Thoughts Become Things

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Hi Guys,

Today I want to share one of the most powerful lessons that I have ever learnt. If you master the teachings from this lesson then I guarantee your life will never be the same again!

What we focus on becomes our reality!

Four years ago I read an amazing book that has changed my life forever. The book is called 'Think and Grow Rich' and was written by Napoleon Hill in 1937. Napoleon Hill spent his entire life studying the laws of success and worked with some of the wealthiest men in history such as Andrew Carnegie and Henry Ford. His Laws of Success have stood the test of time and are still very valid today. If you take the time to read, study and apply those principles, I guarantee they will have a massive impact on your results and also the quality of your life.

Scientists have estimated that we have over 25,000 thoughts every day. The problem is that those 25,000 thoughts tend to be the exact same thoughts repeating themselves over and over again!

We develop patterns of behavior over time and our lives become very predictable. We sleep on the same side of the bed each night, we eat the same breakfast, brush our teeth in the same direction and have a shower washing the same body parts in the same order! We then drive to work on the same roads, talk to the same people and do the same work. We get home and watch the same television shows, have the same dinners and talk about the same topics.

We spend our entire working week counting down the days to the weekend. We then spend the weekend going out, drinking, socialising and complaining about how bad work is. Sunday night comes around quickly and we start getting depressed at the thought of going back to work again on Monday. This robot like routine repeats itself over and over again! Do you know that there are more heart attacks on a Monday morning at 9am than any other time in the week?

The sad fact is that 95% of people tend to bitch, whine and complain about their current situation without attempting to do anything to change it. They don't realise that they are creating this miserable life by the way that they think!

Nothing changes if nothing changes!

95% of people are stuck in a rut in their lives and a rut is only a few inches above a grave! To change our lives we must change our habits and to change our habits we must change our thoughts! New thoughts lead to new feelings which lead to new actions which lead to new results!

Thoughts -> Feelings -> Actions -> Results

We must learn to monitor our thoughts if we want to change our lives. How much time do you spend focusing on what you don't want in life instead of focusing on what you do want?

Imagine yourself like a human transmission tower, transmitting a frequency with your thoughts. If you want to change anything in your life, change the frequency by changing your thoughts.

The key to success is to spend more time focusing on what we want in life. We need to stop complaining about our current circumstances and accept the fact that we have created everything through our thoughts. We must accept full responsibility for our current reality. If we play a victim we are powerless. If we accept the fact that we have created everything in our lives then we now become powerful. We now have the ability to change our lives. All it takes is a decision! To change our current situation we must change our thoughts and refocus our energy.

If you type 'Poverty' into a Google search engine what comes up? Millions of topics about poverty! What happens if you type 'Wealth' into the same search engine? You get millions of pages about wealth!

What are you typing into your search engine?

If you are currently in debt and you keep getting bills in the mail then the first step is to stop complaining about the bills. Every time you complain about your level of debt you attract more debt into your life. This effect is compounded if you add extreme emotion to the situation. The frequency that you are emitting out to the universe is 'Debt'! You need to start focusing on wealth and abundance if you want to get out of debt.

The same rule applies to people who continually protest against what they don't want. They make up banners and posters, march down the street and start yelling "no more war, no more war'. They don't realise that by doing this they are actually attracting more war into their lives! Whenever you add feeling and emotion to your thoughts the results are compounded one hundred fold. Instead of being anti war they must change their thoughts to being pro peace. Whether they are thinking 'NO MORE WAR' or 'BRING ON THE WAR' the vibration is EXACTLY the same and they will attract it into their lives.

Over the next few days start to monitor your thoughts.

Take note of how many times you focus on what you don't want. Use your emotions as a guide. If you are feeling negative emotions then you must be focusing on something that you do not want. If you are feeling positive emotions then keep focusing on that!

As soon as you feel yourself focusing on negative situations immediately shift your focus to what you do want. This will take some practice but the first step to changing your life starts with increasing your awareness.

Cheers,

Brad
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  • Profile picture of the author VMN
    I love think and Grow Rich.

    From Think & Grow Rich
    By: Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    "You never can tell what a thought will do
    In bringing you hate or love--
    For Thoughts are things, and their airy wings
    Are swifter than carrier doves.
    They follow the law of the universe--
    Each thing creates its kind,
    And they speed O'er the track to bring you back
    Whatever went out from your mind."

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    • Profile picture of the author 728huey
      So are you saying that if I begin to think every day about rolling on my bed with three incredibly gorgeous Playboy Playmates on top of thousands of $100.00 bills, then this will come true for me?
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      • Profile picture of the author bradles
        Well, you never know! Maybe if you keep reading your dating tips?

        The key message is that our thoughts lead to feelings which lead to ACTIONS and then results. I am not saying that you just think something and then expect it to magiclaly appear before your eyes. ACTION is the most important step and I believe the Secret didn't highlight the importance of this.

        Everything that we create begins with a thought. If we keep thinking of the things that we don't want then we will continue to create the same reality.

        Cheers,

        Brad
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          I agree with you totally !
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          • Profile picture of the author John Cusworth
            Hey Bradles,
            A great thread! I am currently listening to the audio of John Demartini's "The Gratitude Effect". There are some very interesting stories in there reinforcing the importance of always looking for the positives in any situation - even those which appear to be completely negative at first.
            No matter where you are at there is always someone else in a worse situation. By looking for the positives, being grateful for whatever has happened - and looking for ways to move forward from that situation - you will not be wasting your energies banging your head against negative brick walls, but channeling those energies towards positively pursuing your goals.
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            • Profile picture of the author bradles
              Thanks for the reply John! I have studied a lot of John Demartinis work and he really emphasises the importance of feeling Gratitude for the highs and the lows in our lives. Often when something 'bad' happens to us we get so focused on the negative that it prevents us from moving forward to bigger and better things.

              'When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us' - Helen Keller

              When I look back at the tough times of the past I can now reflect and say that they were the best things that have ever happened to me. When I was stuck in the moment I thought the world was caving in!
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        • Profile picture of the author little-ed
          Originally Posted by bradles View Post

          The key message is that our thoughts lead to feelings which lead to ACTIONS and then results. I am not saying that you just think something and then expect it to magiclaly appear before your eyes. ACTION is the most important step and I believe the Secret didn't highlight the importance of this.

          Everything that we create begins with a thought. If we keep thinking of the things that we don't want then we will continue to create the same reality.

          Cheers,

          Brad
          I agree entirely with that, Action and Thought are the 2 vital componants needed for success in whatever we wish to achieve.

          Of course their is an element of luck needed also but then we need to call on another virtue 'persistance' so that if we fail the first time around we use persistance to position ourselves to try again.
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      • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
        Originally Posted by 728huey View Post

        So are you saying that if I begin to think every day about rolling on my bed with three incredibly gorgeous Playboy Playmates on top of thousands of $100.00 bills, then this will come true for me?
        Yes.. it could, if you also take action. Tony Robbins says

        "I don't think you should go to your garden and start chanting, "There's no weeds ...there's no weeds." There are weeds there, and they're going to take your garden"
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        • Profile picture of the author bradles
          Hi Guys,

          I am currently reading Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz and it is such an awesome book. It talks about how our thoughts create our reality and how our Self Image determines our level of success.

          Dr Maltz teaches a range of techniques and strategies to improve our Self Image and one of the most powerful strategies is to create a 'Theatre in our Minds'. In other words, we must practice using the power of Visualisation and Imagination on a consistent basis. We must visualise the future that we want to create in fine detail involving all of the senses. We can use this to improve any areas of our lives. Public Speaking, Confidence, Wealth, Charisma, Health, Fitness, etc.

          Visualisation can be difficult at first but it quickly improves with consistent, daily practice. Start visualising the ideal future that you want to create and feel the emotion as if you are in the picture. When our Thoughts are combined with Feelings it sends out an incredibly powerful vibration to the Universe and we start to attract everything that our hearts desire!

          Cheers,

          Brad
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  • Profile picture of the author Abigail Beal
    Great post I love the analogy of a search engine and "what are you putting into yours?"

    I think if you are new to the Law of Attraction, you can also simply start this by thinking about the things in your life that you *know* to be true. Especially think about any beliefs that limit you in some way. So if you think "you need to have a college education to be successful" and you don't have one -- this is a belief that is certainly worth removing from your mindset!

    Change your beliefs = change your life
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    • Profile picture of the author bradles
      Hi Abigail,

      That is a fantastic point! Our beliefs goven our results. If we truly believe that we can achieve a specific outcome and also take the necessary action then we will manifest this in our reality.

      Many people want something on a conscious level (eg: more money) but on a subconscious level they have limiting beliefs that are preventing them from achieving the desired outcome. Maybe they have a subconsious belief that 'all rich people are arrogant'. Maybe they believe that 'you have to work hard for your money'. Maybe they think that they will lose all of their friends if they make more money.

      There are literally thousands of subconscious limiting beliefs that can be holding us back from achieving the results that we desire on a conscious level. Our subconscious mind links massive pain to making more money and therefore sabotages our efforts.

      Many of these limiting beliefs have stemmed from our parents in the first 5 years of our lives. We must learn to identify these limiting beliefs and replace them with empowering beliefs if we are to achieve the desired outcome.

      Cheers,

      Brad
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      Excellent post Brad!
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      • Profile picture of the author seanb007
        Top Post Brad,
        Mate I thoroughly agree with what you are saying. A few months ago I was not really seeing the results I wanted and I had no focus. I actually re read think and grow rich and got a good kick in the backside.
        I was focusing on the wrong things and had a total mental shift. Since then things have been getting better and better, I have been exceeding my goals and I couldn't be happier.
        Again, great post,

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          Yes, I love that book too. I definitely got some great ideas from it!

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    Nicely done Bradles. Got my vote for a thank you. Phil
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  • Profile picture of the author Abigail Beal
    I've been reading this book Free Mind Free Body by D.R. Boisse and it talks about changing your mindset to attract the life you want. One of the most profound things for me was when Boisse says that our bad habits and challenges are created in an instant -- and they can be changed just as instantly. Very powerful to think that the ability to change your life lies within your mind and in your hands.
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  • Profile picture of the author Canei Group
    Hey Brad,

    Great post!! I have read "Think and Grow Rich" about a dozen times and am currently really reading it slowly and studying it.

    If this book were required reading in High School, I think this country would be a better place. You have to be the "gatekeeper" of your own mind and try to protect what goes in. It's been shown that the subconscious mind never forgets anything.

    Definitely a good time for everyone to limit their access to negativity found on CNN and other sources and really focus on putting positive IN!

    Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author bradles
      Thanks for the feedback guys!

      This topic is more important now than ever before! Stock Market prices are crashing, property prices are falling, unemployment is rising, major companies are collapsing. It seems like the world is caving in when we watch the news and read the papers! Many people are fearful of the current economcic conditions and they are focusing on the fear. This is compounding the problem because fear adds fuel to the fire!

      There is more opportunity now than ever before!

      The Internet is BOOMING, property and stocks are at bargain prices and I am sooooo excited about 2009 and beyond!

      We must focus on the possibilities and opportunities in times like this. Get excited and make the most of it! Wealth never disappears, it simply changes hands!

      Cheers,

      Brad
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  • Profile picture of the author adrianasalmon
    Wow Great post. I love Think and Grow Rich. Another Wonderful book that I have read is Born to Be Rich. I think we can start a movement to reprogram our Minds. Because our external world is a reflection of our thoughts. Powerful topic.
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    • Profile picture of the author bradles
      I absolutely LOVE Think and Grow Rich! I have lost count of how many times I have read it and I have just started again! Bob Proctor reads a few pages every single day and has done so for 40 years! He has probably read the book over 1000 times by now!

      Here is an amazing Goal Setting process from the book. I find this is an extremely powerful process to focus our thoughts on what we want to create.

      Six Steps to Turn Desires Into Gold

      The method by which desire for riches can be transmuted into it's financial equivalent, consists of six definite, practical steps:

      FIRST

      Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire.

      SECOND

      Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire.

      THIRD
      Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.

      FOURTH

      Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.

      FIFTH

      Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to aquire, name the time limit for it's aquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money and describe clearly the plan by which you intend to accumulate it.

      SIXTH

      Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once before bed and once in the morning. As you read - see, feel and believe yourself already in the possession of the money.

      Follow these six steps for all of your goals (financial or otherwise). You will be amazed by what happens!

      Cheers,

      Brad
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      • Profile picture of the author Charles Harper
        Originally Posted by bradles View Post

        I absolutely LOVE Think and Grow Rich! I have lost count of how many times I have read it and I have just started again! Bob Proctor reads a few pages every single day and has done so for 40 years! He has probably read the book over 1000 times by now!

        Here is an amazing Goal Setting process from the book. I find this is an extremely powerful process to focus our thoughts on what we want to create.

        Six Steps to Turn Desires Into Gold

        The method by which desire for riches can be transmuted into it's financial equivalent, consists of six definite, practical steps:

        FIRST

        Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire.

        SECOND

        Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire.

        THIRD
        Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.

        FOURTH

        Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.

        FIFTH

        Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to aquire, name the time limit for it's aquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money and describe clearly the plan by which you intend to accumulate it.

        SIXTH

        Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once before bed and once in the morning. As you read - see, feel and believe yourself already in the possession of the money.

        Follow these six steps for all of your goals (financial or otherwise). You will be amazed by what happens!

        Cheers,

        Brad
        Was just about to ask what one can do to break the cycle.

        Charles
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        • Profile picture of the author bradles
          I read your mind Charles!

          The Six Step Process is not just for creating more money either. It works for relationships, health, career, etc. The key is to do this process every morning and night until the goal has been manifested. Consistency is a must. I love it!
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          • Profile picture of the author calvinaj
            Originally Posted by bradles View Post

            I read your mind Charles!

            The Six Step Process is not just for creating more money either. It works for relationships, health, career, etc. The key is to do this process every morning and night until the goal has been manifested. Consistency is a must. I love it!
            The six step look so easy - but it's the one thing I've yet to master. I bought the book 'think and grow rich' four years ago. I read it once - then forget about it.

            Look like i need to buy another one.
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      • Originally Posted by bradles View Post

        I absolutely LOVE Think and Grow Rich! I have lost count of how many times I have read it and I have just started again! Bob Proctor reads a few pages every single day and has done so for 40 years! He has probably read the book over 1000 times by now!

        Here is an amazing Goal Setting process from the book. I find this is an extremely powerful process to focus our thoughts on what we want to create.

        Six Steps to Turn Desires Into Gold

        The method by which desire for riches can be transmuted into it's financial equivalent, consists of six definite, practical steps:

        FIRST

        Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire.

        SECOND

        Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire.

        THIRD
        Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.

        FOURTH

        Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.

        FIFTH

        Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to aquire, name the time limit for it's aquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money and describe clearly the plan by which you intend to accumulate it.

        SIXTH

        Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once before bed and once in the morning. As you read - see, feel and believe yourself already in the possession of the money.

        Follow these six steps for all of your goals (financial or otherwise). You will be amazed by what happens!

        Cheers,

        Brad
        Brad, I like the fact that your plan doesn't just call for sitting around fantasizing about what you want but directs us to put a plan of action in place and then to immediately begin taking action!

        Taking action is always better than sitting around wishing.

        Thanks for sharing the knowledge brother.
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        Originally Posted by bradles View Post

        SIXTH

        Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once before bed and once in the morning. As you read - see, feel and believe yourself already in the possession of the money.

        Follow these six steps for all of your goals (financial or otherwise). You will be amazed by what happens!

        Brad

        There is tremendous power in this sixth step.

        Reading ALOUD adds another dimension to your written statement as it now engages your auditory system. Hearing your voice say the words, helps to reinforce and accelerate your belief and acceptance of the declaration, and speed its materialization.

        The six-step process is useful for intangibles too. You can use it to develop attributes and personality traits such as: courage, confidence, patience, tolerance and any other quality you'd like to bring to your life.

        The stuff works!

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    Every morning and every night...?
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    • Profile picture of the author bradles
      You don't need to do all Six Steps every morning and every night, just Step Six (it takes 5 - 10 minutes morning and night):

      Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once before bed and once in the morning. As you read - see, feel and believe yourself already in the possession of the money.

      The key is to put yourself in the picture and feel the emotion as if you have already achieved your goal. Get all of the senses involved. Take note of any colours, smells, sounds, etc. Our subconscious mind does not know the difference between vivid imagination and reality!
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      • Profile picture of the author Karen Connell
        Originally Posted by bradles View Post

        You don't need to do all Six Steps every morning and every night, just Step Six (it takes 5 - 10 minutes morning and night):

        Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once before bed and once in the morning. As you read - see, feel and believe yourself already in the possession of the money.

        The key is to put yourself in the picture and feel the emotion as if you have already achieved your goal. Get all of the senses involved. Take note of any colours, smells, sounds, etc. Our subconscious mind does not know the difference between vivid imagination and reality!
        Just a small point to remember whilst doing the 6th point - Reading Your Written Steps Out Loud.

        Smile when you are reading - it's hard to feel miserable when you are smiling.

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        • Profile picture of the author bradles
          Great point Karen

          The key is to generate as much feeling, emotion and energy as possible. This has the biggest impact on the subconscious mind!
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          • Profile picture of the author TimStephens
            The human mind is nothing more than the most advanced computer and DVR ever made.

            Garbage in, Garbage out.

            Good stuff in, Good Stuff out.

            Play great movies on the "Big Screen" of your mind. Cast down negative thoughts and emotions that run contrary to your Dream.

            The Dream is the reason to do whatever it is you do in life. Because if you don't have a Dream, you can't make a "Dream come true".

            Live your Dream,
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    Great post, very informative.

    Keep it up!

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  • Profile picture of the author Charles Harper
    Thanks Bradles. I have my statement now and have started this practice.

    My wife and I are working on the plan. Here is part of it here...

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...marketing.html

    Charles
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Martin
    Amen brother.

    Stop the winning and crying and get positive!!!!!

    Life way too short for that.

    Thanks for article Ricky
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  • Profile picture of the author bigcashking
    Think and Grow Rich is a timeless classic.

    We possess the most powerful magnet in the Universe ! We contain a magnetic power within us that is more powerful than anything in this world, and this magnetic power is emitted through our thoughts.

    Thoughts are magnetic, and thoughts have a frequency. As we think, those thoughts are sent out into the Universe, and they magnetically attract all like things that are on the same frequency. Everything sent out returns to the Us, as we are the Source.

    The law of attraction is always working, whether we believe it or understand it or not.

    So be careful of what you think...as Our thoughts become things.
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    Sure thoughts create things... but your Beliefs determine your thoughts.

    You see and experience the world through your beliefs.
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    Thanks for the informative post. Buying this book now tops my priority list.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Watson
    What an awesome post!

    I just finished "Ask and It Is Given"
    by Esther and Jerry Hicks and I
    learned so many different ways
    to help with my visualizatons.

    I'm using a method called called
    scripting that teaches you how
    to write out what it is you want
    as if it is some sort of play.

    This is a lot of fun...and brings
    about clarity...which is the first
    step to getting what you want!
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  • Profile picture of the author Iamblessed
    WOW! What a great post.
    I too love think and grow rich, and have read it a couple of times.
    Great Book, Great Author!
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    The Power of Sub-conscious Mind- This is real good book discussing all the facts.

    Its all our sub-conscious mind.......you just have to set a goal and tune that in your mind...........its proven.........in my life too.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaskedMarketer
    Originally Posted by bradles View Post

    What we focus on becomes our reality!
    Excellent point.

    Its probably worth mentioning that in the U.S., Focus is becoming an increasing problem. We can not totally control out thoughts.

    We can do our best though
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  • Profile picture of the author coachmike
    I find that one of the most difficult challenges in focusing thoughts and realizing the manifestation of our thoughts is clearing out limiting beliefs. Often times we don't even know what beliefs are limiting us and preventing us from realizing what we desire. I really like Carol Look's book on Emotional Freedom Techniques, as well as Brad Yates site on the same subject.

    I know in my experience one of the keys is to clear those limiting beliefs, as well as take inspired action.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shariyf Clark
    Hey guys,
    I love this stuff. Reading "Think and Grow Rich" changed my life. I Do, however, have a gripe with a lot of the Law of Attraction material circulating around, as I feel a lot of de-emphasizes the importance of taking action. Not to mention, people have been coming up with all sorts of "complimentary laws" to beef the original concept up.

    Speaking of the original concept, the first public mention of the law of attraction was in a book written in 1906 by William Walker Atkinson called "Thought Vibration or: The Law of Attraction In The Thought World". Modern writers seemed to have completely omitted the thought world part in their writings and teachings, which may be the cause for so much confusion. Also, and this is just based on my observation, the law isn't universal in a sense that it applies to ALL things, only those things that are capable of producing and intently directing their thought impulses. This includes being able to alter the submodalities (the audio, visual and kinesthetic ways of experiencing the thoughts) and produce the necessary state required to pass the desired outcome to the subconscious mind.

    Either way you slice it, ACTION is the most important component. Without it, nothing would happen. It is also best to direct your intent to change towards things YOU can control already. The real change doesn't occur outside of yourself but within. Once this happens your external circumstances will reflect your internal circumstances.
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  • Profile picture of the author persistence
    This is really an interesting threads. I wonder if our thoughts translate into dreams as well. I was just dreaming of a beautiful girl that was formerly working with me. However, I realised that she has someone with her so that was really quite sad. Now, I am thinking of having five figure income in a month. I hope that materialises soon!
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  • Profile picture of the author BubbasBits
    I read Think And Grow Rich the first time in 1981, there is a reason that it has remained so popular over many years, its a great works and truly inspired book and it shows how the human mind really works to attain whatever we feed it. You definitely understand the book and use great analogies. I think I will go read it again.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichVillain
    Thoughts set off a frequency. Positive thoughts like love and optimism are higher frequency as opposed to negative thoughts like fear and hate which are low frequency.

    The body's tissue (DNA) has receptors which are exposed to these frequencies whether set off by our thoughts or someone else. The higher frequency hits more receptors because the nature of the wave (short wave). The lower frequency does the opposite - missing many of those receptors because it is a long wave. Hitting these receptors is healthy, just like the human touch, it is interaction on the highest level.

    When we go through our 25,000 thought-day, we can change our lives by consciously choosing to change the negative ones into positive ones. Remember that everyone broadcasts and receives these frequencies, and all too often we are reacting to someone's frequency without consciously choosing whether we want it to be negative or not. Just think about this next time you're cut off in traffic, or in a disagreement with someone you care about.

    We can change this world if we start to change our frequency. Science has proven this, just look at the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto, he's proved that our thoughts can have a physical and measurable effect on water. Now take into consideration that people are 70% water and realize how many times and to what extent you can physically affect yourself each day just by choosing to think positive as opposed to negative.

    If you want more of something in life, start by thinking about it, this will make it easier for you to then take action.

    Program your own mind, don't let CNN do it for you. you get 25,000 opportunities a day. Just ask yourself was that thought a positive or negative one?

    Follow up with concrete action. Reading your goals or affimations to yourself twice daily, or catching yourself in a negative thought or action and flipping it into a positive one can become a habit.

    Depending on where you're starting from this can be challenging, but stick to it for 21 days, and you'll look back and laugh at how easy it is compared to the first day.
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    • Profile picture of the author bradles
      Hi Guys,

      Thanks for all of your fantastic replies! I believe understanding these laws and principles are crucial to our success. I have been investing for 3 years and my results were very ordinary for the first 2. I made a lot of money, lost a lot of money and the process repeated over and over again! It was so frustrating and I soon discovered that I had many limiting beliefs about money, success and abundance and these subconscious beliefs were sabotaging my efforts.

      18 months ago I started to discover techniques and strategies to uncover these limiting beliefs and this has enabled me to break through and achieve incredible success.

      As Coachmike said, we need to clear those limiting beliefs in order to achieve success. Positive thinking alone will not make any difference if our underlying beliefs are negative!

      I believe one of the most powerful strategies for clearing limiting beliefs is the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). It involves positive affirmations while tapping various meridian points on the body. I was very skeptical at first but believe me, IT WORKS!

      David Childerley has a fantastic you tube channel teaching many of these EFT techniques. Check out his channel at http://au.youtube.com/user/davidchilderley

      Try watching the following video every morning and every night for 30 consecutive days
      You will be amazed by what starts to happen!

      Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author BubbasBits
    It's refreshing to find other people that actually understand how the human mind & spirit was engineered to operate. All of these principles can be found in the Bible and are starting to become more widely accepted. There is a great book that is now out of print from the early 1900's called "Bible mystery and meaning" by Judge Thomas Troward it explains this in great detail. There are also more and more books on the subject of Quantum Physics, we now actually know that science and spirituality work hand in hand and scientific research has proven this. In other words when it says in the Bible we were created in Gods image, it doesn't mean we look like him it means we are like him. We are all creators.
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    • Profile picture of the author bradles
      That is a powerful message Bubba, we are all creators and we have the power to manifest anything that our hearts desire. What could be more empowering than that? When we start to focus our thoughts and feelings on what we want then amazing things start to happen in all areas of our lives.

      When I started to learn about these laws I found it easier to start with smaller goals and then gradually built up to larger goals as my confidence began to grow. It's not going to work if your first goal is to earn a million dollars when you are currently earning $60,000! Belief is essential when creating our reality. We must believe that the desired outcome is possible.

      The first step is to become aware of the negative thought patterns that are preventing you from achieving the results that you are searching for.
      A good way to do this is to write down all of your thoughts for a few days and then analyse them at the end. It is a big task but believe me, it is worth the time! Carry around a notebook everywhere you go and write down every thought that enters your mind. You may be surprised by the results!
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      • Profile picture of the author BubbasBits
        Originally Posted by bradles View Post

        That is a powerful message Bubba, we are all creators and we have the power to manifest anything that our hearts desire. What could be more empowering than that? When we start to focus our thoughts and feelings on what we want then amazing things start to happen in all areas of our lives.

        When I started to learn about these laws I found it easier to start with smaller goals and then gradually built up to larger goals as my confidence began to grow. It's not going to work if your first goal is to earn a million dollars when you are currently earning $60,000! Belief is essential when creating our reality. We must believe that the desired outcome is possible.

        The first step is to become aware of the negative thought patterns that are preventing you from achieving the results that you are searching for.
        A good way to do this is to write down all of your thoughts for a few days and then analyse them at the end. It is a big task but believe me, it is worth the time! Carry around a notebook everywhere you go and write down every thought that enters your mind. You may be surprised by the results!
        This reminds me of a poster I used to have with a picture of a highway as far as you could see. The caption on the bottem said:
        "Go as far as you can see and when you get there you will be able to see farther".
        I always remembered this when setting big goals I may not be able to see the end or objective yet, but I always knew I would, as long as I focused on what I could see or understand now, because the further I went, I could always see and understand more.
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      • Profile picture of the author David Perez
        Originally Posted by bradles View Post

        That is a powerful message Bubba, we are all creators and we have the power to manifest anything that our hearts desire. What could be more empowering than that? When we start to focus our thoughts and feelings on what we want then amazing things start to happen in all areas of our lives.

        When I started to learn about these laws I found it easier to start with smaller goals and then gradually built up to larger goals as my confidence began to grow. It's not going to work if your first goal is to earn a million dollars when you are currently earning $60,000! Belief is essential when creating our reality. We must believe that the desired outcome is possible.

        The first step is to become aware of the negative thought patterns that are preventing you from achieving the results that you are searching for.
        A good way to do this is to write down all of your thoughts for a few days and then analyse them at the end. It is a big task but believe me, it is worth the time! Carry around a notebook everywhere you go and write down every thought that enters your mind. You may be surprised by the results!
        I couldnt agree with you more Brad. I just recently startedreading this book and I already notice a change in my mind set. I'm not trying to say that this book has changed my life or anyhting but it has done wonders for the short amount of time that I have read it. There are many successful business owners that mention this book as being a key to success. That was enough for me to jump right in and start reading.

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    • Profile picture of the author A8ch
      Originally Posted by BubbasBits View Post

      In other words when it says in the Bible we were created in Gods image, it doesn't mean we look like him it means we are like him. We are all creators.
      I agree! At our core, we share His nature - the natural, essential characteristics and qualities; DNA, so to speak. That gives us the potential to perform great deeds once we understand how to use the universal principles that support them.

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      • Profile picture of the author RickGueli
        Originally Posted by A8ch View Post

        I agree! At our core, we share His nature - the natural, essential characteristics and qualities; DNA, so to speak. That gives us the potential to perform great deeds once we understand how to use the universal principles that support them.

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        I love the native American quote: "God sleeps in stone, breathes in plants, dreams in animals, and awakens in man."
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        • Profile picture of the author A8ch
          Originally Posted by RickGueli View Post

          I love the native American quote: "God sleeps in stone, breathes in plants, dreams in animals, and awakens in man."
          Interesting quote! To me, it alludes to the various levels of conciousness that unifies everything, the "many mansions" in my house.

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        • Profile picture of the author naruq
          I agree 100%. People ask me all the time what is the one thing that contributed to your success. I tell people that I changed the way I think.
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        • Profile picture of the author bradles
          I love chatting about this stuff, thanks for all the replies!

          Great post Rick! I agree that we need to appreciate the balance of positive / negative, yin / yang. Life is full of opposites (black and white, high and low, hot and cold, positive and negative). The truth is that you can't have one without the other. It is a universal law!

          John Demartini (from The Secret) teaches that we need to express gratitude for the highs and the lows. There is always balance. Whenever we are going through tough times there is always someone supporting us and whenever we are experiencing extreme highs there is always someone pulling us down. When we start to appreciate that life is always in balance I believe it takes us to a whole new level.

          I think the key message is that we need to focus our thoughts and feelings on what we want out of life and we can use our emotions for guidance.

          Esther Hicks has some fantastic work on these principles. Esther was also feautured on The Secret. Esther channels a non physical source called Abraham. Whether you believe in channels or not, keep an open mind and take the time to hear the message. It is very powerful! I have just added a new page on my website with some of Esthers videos and an Introduction to the teachings of Abraham.

          Click here for more info.

          Cheers, Brad
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        • Profile picture of the author HallOfWords
          Powerful stuff here. Thanks for the thoughts and the wisdom shared. There is abundance everywhere and we are not only entitled to it God wants us to have it. After everything is energy and we merely need to draw what we want to ourselves and transform that energy into what it is that we want.

          One of the keys is clarity. Just as when you go into a restaurant and the waiter comes to take your order. If you say, "I want food."

          He would probably say, "You'll need to be more specific", after giving you a very strange look.

          You would then say, "I want a salad."

          The waiter would ask, "What kind of salad? Caesar? Chef? Garden?"

          Well this is much the same, we need to ask precisely what we want, in exact terms. In order to do this you need to know what you want. Think it out and make sure you ask for what you really want. If you ask for money make sure you aren't going to get some of the headaches that can go along with it.

          Like the fellow that wants to fall out of bed with two Playboy Playmates and having hundred dollar bills falling off the bed with him, make sure that you can live with those two playmates. They might just be really vain and impossible to please.

          Anyway, once again thank you for the post and I also went to your site and looked around a bit. Downloaded "Think and Grow Rich" and will read it right away.
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          • Profile picture of the author Sars
            I just joined this amazing forum and all I can say is WOW! Thanks so much Bradles for such an inspiring post. I have learnt so many fantastic strategies from the discussion in this thread and I agree that 'Thoughts do Become Things'. We all have the power to create our own reality!

            I also checked out your website Bradles and downloaded many of your Free Ebooks. I love the Inspiring Videos that you have, simply awesome! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for giving back so much to others, I am very grateful!

            Keep up the great work and I look forward to reading your future posts!
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        • Profile picture of the author Magic Johnson
          I know what you are saying, but to say you are adding something
          out to the "universe" is simply speaking of xyz which the mind
          don't fully understand.

          It's really a fairytale to say such things. You only add to yourself
          and the quilty and shame you live with.

          It's rather a blame to one self and a bitterness which lingers
          from the facts that no one will save you. Still you pray to
          god for mercuy and blame everyone then your own actions when
          actions don't put you were you want to be or become.

          Take reponsibility and stand up for yourself girls and boys.

          Because you are not out of hope.

          Hope if what you create, by understanding and taken actions.
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        • Profile picture of the author uyanna
          Brad,
          This is a beautiful one. Our minds are akin to very fertile soil. What we sow is what we reap. More like garbage in, garbage out.

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        • Profile picture of the author affgem
          bradles, a great post. I agree with you. Our thoughts become things. Whatever we have today was somebody's thoughts once before it became reality. But an appropriate action is must in making any thought a reality.
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          • Profile picture of the author JulieKerr
            Bradles,

            100% I agree with you, I have read lot of books about Law of Attraction for last 2 years
            and have seen tremendous financial growth in my life.

            2 years back I was (-$100,000 /-
            Now I am at (+$10,000/-)

            Thanks for a reminder and great advice.
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        • Profile picture of the author Grace Jen
          Hey Brad, good job there, THANKS for sharing such a great info with us in this Forum

          Many might think Though is nothing more than a feeling, though is ABSTRACT. But in fact, though can definitely bring you to certain outcome.

          For example, if you have a though that you gonna be successful, eg. escape from rat-race in a year time. Then, you will feel of doing something to make this happens. So, you will go to do some research and if you are strong enough, you want what you want bad enough, then you will TAKE MASSIVE ACTION to make it happens. There is no 100% guarantee that you will achieve your goal in the way you plan, BUT, THREE IS A WILL, THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY It might not go according to your plan, but with all that you are trying, you will eventually get to your destination. What is most important is ENJOY THE PROCESS WHILE GOING TOWARDS YOUR DESTINY!!!

          Many people want something at conscious level, eg. more money or become millionaire, but at subconscious stage, they don't even realise that they have this so-called "Limiting Belief".

          These limiting beliefs, eg. it is impossible for me to become millionaire; it is not for me anyway; rich people are evil; it is against my culture/religion to get rich, etc.... actually preventing them from achieving their desired goals and dreams.

          hhm... something to think about, right???

          You want something consciously, but at the same time, you have to battle and fight with your subconscious mind to breakthrough to whole new level of success.

          Why not take this as a great learning experience, just go for it, believe that your thoughs can come true, practice visualisation WITHOUT DOUBT, take MASSIVE ACTION to do it, eventually you will get there!!!

          Remember, NEVER EVER GIVE UP! Go with all your hearts and your souls to achieve your dreams. Nobody can stop you except yourself. So, why not just give yourself a chance to be successful person and live an abundance life. Remember when you sucessful, you can certainly inspire more and more people to be successful too

          All the best!
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        • Profile picture of the author Vincelog
          Hey Bradle,

          This is a great article and I thanked you for it. In order to start attracting things that we want to come into our lives, we need to focus on what we want instead of what we don't want. This is where our thoughts become reality.

          We must also learn how to change ourselves too. In order to get different results, we must take a different set of action. The worst thing to do is to keep doing the same thing and expecting different set of results.

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    "What are you typing into your search engine?"

    ha. I like that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Heather H
      Thoughts do become things. There is no doubt in my mind. Even a simple statement like "my business IS successful" can change what you believe, and change the action you take. This is the statement I use to keep myself motivated and focused. I have become super focused since starting this mantra, and the results are starting to come in.

      Before this I had a lot of back up plans... Changing my mindset has made all the difference!
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  • Profile picture of the author RickGueli
    Superlative post Brad, though here's some feedback from me. See what you think.

    The problem is that while people emphasise the important of - and developing the habit of - positive thinking, they tend to mistake the positive influence of thoughts otherwise deemed "negative" as well.

    So take, for instance, sadness... worry... anxiety... anger... and the visualizations/thoughts that they accompany. Not acknowledging these, honoring their place in our lives, is akin to turning ourselves into luvy-duvy "positive thinking" ROBOTS.

    I think the key is in learning to take on the observer's seat, and learning to harness the power of Light AND dark - Yang and Yin - to build functionality, momentum, action.

    Becoming a COMPLETE human that wavers towards neither left, nor right, but harnesses the power of both.

    Power = Yin/Yang together.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Snape
      Originally Posted by RickGueli View Post

      Superlative post Brad, though here's some feedback from me. See what you think.

      The problem is that while people emphasise the important of - and developing the habit of - positive thinking, they tend to mistake the positive influence of thoughts otherwise deemed "negative" as well.

      So take, for instance, sadness... worry... anxiety... anger... and the visualizations/thoughts that they accompany. Not acknowledging these, honoring their place in our lives, is akin to turning ourselves into luvy-duvy "positive thinking" ROBOTS.

      I think the key is in learning to take on the observer's seat, and learning to harness the power of Light AND dark - Yang and Yin - to build functionality, momentum, action.

      Becoming a COMPLETE human that wavers towards neither left, nor right, but harnesses the power of both.

      Power = Yin/Yang together.


      Rick, that was great! Very good point. But I think that is a step that most people would not take. They want the positive without the negative.

      I have been thinking about this for a long time and I'm actually not sure how to go about accomplishing it. There is good and bad in everything and to pretend otherwise is not being truthful.

      On the other hand, if you do focus on only the positive, can you make positive changes? It's a complicated question.

      I've not been manifesting what I want and I'm not even sure it is right to try.... If that makes any sense....

      The Universe is a big place, and who knows what debts you incur by tapping into things that you might not want to be indebted too.

      I'm sure that won't make sense to most people who read it....
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      • Profile picture of the author TimStephens
        Originally Posted by DaveS. View Post

        Rick, that was great! Very good point. But I think that is a step that most people would not take. They want the positive without the negative.

        I have been thinking about this for a long time and I'm actually not sure how to go about accomplishing it. There is good and bad in everything and to pretend otherwise is not being truthful.

        On the other hand, if you do focus on only the positive, can you make positive changes? It's a complicated question.

        I've not been manifesting what I want and I'm not even sure it is right to try.... If that makes any sense....

        The Universe is a big place, and who knows what debts you incur by tapping into things that you might not want to be indebted too.

        I'm sure that won't make sense to most people who read it....
        Hey Dave!

        Makes total sense!

        The polar opposite of fear is faith, The polar opposite of negative is positive.

        The Law of Sowing and Reaping is as true for thoughts as it is for any other area of your life.

        There are usually two choices to make: life or death, blessing or curse.

        Choose the right way by taking the focus off of the "negative" (what ever that is) and focus on the opposite.

        Fear is "False Evidence Appearing Real" Cast these things down and crush them with your heel!

        Live the Dream!
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    Great quote Rick, yeah I believe thoughts combined with action can produce anything we desire. Then again you need those 2 things as well, belief and desire....
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincelog
    Thoughts definitely become things. By thinking about what we want to achieve, then we will be able to take action to make our dreams concrete. Thanks for the article

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author kingmike
    Originally Posted by bradles View Post

    Hi Guys,

    Today I want to share one of the most powerful lessons that I have ever learnt. If you master the teachings from this lesson then I guarantee your life will never be the same again!

    What we focus on becomes our reality!

    Four years ago I read an amazing book that has changed my life forever. The book is called 'Think and Grow Rich' and was written by Napoleon Hill in 1937. Napoleon Hill spent his entire life studying the laws of success and worked with some of the wealthiest men in history such as Andrew Carnegie and Henry Ford. His Laws of Success have stood the test of time and are still very valid today. If you take the time to read, study and apply those principles, I guarantee they will have a massive impact on your results and also the quality of your life.

    Scientists have estimated that we have over 25,000 thoughts every day. The problem is that those 25,000 thoughts tend to be the exact same thoughts repeating themselves over and over again!

    We develop patterns of behavior over time and our lives become very predictable. We sleep on the same side of the bed each night, we eat the same breakfast, brush our teeth in the same direction and have a shower washing the same body parts in the same order! We then drive to work on the same roads, talk to the same people and do the same work. We get home and watch the same television shows, have the same dinners and talk about the same topics.

    We spend our entire working week counting down the days to the weekend. We then spend the weekend going out, drinking, socialising and complaining about how bad work is. Sunday night comes around quickly and we start getting depressed at the thought of going back to work again on Monday. This robot like routine repeats itself over and over again! Do you know that there are more heart attacks on a Monday morning at 9am than any other time in the week?

    The sad fact is that 95% of people tend to bitch, whine and complain about their current situation without attempting to do anything to change it. They don't realise that they are creating this miserable life by the way that they think!

    Nothing changes if nothing changes!

    95% of people are stuck in a rut in their lives and a rut is only a few inches above a grave! To change our lives we must change our habits and to change our habits we must change our thoughts! New thoughts lead to new feelings which lead to new actions which lead to new results!

    Thoughts -> Feelings -> Actions -> Results

    We must learn to monitor our thoughts if we want to change our lives. How much time do you spend focusing on what you don't want in life instead of focusing on what you do want?

    Imagine yourself like a human transmission tower, transmitting a frequency with your thoughts. If you want to change anything in your life, change the frequency by changing your thoughts.

    The key to success is to spend more time focusing on what we want in life. We need to stop complaining about our current circumstances and accept the fact that we have created everything through our thoughts. We must accept full responsibility for our current reality. If we play a victim we are powerless. If we accept the fact that we have created everything in our lives then we now become powerful. We now have the ability to change our lives. All it takes is a decision! To change our current situation we must change our thoughts and refocus our energy.

    If you type 'Poverty' into a Google search engine what comes up? Millions of topics about poverty! What happens if you type 'Wealth' into the same search engine? You get millions of pages about wealth!

    What are you typing into your search engine?

    If you are currently in debt and you keep getting bills in the mail then the first step is to stop complaining about the bills. Every time you complain about your level of debt you attract more debt into your life. This effect is compounded if you add extreme emotion to the situation. The frequency that you are emitting out to the universe is 'Debt'! You need to start focusing on wealth and abundance if you want to get out of debt.

    The same rule applies to people who continually protest against what they don't want. They make up banners and posters, march down the street and start yelling "no more war, no more war'. They don't realise that by doing this they are actually attracting more war into their lives! Whenever you add feeling and emotion to your thoughts the results are compounded one hundred fold. Instead of being anti war they must change their thoughts to being pro peace. Whether they are thinking 'NO MORE WAR' or 'BRING ON THE WAR' the vibration is EXACTLY the same and they will attract it into their lives.

    Over the next few days start to monitor your thoughts.

    Take note of how many times you focus on what you don't want. Use your emotions as a guide. If you are feeling negative emotions then you must be focusing on something that you do not want. If you are feeling positive emotions then keep focusing on that!

    As soon as you feel yourself focusing on negative situations immediately shift your focus to what you do want. This will take some practice but the first step to changing your life starts with increasing your awareness.

    Cheers,

    Brad
    i agree with you Brad
    life is what we make it to be, although sometimes things out of our control happens which impact our lives. What we think eventually turns into action, which we act upon after thinking than the after get results after from the actions we took. if we look closely in our lives we see that most people who are successful don't like to talk about their problems too much but instead they talk to there problems meaning they do something about that particular issue instead of complaining about it.

    really great post Brad

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  • Profile picture of the author Ray Burke
    The Native Americans also say that we are Spirits having a human experience. When bad thoughts come, create space , you cannot stop thoughts. Touch the earth to drain the bad stuff and touch the sky to create the good stuff.
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    • Profile picture of the author bradles
      I wrote this comment in reply to another topic but it applies to what we are discussing in this thread:

      Thoughts -> Feelings -> Actions -> Results!

      First we must Think about and focus on what we want.

      Then we must Feel the emotions as if we have already achieved the desired outcome.

      This provides us with the motivation and inspiration to take Action.

      The Results will soon follow!

      I believe this sequence is like a chain. If one link is missing then the chain is useless!
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      • Profile picture of the author Sars
        Originally Posted by bradles View Post

        I wrote this comment in reply to another topic but it applies to what we are discussing in this thread:

        Thoughts -> Feelings -> Actions -> Results!

        First we must Think about and focus on what we want.

        Then we must Feel the emotions as if we have already achieved the desired outcome.

        This provides us with the motivation and inspiration to take Action.

        The Results will soon follow!

        I believe this sequence is like a chain. If one link is missing then the chain is useless!
        I think this sums up the main points in the discussion perfectly. Everything begins with a thought. If this thought creates feeling and emotion then we are likely to take the required action. Before long, the consistent daily action produces the results that we desire! It is a perfect creation system when you think about it. I think we tend to overanalyse things and make them more complicated than they need to be!
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    correct focus on things can surely turn them into reality.if we have a corret focus we tend to put our 100% efforts in that particular work to achieve it any particular way
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  • Profile picture of the author Monique Abrams
    Lovely!

    I needed to read this today! I was feeling down in the dumps. HAHA!

    Thanks Much!

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  • Profile picture of the author Orion777
    Thoughts do not become anything. It is the belief factor that makes a thought a reality. I can think and say "I am a millionaire" and even take action but if I do not believe in my heart that it will ever be a reality - it will never happen - even to the point of self-sabotaging myself. Jesus always said "your faith" made this happen. He never talked about the action, etc. - he always talked about the belief factor.
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      Originally Posted by Orion777 View Post

      Jesus always said "your faith" made this happen. He never talked about the action, etc. - he always talked about the belief factor.
      Yet we are told in the second chapter of James that "Faith without works is dead." If we accept that the interplay of life's ying and yang is what effects outcome, then it seems to me that faith, on its own, is not going to accomplish much without what action brings to the table.

      As important as faith is, it is not a passive thing and is only one part of the equation. To enjoy its full benefits requires us to act upon our conviction, and "walk by faith, not by sight."

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  • Profile picture of the author alby
    Excellent post, it proves the fact that quality never goes out of fashion. Think and grow rich , imo, has been the basis for many of the current crop of these type of self improvement books.It is the so called "master copy" of those that want success in whatever they desire, health, money, family etc
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  • Profile picture of the author Eziseo
    Great Post Brad. Its great to read things from people that have been blessed with that powerful knowledge. The biggest hurdle for most people is to really believe it and apply it.
    The key is that our sub-conscious brain (that contains our map of reality so to speak) doesn't know the difference between what is real and what is a thought. That distinction is only made at the conscious level. Therefore if our actions (and hence, returns and rewards in life) are driven by our sub-conscious imprint, it makes crystal clear sense that if out thoughts are of more value than our reality, in time we will move towards a new and more valuable reality.

    Keep reading this great stuff. There is so much great information out there on understanding our own psychology. Movies like 'The Secret' and 'What the Bleep' and speakers like Anthony Robbins, Wayne Dyer etc are bringing these thought patterns into the main stream.
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      Originally Posted by Eziseo View Post

      The key is that our sub-conscious brain (that contains our map of reality so to speak) doesn't know the difference between what is real and what is a thought. That distinction is only made at the conscious level. Therefore if our actions (and hence, returns and rewards in life) are driven by our sub-conscious imprint, it makes crystal clear sense that if out thoughts are of more value than our reality, in time we will move towards a new and more valuable reality.
      Great point Eziseo! I believe the key to creating our own reality is creating a 'Theatre in our Minds' by consistently using our imagination to mentally rehearse the desired outcome. Over time, this programs our subconsious mind toward what we want, eliminates any negative beliefs and provides us with the motivation and inspiration to take the necessary action.

      This mental image needs to be practiced over and over again until we can see the picture in vivid detail including colours, sounds, tastes, smells and touch. Vivid imagination combined with all of the senses creates incredible feeling and emotion. The feeling and emotion is what has the biggest impact on the subconscious mind. Our level of vibration increases to match the level of the desired outcome. We then attract this into our reality (the law of attraction).

      I recommend spending 10 minutes every morning and 10 minutes every night visualising your goals in vivid detail. Feel the emotions as if you are living in the moment and feel gratitude as if you have already achieved your goal. This is the most powerful process that I have come across and it must be consistent!

      A fantastic book to develop visualisation skills is 'The Master Key' by Charles Haanel. It has 24 lessons over 24 weeks and teaches specific exercises to practice this amazing skill.

      I have a Free copy of 'The Master Key' on my website if you are interested in downloading this ebook.

      Cheers,

      Brad
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    this book was great it gave me some great tips
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    This has been one of my main obstacles during my (still)learning process.. self-doubt. Dedication(Obsession?) has kept me interested and still experimenting.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdamHaroun
    A brilliant principle, indeed. In fact it is this one concept ALONE that has allowed me to overcome so many thoughts that held be back from having the kind of wealth and success I desire; not to mention being able to align myself with other like-minded individuals!

    Personally, I first discovered it in T Harv Eker's "Secrets of The Millionaire Mind"

    Having been raised in a family with EXTREMELY limiting beliefs about wealth and money, not to mention being fresh out of a school system that indoctrinates youth with poverty-based ideas and values (work for a corporation, live below your means, etc.) this concept has been CRUCIAL in allowing me to rise above the herd and go beyond the ordinary!
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    • Profile picture of the author bradles
      Originally Posted by AdamHaroun View Post

      A brilliant principle, indeed. In fact it is this one concept ALONE that has allowed me to overcome so many thoughts that held be back from having the kind of wealth and success I desire; not to mention being able to align myself with other like-minded individuals!

      Personally, I first discovered it in T Harv Eker's "Secrets of The Millionaire Mind"
      I read Secrets of the Millionaire Mind a few years ago and it was such an awesome book! T Harv talks about many of the principles discussed in this thread. I definitely recommend adding it to the list of great books to read!
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      • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
        Originally Posted by bradles View Post

        I read Secrets of the Millionaire Mind a few years ago and it was such an awesome book! T Harv talks about many of the principles discussed in this thread. I definitely recommend adding it to the list of great books to read!
        I read the book too. The seminar is a million times better. Going to that seminar was a life changing event. I can't even describe the experience. It was so powerful that upon entering the room the place just looked packed with 2,000 people. Upon leaving, after 3 days, it felt like everyone was an actual member of my family that I could talk to about any and every thing.

        If anyone get's an opportunity to go to the Millionaire Mind seminar (it was free for me)... do it. I must say that it was tougher than most could bear, but whatever you do... I encourage you to stay until the very end.
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          Originally Posted by Christie Love View Post

          I read the book too. The seminar is a million times better. Going to that seminar was a life changing event. I can't even describe the experience. It was so powerful that upon entering the room the place just looked packed with 2,000 people. Upon leaving, after 3 days, it felt like everyone was an actual member of my family that I could talk to about any and every thing.

          If anyone get's an opportunity to go to the Millionaire Mind seminar (it was free for me)... do it. I must say that it was tougher than most could bear, but whatever you do... I encourage you to stay until the very end.
          Hi Christie, the Millionaire Mind Seminar sounds amazing! What were the key lessons that you learnt throughout the seminar and how has it changed your life?
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    Originally Posted by bradles View Post

    Hi Guys,

    Today I want to share one of the most powerful lessons that I have ever learnt. If you master the teachings from this lesson then I guarantee your life will never be the same again!

    What we focus on becomes our reality!

    Four years ago I read an amazing book that has changed my life forever. The book is called 'Think and Grow Rich' and was written by Napoleon Hill in 1937. Napoleon Hill spent his entire life studying the laws of success and worked with some of the wealthiest men in history such as Andrew Carnegie and Henry Ford. His Laws of Success have stood the test of time and are still very valid today. If you take the time to read, study and apply those principles, I guarantee they will have a massive impact on your results and also the quality of your life.

    Scientists have estimated that we have over 25,000 thoughts every day. The problem is that those 25,000 thoughts tend to be the exact same thoughts repeating themselves over and over again!

    We develop patterns of behavior over time and our lives become very predictable. We sleep on the same side of the bed each night, we eat the same breakfast, brush our teeth in the same direction and have a shower washing the same body parts in the same order! We then drive to work on the same roads, talk to the same people and do the same work. We get home and watch the same television shows, have the same dinners and talk about the same topics.

    We spend our entire working week counting down the days to the weekend. We then spend the weekend going out, drinking, socialising and complaining about how bad work is. Sunday night comes around quickly and we start getting depressed at the thought of going back to work again on Monday. This robot like routine repeats itself over and over again! Do you know that there are more heart attacks on a Monday morning at 9am than any other time in the week?

    The sad fact is that 95% of people tend to bitch, whine and complain about their current situation without attempting to do anything to change it. They don't realise that they are creating this miserable life by the way that they think!

    Nothing changes if nothing changes!

    95% of people are stuck in a rut in their lives and a rut is only a few inches above a grave! To change our lives we must change our habits and to change our habits we must change our thoughts! New thoughts lead to new feelings which lead to new actions which lead to new results!

    Thoughts -> Feelings -> Actions -> Results

    We must learn to monitor our thoughts if we want to change our lives. How much time do you spend focusing on what you don't want in life instead of focusing on what you do want?

    Imagine yourself like a human transmission tower, transmitting a frequency with your thoughts. If you want to change anything in your life, change the frequency by changing your thoughts.

    The key to success is to spend more time focusing on what we want in life. We need to stop complaining about our current circumstances and accept the fact that we have created everything through our thoughts. We must accept full responsibility for our current reality. If we play a victim we are powerless. If we accept the fact that we have created everything in our lives then we now become powerful. We now have the ability to change our lives. All it takes is a decision! To change our current situation we must change our thoughts and refocus our energy.

    If you type 'Poverty' into a Google search engine what comes up? Millions of topics about poverty! What happens if you type 'Wealth' into the same search engine? You get millions of pages about wealth!

    What are you typing into your search engine?

    If you are currently in debt and you keep getting bills in the mail then the first step is to stop complaining about the bills. Every time you complain about your level of debt you attract more debt into your life. This effect is compounded if you add extreme emotion to the situation. The frequency that you are emitting out to the universe is 'Debt'! You need to start focusing on wealth and abundance if you want to get out of debt.

    The same rule applies to people who continually protest against what they don't want. They make up banners and posters, march down the street and start yelling "no more war, no more war'. They don't realise that by doing this they are actually attracting more war into their lives! Whenever you add feeling and emotion to your thoughts the results are compounded one hundred fold. Instead of being anti war they must change their thoughts to being pro peace. Whether they are thinking 'NO MORE WAR' or 'BRING ON THE WAR' the vibration is EXACTLY the same and they will attract it into their lives.

    Over the next few days start to monitor your thoughts.

    Take note of how many times you focus on what you don't want. Use your emotions as a guide. If you are feeling negative emotions then you must be focusing on something that you do not want. If you are feeling positive emotions then keep focusing on that!

    As soon as you feel yourself focusing on negative situations immediately shift your focus to what you do want. This will take some practice but the first step to changing your life starts with increasing your awareness.

    Cheers,

    Brad
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    So keep your thought safe and your life safe.

    Thanks for that great post.

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  • Profile picture of the author Joschu
    Hi Brad!
    Thanks for the nice summary of the Law of Attraction.
    I read your post carefully and agree with almost every statement.
    Besides I would recommend one thing, that has been discussed also in other replies to your Ad.
    The problem with energizing negative thinking much more easy than transfering it into a positive outcome.
    The better way to overcome a bad habbit or way of thinking is NOT to try to positivate it, but to completely substitute it with a more positive habbit.
    For example: You like to overcome the craving for chocolate. As long as you try to overcome your longing for chocolate it keeps you thinking... what?
    Right, CHOCOLATE!!!
    The result the craving will become more and more powerful until you are unable to hold it down any longer.
    The better way to handle this habbit would be that you are thinking and going for a better way or healthier way of eating habbit instead of trying simply to overcome the longing for chocolate.
    (Of course this will probably not leading to success right from the start, its a training, but this way it will be more possible and easier to change negative thinking into a more positive one.)
    God bless,

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    Excellent post Rich, thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnmags
    I also suggest you read the books by Wallace Wattles:
    The Science of Getting Rich
    The Science of Being Well

    These are two great books on the law of attraction
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    • Profile picture of the author bradles
      Originally Posted by johnmags View Post

      I also suggest you read the books by Wallace Wattles:
      The Science of Getting Rich
      The Science of Being Well

      These are two great books on the law of attraction
      The Science of Getting Rich is my second all time favourite book and I have read it countless times. There is so much wisdom in that book and you definitely need to read it more than once to grasp the key messages.

      Here is a great summary of the key lessons in that book (it refers to 'Man' but obviously applies to Women too! )

      THERE is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.

      A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.

      Man can form things in his thought, and by impressing his thought upon formless substance can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.
      In order to do this, man must pass from the competitive to the creative mind; otherwise he cannot be in harmony with the Formless Intelligence, which is always creative and never competitive in spirit.

      Man may come into full harmony with the Formless Substance by entertaining a lively and sincere gratitude for the blessings it bestows upon him. Gratitude unifies the mind of man with the intelligence of Substance, so that man's thoughts are received by the Formless. Man can remain upon the creative plane only by uniting himself with the Formless Intelligence through a deep and continuous feeling of gratitude.

      Man must form a clear and definite mental image of the things he wishes to have, to do, or to become; and he must hold this mental image in his thoughts, while being deeply grateful to the Supreme that all his desires are granted to him. The man who wishes to get rich must spend his leisure hours in contemplating his Vision, and in earnest thanksgiving that the reality is being given to him. Too much stress cannot be laid on the importance of frequent contemplation of the mental image, coupled with unwavering faith and devout gratitude. This is the process by which the impression is given to the Formless, and the creative forces set in motion.

      The creative energy works through the established channels of natural growth, and of the industrial and social order. All that is included in his mental image will surely be brought to the man who follows the instructions given above, and whose faith does not waver. What he wants will come to him through the ways of established trade and commerce.

      In order to receive his own when it shall come to him, man must be active; and this activity can only consist in more than filling his present place. He must keep in mind the Purpose to get rich through the realization of his mental image. And he must do, every day, all that can be done that day, taking care to do each act in a successful manner. He must give to every man a use value in excess of the cash value he receives, so that each transaction makes for more life; and he must so hold the Advancing Thought that the impression of increase will be communicated to all with whom he comes in contact.

      The men and women who practice the foregoing instructions will certainly get rich; and the riches they receive will be in exact proportion to the definiteness of their vision, the fixity of their purpose, the steadiness of their faith, and the depth of their gratitude.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sars
        Originally Posted by bradles View Post

        THERE is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.

        A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.

        Man can form things in his thought, and by impressing his thought upon formless substance can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.
        This is such a powerful message! I have started visualising exactly what I want in the finest of detail every morning and every night since reading about this topic. I am picturing myself as if I have already achieved the desired outcome and I am feeling the emotions as if my dreams have already become reality. I feel like things are starting to change already and I am so excited about the future!

        Bradles, I have downloaded The Science of Getting Rich from your website and can't wait to read it! Thankyou!!!
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          Hi Sars,

          It's awesome to see that you have starting practicing the powerful process of visualisation! Dedicate 10 minutes each morning and 10 minutes each night and you will be amazed by what starts to happen!

          Visualising our goals on a consistent basis sends a powerful message to our subconscious mind. We then start attracting the right people into our lives, we start coming up with ideas and we develop the motivation to take action. I have said this before but the most important component of visualisation is to get all of the senses involved in the process. Our subconscious tunes in based on the feelings and emotions.

          I have found an amazing program to assist in generating this feeling and emotion. Mind Movies is a computer software program where you can create your own videos with pictures, affirmations and your favourite inspiring music. You can then watch the Mind Movie every morning and every night to program the subconscious mind. I burn my Mind Movies on to a dvd and then watch them on the big screen tv with the sound system cranked up. I then jump around the room while watching to get the energy flowing! This gets all of the senses involved and creates incredible feeling and emotion. I have found this extremely powerful for achieving my goals!

          I have some more info about Mind Movies on my website and you can download 6 Mind Movies for free. Click here for more info.

          Cheers,

          Brad
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  • Profile picture of the author CourtneyJames
    This post is right on. I don't know what I could ad, but that book is a life saver.

    Without that book I would be dead by now. "Think and Grow Rich" saved my life when I was in my late teens. The hope it gave me... changed me profoundly.

    Thanks for spreading and sharing this wisdom. You can never have too much of this stuff.
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    We think and speak things into existence. Infinite Intelligence anyone?
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  • Profile picture of the author valentyne
    It is true that thoughts become feelings which become actions which become results. Choose your thoughts wisely.
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    action make the differences..thought only inside your mind..but action guided by mind equal to success
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        Great post Brad, arrived here just when I needed it most to put me back in focus.
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    • Profile picture of the author bradles
      Originally Posted by sunconsultancy View Post

      The concept of "positive thinking" is certainly nothing new, although I think that in some ways, it may be reaching a point of market saturation because it is actually being OVER used, rather than simply being used properly.
      There is sooooooo much more to this topic than the simple concept of 'positive thinking'. Look a bit deeper into the core principles that have been discussed throughout this thread and you will see some powerful strategies that will completely change your life and your results.

      People can think positive thoughts until they are blue in the face but if there are underlying subconscious limiting beliefs then it is like banging our head against a brick wall. Our subconscious will constantly sabotage our results.

      The key to effectively using these principles is to remove the subconscious limiting beliefs and program our minds for success. EFT is a fantastic way to do this and I highly recommend it to everyone!

      I believe many people are frustrated with the Law of Attraction and 'The Secret' because they are trying to focus on positive thoughts and they are trying to focus on what they want but those underlying limiting beliefs keep preventing them from the success that they desire. This leads to anger and frustration and the negative beliefs are then reinforced. People then strart to believe that the Law of Attraction simply does not work and they give up trying.

      We must uncover our limiting beliefs before we can break through to success!
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    Lots of good info here.

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  • Profile picture of the author bizideas
    FYI, "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill is available in public domain. It's definitely a keeper.

    Excellent Post Bradles.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnneMarie
    I can't believe I have spelt so long going through all these threads ... they were comulsive reading. Thank you so much Bradles sharing this.

    Today was 'one of those days' and I did find the EFT video you mentioned earlier and copied it to my desktop already because no matter how positive we are and how good we are at visualising the outcome we want in our lives, we do have to deal with the blocks which we acquired in our earlier years.

    EFT is a great compliment to Think and Grow Rich, The Science of Getting Rich and all the other excellent books we can read.

    But, no matter how many books we read, something within us can hold us back and EFT, which is relatively new to me and possibly many others, is a great tool for releasing old and deep thoughts we have about our potentials.
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    Amazing post.
    What's most interesting that what philosophers and ancient thinkers were saying long time ago agrees nwo to latest science discoveries, quantom physics. World becomes much more complex now as we know more.

    If we can construct, design our reality, what's the reality really is? Just an illusion? What's your thoughts about it?
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  • Profile picture of the author AyeSuccess
    Recently l watched this doc titled THE SECRET. The conception is no different from what Bradles shared on this post.

    Thanks Bradles
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  • Profile picture of the author MovingAhead
    Thoughts do NOT become things, it's just a nice way to interpret the world around you. If you believe such things well good for you, but IMO the world is way more complicated, you cannot summarize everything into a law like that.
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    • Profile picture of the author bradles
      Originally Posted by MovingAhead View Post

      Thoughts do NOT become things, it's just a nice way to interpret the world around you. If you believe such things well good for you, but IMO the world is way more complicated, you cannot summarize everything into a law like that.
      Hi MovingAhead, you have chosen to believe that the world is way more complicated but it doesn't have to be that way! Why not change that belief to 'the world is full of abundance and operates by universal laws with 100% certainty, predicatability and accuracy'.

      Our thoughts lead to feelings which lead to actions followed by results. I went through 3 years of failure until I finally grasped this universal law and applied it in my life. I have now been able to escape the rat race and live the life of my dreams. Our beliefs govern our results. Change your beliefs and you will change your life!

      Cheers, Brad
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  • Profile picture of the author Grace Jen
    Hello Brad, I kinda agree with what you mentioned above "The world is full of abundance and operates by universal laws with 100% certainty, predicatability and accuracy"
    Opportunties and abundances are everywhere, all we need to do is develop a successful mindset, see the opportunties with our "brain eye", grab it and take MASSIVE action! Life is full of abundance! There is no lack in anyway, you yourself is the main Limiting Factor if you choose to believe that there is lack of opportunity or life is too complex, what do you reckon?

    I would love to share a quick story of mine here with those like-minded people. My life is full of challenges, I am facing challenge from time to time, but I am a bit "stubborn", I never want to give up! When I was given a chance to read Napolien Hill Think and Grow Rich book a few months ago, I started to practice the teachings in the book on Daily basis. I carefully choose my thoughts (I try my best to filter out the negative though and just focus on positve thoughts), I surround myself with positive, like-minded people, I upgrade my network to those who are successful and living abundance life. I take massive action, I use Visualisation technique to create my own reality, I did my Vision Board, I see myself as a Super Successful enterprenuer who are so passionate in inspiring as many people as possible to live an abundance life...

    Now guess what happens, Thoughs Become Things.... Some wonderful business opportunities attract to me effortlessly!
    This is definitely an awesome journey for me! I now have a mentor, a very successful mentor who is so passionate in providing me valuable Internet Marketing training, Personal Development tradining, etc... A wonderful network out there. I just love this so much, this is my Journey on attracting abundance through my thoughts and my action.
    I only spent about 3 months to do this Though Exercise, now you can see such a great changes in my life!

    Here, I strongly suggest those who are so passionate to be successful in whichever areas in life to give this Thoughts Become Things Exercise a go, you will never know until you try it. You are not going to loss anything, BUT if you manage to get it, you will be BENEFIT FOREVER for the rest of your life! So, let's choose to live an abundance life ^^

    I wish you all All The Best In Everything You Do. Keep in touch closely!
    Warmest wishes from GRACE
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    • Profile picture of the author bradles
      Hi Grace,

      It is awesome to read about your results over the past few months and there is no doubt that you have attracted all of these amazing opportunities into your life by changing the way you think!

      You are obviously extremely passionate about creating the life of your dreams and I have no doubt that you will achieve phenomenal success in the future!

      Last month I decided to set a goal to obtain my solo sky diving license. I started visualising the experience and feeling the emotion. I pictured myself jumping out of the plane by myself and felt the adrenaline running through my veins. I visualised the solo sky diving certificate hanging on my wall and imagined travelling all over the world jumping in some amazing locations. I didn't know where I was going to do it or how, I just visualised the end result.

      1 week later an old friend called me up who I hadn't heard from for quite some time. He is a sky diving instructor and has done over 10,000 jumps! He was very excited and told me that he had just been offered the opportunity of a lifetime to run a sky diving instruction school in New Zealand. The law of attraction had lined up this opportunity for me and I am now booked in to go in March! I am now going to learn from one of the best sky diving instructors in the world and my dream is now going to become reality!

      We have the ability to create our own reality and life becomes an amazing adventure when we align ourselves with the Universal Laws of Success.

      Cheers, Brad
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    Your Circumstances Are Children Of Your Thoughts
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  • Profile picture of the author Grace Jen
    Hello Rafaelapolinario, I only have one word to say AMEN

    Life is far too short for us to live undervalue, don't sell yourself short, let's Dream Big, Think Big and Take Massive Action to create the miracles we want in life!

    I wish you all All The Best here, keep in touch closely....

    Manay hugs from Grace, Australia
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    great advice
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    • Profile picture of the author Sars
      Hi Bradles,

      I have been practicing daily visualisation and trying to feel the emotions as if I have already achieved the desired outcome. Sometimes I find it hard to get in the right frame of mind and can't feel the emotions about my goals. Are there any tips or strategies that you could recommend to improve my visualisation skills?

      Many thanks!

      Sars
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenh
    "Thoughts become things" is very true.

    I read in wolfe's book that if you can concentrate on something for 68 seconds it guarantees it coming in to your life.


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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    Hey guys! I ran into the video from Toastmasters! Very true!

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  • Profile picture of the author Wizardofwisdom
    Thoughts DO become things - of that there is no doubt, and quantum physics has now proved it too.

    However, the difficulty is that they don't turn up "literally". In the movie "The Secret" there is a comic moment where a guy thinks of an elephant, and immediately an elephant starts tramping through his living room.

    My experience - and 20 years plus of personal experimentation - has led me to conclude that general intention, combined with attention tends to become your reality. "Tends" is the operative word.

    I have no doubt that there are higher levels we can attain - witness the Yogis who can stop their heartbeat and so on.

    I have personally "attracted" large amounts of money at times when I was in dire straits, and I know that I did it by paying attention to abundance and intending, (and FEELING) wealth. It DOES work - but because it's personal I can never "prove" (in any scientific sense), that these events were anything more than good luck or coincidence.

    Getting to the point of total belief is the issue. When you do, it works. But you still won't get an elephant in your living room!

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  • Profile picture of the author Eirik Ringstad
    Hey Brad,

    Thank you so much for sharing..!

    What you just shared where the core of "The Law of Attraction".

    It`s incredible how much power we can have in our lifes if we
    just tune into the right waves of thoughts.

    I just listened to this powerful online course about inventions,
    and this gentlemen said that everything from the start of our
    civilization did exist, but it was when a the great minds in
    history managed to tune into certain waves of thought patterns
    that incredible inventions such as the airplane, electricity,
    and the wheel came to being.

    If you think about it, thoughts create the core reality
    we currently live in..

    That must mean we have an insane amount of
    opportunities in our lifes... We just have to master the
    cabability of tuning our thoughts into the right wave
    patterns.

    Again, great post. Keep on sharing.

    Eirik.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tor-Sigurd D.R
    Whether they are thinking 'NO MORE WAR' or 'BRING ON THE WAR' the vibration is EXACTLY the same and they will attract it into their lives.
    I wish more people would realize just this, it saddens me every day to see people live in the "wonder land" that we have been indoctrinated to believe in from the day we where born.
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  • Profile picture of the author RoseRabbit
    Thoughts are things. When we speak our thoughts they become postulates for the experiences we have.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charan Saini
    Hi Brad,
    I had heard about the book "Think & Grow Rich", after reading your write up, you have aspired me to read it !
    Thanks for posting a great thread .
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  • Profile picture of the author Pisaka
    hello, I don't know about the book you've read, but your article influenced me greatly, it's realy worthy of attention. Thanks a lot.
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    Let's find out who was thinking the stock market would plummet, house prices would collapse. the credit market would dry up, all of the countries of the world would be negatively affected, we would be in 2 wars simultaneously, and unemployment would skyrocket - and get them to think positive thoughts! Fast!
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  • Profile picture of the author fahadabrarkhan
    Yes true thought becomes things. We should better focus on good things of life. When I see romantic movies, I become romantic. When I see violent movies I become stressed out. So we should always feed our mind with good things of life. Its all about how we feel.
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    • Profile picture of the author bradles
      Hi Guys,

      WOW, I just finished reading 'Think and Grow Rich' again and each time I get some amazing new insights! It is definitely a book that you need to read more than once. As our mindset develops over time we start to see things that we have never noticed before!

      If you haven't read Think and Grow Rich then click here to get an instant download (no email required). I just want to share this with as many people as possible and spread the word. I believe the teachings in this book have the ability to take people from feelings of fear, lack and limitation to feelings of abundance and power. Read 10 pages every day and watch your life start to change before your eyes!

      Click Here to get your Free Copy of Think and Grow Rich.

      Have a fantastic day!

      Cheers,

      Brad
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  • Profile picture of the author DukeNasty
    Think and Grow Rich is a fantastic book and has done wonders for my life. I once read a the Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gittomer and he states that when his life was a mess and he was a nobody (broke, recently divorced, poor attitude), he read ONE chapter of Think and Grow Rich everyday for a year. Since there are only 15 chapters, every three weeks (assuming a 5 day business week) he had reread the book. 52 weeks in a year divided by 3 weeks to read the book means he read the book around 17 times in that year. He said it completely changed his life and his attitude!

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  • Profile picture of the author ronblade
    Thanks for sharing this. "Love to think and get rich" I also like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sh3ryl
    Is it same with what i thinks?focusing time and energy to our positive side not on negative one, for instance if I have more knowledge and interest on computer, just focus on it and don't force to like agriculture. let others do that, because we've an unique advantages in our self and become an expert in that field.. (sorry for bad english)
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    • Profile picture of the author TimStephens
      "The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind."
      William James
      US Pragmatist philosopher & psychologist (1842 - 1910)

      Thoughts are things. You must change the way you think about something first and then you will change that "thing" into something you want, not something you don't.

      Life is very black or white...people complicate it by the way they react to it.

      Live your Dream!
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    • Profile picture of the author bradles
      Originally Posted by sh3ryl View Post

      Is it same with what i thinks?focusing time and energy to our positive side not on negative one, for instance if I have more knowledge and interest on computer, just focus on it and don't force to like agriculture. let others do that, because we've an unique advantages in our self and become an expert in that field.. (sorry for bad english)
      I think we all need to find out what we are passionate about in life and then focus on that with 100% attention. Sometimes we tend to spread ourselves too thin and try to be a 'jack of all trades'.

      When we follow our intuition and spend time doing the things we love, amazing things start to happen in all areas of our lives!

      Ask yourself these questions: Does your work on the internet inspire you? Are you passionate about it? Would you continue to do it if there was no monetary reward? What would you do if you had 10 million dollars in the bank and never had to work another day? The answer to this question will determine what you need to focus on!

      When we find something that we are passionate about, something that really inspires us, the money starts to flow!
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  • Profile picture of the author bradles
    Here is a great video from Louise Hay:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/58f-RHl3UUM&hl=en&fs=1&

    Enjoy!

    Cheers,

    Brad
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  • Profile picture of the author LeslieFulger
    Good Morning Warriors I too came to the same conclusion upon my path of self awareness of the laws of attraction but it did not come through a specific book par say. It came from paying attention and observing life in general and recognizing the patterns, signs and symbols that represent much more than meets the eye. In acknowledging the influences that affect us on every level of our beingness we can begin to formulate an idea of how energy works. Just like you mentioned Brad with your comment on thoughts being energy and manifest whatever you've been focusing upon with those thoughts, be it good or bad. This is what I also spend a great deal of time trying to help teach and counsel other individuals and have for the past 18 or so years. The majority get it, if they stop long enough to really "think about it" but there are some who never will comprehend that concept no matter how much you spell it out for them and this is due to their limiting beliefs and negative outlook that consistently sabotages their lives.

    You provided some great analogies in regards to the energetic effect our thoughts have on our reality. I would like to add an additional analogy to the mix to help maybe provide some clarity through expanding our perception to realizing truly how powerful we are; energetically speaking.

    I know most people have heard of the ripple effect and that is very much the case here I want to point out. Think of life as a still pond, if you throw a rock into that pond then there is going to be a rippling effect that will ultimately affect everything in it's wake. Our thoughts are the stone in this analogy. Our actions also can be likened to the stone because our thoughts and our actions both equally have a great impact upon not only our experiences but also how much of impact our thoughts and actions can have on not just ourselves but also the world around us. Just like the old Native adage, "What we do to another, we also do unto ourselves."

    Our minds are a wonderful tool that is more powerful than we truly can perceive in it's entirety. The Law of Attraction isn't something new, it's existed since the beginning of time; an inherent knowing within our subconscious minds that is aware of the universal laws and alchemical processes that really are occurring on every aspect and level or our beingness. The fact is very few will ever tap into it's fullest potential because of their limiting belief systems or persistent harping, moaning and groaning about everything that's wrong in their life. Negativity is like a rotten apple, it will decay and spoil all the other apples around it if you do not get rid of it. What I mean by that is if you are harboring a negative thought consistently you are just adding fuel to the fire to permeate an even bigger magnet to attract more negative issues to have to contend with.

    For example, say you are the type of person who tends to hold a grudge. At first, it was probably just you were upset with the person you felt who did you wrongly. If you never do anything about the problem other than set around stewing over this person and what they did then all you're doing is causing those negative feelings to become more charged with your thoughts and feelings and as time goes by it is likely that you'll actually end up hating that person or trying to seek some form of revenge. All of those things mentioned have negatively charged energetic patterns to them. What once was just a thought has now become fueled with emotion and intention to possibly do harm or belittle the individual who has wronged you. Some people never take it that far but then again some individuals totally snap one day due to these types of negatively based thoughts and end up becoming irrational and harming others in the process. As an example the disgruntled postal worker who comes to work one day and starts shooting everybody in sight.

    These negatively charged feelings begin transforming inside of an individual and eventually that entire situation will negatively impact the individuals but also it's effect will ripple out affecting others as well. It's like a sore that keeps festering and festering until it has no choice but to erupt. That is what is basically happening with all of these negative thoughts and feelings that is being held onto. In our exploration of understanding how to positively utilize our thoughts to improve our circumstances, we also must look at what is hidden within ourselves often times repressed and undealt with emotions and feelings. These also produce a negative attraction drawing energy unto itself. As a result can also hinder one's ability to manifest their desires.

    It's not just the thoughts that is needed to be looked at, it is also everything that is within an individual as well that is useless, nonproductive and nothing more than emotional and mental debris that can and will hinder us. All of the out-dated belief systems as well fall into this category. None of it serves any purpose other than to sabotage us and create further hinderances. If a person is filled with all of this garbage and crap that has been laying wasting away within us in essence begins to spoil even the good parts and negatively impact an individual. Often times these are the people who have become hardened and calloused in life and are filled with great unhappiness. What I'm getting at here is a cup that is already full has no more room for anything else.

    Even if you are drawing all of these positive things into your life, if you are filled with a bunch of emotional baggage, mental debris & out-dated beliefs that serve no real purpose then you will still be limiting yourself in manifesting your desires because you're already filled to the brim with all this other stuff that's taking up space and needs to be released. To fully benefit and understand how the Law of Attraction works and reach our potential as co-creators, we too have to do more than just change our thinking patterns. Yes that is a major step in the right direction but also it calls for us to reflect within ourselves and truly discover what is within us. What is spoiling our ability to manifest the things in our lives that are in alignment with our needs and desires?

    Looking within and discerning what all is really going on will give us a better understanding of the patterns and vicious cycles we have created for ourselves. When we learn to look at not just how we think but how we react to situations then we can better understand why our lives are the way they are and through this type of self exploration, we learn how to release that debris within ourselves that is just taking up precious space. There are many ways and methods to attracting abundance into our lives. Everything is symbolic of our intentions, fueled by our emotions and thoughts thereby manifesting our desires. In the spiritual community, a lot of individuals during the New Moon will utilize a technique called Abundance Checks to help manifest more positive abundance and blessings into their lives by either taking a check or piece of paper written out exactly like a standard check and place their name in the Pay to the order of field. In the dollar amount they write Paid In Full. Where you'd write out the actual dollar amount, they put Unlimited Abundance and Blessings and then sign it The Universe. It is done during the New Moon because it's energies represent new beginnings and are very powerful energies to work with. In this small way, they are placing their intentions for the universe to provide their needs and further attract the positive abundance they are seeking. It's all in the intention, thoughts and beliefs associated with that practice.

    I know from experience that on the months that I do an Abundance Check then my needs are better met and better opportunities find their way to me. On the months I forget to do it, then it is very noticeable and there seems to be more struggles and a much harder month making ends meat than in months I successfully take the few minutes to do this. So my point is there is a million different ways to attract abundance in your life but if you're limiting yourself by your thinking and beliefs or you're so filled with all the negative debris within you're still going to be struggling. Be creative, it's all in the intentions you set forth and the focus and energy you give a thought no matter what it is as to it's manifested reality.

    Like the one gentlemen mentioned about The Secret and how the main key was totally left out and that is taking action towards achieving your goals. You can wish for a million years to be a multi-billionaire but if you're just going to set on the couch everyday doing nothing to actively take steps towards achieving that goal nothing productive with come of it. Just like someone complaining there's no jobs but fail to ever pick up a paper or go out and put in applications. Unless you actively take steps to make something happen it's just not likely to occur the way you'd like it to. When I first watched The Secret, I honestly was not impressed. It wasn't really a secret they didn't tell me anything I hadn't already figured out in my own quest of learning about energy and how you can utilize it to your benefit positively. Truthfully that information has been known to witches, shamans and other earth-based religions/cultures for centuries. It's just frowned upon because it reflects something outside of what is considered the "norm".

    The reason it has been hidden from the mass majority of individuals throughout the centuries is because people would take advantage of that knowledge and utilize it for negative means to control, manipulate and bring suffering unto others thereby abusing that power. It is for this reason that only privileged individuals and an elite few knew about the Law of Attraction and harnessing the power of thoughts and focus to bring about desired results because those individuals were completely aware and took responsibility for their thoughts and actions. Now that knowledge is more widespread with the monetization of a universal law; like it's some big secret

    There are active steps that need to be taken in order to fully manifest our potential and desired results. No matter what your situation is, if you are not making any progress then there is some stagnation going on within your life. You are at a standstill, there is no movement. That is the rut that Brad is talking about. There has to be some gesture on your part to move forward. And that comes in the form of taking action. Once you've taken some form of action (even a little is better than none!) then you must follow through despite any obstacles, you must forge ahead and apply yourself thereby energetically your intentions are attracting opportunities for you to manifest the desired goal so that you may reap the benefits.

    Energy is just energy, constantly moving. It requires focus and intentions to give the energy direction so that it may gather more momentum and bring about those opportunities that are in alignment with your desires. So it's more involved than just your thoughts, energy is everywhere it exists in everything, pay attention to how it works in nature and in your own life and by doing so it will help you more fully understand how to best utilize it positively to it's highest potential.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Thai
    Great and powerful post Brad !!!

    Hermas and BubbasBits I totally agree with you guys
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      We are all co-creators of the future.

      Adhering to this premise, all of the posts that can be found at "Imagine Into Being" are intended to co-create the future. These "imaginings" are wonderful additions to the possibilities of what is to happen in the future. Every thought ever created is part of a grander collection of thoughts. The more times a thought is believed and energy it garners (by way of more and more people believing it), the more likely it is that this thought is going to occur. This is the perfect reason for this blog.

      The world is aching for more positive and intentional thoughts to be added to the collection. This blog seeks to do that by contributing a number of intentional and very different possibilities for the world.

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    Very nicely done. You are spot on about the power of thought, both positive and negative. In the mystery school tradition, fear is recognized as an attractive force, and I don't mean pretty. Things that manifest, whether good or bad, begin with a thought, and that is a serious axiom to contemplate.
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  • Profile picture of the author biggsy
    It's all about balance.... there is a natural balance in nature and in the universe..... split the photon into a positron and electron and if you charge one to change it into the other, immediately, no matter the distance between the two, the other would flip into it's opposite to counter balance.

    We gravitate towards what MAKES US WHOLE.... not what you think you need. So if you have yet to experience greed... you will..... if you have yet to experience abundance... you will..... just keep aware that success and abundance comes in many forms and solutions hide in the shadows of misfortune.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Kerr
    Thoughts -> Feelings -> Actions -> Results

    I want to comment on this, I believe this is slightly wrong. Thoughts if thought often enough lead to beliefs.

    Beliefs -> Limit or do not limit Actions ->Results ->Beliefs
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterDunin
    Wicked post,many thanks for sharing this valuable advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Ford
    I believe in keeping it very simple, and as the master Napoleon Hill quotes;

    "You give before you get."

    The more that people remember that one quote, then their success is guaranteed......
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  • Profile picture of the author BonganiS
    "Think and Grow Rich" is one of my favorite books. I have been and still reading it. It changed the way I think and look at things.

    Thanks for sharing the lessons.
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  • Profile picture of the author ColdFire123
    Wow great post brad!!
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLow
    Thanks for this great post, Brad
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  • Thoughts -> Feelings -> Actions -> Results
    Idea -> Passion -> Work-> Success

    Great share.
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