...now the problem was that the "kind" of book it was referred says a hell lot more then that...its a bit like the Obi-Wan Kenobi and the "force" theory...sells like Kentucky fried chicken...
Yeah...I just can't get into that stuff. The subconscious itself is fascinating, but the Law of Attraction is - yeah, what you said 'force like'.
..yeah...nothing against the benefits of "positive thinking", or more correctly, placebo
Placebo wouldn't really be correct.
Given, every thought we have produces changes in our body...every single thought, so it is better to have positive than negative thoughts from that point of view.
But positive thinking isn't just about health - it's about recognising how you mind actually works, and harnessing it's abilities in the correct way. I'm reminded very much of Lleyton Hewitt, who after reaching world No.1 ranking, started playing 'not to lose', rather than 'to win'...and of course his ranking started slipping...and the same is true for almost all sporting teams (because in order to think about 'not losing' you have to think about losing...but when you think about 'going for it', you tend to go for it - unless of course that's just surface talk, and down deep you actually believe the opposite). Talent will carry you far, and the right mindset will take you further.
Going back to Tennis again - I remember an Australian Open when Federer was at his absolute peak, and I listenned to interviews of his opponents. Of them, many said 'I believe I can beat Federer' (there's no need to qualify a statement with 'I believe' when you really do believe), I thought that Marit Safin was the only one that talked like he knew he could beat Federer - that appeared to believe deep down that he could beat Federer (despite Federer in reality, playing better than Safin at that point in his career) - and Safin did beat Federer.
I watched my own Rugby League team (I'm Australian), which contained a very talented roster, play 'not to make mistakes' and 'not to lose', and I knew they were in a for long and disappointing season - they went from one error riddled display to another (but put them in representative teams in the same year where their mindset was different, and they played nearly flawlessly). They finished last (I think perhaps the effect multiplies in teams, but not sure of this)
Examples of this can be found everywhere in life.
It's not that things 'just happen to you' and just 'land in your lap'...it's that your focus on achieving what you want is framed in the right way so that your whole mind works with you, rather than against you.