by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent
A great truth in life is…
“Success doesn’t come from the way you think it does…It comes from the way you think.”
I believe that the quality of your mindset and beliefs determine how successful you will become. In most cases, if your “inner game” isn’t good, your “outer game” is going to be below average.
Most small business owners, like us, do not recognize the fact that we must value our minds as our most important asset in creating wealth and happiness.
Dr. Napoleon Hill, one of my favorite authors you’ve heard me talk about a lot, most famous book, Think and Grow Rich said:
“You have absolute control over but one thing – your thoughts. This divine prerogative is the sole means by which you may control your destiny. If you fail to control your mind, you will control nothing else. Your mind is your spiritual estate. What you hold in your mind today will shape your experiences of tomorrow.”
(If you do not own this book, it’s a must for a small business owner! Trust me, you will thank me later!)
What Dr. Hill is referring to here is that the sole means by which you may control your destiny is through your thinking processes. An easy way for you to begin using your power to create the future you want is to simply think of your mind as your personal computer.
My most influential mentor and mastermind coach, Dan Kennedy, stresses that in the aforementioned book, TAGR, the section on Accurate Thinking is by far the most important section of that classic business book.
Your mind has two distinct parts that are under your control:
The conscious mind is the part of your mind that is rational, knows right from wrong, directs your thoughts and makes decisions.
Then there is your subconscious mind, a HUGE memory bank that records everything that you have ever heard, read, seen, or told yourself. It records every thought that goes through your conscious mind through all five senses. These thoughts are classified and recorded so they can be recalled through memory.
Your subconscious mind doesn’t know right from wrong. It simply receives and files thoughts. Basically, it does exactly what the conscious mind tells it to do.
Your power to be whatever you want starts with your desire and commitment. Program new information into your computer that makes you feel good about yourself and allows you to use your potential.
New beliefs created from your new thoughts will enable you to stay motivated to do whatever it takes to reach your goals or dreams.
When you consider the brain as a computer, you can act only in a manner that will match the pictures of who you think you are and what you think you can do.
You have the power today to reprogram yourself with new empowering information that will change your life for the good. FOREVER.