You Can Choose Your Thoughts

The Law of Substitution says, Your mind can hold only one thought at a time, positive or negative. You can substitute a positive thought for a negative thought whenever you choose. You can apply this law by deliberately thinking about something positive whenever you want to cancel out a thought or feeling that makes you angry or unhappy. The Law of Habit says, Any thought or action that you repeat over and over will eventually become a new habit. When you repeatedly react and respond in a...

Dont Take It Personally

The second major cause of negative emotions according to Ouspen-sky, is identification, or attachment. This occurs when you take something personally or you become attached to a person or thing. You see the unhappy outcome of an event or circumstance as a personal affront or attack on you or on something you believe in or hold dearly. You become emotionally involved in a situation and identify so strongly with it that it affects your emotions and your reason in a negative way. The great...

Practice Crisis Anticipation

In business consulting, we teach a way of thinking called crisis anticipation. I encourage decision makers to look six months to a year into the future and ask the question, What are some of the negative things that could happen that would derail our plans Of all of them, what are the very worst things that could happen We then make a list of all the different setbacks or unexpected emergencies that could occur that would threaten the enterprise. For example A competitor could come out with a...

True Wealth Today

The richest American today, and perhaps the richest person in the world, is Bill Gates. The net worth of his company, Microsoft, is greater than the net worth of IBM, which has been in business many years longer. Microsoft is based entirely on brainpower. It creates wealth by making it easier to process information digitally within computers, and from computer to computer by telephone lines, wireless systems, and satellites. If you own a company, your chief assets walk out the door every night...

Question Your Beliefs

The Law of Belief says Whatever you believe, with conviction, becomes your reality. You always act in a manner consistent with your deepest and most intensely held beliefs, whether they are true or not. And all your beliefs are learned. At one time, you did not have them. Your beliefs largely determine your reality. You do not believe what you see you rather see what you already believe. You can have life-enhancing beliefs that make you happy and optimistic, or you can have negative beliefs...

Always Do Your Best

Every job bears the signature of the person who did it. Being true to yourself means that you always do your very best at whatever job or responsibility you take on. Honesty and integrity on the inside are expressed as quality and excellence in your work on the outside.You can tell what you are made of on the inside by the amount of time and attention that you put into doing the very best job possible at everything that is given to you to do. Don't take it on unless you are willing to do it in...

Do What You Love To Do

You may be wondering how you go about determining your area of excellence, if you don't already have one. If you are already very good at what you do, you should know that with change taking place so rapidly in your field, within a few years you will probably find yourself in another job, doing something different, with a different area of excellence.Whatever got you to where you are today is not enough to keep you there. Here is one of the most important parts of changing your thinking....

Program Your Mind

There are three techniques combining verbalization and visualization that you can practice to achieve your goals faster. These are often referred to as mental programming techniques. They are amazingly effective in preparing yourself and your mind for an upcoming event. The first of these methods is what is called the quick programming technique. Here is how it works. Prior to any nonrecurring event of importance, like a sales call, a meeting, or an interview, you take a few moments to prepare...

The Three Ps Of Positive Programming

A positive affirmation is phrased using the three Ps. This means that for maximum effectiveness, an affirmation should be personal, positive, and stated in the present tense. Your subconscious mind is like a special computer. It can be accessed and activated only with words and commands that are presented in a specific language. It accepts only positive commands that are phrased in the personal, present tense, as though the goal has already been achieved. It knows no past or future tense. My...

The Absolute Prerequisite

The fact is that it is impossible for you to be truly happy or successful until you know in your heart that you are very, very good at what you do. For this reason alone, you must resolve to overcome any obstacle, pay any price, and go any distance to achieve this level of excellence.You must set a goal to be among the top 10 percent of performers in your field, and then do whatever it takes to get there. Fortunately, getting to the top is easier than you think. The great majority of people...

Starve Your Negative Emotions

Your negative emotions have all been learned, beginning in childhood. And what has been learned can be unlearned, sometimes quite quickly.You can learn any habit or skill that you consider to be either desirable or necessary. Especially, you can learn positive, constructive ways of thinking about people, money, health, and other factors to cancel out negative ideas that limit your potential and interfere with your success. Many negative ideas or attitudes are based on false premises. Sometimes...

The Key To Sales Success

In sales, trust is the foundation of all relationships. A person will not buy from you until he or she trusts you completely. All top salespeople invest a good deal of time building high-quality, trusting relationships with their clients before they ever attempt to sell their products or services. An association to which I belong commissioned a 50,000 survey of customers last year. Since most of our organizations sell forms of training and consulting services that are somewhat similar, they...

The Path To Forgiveness

Each time you think of the other person, you use the Law of Substitution and say, God bless him her I forgive him her for everything, and I wish him her well. It is not possible to bless and forgive another person and simultaneously be angry or upset. The positive thought cancels out the negative thought. You can speed up the process of personal liberation by accepting responsibility for your share of what happened. Very few negative events that lead to anger and...

The 40 Plus Formula

Begin today to apply the 40 Plus Formula to your work and your career. This formula says that you work 40 hours per week in the United States for survival. If you work only 40 hours per week if you work only the number of hours that are required of you then all you will ever do is survive. You will tread water financially. You will make enough to pay your bills and perhaps a little more besides, but you will never get ahead and you will never be successful. According to the 40 Plus Formula,...

Intensely Desired Goals

The first factor is a clearly defined, intensely desired goal. You must know exactly what you want, set a deadline, make it measurable, and develop a plan for its achievement that you work on every day. There is a direct relationship between how clear you are about your desired goal and how many ideas you will come up with to achieve it. One of the most powerful ways to harmonize the activities of your three minds, and to activate your creative powers, is for you to rewrite your goals in the...

Give Yourself An Edge

If you work 45 to 50 hours per week, you give yourself an edge over your co-workers. If you work 55 to 60 hours per week, your long-term success is virtually guaranteed. You put yourself on the side of the angels. Many self-made millionaires work 70 to 80 hours per week to get established in their careers. There are no shortcuts to lasting success. I have studied successful men and women in America for more than 25 years. I have never found a single successful person who got there working only...

Secrets Of Selfmade Millionaires

If money is your goal, remember that most of the people who are wealthy today started out with no money at all, or even deeply in debt. Almost everyone who is on the top today was once at the bottom. Almost everyone who is at the front of the line of life was once at the back of the line. Almost everyone who is wealthy today was once poor. Most of the five million millionaires in the United States are self-made. That is, they started out with nothing and worked their way up. Our world today has...

Let It Go

A psychiatrist with more than 25 years' experience working with unhappy people wrote that the two most common words he heard in his practice were the words if only. It seemed that most unhappy people are held back by some event that occurred in the past that they cannot let go of. They are still resentful, angry, or depressed over something that someone did or did not do or say. They are angry with one or both parents, a sibling, a previous relationship or marriage, a boss or business...

Take Charge Of Your Life

There is only one thing over which you have complete control, and that is the content of your own mind. Only you can decide what you are going to think, and how you are going to think about it. This power, this control, is all you need to create a wonderful life for yourself. Your ability to steer your thoughts toward a destination of your own choosing is sufficient to enable you to overcome all obstacles, and make up for all limitations, on your road to success. The Laws of Belief,...

The Law Of Indirect Effort

There are several principles that apply to building and maintaining relationships of all kinds. Perhaps the most important is the Law of Indirect Effort. This law says that you achieve things with people more indirectly than directly. Here are some examples of this principle. If you want to have a friend, the direct way is by trying to get people to like you. This seldom works. The indirect way is to be a friend, to treat other people in a friendly way without expecting anything in return. If...

The Trigger Of Negativity

Most negative emotions are triggered by frustrated expectations.You wish, hope, or plan for something to happen in a certain way, and when it doesn't, you react with impatience and anger. This is quite normal. If you care about a result, you are going to be hurt if you don't achieve it. The challenge is that emotions are triggered instantaneously. For this reason, you can have very little control over your emotions and reactions at the moment that something happens to you. It is too late. When...

The Common Denominator

One of the discoveries in the research on self-made millionaires is the finding that most of them start off with little or no money. Most of them start off by saving their money carefully for a long time until they have enough to start a small enterprise or business. Some of the biggest companies in America were started on a kitchen table or in a garage, like the Hewlett-Packard Company or Apple Computer. Some of the newest millionaires in America come from the field of multilevel...

Become A Doittoyourself Project

Here is an exercise Complete this sentence If I could_really well, I could make all the money I wanted. Your job is to fill in the blank. What one skill, if you developed and did it consistently in an excellent fashion, would have the greatest positive impact on your income If you could wave a magic wand and be absolutely outstanding in any one part of your work, which part of your work would you choose Whatever your answer, this is the key result area that you need to begin work on right away....

The Law Of Belief

Remember, whatever you believe, with feeling, becomes your reality. The greater the intensity of your belief, the more emotion you combine with it, the greater the impact it has on your behavior and on everything that happens to you. If you absolutely believe that you are destined to be a great success, and you hold to this belief no matter what happens, then there is nothing in the world that can stop you from becoming that great success. If you absolutely believe that you are a good person...

Get Lots Of Rest

In addition to good mental and physical nutrition, you need to get plenty of rest. Vince Lombardi, the legendary Green Bay Packers football coach, once said, Fatigue doth make cowards of us all. When you are not getting enough rest, you are far more likely to be negative, irritable, and lacking in self-confidence. But when you are fully rested and eating well, when you are feeding your mind with positive messages continually, when you are reading inspirationally and constantly visualizing your...

Your Feeling Of Importance

Dale Carnegie once wrote, Tell me what gives a person his greatest feeling of importance and I will tell you his entire philosophy of life.What gives you your greatest feeling of importance What gives you a heightened sense of self-esteem when you do it successfully What do you most enjoy doing, so much so that you are drawn back to it continuously Napoleon Hill once said that one of the great secrets of success is to decide what it is that you most enjoy doing, and then find a way to earn a...

Make Your Own Dream List

Take out a piece of paper and at the top write the words Dream List. Underline these words and then write down everything that you can think of that you could ever possibly want if you had no limitations whatsoever. Most people are held back by their self-limiting beliefs. The way you burst these mental chains is with a dream list. The very fact that you can write down something that you would love to have someday means that you probably have within you, right now,...

The Only Real Measure

Bertrand Russell, the English philosopher, once said, The very best proof that something can be done is that others have already done it. In the New Testament, Jesus taught the way to measure the truth of any principle By their fruits, ye shall know them. In other words, the only question you need to ask about any idea is, Does it work Does it bring about the results that you desire Milton Friedman, the Nobel prizewinning economist, said, The only true measure of a theory or idea is your...