Harold L Lowe asked:
Each year millions of people around the world purchase inspirational, self-help books, programs, CDs, and DVDs. Thousands of them pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to attend lectures, speeches, boot camps, and seminars. It has been estimated by some sources that personal development is a 2.5 billion dollar industry. This certainly indicates that a large segment of the population of the world, perhaps you included, recognize the need and even hunger to gain greater control of the mind in order to experience life outcomes that are more in line with what we desire.Yet only a relatively few people succeed in their quest. How can that be? I believe people really do want to improve. I believe you want to improve. Information and instructions on mastering your mind power from master teachers in the self-help field are readily available, much of it for free. For modern generations, the preeminent self-help book is Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Mr. Hill identified 13 principles of success. Many if not most succeeding authors present some form of those principles. I am sure that people who attend lectures and seminars absorb as much as they can from the lessons. The question I ask myself is just how much new information and instructions do the attendees allow to reach the subconscious levels of their minds? If the information that can help you re-direct your focus to consistent thoughts, ideas, and mental images that are aligned with your desires is not internalized, desirable outcomes will never materialize. I am reminded of a statement made by a person who was about to embark on an attempt to row a boat around the world some years ago. A news person asked him if he was fearful that his relatively small boat could easily be sunk by the vast stretches of water. His response was that all of the water in all of the oceans of the world can not sink even the smallest row boat…unless it somehow gets inside, and it was his intent to keep water from getting inside his boat.I believe this analogy highlights why more people are not making significant improvements in their lives. It is because too few new success principles and too little positive information is getting inside. The self image stands as a barrier to the subconscious mind with the intent of not allowing new and different thoughts, ideas, and mental images to get in. Therefore, the information, including success principles, is not being sufficiently internalized to make much of a difference. Here is what you should know. You possess your mind. Even though you might not be in total control of it right now, it is still your mind; and it is in your sole possession. By consistently bringing the outcomes you wish to experience into your conscious mind, the self image must yield to you and gradually relinquish control of your mind to you.More and more of the things and circumstances you wish to have and experience must be consciously carried around in your mind each day and night to improve the probability that they will become targets on which you focus and will be accepted and internalized by your subconscious mind.This I know for sure. You can claim or re-claim control of your own mind power. You are the most miraculous of all living beings on earth. You are the owner of a mind that is so stupendous, that as you truly begin mastering your mind power and consciously using it, there is no dream that you can dream that you cannot achieve.