Million Dollar Experiment

Steve Pavlina has a very interesting blog post about using the intention-manifestation model to guide your mind to achieve a goal. In his Million Dollar Experiment, he is going to use this model to attract a million dollars to himself, by allowing himself to be guided by intuition that will be guided by his intention. And he has opened his experiment to the public, whereby others are also joining into his experiment.

This method is very similar to what Napoleon Hill is talking about in his famous book Think and Grow Rich. In his book, Hill talks about how we can guide our mind to achieve wealth. According to Hill, if you make your mind to believe that you want something bad enough, then your mind will intuitively guide you towards achieving your goals. But in order to get your mind to tap into your infinite knowledge and to intuitively give you guidance, you need to make your mind really believe, without doubt, your desire to achieve your goal. For that you need to constantly remind yourself about your goal, like every morning and before you go to sleep.

Hill’s approach to me seems a little bit more focused than that of Pavlina’s. I am not trying to dispute Pavlina here, I am a great fan of his writings and I learn a lot from them. But Pavlina’s approach which is based on The Millionaire Course by Marc Allen, seems to be more generalized. Since I have not read Allen’s book I am not going to comment on that, but I will try to compare Pavlina’s thinking to that of Napoleon Hills.

In Pavlina’s post he says: Presently there’s nothing in my life that’s already in motion that seems like it would generate $1 million or more except over the very long term. So I have no idea how this money is going to manifest, and I have no existing plan to create it. I’m just going to choose to believe that it will manifest, and I’ll allow the intention to sink into my subconscious for a while and see what comes of it. But in Hills book, he tells us to find decide on a way that we intend to make the money, and to fix a time frwithinthin which we intend to do it, and then to sell that idea to our own mind. Once our own mind accepts the fact that this is a the way that I am going to make money and that I am serious about it, then the mind will tap into our infinite intelligence and intuitively guide us towards achieving our goals. This confirms my argument that Pavlina’s method is more generalized than that of Hill’s.

After I read Think and Grow Rich. I was very interested in his work and now I am in the middle of How to sell your way through life

For whatever is worth I am going to take part in Pavlina’s public experiment: Million Dollar Experiment – Version 2.0. So I can see the practical implementation of intention-manifestation theory. As opposed to Pavlina, I am getting into it for the money, not for the experiments sake.


  1. Yes, my approach is more generalized because I’m exploring whether the other elements of Thing & Grow Rich are truly essential. If we just get the intention part right, will the other components fall into place on their own without having to deliberately think about them? I want to allow my subconscious to figure out what is essential and what isn’t. So if planning and deadlines are required for the money to manifest, I want my subconscious to figure that out and then to guide me to create plans and set deadlines. However, I also want to leave open the possibility that those things are not required.

    So the goal of this experiment isn’t so much to make a million dollars for each participant. It’s to determine whether intention alone is sufficient to get the ball rolling and keep it progressing all the way to the goal. If this works it would greatly simplify our model of goal achievement.

  1. 1 Sampath’s Mindspace » Intention - Manifestation - Why I have been failing so far

    […] One of my posts have recieved a comment from Steve Pavlina!!! I am a great fan of Steve’s Blog and I have written a few posts based on Steve’s posts. And today, Steve has left a comment on one of my posts. I decided to write this post as a response to Steve’s comment. I actually started off writing this as a comment, but in doing so, I realized that it will be better posting it as a new post. […]




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