Mind in action.
Mind in action is thought, and thought is creative. This is the thesis of our lesson for this week. While studying part five of the Master Keys, I am reminded of many of the concepts taught in Think and Grow Rich. The great quote by Napoleon Hill, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve,” seems to sum up the entire lesson.
Much of the material focuses on the subconscious and the thoughts which have been instilled there from past experiences, heredity and self-talk. It is unfortunate that material contained in The Master Keys and Think and Grow Rich is not taught in schools to children at a very early age, any age for that matter.
The compound effect of all thought which has entered our mind is responsible for our position in life today. While it is likely that most people want to be successful, to be rich in terms of faith, money, and other attributes, it is also likely that their subconscious is responsible for the lack thereof. That is what we have to work on and it’s not easy. Repetitive and persistent reading of the things we know we can achieve and bring to fruition is a key to doing so. These “acts” are necessary to overcome the tiny, but very powerful, thoughts which the subconscious interjects into our thought processes. Once we’ve reviewed the facts, weighed the options and decide what it is we are going to do, the subby steps in and attempts to create doubt as to the validity of our plan. Evoking thoughts such as it won’t work, people will make fun of you, you’re going to meet with resistance and likely lose many of your friends. All negative, unproductive self-talk.
Merely avoiding the situations which bring about this negativity is not enough. We can choose to stay afar from others who are bringing negativity to your thinking, but what about those individuals such as a parent, a spouse, or children. How does one handle that? Unless they too are willing to make a shift in thought processes, that will have to be handle on a case by case basis. We aren’t in the business of forcing someone to change their mindset.
I really had a struggle with this week’s lesson trying to reconcile what I learned in the Think and Grow Rich training and then The Master Keys. I suppose I will need to revisit this section several times again to figure out where my thought process is failing me.
I anxiously await to read other’s blogs on the subject matter to see how they perceived the material.
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