[UPDATE] Thinking & Growing Rich: Life gives you just what you ask of it, through the foundation of your beliefs

I had to share this excerpt from my favorite book of all time, Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Once again, this book is filled with so much divine wisdom that it is almost impossible to ignore… or should I say, foolish. Check out what mean:

There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to achieve it. No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief. 

Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty. A great poet has correctly stated this universal truth through these lines:

“I bargained with Life for a penny,

And Life would pay no more, 

However I begged at evening

When I counted my scanty store.

For Life is a just employer, 

He gives you what you ask,

But once you have set the wages,

Why, you must bear the task

I worked for a menial’s hire,

Only to learn, dismayed,

That any wage I had asked of Life,

Life would have willingly paid.

This book has by far been the most influential piece of literature that I have read thus far. The most powerful lesson I drew from this excerpt is that no matter how hard you wish, or hope, or pray… if you do not believe in yourself, or you dreams and desires, they can NEVER manifest. In that same lesson I learned that your life will turn out as big as you allow yourself to imagine it to be. If you think small, you get small, and vice versa. How big is your vision? For that will be the foundation of your own dreams manifested.  (Check out the poem that I posted previously from the same book on the topic of belief… Simple, yet POWERFUL!)

If you find that your thoughts are very limited in nature, then change them. Begin to tell a different story until you believe the thoughts that are most beneficial towards your growth. Think prosperity, joy, peace, happiness, abundance, and unlimited supply of all that you could ever need and want. Stop thinking that you don’t have enough of something. Stop entertaining what you see, for it is only your TEMPORARY REALITY. You have all that you need to be all that you desire in life, you just need to start to believe THAT. Your thoughts become your beliefs… which ultimately becomes your life. Choose wisely the thoughts that you entertain.

Think & Grow Rich (in mind, body, spirit, and POCKETS!!!!)

[UPDATE]: I found video of Napoleon Hill (the author of Think and Grow Rich) on YouTube. Its basically a video of the actual book! Check it out and be blessed! 🙂

 

[youtube:www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmCtWskzmAQ]

Love,

@BCSTARKS

P.S.- Im enjoying this journey…  #teamdreamchasers

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Making Peace With What Is Lightens the Load

Often times, when we are faced with obstacles, the natural reaction is to stress about it; we worry ourselves sick, or we crumble under pressure and retract from life momentarily since its easier to escape or numb yourself from the pain.

My process, like anyone else who is striving to be their best self, has been a rollercoaster indeed. But even in the midst of my own concerns, I am learning to make peace with whatever I am facing, because it’s the only way that I can truly welcome a better outcome.

When you can learn to accept what is as nothing more than a temporary occurence (as is every fleeting moment of life on Earth), you enable yourself to then begin to tell a different story. You make room for new thoughts and ways of being because you no longer allow the old thoughts of “lack” to consume you. As you begin to shift your awareness, the Universe will respond accordingly.

One of the most accurate quotes I once heard states:

“What you resist, persists.”

This quote could not be more head on. When you give something your attention long enough to let it worry or stress you out, then you are subconsciously welcoming more of it (and things like it) into your experience because of your resistance to what is. But when you can come to peace with it; when you can accept it as a temporary discomfort, and then begin to speak and think thoughts of happiness, abundance, prosperity, and love, the Universe will grant you more of those things to be grateful for.

It has never been rocket science for one to live the life that one dreams of. It has always been in the power of thought and the focus of energy (emotions such as desire, belief, faith, and the opposite of each). Every religion that ever existed points us in this very direction of guarding one’s mind and monitoring one’s energy flow. IT is the most significant battle that we face as humans (the battle of the mind/spirit), but IT is one worth fighting.

May peace, love, and prosperity consume you…

Love,

@BCSTARKS

If you make a “sound” decision, STICK WITH IT!

Based on the many lessons that I have, and continue to encounter, I am mostly learning the importance of sticking with whatever decisions I make; as long as when I come to my conclusion about a subject (whatever it may be) I am operating out of my best emotional state (excitement, happiness, creativity, peace, joy, love).

This is rather important because many times we go into situations feeling positive emotions about something, but eventually we get distracted from the good, and begin to shift our focus to those things and circumstances unwanted… which ultimately leaves us second guessing and regretting our choices (and could possibly cause us to miss out on once in a lifetime opportunities).

But the idea to understand is that there was a reason why you once felt so great about the conclusion that you drew. The reason is that no vision, especially when it is of “light,” (positive feelings and actions) is ever flawed. If the decision is harmless, to yourself and others, and it feels right, then IT IS RIGHT.

However, its only when you start giving your attention to what’s so wrong about it, that your experience with it becomes so wrong. Everything starts to contradict your initial excitement because your focus has gone from why it’s so great, to your being consumed with why it’s so bad.

I am a firm believer in the power of the human mind to be able to create out of a single thought, whatever experiences and things that one chooses to give their attention to. Look around, every physical thing in life is a perfect example of this idea (airplanes, cars, buildings, businesses, technology, music… all are the result of focused attention/thoughts.

The reason I’ve learned to not walk away from decisions that I make from a positive emotional state, is because when I walk through the process of those choices, I find that the greatest lessons lie there; lessons that are meant to shape us into the very people that we intend to be.

A simple shift in one’s awareness from how bad it is (now) to how great it is (when we first imagined it, and even now, as long as we choose to only entertain the good) will reveal that there is no such thing as a mistake or coincidence when you are operating from SOURCE. If you can continue to exercise faith by walking through your process, then perseverance will show you that none of your focused effort will ever be in vain.

So if you made the decision with the good intentions, stick with it, and in doing so continue to be your best self. Watch how your process turns from obstacle to open opportunity to grow abundantly. When you finally “arrive,” you can look back and say, “It was all a part of my process, and I wouldn’t change a thing.”

LOVE,

@BCSTARKS

You are already all that you desire to be

For many, the very idea of this sounds strange, untrue even. But I would challenge you to say that it cannot be any closer to the truth. If you can accept the idea that you become your thoughts to be true, then the idea that you are currently living previous thoughts should also resonate with you.

I have come to know that everything that you consistently and chronically give your attention to is what your world becomes. That includes the good and the bad.

If all that you can see in your current reality are the things that you do not want to exist, then you are only going to draw more things and experiences that you resent. But if you can allow yourself to feel the wholeness of who GOD has intended you to be, and find more things to appreciate about your reality, you will allow more goodness to flow into your life.

In doing so, you will begin to look for more positive people to be around, positive situations to be a part of, opportunities to be productive, and areas to grow. You will take action from a place of knowing that no matter what you see going on around you, all that you can envision for your life is possible.

The biggest change that needs to take place to live in the abundance of your imagination is your perception and dominant thoughts about things.-BCSTARKS

As you practice the art of focusing your attention to more of what is right, not what is wrong in life, you will begin  to see that you are never really far from being all that you wish to be. In fact, you are already there. All you have to do is be. Just BE!

BCSTARKS, over and out! 🙂