A lot of people ask me about how I’ve become so successful. One of the biggest keys to my success has been my mind.
You see, your mind is your most important asset in creating wealth and happiness. Ralph Waldo Emerson declared that “The ancestor of every action is thought.”Napoleon Hill of the famous book, Think and Grow Rich said that “You have absolute control over but one thing—your thoughts. This divine prerogative is the sole means by which you may control your destiny. If you fail to control your mind, you will control nothing else. Your mind is your spiritual estate. What you hold in your mind today will shape your experiences of tomorrow.”
The easiest way for you to begin using your power to create the future you want is to simply think of your mind as your personal computer. It has two distinct parts that are under your control: the conscious mind, the part of your mind that is rational, knows right from wrong, directs your thoughts and makes decisions; and then there is the subconscious mind, a huge memory bank that records everything that you have ever heard, read, seen, or told yourself.
Your subconscious mind records every thought that goes through your conscious mind through all of the five senses. These thoughts are then classified and recorded so they can be recalled through memory.
Your subconscious mind doesn’t know right from wrong; it simply receives and files thoughts. It does exactly what the conscious mind tells it to do. According to scientists, your subconscious mind will hold more information than all the libraries in the entire world put together. Your power to be whatever you want starts with your desire and commitment.
Program new information into your computer that makes you feel good about yourself, and allows you to use your potential. New beliefs created from your new thoughts will enable you to stay motivated to do whatever it takes to reach your goals or dreams.
As the most important organ in the body and a highly sophisticated memory bank, the mind works upon the information and data you feed into it everyday; and, with it, creates the reality of your life. That’s why it’s so important to carefully consider the kind of information you feed your mind.
Everything that you think — true or false, good or bad — goes from the conscious mind and imprints on the subconscious mind. That information is translated into a picture. So, whatever information is programmed into your subconscious mind about your abilities, your potential and your worth, is what you believe to be true and becomes your self-image.
Too often, you don’t see your real talents and skills; you simply see the information that has been programmed into your computer from outside sources and your outdated thoughts. And your self-image — whether real or illusionary — is a foundation upon which your entire future is built. You will simply act out the type of person you conceive yourself to be, based upon your own beliefs about yourself.
Consciously decide to change old negative programs and give yourself a new lease on life. You can do that by maintaining constant awareness about your daily thoughts.
You’ve heard the old saying that people teach what they most need to learn. This has been particularly true in my life. As a child, I had a very poor self-image. Although my “inner voice” kept affirming that I had something important to offer to the world, my environment did nothing to reinforce it. It wasn’t until I decided to take charge of my destiny and change my life that I really started seeking help.
I read every book and listened to every educational audio program I could find on self-image and personal empowerment, and gradually over the years, gained the courage and resources to revamp the negative picture of myself. Today, I know that this was one of the most critical decisions in my life. Without changing my self-image, I could never have created a better life for myself doing what I really love to do. I would have simply continued without using my inborn talents, and most likely would have ended up an unfulfilled person.
Love and Light,