For me the following quote sums it up in a wonderful way:
“Necessities are demands, and demands create action, and actions bring about
results. The process of evolution is constantly building our tomorrows out of our
todays. Individual development, like Universal development, must be gradual with
an ever-increasing capacity and volume.”
Charles Haanel “The Master Keys System” Chapter 6
I have only to think about the things I really want, educe them from my imagination and imprint them on my subconscious mind which then leverages the power of infinite intelligence to deliver the end result.
So, what is the key to success?
“In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the differences of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.” Og Mandino “The Greatest Salesman” Scroll I
According to Mandino our habits are what determines success or failure (BTW: He also writes: “Failure is man’s inability to reach his goals in life, whatever they may be.” and thereby leaves us the benefit of our own definition).
So, what habits lead to success?
“18. The man who looks within instead of without cannot fail to make use of the mighty forces which will eventually determine his course in life and so bring him into vibration with all that is best, strongest and most desirable.
19. Attention or concentration is probably; the most important essential in the development of mind culture. The possibilities of attention when properly directed are so startling that they would hardly appear credible to the uninitiated. The cultivation of attention is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful man or woman, and is the very highest personal accomplishment which can be acquired.
20. The power of attention can be more readily understood by comparing it with a magnifying glass in which the rays of sunlight are focused; they possess no particular strength as long as the glass is moved about and the rays directed from one place to another; but let the glass be held perfectly still and let the rays be focused on one spot for any length of time, the effect will become immediately apparent.
21. So with the power of thought; let power be dissipated by scattering the thought from one object to another, and no result is apparent; but focus this power through attention or concentration on any single purpose for any length of time and nothing becomes impossible.”
Charles Haanel “The Master Keys System” Chapter 6
Pretty clear, isn´t it? Just focus on a single purpose for any length of time and nothing becomes impossible. So what keeps som many people from achieving what they say they want to achieve?
“Q What is this mysterious law through which you take permanent control of people’s bodies even before you take over their souls? The whole world will want to know more about this law and how it operates.
A It will be hard to describe the law so you will understand it, but you may call it “hypnotic rhythm.” It is the same law through which people can be hypnotized.
Q So you have the power to use the laws of nature as a web in which you bind your victims in eternal control. Is that your claim?
A That is not only my claim. It is the truth! I take over their minds and bodies even before they die whenever I can lure them or frighten them into hypnotic rhythm.
Q What is hypnotic rhythm? How do you use it to gain permanent mastery over human beings?
A I will have to go back into time and space and give you a brief elementary description of how nature uses hypnotic rhythm. Otherwise you will not be able to understand my description of how I use this universal law to control human beings.
Q Go ahead, but keep your story confined to simple illustrations which come within the range of my own experience and knowledge of natural laws.
A Very well, I shall do my best You, of course, know that nature maintains a perfect balance between all the elements and all the energy in the universe. You can see that the stars and the planets move with perfect precision, each one keeping its own place in time and space. You can see that the seasons of the year come and go with perfect regularity. You can see that an oak tree grows from an acorn and a pine grows from the seed of its ancestor. An acorn never produces a pine and a pine seed never produces an oak. These are simple things which anyone can understand; what one cannot see is the universal law through which nature maintains perfect balance throughout the myriad of universes. You earthbound caught a fragmentary glimpse of this great universal law when Newton discovered that it holds your earth in its position and causes all material objects to be attracted toward the center of the earth. He called the law gravitation. But he did not go far enough in his study of the law. If he had, he would have discovered that the same law which holds your earth in position and helps nature to maintain a perfect balance over the four dimensions— in which all matter and energy are contained— is the web in which I entangle and control the minds of human beings.
Q Tell me more of this astounding law of hypnotic rhythm.
A As I have already stated, there is a universal form of energy with which nature keeps a perfect balance between all matter and energy. She makes specialized use of this universal building material by breaking it up into different wavelengths. The breaking-up process is carried on through habit. You will better understand what I am trying to convey if I compare it with the method by which one learns to play music. At first the notes are memorized in the mind. Then they are related to one another through melody and rhythm By repetition the melody and rhythm become fixed in the mind. Observe how relentlessly the musician must repeat a tune before he masters it. Through repetition the musical notes blend and then you have music.
Any impulse of thought that the mind repeats over and over through habit forms an organized rhythm. Undesirable habits can be broken. They must be broken before they assume the proportions of rhythm. Are you following me?
A Well, to continue, rhythm is the last stage of habit! Any thought or physical movement which is repeated over and over through the principle of habit finally reaches the proportion of rhythm. Then the habit cannot be broken because nature takes it over and makes it permanent. It is something like a whirlpool in water. An object may keep floating indefinitely unless it is caught in a whirlpool. Then it is carried round and round but it cannot escape. The energy with which people think may be compared with water in a river.
Q So this is the way in which you take control of the mind of people, is it?
A Yes. All I have to do to gain control over any mind is to induce its owner to drift
Q Am I to understand that the habit of drifting is the major danger through which people lose their prerogative or privilege of thinking their own thoughts and shaping their own earthly destinations?
A That and much more. Drifting is also the habit through which I take over their souls after they give up their physical bodies.
Q Then the only way a human being can be saved from eternal annihilation is by maintaining control over his own mind while he is on this earth. Is that true?
A You have stated the truth perfectly! Those who control and use their own minds escape my web. I get all the others as naturally as the sun sets in the west.
Q Is that all there is to the business of being saved from eternal annihilation? Doesn’t what you call your opposition have anything to do with saving people?
A I can see that you do think very deeply. My opposition—the power you earthbound call God— has everything to do with the salvation of people from eternal annihilation, and for that reason it is my opposition who provides every human being with the privilege of using his own mind.
If you use that power by maintaining control over your own mind, you become a part of it when you give up your physical body. If you neglect to use it, then I have the privilege of taking advantage of the neglect through the law of hypnotic rhythm.”
Napoleon Hill “Outwitting the Devil” Chapter 6
Is that the sole purpose of all the cards, shapes, readings, writings and so on???
To keep our minds out of the Devils reach???
And who is the Devil anyway???
Is it really that “easy”?
Can we decide what our world without should be by simply control our world within?
In my experience the answer to that question is a resounding YES and I challenge anyone and everyone reading this to educe what You really want out of Your life from the deepest layers of Your mind and soul, to repetitiously imprint these wants on Your subconscious and to enjoy the results of this, Your mental labor!
Thanks for taking the time to read this post, I appreciate You!!!