The Incontrovertible Power Of Your Mind

Mind Power

Fair warning: this is going to be a bit of a touchy subject for some.

I’ve done quite a bit of research on the power of our minds, both the conscious and subconscious “halves.” What I’ve found is that our minds have dominion over all…that is, we can bring ourselves to do anything we really want to do, provided we believe that we can. If you can wrap your head around the ideas in this post, it will literally change your life. Most people never take responsibility for what they have, but if you make the decision to take responsibility, and take the action steps necessary to change…the possibilities are endless.

Napoleon Hill put it best: “What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” I believe this entirely. I believe that, regardless of the problem a person faces, they can solve it and overcome it with the use of their mind. This includes anything and everything: weight loss, poverty, even depression.

I don’t mean to belittle these problems…I know these and many others are difficult and stressful, but they all have been overcome with the use of the human mind.

There was a study done by Harvard on a group of people who were clinically depressed. Clinically depressed. Rather than taking medicine, these people were instructed to stand in front of a mirror for 20 minutes a day and smile the biggest, goofiest smile they could. By the end of the 8-week study, over 90% of them were no longer depressed.

So this is only one example, but it’s a powerful one. Clinical depression is often something people think is difficult or even impossible to cure, especially in an 8-week period. What happened was that their subconscious mind received these inputs of being happy: smiling. Since our minds don’t know the difference between real and artificial inputs, it accepted that perceived happiness as truth. It believed it was happy, so it was happy.

Now think: what could you accomplish with belief? My answer is, more or less, anything at all. Belief is the most powerful thing you have at your disposal. The question is, are you someone who believes in this power, or are you someone who doubts it and will never learn the things it can bring?

Want to learn how to train your mind and control its thoughts? My book, “Your Subconscious Mind Is Listening” is all about how to do that. As a thank you for reading and/or following, you can have it for free. Just go here and use coupon code “free ebook”

Moving On From Success


So you’ve done something well, you’ve succeeded, you’ve reached your goal and you’re proud. Now what?

This is an important question that you should ask yourself for the rest of your life: “Now what?” I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but we are successful only when we are progressing toward something. The minute you reach your goal, you are no longer successful.

Here’s a quote from Steve Jobs: “I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”

So we need to be in a constant state of progression in order to be successful. As an author finishes writing her book, she simultaneously goes to work on the next one. That is success. An entrepreneur develops a hit product, and as sales are increasing, he begins working on a new product or service. That is success. A fitness aficionado reaches his goal weight for dead lift, and decides to aim for a new, higher weight. That is success.

Regardless of our endeavor, we should always aim higher, and keep increasing our goals as we go.The ladder of success is really one of those mountain-climber machines, the ones where the steps keep disappearing and reappearing at the top. In order to stay on and continue to be successful, you have to keep climbing.

So think about how this relates to your life. What do you do well, every single day? How can you do it better? What could you do more efficiently? Never get complacent. Make sure you question often the things in your life and wonder about how you could improve them.

Question for the comments: Was there ever a time when you realized you had become complacent? How did you go about fixing that?

Share Your Victories

Hey everyone,

I just added forums to my website. I want to build a community where we all share our victories (big and small) with each other. You can go there and post what you’ve accomplished today or yesterday, get feedback and encouragement, and use other people’s stories and victories as inspiration.

Let’s all work together to keep each other motivated, focused, and energized. I just posted my small victories under two new topics, career and fitness. Why not head over there and join me? Here is the link. Let’s all work together 🙂