This is based on the most recent kind of morphing of "power of positive thinking". The series of books and stuff around "The Secret" come to mind immediately.
Texts like these have been around for a long time, near as i can tell at least the 19th century being available for public consumption.
Yres, laws of attraction work, not at all in an instant gratifying sort of application...i guess...maybe for others but not typically
What this does do though is prepare your mind and in a sense your body to receive what you want from the universe...like this:
Someone who is 14 decides..."I really want to go to a good 4 year college...HaRVARD OR WHATEVER"
oK, How will you "attract" that to happen?
Well, if you focus on that goal enough then all of the sudden you find yourself reading about it, researching, learning everything you can. Then you start to do the things youve learned.
By Junior year, this kid eats, breathes, drinks getting into a good 4 year school...excellent grades, practice writing essays, study courses for the SAT etc etc etc
This beliefnet article is working under the same kind of concept. Can it work? yes...will it work for you?
i dont know...but it is worth a try if you think it will.