If you’re familiar with my books and the blog at my central website, you’ll know I often talk about learning to release our old ways of thinking so we can embrace the power of the mental laws that govern our results.
Let’s take a look at what happens when we come up with a great idea. If you’re about four or five years old, the family is delighted and praises you and encourages you in your wildest dreams. But then…it’s like the voice of logic crashes our lives with a thunderbolt and the message to get practical, to put aside childish daydreams and get in touch with reality.
Depending on how much you toed the line, you may never have achieved something you really wanted in all of your life thus far. But even if that is the case—and it is true for far too many people—you can change all that. Starting right now.
The key is to look at the power of doubt and how often you allow it to control you.
Doubt makes us cringe, it makes us shrink down into a safer smaller size where we won’t attract attention. That’s fine in the “old days” when you didn’t want to draw unwanted attention to yourself and your family because you could be imprisoned, enslaved, fined or penalized in some other way. But those old reactions have stayed with us even though they are no longer applicable to today’s way of living. We know so much more now about the power of our minds, and yet we repeatedly fall victim to thought patterns that are thousands of years old, and were created to keep us safe from harm while struggling to get by and provide for our families the best we could in uncertain times.
Now, if you’re ready to start fulfilling your dreams instead of stomping on them, when you have an idea, promise these three things:
- I will nourish this idea
- I will give this idea the attention it deserves
- I will bring this idea into the light so it can thrive
And when doubt in yourself arises, affirm:
- I know I can do this!
- The dream sprang forth from my own mind and that means it has my name on it!
- I imagine it is already real, and I feel that wonderful feeling of fulfillment!
- I am a magnet for all that I desire—my dreams fly to be with me!
Ask yourself: What would I do if I knew I couldn’t fail?