We have been reading in Og Mandino in chapter 4 “I increase my knowledge of mankind, myself, and the goods I sell, thus my sales multiply. I practice and improve, and polish the words I utter to sell my goods, for this is the foundation on which I build my career and, never I forget that many have attained great wealth and success with only one sales talk, delivered with excellence. I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.”
From this statement, I have extracted what is needed to become better than I have been previously.
First, I increase my knowledge of myself and others. By changing my thought patterns and eliminating limiting beliefs. Negative thought patterns defeat my purpose to grow. I must become a better manager of myself, capture the thoughts that limit me.
“I don’t know what to do” is one such thought that is limiting me. “I do know better than anyone else what to do because I know the situation better than anyone else.” This has become a daily awareness for me because it is a limiting belief.
Do you have any such beliefs that limit you? Would you be able to identify it and declare it void by stating it positively? Comment below.
Then I constantly seek to improve my manners and graces. People buy from people with a positive mindset that shows good manners and treats them well. In sales, most people buy, without being sold, because they know, trust and believe in you.
Love & Harmony
If you desire to visualize a different environment, the process is simply to hold the ideal in mind, until your vision has been made real; give no thought to person, places or things; the environment you desire still contains everything necessary; all will come at the right time and in the right place.
What we visualize already exists in the spiritual world, we must put feeling into our thought to gain results. When we succeed in bringing about this mental attitude, it is comparatively easy to realize our desire as an already accomplished fact; when we can do this we shall have found the “Truth” which makes us free from every lack or limitation of any kind.
For me, I find visualizing a world of Harmony and Love of great value. Centering my thoughts and actions around being grateful. Coming from a place of gratefulness, being kind to others, no matter how they react to me, is a better place to dwell.
This week I have had a circumstance come up that I thought had been resolved. Properly handled through a reliable source. Now it appears that there is great distress and upset coming from misunderstandings on things that were not of my making. Accusations of lying and cheating are words being used in regards to me.
So I visualize harmony and love injected with feeling. I also choose to control my thoughts and actions that surround this circumstance.
I can be who I will to be.
Love and Harmony,
Haanel “The creative power of thought places an invincible weapon into, a person’s hand and makes him a master of destiny. For this reason, Insight must be exercised so that the thought which we entertain contains no mental, moral or physical germ which we do not wish objectified in our lives.”
Insight is a part of the mind where we are able to examine the facts.
Insight enables us to be prepared for the obstacles we shall meet.
Insight enables us to plan to our advantage and turn our thoughts and attention in the right direction.
Insight is absolutely essential for the development of any great achievement.
Insight is a product of the world within and is developed in the Silence and by concentration.
How do I create the things I want or need in my life? By going into the silence and concentrating on Insight. We use this insight to formulate a definite program to apply this principle to our own particular problem. The way we get ourselves to apply knowledge is by, determined conscious effort.
Love & Harmony,
“There is mind in every atom of the body, this mind is a negative mind, and the power of the individual to think makes him positive so that he can control this negative mind. If you wish harmonious conditions in your life, you must develop a harmonious mental attitude.” Haanel
I have the power to change my world by changing my thoughts.
Have you taken into consideration this very thought? Do you spend time thinking about how to come into harmony with a power so great, a positive power?
Right thinking takes time and effort on our part. It takes diligence, clear cut, steady fixed, definite, unchangeable, thought. And to do this effectively it takes practice. It takes practice to first capture the thought then to consciously replace it with the positive thought that brings us into harmony with the Supreme.
There are 7 laws of the mind that assist us in controlling our negative mind.
One is the law of growth. Whatever we think about, grows. What we forget atrophies. Another is the law of substitution, We cannot think about 2 things at the same time. If a negative thought enters your mind, try to think about God instead. And then we have the Law of Practice. With the practice of the correct things, we improve.
I have found that the work it takes to overcome the negative mind is well worth the effort that I have had to make. It is my belief that we can all use our power to think.
Love & Harmony,
“What are we to think in order to secure what we really desire? What you and I desire, what we all desire, what everyone is seeking, is Happiness and Harmony. If we can be truly happy we shall have everything the world can give. If we are happy ourselves, we can make others happy.” Haanel
How do we find the happiness that we all so need and desire?
Let’s all stop complaining about the things that happen in our lives. Take steps to replace old thought patterns instead, use uplifting and creative thought. Commit to put love in your heart each day and to love each person that you encounter.
Be grateful. I know you have heard this before, but do you really sit down each day and make a log of the things for which you are grateful? I started using index cards to write out three things that I am grateful for each day. I keep my cards close by and flash through them.
I have an offer on the right side of this blog. My offer is to take the Mental Makeover, it’s free of charge. My gift to you for being one of my readers. It helped me find peace and harmony within and I know it can help you too. I would love to have your comments below.
We can all use a fresh start in 2020. To be the very best we can be.
Love & Harmony,