Develop good mental attitude
You grow up learning and believing that wealth brings happiness, and then suddenly someone opens your eyes to the world of wisdom for you to discover that the reverse is true. How surprising! It’s not wealth that brings happiness, happiness brings wealth! What a palpable absurdity! Do you want to be rich and wealthy? Start by loving yourself, loving the people around you, forgiving, praying and blessing everybody, even they that hurt you, and then you realize that you have perfect internal tranquility.
That is fertile ground for happiness. Rest assured that such a mind is a blessing and whatever thing you visualize and capture on it is real. Everybody wants to be rich but very few people have learned to overcome anxiety, hate and bitterness. Stop fuming and fretting. It dissipates your power and energy. If you want to be successful then you must practice being calm and happy. That allows you to think straight and productively. Dear reader, start by achieving this mental state.
Who do you think you are?
Brian Tracy in his book Change your thinking change your life opens our understanding to the fact that everything ever achieved was first of all conceived in the mind. There is power in the mind, there is power in words. If you think that you can, you are right. However, if you conceive in your mind that you can’t, you are also right.
Notice how possibility and impossibility are both possible. Brian evokes the analogy of the baby elephant in this book change your thinking change your life. When an elephant is still young and tender, she is tied to small object and when she tries to move she notices she has been confined to that position. This elephant eventually grows up and remains confined to this same spot, however mighty and powerful. Notice that this elephant remains on the spot not because she can’t destroy the small object and move, but because her mind was initially conditioned into believing that movement is impossible.
The things we harbor in our minds are responsible for the way we are. They shape and determine the way we do things. You may want to extend the logic to your personal life. Think back and notice how everything about you is a sum total of the things you have ever heard and/or seen. In what ways are you like the powerful elephant who is convinced that she is weak? There is power in believing. “What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them”. —Mark 11:24 Believe that you can and you will.
What do you feed your mind with?
If you want your life to change, then you must watch what your external senses feed on, for these are the windows that lead to the mind. The human mind is like a garden and what ever you plant on it, reproduces after nits kind. The mind processes what it receives and that is what you become. Energy flows to where attention is given. Give attention only to the things you want for yourself. Everything is determined by what you focus on. Focus on what you want, not want you don’t like; put your mind on where you are going to and not where you left; keep focusing on success and not failure; focus joy and not pain. Whatever you focus on is what you attract.
Nothing as challenging as the beginning; handle the beginning, and everything else is ready cake
Brian Tracy in Change your thinking change your life also draws our attention to one thing; that the beginning will always be challenging. He implores the bicycle metaphor.
When you start riding a bicycle it is initially so difficult until when you gather full momentum and everything becomes so easy and enjoyable. Do not give up when it seems challenging. Keep your mind on the prize and let that be your motivation, Keep on keeping on until the day breaks and the shadows flee away (Joseph Murphy, The Power of the Subconscious). The future is bright; the future is within you. The most successful people are those who have understood that they carry infinite power within them. You must figure out how great you are, you must figure out that you can do all things, you just have to figure out that the only thing limiting you is your thought system. Stay away from pessimism, shake it off!