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Guide for youths and leaders in Liberia – Part 10

The pages of history are filled with names of men who thought great thoughts and who used their imagination to overcome difficult circumstances and raise them above their contemporaries. The world of industry and finance is filled with successful people who have had but rudimentary educations. It was only after having made many millions of dollars that Andrew Carnegie employed a tutor to educate him.

You can be sure that it is not an education you need to succeed, most certainly an education is a help, but it is God’s great gift that is essential, and this great gift is creative imagination. You possess this gift, use it! Take advantage of every thought which enters your mind and make it work for you. Make your thoughts real, alive, and interesting. Do not just dream, create! Then use your imagination and make your creation a benefit to humanity and to you as well.

The difference between a successful man and one who is a failure is not a matter of education or intelligence. It is not a question of opportunity or luck either. It is simply a difference in their perspectives and outlook. When the successful man sees an opportunity, he takes advantage of it, and it would never occur to him that he could fail. He simply recognized the opportunity. The man who failed may have seen the same opportunity, and he may have hoped for a chance to avail himself of it, but lacking self-confidence he feared failure. Whatever you fail to do for yourself, nobody will ever do it for you. All you need to do is to Act!

Friend, once you understand that your future is of your own making, and it is not subject to the whims of destiny or luck, you will never say those words again. There is only one universal mind, and this mind contain only good. Its’ ideas are numerous as the grains of the sand on seashore, and those ideas contain wealth, powers and happiness. You have only to create a vivid image of what you want in your subconscious mind. If you do not move, nothing will ever move. You hold the key to your own glory and happiness.

Our mental attitude is like a magnet that attract everything we need to make our desire come true, and we ourselves make our magnet strong or weak according to whether we have confidence in our abilities, or we doubt them. We appropriate power according to our thoughts, and this can be either limited or unlimited: it depends upon us. There is no reason not to aspire to any position or honor, your mind is able to give you everything that you need. It is no more difficult for your mind to solve a complex problem than to solve a simple one, even as it is in those of a great nation.

Start something. Use your initiative. Give your mind something for it to work on. The greatest secret of all success is initiative. That is the quality which contributes more than any other to the achievements of mankind. Think of something; think of it first in mind and then your subconscious mind will do the rest to make your idea becomes a reality. Drive yourself, it is the men of vision and imagination who have caused the advances in the world; without them, we would still be in the stone or ice age. You have a contribution to make to the world. You are as great as those left indelible marks and have gone before us.

Positive thinking is the key to good life. I’m talking about positive thinking backed by efforts and actions. Galileo looked at the moon, and dreamed of learning more about it, and the telescope was the result of his dream. Watt dreamed of what could be done with the power of steam, and the machines age was born.  Franklin dreamed of harnessing the energy of lightning, and today we have that very energy at our constant service. It is the imagination that is the motivation behind such successes.

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Never forget this: Your subconscious mind has known more since you were in the cradle than it is possible to learn from all of the books or from any of the universities in the whole wide world. Do not allow the fact that you lack an education hold you back, because your mind is capable of meeting all necessities and it will always do so if given the chance.

(Chealy Brown Dennis is a motivational speaker and offers training in leadership, business development, creative sales and marketing, strategic planning and team building. He also offers workbooks, on-location and train-the-trainer formats for leaders, managers, businesses and organizations. He can be contacted through email at: dennisbc2011@yahoo.com or on phone at: 0886-264-611 or 0776545394)

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