By Harv Eker
Whenever you’re feeling down on your luck or efforts, how many times have you heard someone say, “Just be positive, it will all be okay.”
Or how many times have you told your own self to keep your chin up and that things would look better in due time?
I think we’ve all experienced and done this at some point.
When I was working hard to get rich, I repeated these phrases to myself ALL THE TIME. I did everything to try and stay positive when things got hard.
But then one day, all of that changed.
I was done with positive thinking. And it was when I flipped that thought around, that things REALLY started changing and looking up and the fun started.
What do I mean? Well, let me start with this example.
On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest, imagine you are a person with a level 2 strength of character and attitude looking at a level 5 problem. Would this problem appear to be big or little? From a level 2 perspective, a level 5 problem would seem like a big problem.
Now imagine you’ve grown yourself and become a level 8 person. Would the same level 5 problem be a big problem or a little problem? Magically, the identical problem is now a little problem.
Finally, imagine that you’ve really worked hard on yourself and become a level 10 person. Now, is this same level 5 problem a big problem or a little problem?
The answer is that it’s no problem. It doesn’t even register in your brain as a problem. There’s no negative energy around it. It’s just a normal occurrence to handle, like brushing your teeth or getting dressed.
It gets easier the higher the level you’re at… now why do you think this is?
It’s simple – it lies in what I like to call “power thinking”.
And how is “power thinking” different from “positive thinking”?
The distinction is slight but profound. To me, people use positive thinking to pretend that everything is rosy, when they really believe that it’s not. With power thinking, we understand that everything is neutral, that nothing has meaning except for the meaning we give it.
This is the difference between positive thinking and power thinking.
With positive thinking, people believe that their thoughts are true.
Power thinking recognizes that our thoughts are not true, but since we’re making up a story anyway, we might as well make up a story that supports us. We don’t do this because our new thoughts are “true” in an absolute sense, but because they are or useful to us and feel a heck of a lot better than non-supportive ones.
It all comes down to this: if your subconscious “financial blueprint” is not “set” for success, nothing you learn, nothing you know, and nothing you do will make much of a difference.
After 14 years of struggle I finally changed my thinking – I went from positive thinking to power thinking – and the first thing I did was commit to my success and played the money game to win!
I swore I would focus and not even consider leaving this business until I was a millionaire or more.
This was radically different from my previous efforts, where, because I always thought short-term, I would constantly get side-tracked by either good opportunities or when things got tough. I convinced myself everything would be okay if I kept my eyes and ears peeled for any opportunity that came my way.
It’s not enough to be in the right place at the right time. You have to be the right person in the right place at the right time.
If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.
In every forest, on every farm, in every orchard on earth, it’s what’s under the ground that creates what’s above the ground. That’s why placing your attention on the fruits that you have already grown is futile. You cannot change the fruits that are already hanging on the tree. You can, however, change tomorrow’s fruits. But to do so, you will have to dig below the ground and strengthen the roots.
You gotta work on that POWER thinking.
What you cannot see in the world is far more powerful than anything you can see.
Money is a result, wealth is a result, health is a result, your weight is a result. We live in a world of cause and effect.
A lack of money is never, ever, ever a problem. A lack of money is merely a symptom of what is going on underneath.
And all that lies in how you think.
Whatever results you’re getting, be they rich or poor, good or bad, positive or negative, always remember that your outer world is simply a reflection of your inner world i.e. how you think. It’s that simple.
Now how do you change your inner world if you’re not getting the results you’re looking for? The first step – awareness. Becoming aware of those thoughts that are creating those feelings which are driving your actions and causing your results.
Now get to work on your power thinking!
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