If you want this wonderful stream of power to be activated in you, there are four preliminary things you should do.
First, make the key discovery that the Plus Factor is no myth, no abstraction, but a reality that has been recognized and used by wide men and women of centuries.
Next, you accept the fact that it is already planted inside of you, waiting to be released.
Then you decide you want it to become operative. There can be no maybes, no hesitancies, no halfheartedness about this. You must want it intensely, urgently, ardently. And you must want it now.
You decide to face the fact that this marvelous potential built into you is not being fully realized. You admit that in the past—partly through ignorance—it has been blocked, ignored, neglected. You make a promise to yourself to rearrange your thought patterns so that the blocks are removed, and the power can come surging through.
Finally you do the thing that gives power to your life—the Scripture method, “To as many as received him, to them gave he the power to become…” (John 1:12)
We live in a universal of laws that operate in the spiritual as well as physical world. And here is the crucial thing to remember: The Plus Factor makes its appearance in a person’s life in proportion as that person is in harmony with God and His universal laws.
~ Norman Vincent Peale, Power of the Plus Factor