Monday, January 4, 2010

Use The Power of Mind To Create A New Life!

By John H Wood

Back in the 1980's there was a commercial, a slogan really, 'The mind is a terrible thing to waste.' While the commercial dealt with teens and drug use, the message can still be applied today. We can expand on the sentiment though; the power of the mind is a terrible thing to waste. It is time for you to harness the power of mind and use it to create what you want in life.

Touching on this is the power of The Secret. Millions have bought the book, more than that have watched the movie, and by now, the Internet is flooded with people trying to get you to believe in the Law of Attraction, which is that principle laid bare. Whatever you think about in your attitudes will manifest itself in your life, and that includes what happens when you aren't paying attention to your attitude, too. It works whether you want it to or not.

In the medical world, this is known as the Placebo Effect; people who are told they're taking a medicine will get the benefits of that medicine even if they're given a sugar pill. This happens about 40% of the time and is something clinical trials have to correct for. Similarly, the adage of 'Mind Over Matter' holds some credence as well. This is how you've seen people think themselves sick, or think themselves well.

While the singular of data is not anecdote, there is some direct experience you've had. How many times have you woken up in the morning thinking this was going to be a bad day, or 'one of those days'. And then had a self-fulfilling prophecy? Welcome to the Law of Attraction on a personal scale. It's your own mind and your own expectations sabotaging you.

Correlation is not causation, though there are a lot of people who try to link the Law of Attraction to some quantum mechanical effect. Going too far down this line will make your head hurt, either from the quantum mechanics or from the way the terminology is being misused. Ultimately, this drives into solipsism if you look at it too deeply, and that's not what the Law of Attraction is about.

Some of the more fringe scientific studies are trying to link this observer effect to thinks like remote viewing, telepathy, and other 'supernatural' powers. An even greater extension is that everything we see, feel and hear; all of our sensory inputs, may well be something 'stitched together' into a narrative by our minds. On the extreme end, this leads to solipsism, the belief that nothing is real until you observe it, and the question of 'If a tree falls in the woods, and nobody's around, does it make any sound?'

Although you may not even have considered it before; learning how to use the power of your mind is vitally important to having a great life! Obviously it is better to have your assets working for you instead of working against you. Let's take a closer look at how to use the power of your mind to achieve what you want.

First you need to have a clear goal in mind. Make it a very clear goal, very precise. Don't just make the goal having a lot of money, give that money an amount. Once you have that in mind you need to direct every mental action towards achieving the goal. Most importantly that direction needs to be constant, not occasional. This is difficult when you consider the fact that in any given amount of time you have 30 different thoughts racing through your head.

Some people are aware of the power of their mind; they focus on tasks, they set goals, they make lists, and they follow through them. You can see them; they're the ones who always seem to have a plan and who always focus on what's around them. Everything they do is aimed at furthering that goal, and with their mind and will ruling their passions, they have a palpable air of success. This success isn't difficult to emulate; it's very simple. It just requires clarity of purpose and focus.

Imagine completely altering your life by actively taking part in the influence your mind has on your reality. Say that you wanted a new house. You want that new house so much that it almost becomes an obsession. You think about it all the time, you have even planned the landscape and the color of the master bathroom. Everything you do has to do with getting that house. It could be improving your performance at work, clocking the commute from that new house to your job, looking at paint at the local Home Depot, reading up on how to get a good mortgage. You might even start buying a few small things for that new house.

And eventually, if you follow through, you will get everything you want. You'll have a base of knowledge that you can use to further your career, and a foundation in how to learn independently to make your future endeavors more efficient. On top of that, you'll have ample evidence that a positive attitude and setting goals can get you anywhere in life. All of your energy focused through the Law of Attraction can be quite potent.

This is within your grasp. You can do it; stop letting life happen to you, and you start happening to your life. Make your mind your most powerful asset, and you'll be astonished at the changes you can make in your life by setting small goals and focusing on them.

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