“One of the secrets of success, one of the methods of organizing victory, one of accomplishments of the Maser Mind is to think big thoughts.”
Once again we are reminded that the real secret of power is to be aware of power. How do you see yourself? Hint: What you see is a reflection of your thoughts.
I started out my real estate journey 30+ years ago purchasing a duplex (2-family). I gradually increased my portfolio purchasing a triplex (3-family) and then a quadraplex (4-family). Then I felt stuck. I knew I had to go bigger. I then purchased a mixed-use property (4-family with commercial) and consequently invested into hundreds of units. I didn’t realize or was consciously aware that I was applying the principles that we’re learning in MKE, which is think BIG thoughts!
Haanel says, “Large ideas have a tendency to eliminate all smaller ideas so that it is well to hold ideas large enough to counteract and destroy all small or undesirable tendencies. This will remove innumerable petty and annoying obstacles from your path. You also become conscious of a larger world of thought, thereby increasing your mental capacity as well as placing yourself in position to accomplish something of value.”
Accomplishing something of value! Amazing isn’t it?
If we are equipped with a power to accomplish big and small ideas the obvious choice for me is GO BIG! All that is required to go big is something as simple as thinking of or visualize (picture) yourself as what you want your future YOU to look like. That’s it. It is the art of visualization. How do you stir the art of visualization? Silent thought concentration. What is silent thought concentration? Sitting still and becoming so absorbed in the object of your thought that you are conscious of absolutely nothing else. When you can realize this clearly you will have found the key to the solution of every problem, whether physical, financial, or environmental.
The beauty of principles is that they are what they are. They are unchangeable. If you understand these principles you can be what you want to be. However, these same principles when used unwisely can be the very cause of why you are in a place that you deemed undesirable. Talk about equal treatment. Do good by these principles, you reap good. Do bad by these principles, you reap bad. Sounds pretty fair to me.
How wonderful it is that you have complete control of the outcome of your life. All you have to do is have an understanding of a few basic principles. Thank goodness it’s just a few. Too many would be mentally exhausting.
Your dreams and goals are already within your control, within your reach. It’s inside of you, “within” you. Already built in. No accessories needed. Just like the wonderful book, “Acres of Diamonds” most of us are seeking the joys of life in far away places. You are whole, perfect strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy. You just need to recognize it.
In a world of instant gratification, how simple can it get. Think about it (no pun intended), all you have to do is THINK. If understood and correctly used, the power of thought is the greatest labor-saving device ever dreamed of. Popeye said it best.
Fear is to darkness as action is to light. Action is the cure to all fear. Who cares if the result is less than stellar? The mere act allows you to conquer, overcome, strip fear of vitality, of life.
In the beginning there was a phone. I feared this phone. I was afraid to pick it up. I didn’t know what to say. I eventually did it anyway. I dialed the number. The person on the other end of the line answered. I hung up. I circled my room a few times. I thought to myself, “I actually did it. I actually picked up the phone and reached out and touched someone.” I repeated this process over and over again. At first my words were obviously scripted and the person on the other end of the line knew it. Heck, I was ridiculed by some of these people. I did it again and again and again. I became more confident. I am unstoppable.
Just like we don’t know what electricity is, we don’t know what this power is that can distinguish fear dead in its tracks. You can’t see electricity, but you can feel it. Trust me, you can feel it! I can also feel this powerful force that can create and destroy fear. I can feel it building inside of me until I erupt with action. If I can feel it I know it exists.
What leads one to action? Thought. How do you fuel thought? Food. Energize your mind.
Feeding the beast creates corrective thinking, which creates a burning desire, which results in action, which kills fear.
“In order to grow we must obtain what is necessary for our growth. This is brought about through the law of attraction.”
Everybody knows that you attract success by becoming attractive. To become attractive you must be aware of and make use of this unchangeable power or principle called law of attraction. It’s a very simple concept, yet it seems challenging to grasp and implement. For example, Haanel says, “Like attracts like.” Huh? Whatever happened to opposites attract? I was told that the secret to my years of happiness in my marriage is because I am outgoing, crazy and unpredictable and my wife is low key, reserved and quiet. We’re total opposites. Confusing?
“If you love what you do it is almost certain you’ll be met with unbounded success.”
I had to sit and really think about this lesson. Although I am a simple man, I am a results oriented person. Whether it’s a relationship, business, a job or anything else in between, you have to love it and give it your all to be a success. The law of attraction, the law of love requires you to know. Haanel calls it knowledge which is another name for power. To me this power is the real deal. It’s unchangeable. There is no gray area. No excuses. You either know or you don’t. We’re talking Natural Law, Universal Mind. You’re either aware of it or you’re not. You either make it or you don’t.
“No life assumes form until after a seed is sown.”
It has been said that we become what we think about all day long. So if I think abundance, I should expect abundance. Not so fast buddy! If that is true, why are so many experiencing lack?
One can could say that their thoughts of abundance is not in harmony with Natural Law. What the heck does that mean anyway” This seems to be getting complicated.
Being the simple man that I am and all simple things should be explained or broken down to where a child could understand, I must put things into proper perspective. At least for me. Haanel breaks it down in one sentence in paragraph 25. “It is for this reason that he who has his heart in his work is certain to meet with unbounded success.” That’s it in a nutshell.
Do what you love and you will be successful. You will experience abundance. You will become a magnet. You will be in harmony with the Law of Attraction, which is another name for love. You will have power. The power To Be or Not To Be. It’s your choice.
“Success is contingent upon a higher ideal than the mere accumulation of riches.”
Ever since I was a kid I dreamed of owning real estate. The reason was not for riches. The mind of a child cannot think of riches at such a young age. For me it was more than money. I grew up in The South Bronx, NYC. Most of my friends and their families were supported by government. I was fortunate to live in a house that my parents owned. I wanted to provide a nice place for people to live. Just like I did.
“The power to create depends entirely upon spiritual power.”
As a young man, I was fortunate enough to work in what was considered the poorest neighborhood in the country. Crime was at an all time high. Drug use was rampant. The area looked like Berlin after it was bombed during WWII. What most people considered a dump, I saw an oasis. An opportunity.
“With such an ideal in mind, the ways and means can and will be provided.”
I didn’t know how I was going to do it. I thought to myself, “Who would invest in such a neighborhood?”
“The environment you desire will contain everything; the right persons and the right things will come at the right time and in the right place.”
How does one explain a woman giving away her house or a man financing a house you wanted at a real estate auction?
“Correct thinking is the one great cause in life.”
I often here many of my friends complain of their work day or their day in general because of their work day. You’ve probably heard this or maybe you are guilty of saying the same thing, “I can’t wait to get through the day!” Such a sad negative mental state we weave. Talk about the law of attraction.
“We gain permanent strength exactly to the extent of the effort required to overcome difficulties.”
Instead of getting through the day, lets get from the day. When you look at your day or life in general from this perspective there is a mind shift. What seemed as difficulties and obstacles are just opportunities in overalls.
Love and embrace difficulties and obstacles. Life is a series of lessons. Just like the simple daily flash cards of gratitude. They are designed to allow you to acknowledge, understand and cooperate with natural laws that’ll get you from a place of disharmony to harmony. Bobby McFerrin said it best, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”
Besides, these laws are designed for our advantage. For your own good.
If you ever considered yourself as having a boring personality, no drive or an introvert, you just might want to reconsider that thought. Most likely, it’s not your fault. So far we’ve learned that, “Every man is the reflection of the thought he has entertained during his lifetime.” Your thoughts may have been influenced by your family, friends, school, and/or your environment in general. You don’t know what you don’t know is possible for you. Unless you have a desire to seek and not allow nothing to interfere with your decision to venture into this journey of self-discovery.
If we are what we think and all thought is creative that means creativity is already inside of you. Just like a box of Cracker Jacks your prize is inside of you waiting to be discovered.
If you wish harmonious conditions in your life, both mental and material, all you have to do is reach into your mental box of cracker jacks and claim your prize. This will require a steadfast commitment in your part to discover the unlimited resources at your command. It’s pretty cool.
Here it is in a nutshell; the “Father and I are one”
I am created in His image means I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy. I am part of the whole. If I am part of the whole, that makes me king of my jungle. I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I hear not those who weep and complain. Let them join the sheep.
When you come to understand this tremendous fact, that the Creator could create nothing different from Himself, you come to understand the transcendental opportunities which have been placed at your disposal.
If only I knew – “You must first have the knowledge of your power;”
If only I’d taken the step – “the courage to dare;”
If only I believed – “the faith to do.”
Ever wonder why some goals are never accomplished? We start with a plan and frustration sets in when we don’t get the results we want when we want them. We move on to the next adventure with the same mindset yielding the same results. I guess that’s where the saying, “Scatter brain” comes from. Our thoughts are scattered. No focus. Fear, anxiety and discouragement become our constant companion. We abandon all desire to move ahead to finer pastures.
If only I knew the experience of love and taken the step to sit and believe through Silence I can get into touch with the Source from which all power is evolved.