By Brian Tracy (Brian
of Your Success
Perhaps the most powerful single factor
in your financial success is your beliefs about yourself and
money. We call this the Law of Belief. It says simply this:
you believe, with feeling, becomes your reality
you intensely believe becomes your reality
That we have a tendency to block out
any information coming in to us that is inconsistent with
What we've discovered is that successful
people absolutely believe that they have the ability to succeed.
And they will not entertain, think about, or talk about the
possibilities that they'll fail. They do not even consider
the possibility of failure.
Versus Positive Knowing
You always act in a matter consistent
with your beliefs. The most important belief system you can
build is a prosperity consciousness where you absolutely believe
that you are going achieve your financial goals.
We call this
positive knowing versus positive thinking.
Positive thinking can sometimes be wishing
or hoping. But positive knowing is when you absolutely know
that no matter what, you will be successful.
Another principle related to your beliefs
is willpower. We know that willpower is essential to any success.
Willpower is based on confidence. It's based on conviction.
It's based on faith. It's based on your
belief in your ability to triumph over all obstacles. And
you can develop willpower by persistence, by working on your
goals, by reading the biographies of successful people, by
listening to audio programs, by reading books about people
who've achieved success.
The more information
you take into your mind consistent
with success, the more likely
it is that you will develop the willpower to push
you through the obstacles and difficulties you will experience.
Beat the Odds
Remember that success is rare. Only one
person in one hundred becomes wealthy in the course of a lifetime.
Only five percent achieve financial independence.
That means that the odds against you
The only way that you're going to achieve
your financial goals is if you get really serious. To succeed,
you must get serious. You must get busy. You must get active.
You must get going. Remember, everything counts.
Self-mastery, self-control, self-discipline
are essential for anyone who wants to achieve greatly. And
control over your thoughts is the hardest exercise in self-mastery
that you will ever engage in.
if you can talk and think about only what you desire and not
talk or think about anything that you don't want for 24 hours.
Then you'll see what you're really made
of. It's a hard thing to do but with practice, you can reach
the point where you are thinking about your goals and desires
most of the time. Then, your whole life will change for the
Here are two things you can do to build
a belief system consistent with the financial success you
First, continually repeat to yourself
the words, pictures and thoughts consistent with your dreams
and goals. Whatever you repeat often enough, over and over,
becomes a new belief.
Second, set a goal for yourself to think
and talk only about the things that you want for the next
24 hours. This will be one of the hardest things you ever
do. But if you can keep your mind on what you want and off
of what you don't want for 24 hours, you can begin to change
your entire future.