Success in its broadest meaning is not limited to just the attainment of monetary and material possessions; it is also being abundant in countless other ways in your life and nature. The universe craves to continuously manifest and express itself, and is always expanding, this power likewise expresses its self by demonstrating success, to develop, to grow and become bigger and stronger.
Many realize this longing; they recognize this inclination for growth has been repressed in them, because of negative thinking, unconstructive programming, and not having enough faith in their abilities and themselves. Every individual has dual natures: One wants the self to move forward while the other feels like pulling back, or staying the same. Both natures tries to hold and to be in control, thus the one nature that one concentrates and cultivates determines what one is at the end.
It is your “will” that resolves the issue; an individual by one utmost attempt of the “will” can change their whole vocation and accomplish miracles. Which is why having an open mind is very significant.
A person who has a closed mind accepts a concept without much concern for evidence. They might have even reached their concept without any supporting evidence. As a result, when one is presented with evidence that is contradicting to their concept, they immediately dismiss it without any consideration.
Whereas a person who has an open mind before reaching any conclusion, will consider first the many evidences approving or disapproving the many interpretations of the concept. They do not just gather information, their concern encourages them to weigh what they have learned and work towards reaching a decision or conclusion based on facts and evidences.
An open mind allows one to magnetize opportunities, to insist and continue following opportunities, regardless of how small they appear. An open mind is open to all opportunities and possibilities, big or small.
A closed mind however, is stubborn, demanding things without any delay and wanting it as exactly as the mind perceived it to be, and is not willing to accept or try something else, when that original want can not be accomplished or reached.
When a person closes their mind and becomes stubborn, this in essence tells his higher self, including the powers of the universe that one is not eager to mature and encounter new things, so then there will be no progress and no transformation and one’s life will never have a chance to improve.
Whatever the mind can envision, the mind can create. What the mind sees believes feels and thinks are all conveyed to the subconscious mind that then works with the universal and establishes your reality bringing it into your conscious mind.
Bear in mind though, that it is not sufficient to merely imagine and hope it materializes. Having the power to imagine means also having the power and the capability to work on it to achieve it. You can achieve anything when you open up your mind to success and get rid of limiting thoughts.
As to how limited your life may be and what the circumstances you have at the moment does not really matter, because when you decide to change your attitudes and thoughts, and begin to think without limitations, your life’s direction will begin to change. Focus on possibilities, rather than limitations and expand your thoughts to what it is that you believe yourself to be.
Continuously display images of your goal, of which you desire to become, and things that you want to accomplish. Read magazines and books containing stories and pictures of lives similar to that that you wish to emulate. Constantly read materials packed with examples and ideas of women and men who had set goals, overcome hardships, conquered misfortunes and accomplished what they aimed for in the end.
Always affirm to yourself. In each undertaking, take the time to focus, and set a clear mental image of the outcome. Then repeatedly say and claim that you have already achieved it. Nourish your mind with positive thoughts; repeat your affirmations before sleeping, after waking up, at lunch break, anytime. Do not give negative thoughts a chance to enter into your mind. When a negative thought pops up, dismiss it and think of your dream instead.
Thoughts hold great power. Be conscious of the thoughts that come into your mind; let the positive in, dismiss the negative. Open up your mind to new possibilities and never be afraid to try.
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