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Dream, Believe and Succeed

26 Oct 2016   Shanti Gowans
 Show me your life and I will show you your thoughts. Your life is today where your thoughts were yesterday. 
 
You have all you need to thrive.
 
You attract what you believe. Ask, believe, receive are three simple steps to create what you want.  Be careful what you believe, because this is what you will experience.
 
Your belief system is a mechanism which is uniquely yours. It is powered by desire and controlled by your thoughts and actions. In other words, your success rides on the strength of your belief. Train your brain and your thinking patterns to be more optimistic and positive. 
 
The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires. If you want it badly enough, there are no limits on what you can achieve. 
  
What do you desire?
Often people do not know what it is they want, they just know what they do not want. Now is a good time to evaluate your goals and determine the end result you want to achieve. Put your goals in writing and place them where you can see them throughout the day. Read them frequently to keep them fresh on your mind. 
 
Be inquisitive
Research and learn as much as you can on how you can achieve your goals. Possible resources can include books, CDs, courses and people. Yes, people. Talk to as many people as possible who are already successful in what you want to achieve. Ask, ask and ask some more about what they did to reach success.
 
Do not limit your contacts to only the people you already know. Introduce yourself by phone or mail, explain your purpose for contacting them and ask for a tip. The worst thing that can happen is that they ignore you. The best thing that can happen is that they become your mentor and offer support and encouragement. Chances are you will receive at least one great tip from many of the people you contact. This practice is the least expensive and most rewarding. 
 
Be unique
Take the ideas you learn, embellish them and come up with your own creative process. Think of how you can approach your goal in a way that no one else has. Dare to be different. Don’t be afraid to take risks. What do you have to lose? Write out a list showing the worst things that could happen and then list all of the best possible outcomes. Always maintain your concentration on your desired result.
 
Be better than your competition
When you were a child and saw your older siblings or friends riding a bike (without training wheels), you didn’t look at their scraped knees and elbows and say, “I could get hurt doing that.” Instead, you begged to try it for yourself. With a great deal of practice and often pain, you gradually learned how to maintain your balance. Before long you were trying to “out do” your friends with your speed or fancy tricks. When you fell, you would get back on and try again with even greater determination. From your very first effort, you believed in your mind that if you got back on, you would eventually learn to ride. I suspect that you even knew, in your mind, that you would be the best in the neighborhood, in your school, in the state, in the world!   
 
Be positive 
If you see obstacles before you, then you will also only see problems. If you have hesitations that you plan will not work, then it will not work. If you are influenced by the power of negative people, then you will never be any better than they are. Believe in yourself and what you are capable of achieving.   
 
When your desire to succeed is stronger than the pain, fear or frustration of failing, there is no turning back. I encourage you to view your goals just like you did when you were a child, before you learned about self doubt and negative criticism. Remember, anything is possible as long as you believe. Make a commitment that you will not let anything or anyone, including yourself stand in your way of reaching your goals.
 
Enjoy the journey, enjoy the process.
 
Much love.

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Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.

Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television... Read more about Shantiji's biography


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