girl from a small village in France met not once, but 4 times the biggest start of the French cinema because she wrote it down and visualize it. It took me 6 years :) What about if I had given up?


65 Adrienne Smith
November 28, 2011 at 9:40 PM

Wow Sylviane, thank you so much for sharing that story with me. Heck girl, I would have waited a life time if I wanted to meet him so badly. And you accomplished that four different times now. How cool is that.

You are right we can attract the good and the bad, I’ve done both myself. I have no doubt that what you share on this topic is really good. I’ll have to stop by and read more.

Never give up because the way I look at this is you have to get up every morning and do something each day right? So why not continue to stay on that path and know that what you want is coming your way. Wanting to make it happen quicker doesn’t mean it will. Patience is the key, that I know for sure.



66 Sylviane Nuccio
November 29, 2011 at 6:28 AM

Thanks for your reply Adrienne. By the way, do you know that your name is French? From origin anyway :)
I thought my comment would actually emphasis that your post is really true for anyone doubting out there.
If you want to read the whole story it’s on StreetArticles. Once there, if you type my full name Sylviane Nuccio and click on author’s link then look for the article titled: The Law of Attraction – Desire The First Step to Success.
Have a great day!


67 Adrienne Smith
November 29, 2011 at 9:11 AM

My first name is French? I didn’t know that but I did know that my maiden name is. So I already knew I had some of that origin in me.

Thank you for sharing that, I will definitely stop by today and read that post. Would love to learn more about that from you. Thank you so much for taking the time to come back and share that with me.

Have a great day as well. :-)


68 Sylviane Nuccio
November 29, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Hello again, Adrienne

Here is the proof from Wikipedia that your name is French “Adrienne is the French feminine form of the male name Adrien.” Usually when a female name ends with “ne” it the sign that it’s French. Look at my name! :)


69 Adrienne Smith
November 29, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Hey Sylaviane,

I knew that the spelling of my name is the female version because I was named after my grandfather and his was spelled Adrian. I didn’t know that if it ends with an “ne” that is French. I learned something new today.

By the way, I read your article, The Law of Attraction – Desire The First Step to Success, over on Street Articles. There wasn’t a place for me to comment, it just said if I had any questions for you so that’s the only reason I didn’t. Good article though. I enjoyed seeing where you had actually met him for the first time.

I met John Wayne when I was about 11 years old. They were filming a movie in town and I was friends with the girl whose father owned the property they were filming on. Boy, was he ever a big guy. That made my life! :-)


70 Sylviane Nuccio
November 29, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Hi Again Adrienne, thanks for visiting my article. As a matter of fact, where it says “if you have a question” that’s where you write any comment you want. I know the owners of that article directory and I will tell them that they are confusing people, though! Good feedback.

Wow, John Wayne, that’s an icon. I’m sure you were happy!


71 Adrienne Smith
November 29, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Thanks Sylviane, yep that is confusing. If you have a question and leave a comment are two totally different things which is why I didn’t leave one. Maybe they’ll change that.

Yep John Wayne was something else. Of course being 11 years old I thought he was the biggest man I had ever seen. He sure was nice too. I was in hog heaven.


72 Mitch Mitchell
November 29, 2011 at 9:52 AM

Manifestation, laws of attraction… love it! I believe that we tend to draw people based on what we’re really like. Of course that’s kind of scary as well because I tend to draw babies, old women, and people who seem to need help or just someone to talk to. Maybe that’s my legacy, but it’s not so bad; love babies. :-)

Outside of that it’s the concept of deciding whether you want good things or bad things in your life. As Zig Ziglar says “Positive thinking won’t let you do everything, but it will help you do everything better than negative thinking.” Works for me. Great post!


73 Adrienne Smith
November 29, 2011 at 9:56 AM

Glad to hear that Mitch, I love this topic too!

I agree with you also, I tend to draw more people to me that are a lot like me. Okay, some have slipped in that are very needy but the majority of them haven’t been. I love that you draw babies and older women to you. I do draw the older women to me but I love how wise they are and I so enjoy their company.

I love that what Zig said and totally agree. So only positive thinking for me my friend.

Thanks Mitch! Always a pleasure to see you!


74 Anne Preston November 29, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I was happy to read your post – as I think we all have a better opportunity to improve the habit of thinking specifically of what we want vs don’t want. After that, I think the opportunity is to feel the feeling of gratitude for what we want. It lets the universe know we are ready to receive it – and we are ready to move on from that “wanting” place.


75 Adrienne Smith
November 29, 2011 at 11:36 AM

I agree Anne, of course I’m just an all around happy person anyway so I’m always thrilled when I thank the man upstairs for all I have and all that’s yet to come. It makes a world of difference.

Thanks for sharing that, I appreciate it. :-)


76 Cat Alexandra
November 29, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Hi Adrienne,

lol I had a little chuckle at this one because I know what you mean by being more specific about what it is we are setting our intentions around. I had some experience with this in terms of my desire for “more.” I learned very quickly that what I wanted more of (in specific) would have been good to center this intention around…without the qualifier in place and clear focus, I found myself with a lot more, yes, but more than what I really wanted in some areas…ahem, I’ll just leave that part alone. 😉 We’ll just call it a learning lesson!

I also think that LOA has much to do with a lesser-spoken-of law, the law of reciprocity. I believe that our potential to call upon whatever it is we wish to call upon is commensurate only to the level to which we have internally calibrated ourselves. For me, I practice an anchoring technique (NLP) which helps me to calibrate myself in love and gratitude…this way when I am beaming out to Source about what I wish to see more of in my life, my root is truly authentic and something worthy of a response equal to or greater than my intent. 😀 I believe that earnest is rewarded. I also like to know that the things I do and say have a positive reflection off into the universe. Ripples become waves!

Oh and so happy that you had a wonderful experience with Kayla. She sounds like a real lover…these lil guys/gals really do give us some of life’s greatest lessons through their leadership. I learn something from my companion animals all the time. :)

Cat Alexandra


77 Adrienne Smith
November 29, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Hi Cat,

Boy, do I know what you mean. There’s that old saying again, be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. Without being specific in your requests it might be more than we bargained for. Yikes!!!

You made a good point there Cat that you have to be in the right frame of mind as well as sending out the right energy vibrations as well. I’m not a pro at understanding how all of that works or explaining it for that matter. I guess since I am just an overall happy person and have an attitude of gratitude that it all just seems to flow accordingly. At least it does for me. Your explanation sounds a whole lot better.

I could have used a few other examples but hey, I love my little girl and she’s been my pride and joy so what better example to use right! You are right, we learn something all the time from our four legged companions. I wouldn’t trade mine for the world.

Thanks Cat and have a great afternoon. :-)


78 Viviana November 30, 2011 at 12:41 AM

Hi Adrienne, I love your story. It is beautiful as your heart is. I learn from you that it is no rush to build a business. Okay, will practice it, write down dream and goal and see how it manifests before our eyes if we believe it.


79 Adrienne Smith
November 30, 2011 at 9:37 AM

Hi Viviana,

Wonderful to see you here, welcome to my blog.

Glad you enjoyed my story and I’m sure that if you look back on your life and think of the things you really wanted and never wavered from, you got it. I think a lot of our problem is that we aren’t specific. Like some people want others to join their business but since they aren’t being specific on what type of people, anyone is just showing up. This happened to me in the beginning. I kept attracting people who wanted a business but they didn’t want to do the work.

Can’t wait to hear your results. I have no doubt you’ll be very successful with this Viviana.

Have a great day!

Wishing you the best!



80 Chadrack
November 30, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Again and again, the law of attraction have always proved that it never fails. What baffles me most is the fact though the evidence of the workings of this law is all around us, yet a greater number of the people just seem to either deny or ignore it! Is it that it is too simple or is mother nature simply playing a trick on us?

Btw. I truly love the title of the post – “How To Get What You Want Out Of Life!”


81 Adrienne Smith
November 30, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Hey Chadrack,

I know that all my life I have been attracting into my life what I’ve asked for. I just never had a name for it and never consciously realized it until much much much later in life. Oh sure, I grew up in church and was taught the teachings from the bible but they were always pertaining to what happened to those people back then. Those teachings were never about relating to what you are doing in your own life. I didn’t learn all of that until a lot later but at least I learned. Then when the movie “The Secret” was released a name was finally put to it. Once again, people have been teaching this for centuries but I never knew.

Once I learned and started realizing it, I’ve been much more aware of my thoughts and what I’m asking for. I use to blame my circumstances on other things instead of my own doing. Not anymore my friend. So as the old saying goes, be careful what you wish for because you’ll definitely get it!

Thanks Chadrack, always a pleasure to see you.


82 Larry Lourcey December 2, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Great points. Attitude is SOOOO important. How you look at things truly affects how you react to things.


83 Adrienne Smith
December 2, 2011 at 4:34 PM

It most definitely it is my friend. Thanks!


84 Adeline December 3, 2011 at 1:02 AM

I agree with Barry. Quite often, it’s not a matter of whether or not you can do it. How you think and view things play a considerable role. In the past, I had to deal with extremely low self-esteem that it has affected my lack of confidence. So, no matter how I know deep down what I want, how I perceived myself often would hinder me to proceed. Once I overcame that, I’ve been able to accomplish things more and find myself more confident about my own skills while still recognizing my limitations.

Thanks for such an insightful post. :)


85 Adrienne Smith
December 3, 2011 at 11:16 AM

You definitely have to be in the right frame of mind when going for much larger dreams. In the instance like I used about getting the dog I wanted, being specific with my request and knowing I’ll get it are the key ingredients. When building a business or finding a partner, you have to have the confidence in yourself that you deserve it and that it’s on it’s way. That I totally 100% agree with Adeline.

I’m thrilled to hear that you have overcome a lot in order to get you in the right frame of mind. Wouldn’t you say that we are all a work in progress? I’m constantly continuing to work on myself with that and I love watching things show up in my life. That is what will continue to make you believe and keep going.

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about this topic. I love hearing how others view this.

Hope you have a wonderful day now! :-)


86 Adeline December 3, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Most definitely, Adrienne! Like what a good friend of mine always tells me: you may not be where you want to be, yet. But you’re definitely far from where you started. There are times that I make mistakes and miss things because I still sometimes hesitate. Remembering what my friend said has always helped me keep on going.

One thing I forgot to point out that being specific about what you want should not give you a reason to bully other people around and act very selfish and self-centered. This just dawned on me after a disappointing night with a friend of mine. No doubt she was very specific about what she wanted, but what she wanted involved compromising everyone around her.

I know this is definitely not what you’re trying to say in this post. But I think it’s important to point out that in addition to being specific, it’s important to also evaluate how you intend to get it. Throwing a tantrum, blackmailing and other means of coercion should never be on the list.

Hope you have a great weekend!


87 Adrienne Smith
December 4, 2011 at 10:52 AM

You are SO right Adeline…

Asking for what you want shouldn’t be used in a hurtful way. I have a feeling that the Universe doesn’t come through with those request when they aren’t used with the best of intentions. It’s really sad that some people actually try to use this in a hurtful way. I’m sorry you had this issue with a “friend” and I have a feeling this friend didn’t get what they wanted either.

I appreciate you sharing that and I hope you really enjoy your day today even after a very disappointing evening. :-)


88 Sonia
December 3, 2011 at 8:50 AM

Sorry so late girl, but this really hit home with me too. I never actually had any pets because my mother always use to say, “if they poop on my carpet where I walk that is a no-no for me” and I ended up with fish instead. LOL!

In regards to what you want or who you want in life, I can say the same for the person I am with now. When we met it was love at first sight for me and I never looked back. He opened up my eyes up to the world and I can honestly say I have seen most if not all of Northern California by car. My life has never been the same and it’s because of him that I keep plugging at my goal of working from home full time in the future.

Then I got, Bella. The doggie I always wanted from his daughter, (my baby) and our lives have never been the same. In so many ways she is like Kayla (don’t like other dogs) and is very loyal, but she brought so much joy to my man when he lost someone in his life. These events in my life has shaped me into the person I am today and I asked for it all. Did I get them both the way I wanted, NO, but I know everything happens for a reason.

Thanks Adrienne, for giving me the opportunity to talk and brag about the lucky things in my life. Great post my friend.


89 Adrienne Smith
December 3, 2011 at 11:53 AM

Hey Sonia,

No problem, we all lead busy lives.

I am SO happy to hear that you not only have a great man in your life but you have a four legged companion as well. I love hearing that Sonia and I’m so darn happy for you. You are living proof of what we can have in our lives if we know it’s something we really want.

I appreciate you sharing this with me and letting us learn a little more about you. Thank you so much and you can brag over here anytime girl.

Have a great weekend.



90 Jeffrey Morgan
December 16, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Hi Adrienne,
It really took me years to understand this. For me it really doesn’t make sense, but I’m a slow coach to begin with. How can your thoughts affect anything? There just thoughts!

Now I understand that you can act on those thoughts and that can have an effect on things. But all this power of postive thinking ….. I never been a fan.

But there is something there; something spiritual, something special, something majestic. There are times that I really wish I could just reach out and touch whatever it is that seems to affect us all on that very special meta-physical plane.


91 Adrienne Smith
December 16, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Hey Jeffrey,

It took me a long time to understand this as well Jeffrey, you’re not alone.

I’m not the best at explaining this but I’m going to give it a shot. Everything in this world is energy. Your thoughts are energy so when you think those thoughts, they are going out into the Universe. For instance let’s say you are thinking about the launch of your site going well. So you think something like, I know my site launch is going to go smoothly. That’s a positive thought that’s being put out there. But then just a few minutes later you start to worry that something could go wrong like, what if the server crashes right when it’s time to go live. You are putting those same thoughts out into the Universe. So at the time you are putting the positive thought out there, you are contradicting it with a negative one. In order for the good things to come back to you, you have to continue to think the good positive thoughts. What you send out comes back to you. If you continue to send out mixed messages, that’s exactly what you’re going to get in return. Make sense?

In order to bring things into our lives it takes the positive thoughts but more importantly, it takes the action. You don’t necessarily have to worry about how it will happen but the Universe needs to know you are putting forth the effort to the best of your abilities to bring this into existence. That’s when things will start to show up and that’s why things don’t happen overnight.

Hope you understood that or it made some sense. Maybe some day we’ll be able to reach out and touch it. You just never know Jeffrey!


92 Uttoran Sen February 13, 2012 at 2:06 AM

Great post, for someone with a broken heart, it is hard to immediately get back to normal life and substitute your best mate with another one. With time though, you realize that the only way foreword is to get another mate and get along with life.

I like being specific, if you can’t outline the exact needs and stick with it, then chances are, you are never going to define success, let alone achieve it.


93 Adrienne Smith
February 13, 2012 at 7:40 AM

Getting over the loss of a loved one is never easy, I can attest to that. There is no substitution when you loose someone, you just need to learn how to move forward one day at a time.

Good advice Uttoran, you definitely need to know what you want.

Appreciate the comment and hope you have a good week. Thank you for stopping by.


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