What is your greatest asset? Not your house. Not your car. Not even your $1 Billion dollars (assuming you have). Your greatest asset is located between your ears. Yes, it is your mind.
Why is the mind or our ability to think our greatest asset? Now is the period of Youth Olympics so let’s talk about sportsman/sportswoman. My friend was telling me how impressed he was by China’s weightlifter Tian Yuan. She competed in the 48kg woman weightlifting category and at one point lifted 105kg, 2 times her weight! Do you think her greatest contribution to her success is her physical body? I do not think so. It is her mind that created this reality. She believes she can do it and therefore she did. Like what Bruce Lee says, “the successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus”. All successful sportsmen and sportswomen have very strong minds, that enable them to overcome physical limitations and win medals. They should be seen as having great mind power instead of physical power.
If you still think physical prowess is important, I shall pose a question to you. Why did humans dominate the Earth when obviously we are not physically the fastest or strongest among the animals? Why not the bears that are stronger than us dominate the world? Why not the cheetahs that are faster than us dominate Earth? Simply because we have the ability to think. The ability to harness the power of the mind is going to be the key to your success. It was our ancestors who began to use the mind to overcome our physical limitations and survive against stronger animals. Overtime, this trait of thinking get passed on to generations and generations as more humans survived. The amount of mind power also increase as we utilise it even more. This is how we compounded this edge over other living organism in this Earth. If this is our edge, aren’t you interested to maximise the use of your mind? Don’t you want to understand it better and make it work for you?
Always remember we need to create an image or an idea in our mind before it will turn into reality in the physical world. The weapons that were created by our cavemen ancestors are products of thoughts. The buildings and bridges that were built are also the products of our thoughts. Hence, you must accept reality is a product of your thought. Do you think about money everyday? Or do you think about the LACK of money? Most of us focus on the LACK. If we worry and focus on LACK, we will never do anything to change our way of doing things. Our thoughts control our behaviour and eventually our results. You think you have total control of your behaviour? The answer is no. Do you control your breathing, heart beat and every function of your organs? No! Your subconscious mind does it. You would be surprised your behaviour is largely determined by your subconscious mind. The stronger the habit, the stronger your subconscious mind is controlling it (wonder why is it so hard for you to save?). Many of us wonder why we always get the same results, say lack of money. Because we always think about LACK! Our subconscious mind will tell us to behave in a way that we will LACK money. We will tend to spend on the latest gadget or whatever item we desire as long as we have some money. If you do not change your thoughts, you can never change your reality.
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If you always think the way you always think, you will do what you always do. And if you do what you always do, you will get what you always get. What do you need to change first? I hope you get it.