Attracting Success

Success does not just manifest itself. It is an evolution, a process. You attract success by the person you become. Those who set out in pursuit of success are very different people at the end of their journey. They attract success by the way they think and the actions they take. The law of attraction is very real. And there is a physiology behind the law of attraction. There is a very old part of our brain that is responsible for opening up our consciousness to opportunities that make success possible. It is called the Reticular Activating System (RAS). The RAS is part of our old brain (brain stem, aka subconscious) physiology. It is like a toggle switch in the brain.  The RAS acts as a sensory filter. It blocks out almost all sensory input. If it didn’t, our brains would be overwhelmed and we would go insane. When the RAS toggle switch is turned on, it allows certain, specific sensory information to seep into our conscious (neocortex). Opportunities we did not see previously, now become obvious. The law of attraction is actually the RAS system at work. You are not actually attracting opportunities, but rather, becoming aware of them thanks to the RAS. People who are able to turn on their RAS achieve incredible things in life.

How to turn on your RAS

There are two ways to turn on the RAS toggle switch:

  1. Thinking – Changing your belief system from negative to positive by eliminating those limiting beliefs that are holding you back in life
  2. Action – Pursuing a big goal, major purpose or lifelong dream

Pursuing success requires that you eliminate any limiting beliefs that are holding you back in realizing success. Our beliefs can either create success or create failure.  Our RAS only allows in that sensory data that is consistent with our beliefs. If you believe you are smart, you are right. If you believe you are dumb, you are right. If you believe life is your oyster, you are right. If you believe life is a struggle, you are right. What we believe determines what information the RAS will allow in.

Our beliefs are stored in our subconscious mind. The subconscious part of our brain makes up most of our brain. It controls our autonomic system, directs our behavior, stores our habits, it is where our emotions reside and warehouses our beliefs. Most thoughts created by our conscious mind are never allowed into our subconscious mind by the RAS. It’s intentional. Every day we are bombarded with data taken in by our senses. The subconscious has no choice but to filter and limit the data it takes in. Only thoughts that are consistent with our beliefs are allowed in. Beliefs are like computer software coding for the subconscious. Beliefs represent programming the subconscious mind has accepted. Beliefs reprogram our subconscious, which then goes to work to alter our lives by altering our behavior. If you want to be successful in life you must start by changing your beliefs and in order to do that you need to create positive belief programming and avoid negative belief programming.

Pursuing a big goal, major purpose of lifelong dream forces you to evolve as a person. It forces you to improve existing skills and add skills you did not have previously. Daily self-education related to your goal, purpose or dream, allows you to learn more, elevating your knowledge and comprehension. When you pursue a goal, purpose of dream, you will encounter many obstacles. These obstacles are not there to hold you back from achieving your goal, purpose or dream. Obstacles grow your understanding of what works and what doesn’t work. They force you to a higher level of learning and knowledge. Every time you encounter an obstacle and overcome it, you improve as a person. You become bigger internally. You grow as a person. You evolve into someone very different. You become an expert.

When we change our thinking by canceling out limiting beliefs and when we pursue a goal, purpose or dream our RAS becomes a GPS for success. It becomes tuned in to sensory data that will help us to achieve our goal, purpose or dream.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley understands the difference between being rich and poor: at age nine, his family went from being multi-millionaires to broke in just one night, due to a catastrophic fire that destroyed his Dad's thriving business. For fourteen years they struggled with poverty. There were eleven in Tom's family, and they lived in constant fear of losing their home.

Driven by the desire to unlock the secrets to success and failure, Tom spent five years studying the daily activities of 233 rich people and 128 poor people. He discovered there was an immense difference between the habits of the rich and the poor. During his research he identified over 300 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots.” Tom decided to write a book to share what he learned. That book, Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals (1st Edition), went on to become an Amazon Bestseller in the United States forty times over a three year period. To give you some perspective, in order to be a true Amazon Bestseller in the United States, where you actually receive a specific Bestseller designation from Amazon, you need to be in the top 100 of all books sold by Amazon in the United States in a given day. Rich Habits did that for nearly thirty straight days, rising as high as #7, eclipsing such Bestselling authors such as Stephen Covey, Robert Kiyosaki and J.K. Rowlings. Imagine that - an unknown, first-time, self-published author selling more books than J.K. Rowlings!

Tom now travels the world, sharing his Rich Habits and motivating audiences at industry conferences, corporate events, universities, multi-level marketing group events, and global sales organizations’ presentations and finance conferences. He has even spoken on the same stage with famous entrepreneurs and personal development experts, such as Sir Richard Branson, Robin Sharma, Dr. Daniel Amen, and many others.

Tom has shared his insights on various national and international network, cable, and Internet television programs such as CBS Evening News, NBC News, Yahoo Financially Fit,, India TV, Australia, and a host of others. He has been interviewed on many prestigious nationally syndicated radio shows, including the Dave Ramsey Show, Marketplace Money, and WABC.

Tom has been featured in numerous print magazines—such as Money magazine, Inc. Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, Fast Company magazine, More magazine, Epoca Magazine (Brazil’s largest weekly) and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine—and various online publications, including USA Today, CNN, MSN Money,,, and the Huffington Post. Tom is a frequent contributor to Business Insider,, and a few other media outlets.

National publicity has garnered international media attention for Tom and his Rich Habits research spanning 23 countries. Broadcast media, online publications, and television throughout Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Central and South America have shared his powerful message.

In an effort to help parents, grandparents, teachers and adults become success mentors to the younger generation, Tom released his second book, Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to be Happy and Successful in Life in 2014. This book was the self-help category winner of the 2015 New York Book Festival and Runner-up in the prestigious 2015 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Contest. In 2016 Tom released his third book, Change Your Habits, Change Your Life. This book provides the latest science on habit change as well as more of Tom's unique research on the specific habits that helped transform 177 ordinary individuals into self-made millionaires.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, and hold a master’s degree in taxation. As president of Cerefice and Company, CPAs, Tom heads one of the premier financial firms in New Jersey.
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