Most people live life in various stages of frustration because they don’t feel they can be, do or have what they really want. The challenge comes from not having the right answers to questions because oftentimes we don’t even know the right questions to ask. We walk around in a state of doubt and confusion not realizing the huge potential we truly have.
The biggest problem we have, the big thing that keeps us from being all we can be and having everything we want, is the conditioning that we’re not good enough or are unworthy and don’t deserve the good things in life. This mindset is the greatest deterrent to living the good life we were meant to live by Divine Right.
As you learned in a previous post you came into this world as unlimited potential, like the most incredible supercomputer with a fantastic operating system, but no software. Then, people, conditions and circumstances began to program you.
Consequently, you and I have lived a life of limitation based on the programs that were installed in our minds. However, you still have unlimited potential inherent within you regardless of those programs.
The key to maximizing your potential lies in using your mental power purposely to achieve your desires.
Remember, you and I are individualizations (extensions or projections) of Infinite Intelligence. We are here to express increasingly greater levels of life, love and beauty. It is our right and obligation as children of the Infinite to demonstrate our power and produce success, wealth, health, love and harmonious conditions.
We can only do that through our continual expansion, by directing our own minds on purpose and choosing what we desire. To do this, we must realize that we still are and have unlimited potential within us, even if we are not demonstrating it at this very moment.
This means that we are worthy and deserving of every good thing, and that includes success, wealth, riches, perfect health, perfect body, fantastic relationships, beauty, love, happiness and all the joy that we could ever stand. We are supposed to have and enjoy these things. They are our birthright!
The key is to understand who we really are, the unlimited potential and power within us and the good things we absolutely deserve to have. Then and only then can we access that power to truly make of our lives the masterpiece that we came here to create.
Since the beginning of time, man has been asking: “Who am I?” and, “Why am I here?” When we answer these questions and know the truth behind them, life becomes the joyous adventure it was meant to be.
The most effective way to change your programming is to input new programs into your computer, which is your mind. As you learned previously, the programs stored in your subconscious were installed through repetition. They run and function automatically. By building our power of faith (by knowing who we really are and the power we really have) and utilizing repetition to install new positive programs, we can begin to delete some of the old limiting programs and replace them with empowering new ones.
One very powerful way to do this is through the use of affirmations or declarations. Psychologists say that the average person has over 60,000 thoughts per day and that over 90% of them are the same thoughts day in and day out.
What most people don’t understand is that a repeated thought becomes a declaration of truth to the subconscious mind. If it’s negative thought, it is a negative affirmation that must produce its material equivalent. That’s why some people claim affirmations don’t work for them—they’re actually repeating negative words and thoughts over and over. These are actually negative affirmations and they are unconsciously repeating them far more consistently than any positive ones they are trying to use.
Again, for most people, this is an unconscious process, and they simply are not aware of what they’re thinking, when they’re thinking it, or how often they’re thinking it.
When you use the Ultimate Success Formula, each powerful step in the formula works in concert with the other steps to create exponential positive results. Once you’ve committed to take full responsibility for your life the next step is… Know who you are at a very deep level, and I mean particularly from the spiritual and mental realm.
In the next article in our series we will learn some “Power Affirmations” that will help you overcome some of these limitations and get you on the road to achieving your dreams! Until then…
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This above all: To thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. - Shakespeare Before you can start creating the life of your dreams you’re going to have to come to the realization that you are 100% responsible for what happens in your life. As we learned in previous lessons your thoughts have produced all the results in your life. Whether you created them purposely by directing your thoughts to your dreams and desires or unconsciously by worrying about or fearing what you did not want to occur, the bottom line is, we all have created everything in our lives. W. Clement Stone, president of the Combined Insurance Company of America and editor of Success Magazine for many years taught his mentees that the principle of 100% responsibility was the first step in achieving their goals. Stone told them that being 100% responsible was “the prerequisite for creating a life of success. It is only by acknowledging that you have created everything up until now that you can take charge of creating the future you want. If you realize that you have created your current conditions, then you can un-create them and recreate them at will.” When you really think about it, being 100% responsible is actually a very liberating as well as empowering thing. It puts you in complete control of your life. The problem is that we’ve been taught to believe that outside forces are responsible for our welfare or lack of it. We’ve been taught to blame others for our misfortune and lack of opportunity. To take full responsibility is a scary thing for many people because then they have no one to blame for their poor results or misfortune. The truth of the matter is that those people have given their power away to others through their belief that they are not in charge of their own lives. They have in essence made an effect their cause (remember the Law of Cause and Effect) and the Law of Attraction is bringing them the precise results they believe in, thereby creating their unfortunate conditions! In reality the entire Ultimate Success Formula that I will teach you is a principle-based pattern for taking full and complete responsibility for your life, success and future! Every exercise I will have you do is geared to help you gain clarity of thinking and generate the power to direct your mind and life on purpose. To do this you must stop blaming anyone (including yourself and your past), stop making excuses or looking for the cause of your failures anywhere other than your own thinking, belief system and mindset. Now, I’m not saying blame your mindset, I’m saying discover the underlying limiting belief, thought or action that is producing the negative result and take responsibility by converting it to the correct belief, thought or action that will produce the result you desire. The key is to realize and accept the fact that you are the one creating your life and results. Your current life is the result of your beliefs, past thoughts and actions. You are the one who controls what goes into your mind from TV, movies and Internet content to books and magazines to the people you associate with. Every thought, every feeling, every action is under your control. You are the only one who has the power to direct your own thinking and your mind 100% of the time. If you relinquish that right it is 100% your responsibility to experience the results of that choice good, bad or indifferent (and it’s usually not good). In my opinion, it’s much easier to take full responsibility and become good at producing positive results than it is to let someone else or external conditions control your life. I know that, for myself, not being in control of my results ruins my chances for success and happiness. Through trial and error and the study of these Principles, I’ve learned that true success is dependent on my taking 100% responsibility. In the next article we will focus on the very important topic of who we believe ourselves to be. Our self-concept is the single most powerful element in our mindset because it determines what we will allow in our lives and sets all boundaries as to what is possible in our present and future. Until then Please leave me your comments and questions below and share this post with everyone you care about. Also become a partner in my empowerment community at http://facebook.com/carlosmarinlive and promote it to everyone you love and care about so we can help millions of people raise their consciousness and get free in 2012! God bless and live your passion
Most people are frustrated with the results they have in life. They are not satisfied where they are and want more but they don’t know how to go about getting it or changing their position in life. It can be a very challenging thing especially since we were not taught how to do it. The bottom line is that it’s not your fault but that still doesn’t make us feel any better because we still are not getting what we want.
If you’re not getting what you want in your life, the question you have to ask is, “How do I break out of that negative (or failure or mediocrity) cycle? How do I escape from that seemingly endless loop?”
You break out of it by becoming aware of what you are thinking. You become conscious of your thoughts and beliefs and the results they are producing in your life. If you are not achieving the results you desire you use that discomfort to make the decision to choose new thoughts and ideals. You become aware that some of your beliefs are not serving you, so you choose to change them. Even though there’s a cycle, once you become aware of it you can take charge of it and take control of your life.
Throughout my business career I’ve applied the success principles I’m sharing with you in my business and personal life and taught the principles to everyone in my marketing organization. What frustrated me was that some people used them immediately to create success, while others seemed to have not heard anything at all. I was determined to find out why and began to study people and what motivated them to think and act the way they did. I soon realized that the level of programming people had when they were very young created a series of beliefs, and these beliefs either empowered or limited them.
As we look at the two phases of our mind it’s important to understand how information passes from one facet to the other and is recorded as “truth”. Between the conscious and the subconscious, there is something called the “critical factor.” The critical factor is the “gatekeeper” between the conscious and the subconscious mind.
The formation of our beliefs lies in the fact that this part of your mind accepts certain information and excludes others. This is one of the keys to understanding how your mind got programmed in the first place.
Most of us have a fully developed critical factor at around six years of age, but until that age we do not have a way to filter out the “truthfulness” of the information presented to us. The subconscious has recorded every feeling and sensation from the moment of conception, including everything your mother felt.