This instrument of communication is a moment-to-moment projection of your thoughts and feelings ontothe world. Based on whatever you send out, the worldresponds to you. Your attitude is a powerful tool whichcan be used effectively to attract desired people, things,and circumstances into your life experience.The two primary components of attitude areprojection and perception.Your self-image is communicated or projected to
93othersthroughyourattitude.Thiscommunicationprojected by you is then perceived by others, and theyrespond accordingly. If you desire other people to befriendly, kind, and generous towards you, then youmust project just those qualities in your attitude towardthem. To use your attitude most effectively, you mustrecognize these two components and strive to make theprojection and perception of your self-image one andthe same.The communication that you project throughyour attitude has two parts:the thoughts and images you project, and thefeelings you have inside about those thoughtsand images, which you also project.When you interact with another person through yourattitude,thatpersonreceivesbothpartsofyourcommunication. However, they perceive and usuallyrespond to the feeling part, no matter what the thinkingpart says.For example, you meet a new business associatewho wants to impress you. He or she starts to sharetheir ideas and vision which sound incredible. But, forsome reason you have a gut feeling that this person isnot all he or she claims to be. You respond accordinglywith searching questions, looking for inconsistencies.Here, the ideas being projected by the new associatewere not consistent with the feelings being perceivedby you, and you reacted accordingly. Later, you usuallyfind that your gut feeling was accurate.When the attitude projected and perceived are oneand the same, you become magnetic, attracting peopleand situations which will benefit you. If that same newThe Universal Law of Human Magnetism
94The Twelve Universal Laws of Successassociatehadadifferentfeelinginsideaboutthethoughts being projected, thenyou would responddifferently. If you felt nothing but sincerity, honesty,and a deep sense of commitment radiating from thenew associate as he or she shared the same thoughtsand vision in the first example, you would be the firstto offer your support and help them in any way.If you feel that most people seem to misunderstandyou and your intentions most of the time, this could bea result of a contradiction between the thoughts and thefeelings you project though your attitude.There is no simple attitude projection or receptionformula. How others respond to your attitude is acombination ofwhat you are projecting in thoughtsand feelings, and the state of mind of the perceiver, theother person.