A few years ago my friend’s son completed reading the book The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale at the age of 11 (his dad offered him $20.00 to complete the book). When asked what he learned most from the book he stated:
“You become what you think about most of the time. And the most important part of each day is what you think about at the beginning of that day.”
When you read the biographies and autobiographies of successful men and women you’ll find that almost every one of them began their upward trajectory to success when they began getting up early in the morning and spending time with themselves. Only positive ideas need to feed your mind. Here are four things that will help you to do just that. Number one – review your plans for accomplishing your goals and change your plans if necessary.
Number two – there might be better ways to accomplish your goals. As an exercise, assume that the way you’re going about it is totally wrong and imagine going about it totally differently. What would you do different from what you’re doing right now?
Number three – reflect on the valuable lessons that you have learned and are learning as you move toward your goals.
Number four – calmly visualize your goal as a reality. Close your eyes, relax, smile, and see your goal as though it were already a reality.
Your life will start to take off at such a speed that you’ll have to put on your seatbelt. Remember, the starting point for achieving financial success is the development of an attitude of unshakable confidence in yourself and in your ability to reach your goals.
No one starts out with this kind of an attitude, but you can develop it using the law of accumulation. Everything counts. No efforts are ever lost. Every extraordinary accomplishment is the result of thousands of ordinary accomplishments that no one recognizes or appreciates. The greatest challenge of all is for you to concentrate your thinking single-mindedly on your goal, and by the law of attraction you will. You must inevitably draw into your life the people, circumstances and opportunities you need to achieve your goals.
Once you’ve mastered yourself and your thinking, you will become a living magnet for ideas and opportunities to become wealthy. It’s worked for me and for every successful person I know. It will work for you if you’ll begin today, now, this very minute, to think and talk about your dreams and goals as though they were already a reality. When you change your thinking, you will change your life. You will put yourself firmly on the road to financial independence.
Here are two things you can do every single day to keep your mind focused on your financial goals:
First thing you need to do is to get up a bit earlier in the morning, so you can plan your day in an advance. Take some time to think about your goals and how you can best achieve them. The whole day’s tone is set by this.
Second, reflect on the valuable lessons you are learning each day as you work toward your goals. Change your actions in order to correct your course. You have to believe that you are moving toward your goals fast, no matter what happens temporarily on the outside. Just hang in there!