You may have heard that bumblebees cannot fly … at least not according to the laws of aerodynamics. They are too big and heavy for their wingspan. No known science supports the idea that they can fly, yet they do. Perhaps they just don’t read.
This is much like the innovative men and women responsible for the advancement of modern technology. Somehow these brilliant minds refused to believe there were limits to what they could create and accomplish.
When you think about it, our minds are the most intricate and powerful “computers” imaginable. They are worth literally billions in what they can accomplish—just ask Bill Gates.
The problem with our “computers” is that we tend to let anyone and everyone else program them. And the more respected and admired the source, the more quickly we adopt that programming as truth.
Even when we input the code ourselves, most of us don’t know the first thing about writing functional programs, much less the sophisticated ones that motivate us to break through barriers and lead us to succeed.
How we program our “computers” leads to our Vision, the mindset, or expectation we have for ourselves.
It’s important to note that Visions are not goals. Goals are merely things we want and hold in our minds and hearts as though we do not have them. The important distinction is that Visions express that we do have them … now.
3 STEPS TO PROGRAM YOUR MIND FOR SUCCESS
1. Purge the Old ProgrammingSome of our most common programming leads to the belief that desire, hard work, being a good person, and getting a good education will lead to our success. Many of our parents, grandparents, and teachers hammered these concepts into our minds. Unfortunately, this old programming has very little to do with whether or not we actually achieve what we desire. The good news is: we can purge the old and input new code that shifts the way we—and those we influence—go about creating a powerful life.
2. Get Very Clear About What You Want to Achieve What does it look like, exactly? What does it sound like? Smell like? Feel like? This brings your Vision to life. The part of us that is powerful and can do anything (face any fear, climb any mountain, build any business, solve any problem) is our spiritual self. Our spiritual self includes our mind, body, emotions, psyche, and intuition. These combined synergistic forces can, and will, achieve anything they are programmed to accomplish … even if you do not want them to.
3. Learn to Believe That Success Is InevitableIt is belief—the positive expectancy of holding your Vision as inevitable—that throws gas on the fire. When you know it will happen, expect it to happen, and see it happening in your mind, then it will happen. When you want it to happen, and work hard for it, but believe it might not or should not happen (that maybe you are not even worth it or good enough to pull it off), then guess what? It won’t happen.
PROGRAM YOUR OWN BELIEFS
One common way we learn to believe is for someone we trust implicitly to tell us something is so. This is how our minds were programmed to believe most of what we believe—through our parents and teachers during our developmental years. We rarely challenge those beliefs, even if they do not support us in living a fulfilling life as an adult.
Another way we learn to believe is by studying the evidence. When we see something with our own eyes or experience it, we tend to believe it is so. We even have a name for it: Truth. Truth is something we have experienced and know to be so.
The third, less common way we learn to believe is by reprogramming aspects of our lives for the better if we choose. How do we do this? Through our spiritual self.
Consider this: Our spiritual self cannot tell the difference between a real experience (truth) and one that we have vividly imagined (Vision).
Remember, our spiritual self is a powerful part of us that can and does do anything we want. Our mind can tell the difference between a real event and one vividly imagined, but our mind is not the part of us that is powerful or gets important things done.
Our mind has an opinion about everything. It is often a mess, and it is the primary culprit in keeping our spiritual self from unleashing its power.
Now, you may say that your mind is brilliant, well organized, and knows lots of stuff about lots of stuff. And you may be right. But just ask your mind to allow you to do something you are afraid to do, and watch how much it knows about creative avoidance.
The fact that our spiritual self cannot tell the difference between the truth and truth imagined is the secret to programming any new belief. All we have to do is imagine over and over and over again this certain truth we have chosen (our Vision), and it is as though it is actually happening to us, for us, and with us. We experience our Vision as the truth and, in time, it becomes so.
LET IT HAPPEN
Letting it happen is different from making it happen. When we are motivated, we let things happen to us. There is a world of abundance out there: an abundance of money, love, health, fun, and adventure. All we have to do is program our minds to believe in ourselves, and in our own values and dreams.
Between the ages of one and five, we were very good at all this … it came naturally. We expressed our spirituality in our play, in our dreams, and in our unconditional love. Then one day, we were asked to grow up. Lie down would be a better description of it.
It’s time to fly and let your big dogs run free. Those dreams and aspirations that keep nudging at your intuition may not bark, but you can tell they still want out. Listen to the big dogs. Therein lies the rest of your life.
– Richard –
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