“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. The starting point for success is determination and belief, both of which begin in the mind. Determination and belief opens your mind to new opportunities to do and to be anything you desire. You are where you are because of your mind set. Your personal progress is mainly determined by your mind set. The more open, your mind set is the more success you can achieve. It is amazing how much success can be scored just by changing the way think and do things. One of the major elements of success is openness of your mind. Let’s look at some of the things we need to do to help us change our minds.
Renew your mind
“Be transformed by the renewing of your mind” – The Bible. Your mind is the key to your success change the way you think and you open your way to success. Our minds are always clogged with dirt and need to be renewed on a daily basis. You renew your mind by reading positive and inspirational books, listening to personal development lectures, attending workshops on personal development and many more. Where do you get your inspiration from; where does your help come from? My number one source is reading the Bible. I have come to appreciate that the Bible is a wealth of inspiration. Reading the bible and applying it to my everyday has been very beneficial to personal development and success.
When you renew your mind rid it of the old thinking and bring upon it a new thinking. Mind in itself is believed to be a subtle form of static energy, from which arises the activities called ‘thought,’ which is the dynamic phase of mind. Mind is static energy; thought is dynamic energy – the two phases of the same thing. Thought is therefore the vibratory force formed by converting static mind into dynamic mind.
Watch your self-speech
The statement “there is power in the tongue” may come as a surprise to some but the statement is as true as can be. What we say about ourselves goes deep down our subconscious that what other people say about us. Your opinion about your self is cardinal and should always be a positive one. Speaking positively about ourselves helps us renew our mind. We are constantly telling the mind what to think of ourselves.
If I get promoted
I am not good enough
I’ll never amount to much
I always fail at that
Are some of the negative speeches we make about ourselves. These negative speeches come from our daily programming. You could probably list a thousand negative statements about yourself.
These however, must be replaced by positive speeches like;
When I get promoted
I am good enough
I’ll amount to much
Next time I will not fail at that
Positive speeches help to motivate and uplift ourselves. We must always ensure that we speak positively about ourselves regardless of the situation and circumstances.
Focus your mind
When we let our mind focus through attention or concentration on any single purpose for any length of time you will see how nothing becomes impossible to achieve. It is important that we keep our mind focused on our intended purpose of our lives. If you have ever looked through the viewfinder of a camera, you found that when the object was not in focus, the impression was indistinct and possibly blurred, but when the proper focus was obtained the picture was clear and distinct. This illustrates the power of concentration and focusing.
Keeping your mind focused on what you want to achieve in life sends out energy to attract the necessary conditions to enable you achieve your intended goals. An open and positive mind allows the universe to act upon your inner thought energy and create that which you seek.
If you truly desire something so keenly that your desire is an obsession, you will have no difficulty in convincing yourself that you will acquire it. This is right set of mind needed to succeed. You need to continue burning with the desire to achieve your set goals.
“Success is having achieved that which you determine you will do!” you determine what success is for you. It is not based on what other people are say about you but what you say about yourself. In whatever, we do or intend to achieve the mind plays a very central and critical role. Change starts by changing our minds. Success comes by changing our minds. As you grow in your character always remember to “standout tall and be counted”.