Review of “It Works” by RHJ

A very old friend of mine once gave me a small pamphlet that I carried around for years inside my checkbook.  It was a positive mental thinking article that outlines how to focus on your objectives and obtain your goals.  I found it when I was reorganizing my library shelves and thought I would write-up a little summary.

IT WORKS. anonymous (Published by De Vorss & Co. 1926)

Executive Summary

A concise, definite, resultful plan with rules, explanations and suggestions for bettering your condition in life.

  1. Know exactly what you really want.  This is the first and most important step. (Identify)
  2. Tune in to your mind and call upon your thoughts to create a vision of accomplishing or obtaining your desire. (Objectify)
  3. The Plan (Action). Review daily and make corrections, updates and changes.
  4. Read the list of objectives out loud at least 3 times a day (Repetition).
  5. Dwell on the list as often as possible (Focus)
  6. Do not worry and over analyze how you are going to accomplish your goals, just focus on having them. (Attraction)

Good luck.


“Nothing can prevent your having that which you earnestly desire. ” That’s it in a nutshell.

8 thoughts on “Review of “It Works” by RHJ

  1. Great stuff, no wonder you carried the article with you for that long. This is indeed very motivational, I will be sharing this with my office mates. I hope this would inspire and motivate them as well.

  2. Thanks for summing it all up Bryan. This is great, thank you for sharing it with us. I love reading your post, its one of my “pick-me-up-er” when I am down and out. God bless!

  3. “Nothing can prevent your having that which you earnestly desire.”

    – very well said, Bryan. Reading this quote just made my day. A lot of us let fear and uncertainty take over our chance to aspire and to desire. So we need to constantly remind ourselves of this very statement. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Aloha & Mele Kalikimaka to you Bryan and your Family.

    I just found my small pamphlet last night when I was re-organizing my room. I don’t know who or how I got it, but it looks like it’s been read by the markings (underline important points). I read it last maybe 5-8 years ago for entertainment only, nothing much to. Now, reading it, I found it more profound and help me in my life now that I am older and wiser (so they say). Maybe when I read it 8 years ago, I did not find it useful for some reason: my life’s situation at that time. I thought I can do it all. Now, I know I need someone (higher power) to manifest my desire. . However, this time of my life, reading it makes better sense to me. I actually am more open to trying them and will definitely apply them to my life. I am older and looking back, I think that I was not clear on what I want and desire. But now, I know better, my dreams, desire, and willingness to work at getting and accepting them as they manifest. I will put the “The Plan” to work. I desire an abundant year 2013 (health, wealth, and happiness), and years to come. I look forward to living the life I desire and will share with my family and friends now and those that I will meet as I go living a blessed life!!!

    I wish you, your family, and your bloggees (followers) a Mele Kalikimaka Me Ka Hauoli Makahiki Hou (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year).

    Honolulu, Hawaii

  5. I have also read this book – how do you formulate your lists Bryan? I am curious in what format you read you list daily? Eg I want a car or I have a car or simply, a car. ?
    Having read other Loa books, this one cuts the waffle and is straight to the point. It takes what others books have made complicated with endless processes and gets to the main point – focus on what you want.
    The whole visualisation thing is not even mentioned in this book


    1. The actual book of “It Works” by RHG is very small and maybe 50 pages. Almost a pamphlet instead of a book. The theme is visualization and prosperity programming for the mind. If you visualize what exactly you want, you begin to focus on it and dwell on accomplishing it. If you verbalize what you visualize, it is even more effective. That’s the main objective of the little book. Visualize and then verbalize it everyday.

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