My experiences have shown me that there is no way to bring about the perfection we seek other than by the transformation of ourselves.
As soon as we succeed in transforming ourselves, the world will melt magically before our eyes and reshape itself in harmony with our transformation.
We fashion the world that surrounds us by the intensity of our imagination and feeling.
We illuminate or darken our lives by the concepts we hold of ourselves.
Nothing is more important to us than our conception of ourselves.
It is our self-conception that frees or contains us…
To attempt to change the world before we change our concept of ourselves is to struggle against the nature of things.
There can be no outer change until there is first an inner change.
Most people falsely believe that the reason they can’t reach their potential and achieve their goals is because of:
- Low confidence
- Low self-worth
- Struggles with addiction
- Body image challenges
- Negative circumstances, things are always working against them
- Lack of motivation
However, these are actually surface-level symptoms of a much deeper problem (issue)—an invisible enemy that chips away at you day in and day out, and you’re powerless to stop it because you haven’t been aware of it.
Millions of people go through their entire life without understanding this.
Agree not to be one of them…
Do you sometimes feel like whatever you do, you just can’t change?
Just when you tell yourself you’re going to change and do better…
You self-sabotage at every turn or when things finally start to look up, you seem to purposely derail yourself without really understanding why you’re doing it…
Worse, you know you shouldn’t do it, but you feel compelled not to continue, meaning you’ll never really succeed.
It’s frustrating and it’s infuriating—and you might even beat yourself up over it…
So why is this?
Why, despite our efforts to want to improve our lives and change our circumstances, do we stay stuck month after month, year after year…
And nothing really changes…
The majority of people who struggle day in and day out permit their minds to be dominated by their present results which they call the facts.
It’s lack and limitation, the poverty that’s reflected in their present results.
They know why they can’t win, it’s obvious to them, and they can prove it.
The facts win, again and again.
In other words, the person’s present results are in control of them.
They’re not in control of their results at all.
Now, if this is a description of your way of life, release it, let it go.
Clearly understand that regardless of your present situation in life, that wanting to win…
- to accomplish your goals…
- to be successful…
- to dream of living in luxury…
is not foolish or ridiculous.
It is as natural as the night following the day.
If your life is not a magnificent adventure, it is because untruths about your potential have been made; either by you or the authority figures in your life.
These untruths consisting of ideas or concepts about your potential as a person have been lodged in your subconscious mind.
You see, when our mind was programmed, someone that knew very little about our potential programmed it, and we certainly didn’t have the ability to reject anything they were telling us because we were infants or young children.
Collectively these ideas cause you to form an image of yourself in your mind. Most likely it is this mental programming that is keeping you stuck and restricting your success.
Your success in any undertaking will never be greater than the image you have of yourself.
This image or opinion you have of yourself will determine how you interpret other people’s reactions to you and can significantly impact your success.
It’s our higher self that keeps causing us to want to do better, to move in the direction of our dreams. It’s our old conditioning and the old image that’s holding us back.
So If you’re wondering what kind of self-image you have, it’s not difficult to figure it out. All that’s required is for you to take a look at the various aspects of your life.
Take a look at the results you’re getting.
Possibly your relationships, your income, and the position you hold at work, or the type of business you’re operating.
Take a look at your own personal appearance.
Everything you have right now is an external expression of your inner self-image.
Changing your circumstances means re-engineering a winning self-image that will propel you to success instead of failure.
So why do people live this way?
We live this way because we don’t know any different.
How can you escape from a prison you don’t even know you’re in?
So if you see yourself as incapable of change, shy, not good enough, or unlovable, you will feel and act accordingly. And that will create results in your outer world that reflect the image you have in your mind.
Even if you promise yourself that you’re going to do something different, you will not deviate from that pattern.
At least not for long because you’ll experience what Maxwell Maltz calls the ‘snap-back effect’ where you try something new and are snapped back like a rubber band into your old habits and behaviors repeatedly.
You can never outperform your own self-image.
- You’ll continue to sabotage your relationships…
- You’ll continue to struggle with addiction …
- You’ll continue to lose and gain the same weight repeatedly…
- Sooner than later you’ll be “snapped-back,” just like a rubber band.
- And you’ll continue to fall short of meeting your goals.
Debt, being broke, struggling in bad relationships, addiction, being unhappy with your body, suffering from poor health—none of these will improve until you change the way you see yourself.
However, as soon as we alter this inner image, everything outside begins to change.
So what keeps people stuck?
Why can’t they create the lasting change they desire and improve their lives?
Let’s analyze the situation and discover their common mistakes.
1. These people are trying desperately to change their END RESULT.
2. The RESULTS in their lives will be determined by their BEHAVIOR.
3. And their BEHAVIORS are continually being motivated by their self-image.
They have not yet come to understand their RESULTS are a direct reflection of their self-image.
If your self-image were aligned with your current goals you would have already achieved them.
Now really listen to this and let this sink in…
Your number one mistake is that your present results are in harmony with your current self-image.
And therefore, if you want to achieve a goal, you must first re-engineer a winning self-image, or you’ll repeatedly fail.
The truth is, it’s not your fault you’ve struggled to succeed—because how can you compete with an invisible enemy you didn’t even know exists?
You were never even aware that your self-image was snapping you back to your usual self repeatedly.
And while it’s true you’ve been told untruths about your potential by authority figures in your past, you don’t have to live like this anymore.
You now have the awareness to break free from all of that old programming and re-engineer a new version of yourself.
Think of your life right now…
The description of your life is a confession of yourself…
Describe your neighbors, friends, your home, your health, your business, and you are revealing the person you really are.
So you must first accept that self.
When that self is accepted, then you can start to change.
Once you have assumed (take on) the state desired, you must remain in it long enough to make that state stable, so all your energies are flowing from it.
You are no longer thinking of but thinking from your chosen state.
Whenever a state (how you think and how you feel) grows so stable it expels all its rivals, that central, habitual state of consciousness defines your character, and a true transformation of consciousness has been made.
When that state of stability has been reached, your world molds itself in harmony with your inner change.
Then people will appear to aid you.
They will think they are initiating the urge to help, not knowing they are only playing the part they must play because of the state you entered.
Having moved from one state into the other, you have altered your relationship relative to the world.
That changed relationship compels a change in behavior of those around you.
Such a change cannot take place until you first discover the self that you would change.
This discovery can be made only through an uncritical observation of your reactions to life.
So the starting point of change is self-observation to discover your reactions to life, reactions that form your “Secret Self” — the cause of the phenomena of life.
This is what led me to create…