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Monday, March 5, 2012

Wearing Success In Your Thoughts


As you get ready to serve on the tennis court, as you prepare for a job interview, as you walk into an examination room, or as you sit in front of the wheel for your driver's test, the beliefs and thoughts you hold in your mind are clearly of huge importance. Even if you failed the last time you tried exactly what you are trying again right now.

You have heard it dozens of times, but how do you think Edison spoke to himself (his inner dialogue) while he was working on edition 689 of his light bulb? None of the previous tries had brought success. And yet he continued. And guess what ... look around your living room or office ... he succeeded despite those odds. Despite such numerous failures.

I admire Rafael Nadal. Not so much because he is a great tennis player but because he knows how to get back up after having been beaten by another player (whose name shall not be mentioned), not just once, but numerous times. How does he do it? (And remember, Nadal, as compared to Edison, is being watched by millions of viewers globally. Edison probably only had to contend with his immediate co-workers and staff, as well as perhaps family and some friends.)

So how do they do it?

The conversations they carry on in their minds are not conversations of failure, but of success. Zig Ziglar very famously once said: You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure. And that holds for any kind of success.

So what are the conversations you hold with yourself? Exactly what do you say to yourself when the lightbulb you are working on once again does not work, or when you lose the last set?



For much more about how you dialogue with yourself, about living consciously, about being aware of your thoughts and feelings, how you react to others and how you love yourself, as well as about choosing to seek your inner well-being above all, in order that you may have a ripple effect on all those who come in contact with you, have a look at my book Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self, available at Amazon as a paperback or e-book for Kindle and all Kindle applications.

Click here to download the first chapter.

Description: Ask anyone, whatever their circumstances, if their life is vibrant, fulfilling, harmonious and happy. An honest reply is likely to be 'no', because to answer a truthful 'yes' is no mean feat. Only to grow psychologically and emotionally is not enough. And only to grow spiritually is not enough either. All three dimensions need to be developed in order to realize your full potential. If you are willing to assume total responsibility for the self and to start what is an on-going journey, you will quickly begin to glimpse the first fruits of the ultimate goal: inner well-being, freedom, peace, harmony and joy. This book sets out the pathway to self-mastery and self-discovery and walking that pathway will be the most exciting adventure of your life.


A Review From the Back Cover:

"Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I've ever read. Not esoteric but real-world and practical. Read it and Soul is no longer just a dogma, nor hypothesis, it is made real and as much a part of your being as your toes. We usually shut off our inner voice, yet by recognizing this aspect of ourselves we begin to discover our essential nature, our intuitive truth, and that becomes our loving guide. The author illustrates the limitations of living only as the mind's Ego, and demonstrates in practical terms how we can transcend this by awakening a conscious viewpoint, following the path of our intuition and feelings, no longer separated from our body and the reality around us, and integrating at last our Soul's inner guidance and wellspring of love. The implications are profound."

PETER SHEPHERD; Founder Trans4mind - www.trans4mind.com; author, Daring To Be Yourself



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