3 Success Secrets Using the Power of Your Mind

We often seem to think that success just happens to some people, that they are ‘lucky’ or have some special skills or talents that we lack. This image of success is one example of a self-limiting belief that can hold us back from the kind of success that we have always dreamed of.

Success means different things to different people, of course, but generally speaking, it is being able to accomplish your personal, career and financial goals.

First, you need to define your goals. Next, you need to take a look at your own mind to see if YOU are actually the one who is holding yourself back from the life that you deserve.

Let’s look at # top strategies for increasing your level of success by using the power of your mind.

1-Don’t give your negative thoughts too much importance.
“The worst things in life that ever happened to me, NEVER happened.” Mark Twain

Many people tend to think the worst and come up with all sorts of negative scenarios which make them feel as if they have experienced some sort of disaster, when in reality, NOTHING happened.

If your mind has the power to create all of these worst-case scenarios that upset you, why not use your mind to create best-case scenarios that can fill you will powerful, positive feelings? In this way, you will be motivate to keep on trying, and often succeeding, in reaching your goals.

2-Create a mantra or daily affirmation.
The author of The Little Engine that Could did not call it a mantra, but, “I think I can, I think I can,” is a good example of one. In the modern world, we also have the saying, “Fake it ’til you make it.” In other words, keep on acting as if you are successful, until you succeed.

Any mantra that speaks to your innermost feelings and fears can work to calm and soothe you and serve as powerful self-talk that can transform your mindset from defeated to prepared to try, try again.

3-Set goals and intentions but don’t make them the ultimate goal.
The law of attraction states that we attract what we focus on the most, either positive or negative. The more we worry about failing, the more we attract failure.

Stressing over money or your business, wondering if you are going to be successful, is leaving the door open for failure. The negativity of these thoughts can send either mixed messages or even negativity out into your world, and hold you back from the success that you are so longing for.

The question then becomes what is your goal or definition of success. Are you mindlessly making your way to your first million, and once you get it, you will be satisfied? Or do you understand that success is a process and journey, one we can arrive at any time provided we are happy with our efforts and practical in terms of distinguishing between wants and needs?

Set your goals and intentions and then let them go. A certain amount of faith in yourself and in the power of attraction is necessary, as is surrendering to the process. Go with the flow rather than try to re-direct the river all the time, and you will attain what you desire.


The Great Depression-Could You Be Depressed?

A lot of people talk about the Great Depression which started with the Stock Market Crash of 1929, but we have certainly been undergoing another Great Depression since the markets took a tumble in late September and early October 2008, and there seems little good news at the moment with respect to recovery from this recession.

The stress and strain of bad news all the time and everyone being worried about making ends meet can take their toll. Money-related stress can be responsible for many health conditions and symptoms. Depression can also be triggered by stressful events in your life, particularly if you have been suffering from health problems.

Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain. While only a doctor can make a diagnosis on depression, there are several well-known signs and symptoms that accompany clinical depression which can help identify if you are just feeling a bit down or ‘blue’ or have a condition that requires treatment.

Even if you have had a major life event that is happy, such as the birth of a new baby, this can led to stress and/or depression. Up to 10% of women report suffering from post-partum depression. Many people avoid seeking treatment for depression because they believe depression is an embarrassing illness that shows they are ‘weak’ or ‘crazy’ or can’t cope. But it is a treatable medical condition no different from cancer or diabetes-if you would not be embarrassed to get help for them, you should not be embarrassed to seek help for depression.

Other people avoid seeking help because they think the only treatments available are harsh drugs with lots of side effects. The truth is that there are many different effective and safe treatments for depression, including natural remedies. They can be used alone or in combination with one another.

If you are feeling like you are dragging in the morning, or you seem to be lacking in motivation or often find yourself easily irritated, it might be time to get to the root cause of your moods and consult with your doctor to see if you are suffering from stress, or depression.

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