Determination and belief are the starting points for success. They open you to new opportunities to do and be anything you desire, and you only need a subconscious thought to plant the seed. How do we do this?
The first and most crucial element of success is to Open your mind.
A closed mind creates:
The constant struggle to achieve or get ahead, endless conflicts and obstacles, the ever-present resentments that rear their ugly heads for each new situation you encounter and remorse of not doing or having what you honestly dream and the envy you feel each time you meet, read, or hear about someone more successful than you, knowing you should be in that person’s shoes.
None of these feelings are conducive to success. Envision wild horses pent up in a corral. They yearn to be free. As long as the fences are up and the gate is locked, the wild horses that desire freedom more than life itself will never be free.
What does this do to them?
They become angry and willing to trample the person who caged them to get free. They blame and resent their keeper for their situation. Each time they see other horses roaming free in the distance, all their anger, resentment, and hatred surface, and they envy the freedom of the other horses.
Now, see these wild horses as you and your dream for success corralled and caged by your closed mind. Can you see how, like the horses, you become angry, resentful, hating, and envious? Can you see how a closed mind and the emotions it provokes affect your reactions to situations?
Wild horses will kill their keeper for freedom and react viciously at seeing other horses that are free. What reactions do you have to situations where you feel anger, resentment, or blame?
All the horses need to gain their freedom is to unlock and open the gate. All you need to do to be on your path to achieving success is to open your mind.
When you truly open your mind, the anger, resentment, hatred, and envy are gone; however, it takes some work on your part.
Let’s look at how the mind works.
A thought, just like action, is energy in motion. Emotional thoughts carry even more power. When you create a view, especially once you feel passionate about it (such as your dream of success), you have completed the energy that goes out to the universe and allows you to explore, create and grow the thought. The process takes care of itself.
We all have thoughts, but we don’t all achieve our dreams. That’s because thoughts may be harmful or positive. Even reviews you believe are positive may, in truth, be damaging to achievement. For example, your dream is to own a new home. The thought you frequently hold is, “I want to buy a new home.” This sounds like a positive thought, but it’s keeping you from getting your new home. Why? The phrase “I want” keeps you wanting to buy a new home rather than buying it. So, you continue to want to buy it — never achieving your goal.
Focus is another problem in how thoughts are formulated. You always think about that new home you “want” to buy. You look at different houses and floor plans, comb the “for sale” home classifieds, pick out the color you’ll paint the outside, look at landscaping ideas, and so on.
You would believe that this is a positive focus because it keeps the goal always in your mind, and your actions are that of someone who is buying a new home. The problem, however, is that the focus is on “getting” versus “doing.” Rather than moving toward your goal, you are dreaming about it.
With an open mind, you plant the seed, distance yourself from it, and let the universe do the rest. You must, however, be available to all possibilities without exception. That means only positive thinking, no attachments, and no labeling.
An open and positive mind allows the universe to act upon your inner thought energy and create that which you seek. It’s like watching a little miracle take place. It can astound you when you realize it’s happening.
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To your success
Your Coach Lionel Sanabria