“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 self-belief, both of which begin in the mind.
Determination and self-belief open’s your mind to new opportunities that come your way, to do and to be anything you desire.
You are where you are because of your mindset. Your personal progress is mainly determined by the state of your mind.
The more open, your mind is the more success you can achieve. It is amazing how much success can be scored just by changing the way you think. When you change the way you think you also change the way you look at things and the way you do things.
One of the major elements of success is the 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 the door to success. By the way, there is no single formula to success.
Our minds are always clogged with dirt and need to be renewed daily.
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 inspirational stories. The most unfortunate thing is that you probably have packed it and it’s gathering dust on your book self.
Reading the bible and applying it to my everyday life has been very beneficial to my personal development.
When you renew your mind you rid it of the old thinking and bring upon it new thinking.
The 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 the mind.
Mind is static energy; thought is dynamic energy – the two are phases of the same thing. Thought is therefore the vibratory force formed by converting static mind into dynamic mind.
Your mind is such a powerful tool. Studies have not yet established much power and the extent to which this power can go.
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 than what other people say about us.
Your opinion about yourself is cardinal and should always be a positive one. Speaking positively about ourselves helps us renew our minds.
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 such as;
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.
We are also judged by what we say and eventually do. It is better to keep quiet and not say anything, especially during arguments
Focus Your Mind
When you let your 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 minds focused on the 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 to 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 the right set of mind needed to succeed. You need to continue burning with the desire to achieve your set goals.
Focus your mind on your future, look back only to learn from your past.
It’s like when you are driving a car the windshield is bigger so you can clearly see where you are going. The review mirror or side mirrors are smaller.
Focus on where you are going.
“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 saying about you, but on what you say about yourself.
In whatever, we do or intend to achieve the mind plays a very central and critical role.
Personal 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”.