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What are my limitations?

What are my limitations?
As I wrote in my last message to you, your only limitation in creating the life that you desire lies in the development and use of your imagination.

This is an idea that comes directly from Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

Let me share with you another thought, and that is this:

"There are no limitations to the mind, except those we acknowledge; both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought." – Napoleon Hill

What are the limitations that you have placed on your life?

Yeah, maybe that’s direct and bold of me to say… but it’s true that we’ve all been programmed to varying degrees to limit ourselves in how we express the fullness of our own life force.

We’ve been told things like, "Money doesn’t grow on trees," "The rich get richer and the poor get poorer," and, "You have to play the cards you’re dealt in life."

Do these linguistic metaphors sound familiar to you?

I know I’ve certainly been told these things. I would put forward an idea and everyone around me would say, "how are you going to do that?" Or, "who do you think you are? What makes you think you’ll be successful?"

These were the kinds of people I had surrounded myself with, and they were feeding into my beliefs of limitation.

I had been programmed since I was an infant. Since before I was even born, I was being programmed in my mother’s womb, according to the thoughts and beliefs of my family, of my parents, of my ancestors, and of my environment too.

Needless to say, I came from a very poor family, and the first half of my life, I really believed I wasn’t going to amount to anything. I believed that I was just a high school drop-out, dumb and stupid, without any hope for a better life.

I thought I had to play the cards that life had dealt me, even though it felt so unfair, so unjust.

It wasn’t until I met my first mentor, Patrick Hayes, who placed in my hands the book, Think & Grow Rich, and started mentoring me through it, that my eyes began to open to the possibility that there was more for me.

That I could be, do, and have literally anything I set my mind to. And the same is true for you.

Now let me say, you can’t just sit on the couch and think about what it is you want without taking action.

There’s a whole lot more that goes into it, but it really does start with shifting your thinking and your mindset to find a place of belief within yourself that you have been created with infinite potential, and that you are fully resourced by an infinite creator to create the life that you desire to live.

If you took that idea and you really, truly believed it, and you started acting in accordance with that belief, it’ll change everything about your life.

I guarantee it.

Imagination has a negative side?

Imagination has a negative side?
“The imagination is literally the workshop wherein are fashioned all plans created by man.” - Napoleon Hill

The power of your imagination is beyond reason. It’s almost beyond comprehension. Napoleon Hill writes extensively about this in his book, Think & Grow Rich.

He goes on to say that “man’s only limitation within reason lies in his development and use of his imagination.”

If you think about it, we all use our imagination every single day, whether we realize it or not, whether it is being used subconsciously or consciously.

You wake up in the morning and you think about what you want to wear. You imagine yourself throughout the day, you consider the activities you’ll be doing, and how you want to feel.

Whether you’re deciding to dress professionally, in sports attire, or in loungewear, you’re imagining a future state that you’re going to experience, and you plan your wardrobe accordingly. So, this is one way we use imagination.

The negative side of imagination is worry.

Worry is when we focus on a future negative. These can come in the form of conditions or circumstances in the future that don’t feel good, and that aren’t in harmony with what it is that you want. These ideas are in fact the opposite of what you want.

Worry is when we focus on those things and when we imagine those particular negative scenarios taking place in our lives.

And the funny thing is, those events, circumstances, and conditions haven’t even transpired yet, and we don’t even know if they ever will.

But we so often worry ourselves sick (quite literally), imagining all the possible negative scenarios that could play out.

What are you worried about today? If you stop for a moment and reflect on what it is you’re thinking about, are you focusing on what it is that you want in your life, what it is that you desire, or are you focused on the exact opposite; on what you don’t want to happen?

On what you don’t want to feel and experience?

Imagination is a powerful tool and it is used by every single person on the planet.
And as I said before, it is used both intentionally and subconsciously.

So, let me encourage you to pause for a moment today and to shift your focus. Take about 5 minutes and use your imagination to imagine a future life that you truly desire for yourself.

That’s where manifestation begins; in the conception of an idea that starts in the mind.

As Napoleon Hill said, and I truly believe, “your only limitation in life is in the development and use of your imagination.”

So, why not develop your imagination, and program it to focus on what you truly desire, rather than seeping in worry and fear, day after day.

Why you should read something more than once!

This week, I’ve really been focusing my time and energy on my own study, going back to one of my favorite books of all time - the book that really got me on the path of personal growth and gave me the tools to create significant transformation in my life… Think and Grow Rich.

I don’t know how many times I’ve read this book, but it’s got to be in the thousands. And every single time I read it, I emerge with new awareness.

And the reason why that happens every time - and the reason why it’ll happen for you if you engage in this study - is because every time you read something, listen to something, or study something, you yourself are doing so at another level of awareness.

Let’s take a book you’ve read before as an example. You’ve had new experiences since you last read the book; you’ve come to new conclusions about what you want in your life, your abilities, your giftedness, and what is possible for your life.

You’ve also experienced new struggles and challenges - some of which you’ve overcome and moved through, and others that could be keeping you stuck in your life.

But regardless of all of that, the fact still remains that if you are to pick up a book today that you read a week ago, a year ago, or ten years ago, you would experience it from a different perspective, and you'd learn something new.

So, if you’ve read this book, Think & Grow Rich, before, no matter how many times, or if you’ve studied it before with me or with others, let me encourage you to pick it up today, and just read one page.

I guarantee that you will come away from that with a new awareness, a new idea, and new thoughts to help you move forward in your life.

I remember back when Patrick was mentoring me through this book, back when I was in my mid-twenties. He took me through it literally page by page, line by line, word by word. He didn’t skip a single section - not a single part of the book, from the table of contents to the very last page.

And that’s important, because when you dive into personal growth and the study of human potential, there might be a programmed part of your mind that says, "Oh, I already know that. I can skip that part."

...But I’m telling you, if you do that, you’re cheating yourself out of the full experience of growth and transformation that is available for you.

Sometimes it was painful, maybe even arduous, when I was going through it with Patrick word by word. Oftentimes, I just wanted to jump ahead and get to the good stuff, the practical action steps that I needed to take to change my life - to the "secret" that would give me the answer I was working for...

I didn’t realize until later that that secret, that answer, wasn’t just one part of the book; it wasn’t just one section, one chapter, one paragraph of the book; it was only revealed in the study of every single word that Napoleon Hill wrote.

So let me say it again: if there's a part of you that thinks you’ve done this before, that you know it, and that you don’t need to revisit that book or go through this study again, don’t cheat yourself out of the process that will lead you to what it is that you desire in your life.

Let me just mention in closing that I am leading a group through the study of Think & Grow Rich, which I’ve done many, many times in the past.

But once again, this time it’s different.

There will be new perspectives gained, and higher levels of awareness reached.

I want to encourage you to take this step forward on your journey of growth, and to join me this Saturday at 9:30 AM (ET), to reach new epiphanies and to experience further growth.
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