"Always that which you most need is already at hand. It's just your present belief in its absence that keeps it from view.
You knew that,
This is the reason why thought in itself isn't enough to make them become things. When the book The secret from Rhonda Byrne was written in 2006, it became a phenomenon when the principle "thoughts become things" was practiced daily by many. If I think something, it will appear. A few years later, the Laws of Attraction became one of the most popular subject discussed by many metaphysical science professionals, including many of the authors who participated and interviewed by Rhonda Byrne. However, many anti-laws of attractions activists found many flaws with these laws. Thoughts do NOT become things if there is no actions applied behind these thoughts. The Secret failed to get into details about what is really needed to make things happened when applying these laws. If you take it literally, you might just sit on the couch, watch TV and let yourself day dream about the mansion you want to live in and the many exotic cars you wish to drive on a daily basis. Unfortunately for the true believers of these laws, they get to be very disappointed of the outcome, especially when nothing really changed in their lives, especially when it comes to a positive change in their financial status. There are many steps required for the thoughts to become things, which were not clearly stated in the book. Thoughts with action and belief will become things. Probably Rhonda assumed that it is obvious that many would think that action and belief is always needed for anything to happen. I agree that her assumption can be validated but unfortunately for many, assuming something doesn't always work to your advantage. So, how can our thoughts comes to manifest themselves in our lives? First, you need to get off the couch and start doing something with these thoughts of yours. Second, you need believe that your thoughts are aligned with your capabilities and skills. Don't think building a jet and flying to the moon when you have no engineering skills, unless you came up with an amazing drug that can take you to the moon and back. You would then need a chemistry degree for that as well.
Start feeling success from within, and you will see it from without. Without belief or faith, you will keep living in a state of darkness, where no bright horizon will ever appear in front of you. Work towards your goals and believe they already happened. Walk with your head held high and follow your inner voice as to what you truly want in life. This voice is always right. It will never guide you on the wrong path so make sure you listen. You do not need to prove yourself to anyone else in your life, just make sure that everything you do everyday follows your values and ethics. Do not do something because someone else does it. Be the best person for yourself and others. Do not deter from your path because of some unforeseen situations that happened and wasn't expected. Nothing in life can be predicted or anticipated. Surf the wave of life and never try swimming upstream, you will never win against the force of nature. Be smart and always search for the path of least resistance. That doesn't make you a lazy person, it makes you a smart one. Instead of using that energy for combating life by the horn, use it when its most needed. Maximize your strength so you can optimize the results. The rest will be a walk in the park.