Abundant Mind

Harness The Power of The Mind Programming Your Mind For Success

by Howard G. Platt 111

on September 8, 2011

in Positive Productive Thinking

Learn how to use the power of the mind to move beyond the fears holding you back from realizing your true potential in life.

We all dream about success and success comes in many forms It’s unique to each one of us.

For some success might be more money and for others it might be a happy marriage, a better personal life, a new home.

Regardless of how do define success the fact is you can have just about anything you wish, as long as you open your mind to the possibilities.

Most people have no idea just how powerful the human mind really is and how to harness the power of the mind to shape their lives in a way that brings them the most happiness.

So why is it that some are so successful and happy while others struggle to get by in both their personal and professional lives?

The answer is Fear!

Fear is a powerful emotion and if you allow it to it can ruin your life. Although fear is not always a bad thing, it can be both a blessing and a curse it just depends upon how and when one yields to it or rejects it.

Using The Power of The Mind To Overcome Your Fears

Power of The MindFear looms everywhere in today’s society but more often than not, it is an emotion that is self-generated.

When you give into your fears you give it strength.

By placing your attention and your focus on the things that go wrong in your life you strengthen the grip of fear allowing this debilitating emotion to shut down you potential to move forward.

Many fail to ever reach their full potential in life because they allow their fears to hold them back.

The fear of failure is just as powerful as the fear of success.

When you focus your mind on your fears this can attract the causes of failure, and the fear of defeat is an open invitation for defeat.

As you can see this is all a vicious cycle but you can use the power of the mind to break this cycle.

Once you learn how to move beyond your fears you will open the doors to your innate power and your true potential in life.

The key to living a successful life is to break through your fears and re-discover the true power that lies within.

So how can you make this happen for yourself? It is all within the power of the mind!

You need to open your mind to the reality that you have just as much right to live a happy, fulfilled and successful life as anyone else.

A closed mind keeps you where you are in life, where you have always been, and will continue to be.

A closed mind limits your possibilities, it destroys your inner creativity and it kills your drive for success. Learn to tap  into the power of the mind and take control of your life!

Eventually you begin to separate yourself from the positive thoughts it takes to achieve any level of success.

As these feelings of loss and despair strengthen you become beaten down inside and for many this turns to anger and envy.

But this doesn’t have to happen to you or if it has you can use the power of the mind to overcome these feelings.

I have mentioned before just how powerful thoughts can be.

If you allow your mind to dwell upon negative thoughts your chances of working past your fears and realizing your true potential are pretty much shut right down.

I always try to match the most relevant and effective program to any article I publish and when it comes to learning how to harness the power of the mind there are two excellent programs that I use regularly.

The First Is “Empires Of The Mind” By Denis Waitley A Truly Awesome Program!

Power of The MindThe most exciting thing about the future is that it will be driven by creativity and inventiveness stemmed from the Power of The Mind.

Opportunities for a self-management, self-starter have never been better.

Your most valuable assets today are your abilities to use The Power of The Mind to access, communicate and creatively evaluate information.

Your mind power is your most valuable asset and it is limitless in its capabilities. You can use the power of the mind for challenging old assumptions, to break with tradition and absorb every new idea you can find.

Use The Power of The Mind To Shape Your Thoughts And Destiny!

Thoughts are energy and emotional thoughts carry even more energy.

Our entire universe is controlled by energy so if your thoughts are negative you are sending out negative energy and that will only attract more negativity into your life.

It is up to you to use the power of the mind to create positive thoughts, emotionally charged positive thoughts.

This may not come easy at first but I promise if you work at producing positive thoughts, if you focus your mind upon success it will come.

We all get knocked down at times, it’s the winners in life that pull themselves backup. I am speaking to you from firsthand experience.

I had the Great life, I was successful, I had achieved all my dreams but it did not come without its price.

I had no advantages in life, my Father was a drunk we didn’t have the money to buy the things that all my friends had.

My childhood was a challenge but I never let that stop me.

I didn’t realize it at the time but I had tapped into the power of the mind, I always knew that I could do anything if I believed.

I took our disadvantages and turned them into my personal advantage.

I never let my mind focus on what we didn’t have instead I focused on what I could do with what I did have.

I had the drive and desire to succeed. I didn’t need money to work hard and become the best in my class or the best athlete on the field.

I focused on the positive and that positive energy kept me going and I became the best I could be at whatever I wished to achieve.

To  access the full potential of the power of the mind you must learn to visualize the results you intend to achieve.

There is no other skill as powerful as the practice of visualization. If you can visualize success then success is yours.

Learning to harness the power of the mind is the essence of visualization and the most powerful program I have ever used to learn the practice of visualization is:

The Power of Visualization
Power of The MindVisualization and the imagination is a faculty of the highest possible importance for this is how you tap into the power of the mind.

The Power of Visualization will teach how to access this hidden power and then how to put it to use within your life.

Every great achievement, every invention, every business enterprise, every great poem, or book or picture, has been not only conceived in the mind it has been completed in the mind before it became actualized in fact.

The Power of The Mind At Work!

I graduated at the top of my class, I built a successful business/businesses, I excelled as an athlete to a level that I could only imagine.

I built a beautiful life for my family and by time I was 30 years old we had more than we could have ever wished for.

I don’t tell you all that to brag, I want you to see how I achieved so much success.

Look back through the previous three paragraphs. You can see that I never focused on anything negative, I envisioned my success, I dreamed of being the best, I worked hard towards achieving my goals. That is the power of the mind!

Had I focused on all the bad things in my life I would never have had the drive and desire to succeed. Nothing good comes from focusing your mind on the negative aspects of life.

If You Focus On What You Don’t Have You Will Never Get What You Want To Have.

My story didn’t end there, not by a long shot.

At the age of 35 I was diagnosed with my first of six brain tumors. I wrote goodbye letters to all my family members and left them with my attorney to mail upon my passing.

I was telling myself that I was just being realistic when in fact I was doing nothing more than feeding into the negative situation.

I eventually turned my attitude around and that is the only reason I am sitting here today typing this article.

That’s The Power of The Mind Being Molded And Shaped For Success!

Here it is 11+ years later, I lost my businesses, I lost my health, I lost my athletic career and we are financially bankrupt.

I am permanently disabled and cannot support my family but honestly I don’t focus on all that. In fact I don’t even like that I had to type that all out because I don’t want to clutter my mind with those negative thoughts.

I know that I am here because I learned how to harness the power of the mind.

My entire life is different from the one I had built but I know in my heart and my mind that I will achieve a new level of success.

I refuse to allow negative thoughts and feelings to clutter my mind and hinder my progress toward my new goals in life.

I hope that if you are fighting with negative thoughts you can see from my example that everything in life is a choice.

You can choose to be a victim of your circumstances and hide behind your fears and negativity or you can fight off the negative thoughts and trust in the power of the mind.

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Hi, my name is Howard G. Platt 111 and my site Positive Thinking For Personal Development is my passion! About 15 years ago I was diagnosed with a rare and incurable medical disorder which challenges me every day of my life. Positive Thinking gives me the strength to persevere. I try to use my story to inspire and help others to live up to their full potential in life. I know that my calling in life is to serve others and to help those in need. God Bless!


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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Roshan September 12, 2011

This article is very useful

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2 Ashwini September 14, 2011

its a very nice book

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3 Howard September 14, 2011

Thank you Ashwini, I truly hope that it helps you to realize the true power of the mind and the how effective the use of visualization is in helping you to achieve your desired life.

I wish you well my friend!

Sincerely,
Howard

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4 Daniel Kee September 30, 2011

I am broke, when i was come acrossed this website, i have found that all the articles in this site are so interesting, great, fantastic, excellent and useful…i love it very much. Thank You very much Howard…

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5 Howard October 2, 2011

Hi Daniel,

Thank you for your comment. I know what it’s like to be broke and how difficult it can be at times to remain positive but you have to remember that everyday is a brand new day and with it comes new opportunities and as long as you remain positive, expect the best and take action when the opportunity presents itself you will prevail. I tell you a little story.

I once owned a fairly large Wholesale Florist Business, a couple of gyms, I was a professional boxer for 12+ years earning $100,000 paydays and I had invested enough money that would have taken care of my family and I for life. By time I was 35 I had saved over $900,000, I never owned a brand new car and we still live in the same house that I built when my wife and I got married, my point being is that we never let the money I was earning go to our heads we just lived a modest comfortable lifestyle. We were still young and we had everything going for us but it all changed with one visit to my doctor to have my nose checked out to see if it healed in place. My x-rays showed a mass on my brain and I was ultimately diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor and given less then 12 months to live. I was terrified at first but I felt good knowing that my family would be all set financially.

Following my diagnosis my wife and I traveled the country looking for a doctor that could help but as it turned out I had a rare genetic disorder that had no known cure but my wife and I refused to accept that and after 7 long months into my supposed death sentence I was accepted into a medical trial in Boston, MA. after 6 brain surgeries to remove multiple tumors they ultimately saved my life. I then spent most of the next 3 years in and out of the hospital because I developed a severe seizure disorder but the real blow came when we received a notice in the mail from our medical insurance company stating that we had to reimburse them for the cost of the 6 brain surgeries and any other expense associated with the medical trial.

Apparently they had found a loophole in our coverage that stated they were not responsible for any treatments associated with any type of medical trials. We fought them in court for 3 years and lost so we went from having nearly a million $’s in assets to ZERO. By the end of it all we just barely held onto our home and one nine year old car, and I was/am 100% disabled so I could no longer support my family.

But you know what Daniel? We still had each other and that is everything to me. Unfortunately my story does not end there but I will leave that for another day. I know it took a long time getting here but the point I am trying to make is that we all have more power and control over our lives than most people believe. You hear people use the expression that they “went through hell and back” well in my case I did go through hell and I did come back stronger than ever. Many people may not believe this but when I was 1st diagnosed 11+ years ago I was depressed for the first 14 Days but then I snapped out of it and I have remained POSITIVE every day since and I always believed that I would be successful again it would just be in a different arena.

You have to always Believe in yourself and trust in your belief’s!

I apologize for the long reply I just really want all my readers to know that Positive Thinking is for real and with it you can overcome life’s toughest challenges. I became interested in Personal Development when I was working on a project for Boy Scouts at the age of 15 and I have never stopped.

You have a great attitude my friend and as long as you believe and take action on your belief’s you will come out on top.
God Bless You!
Sincerely,
Howard

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6 Rajesh October 28, 2011

This is one of my best heart touching articles which ever I read. I am really looking for changing my attitude after reading this article.

Thank you very much and I wish the best things should come in your way!!!!

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7 Howard November 2, 2011

Thank you Rajesh, I wish you all the best as well.

Take Care!
Howard

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8 tulsi December 15, 2011

I like it very much . I believes all the reasons of success are positive thinking.

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9 Cassie February 14, 2012

Very helpful

Thank you

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10 Howard Platt February 16, 2012

Hi Cassie,

Your welcome! Thank you for visiting!
Sincerely,
Howard

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11 Brenda May 29, 2012

thanks for another great article

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12 Howard G. Platt 111 June 13, 2012

Thank you Brenda! I am really glad you stopped by and I hope you visit often : )
Sincerely,
Howard

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