The truth is that all experiences (whether you perceive them as being good or bad) have seeds of value for future success. Many people forget that the only true power you have in life is your own personal power, to choose how you interpret reality.
If you look back into your past, you will recognize that your parents were doing the best they could at the time with the knowledge and resources they had available. They probably were not exposed to the self-help material that we have access to today. They may have simply been victims of victims. Their parents may have had some limiting belief systems as they were being raised as well.
But today, you do have the tools to break the cycle of the past. You must take 100 percent responsibility for your beliefs and motivation. You must stop blaming the past. You must remember that you create your own reality with your thoughts. Feeling energized and excited about a desire or dream is what will keep you feeling alive and excited about your future. This is the essence of personal power, the path to self-motivation.
I want you to think of working on your mindset and attitude as “routine maintenance” for your mind. Your car gets regular maintenance (you fill it with gas, wash the bugs off the windshield, and get the oil changed) as does your body (you bathe, get your hair cut, and get regular checkups). Isn’t it about time you dust the cobwebs out and do the same for your mind?
WHAT exactly are you doing every day to keep yourself motivated and to program yourself for success? Are you listening to motivational materials every day to refresh your mind? Are you investing monthly in new educational materials to stimulate your creative thinking processes? Or are you sitting back letting the world pass you by? Begin today and make it a habit to “service” your mind in a positive and productive fashion. When you do this, you’ll find that you no longer blame the past or anyone else…because you won’t need to!