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Many performance experts estimate success is 80% mindset and 20% activity. This makes sense. If hard work was the most crucial component, the most successful people, in every field, would be the hardest workers. Even the most casual observation demonstrates this is not true.
Our mindset has an enormous impact on every aspect of our lives from career to love.  A positive mindset paves our way to everything we want in life, while a negative one constantly drags us down, like a millstone, around our neck.
It is often said that you can adopt a new mindset in 21 days of doing daily positive affirmations, watching subliminal videos and/or similar activities. Is this true? Let’s look at an example.
You are 35 years old and you have a common mindset that “you weren’t meant to do anything big?”. Or your mindset could be “you’re basically a timid person”. Or some other limiting mindset. You know it isn’t compatible with the career and life you want.  You want to get a new one.
Score one for you. You awareness puts you well ahead of the majority, who never question their limiting mindset. But, can you replace it with a more positive one in just 21 days?
Not likely. The unwanted mindset has had 35 years to take deep root in both your conscious and subconscious  It has built fast, efficient neural pathways throughout your nervous system. It has become your automatic thought pattern. It is part of you.
Your mindset has also shaped your world. There is something called confirmation bias, which causes us to notice and attract people, information and experiences into our lives, which confirm our biases. Not only do your thoughts reflect the unwanted mindset. Your environment reflects it too.
This means you tend to read books, watch movies, listen to conversations, vote for politicians, belong to unions, have friends etc. who reflect your present mindset. Generally, your whole world confirms and reinforces it. It will not go away easily. To believe you can completely replace it in just 21 days is setting yourself up for disappointment and frustration.
You Need a Scorched Earth Policy
If we are serious about adopting a new mindset, we need to adopt a scorched earth policy towards everything that fights against it. This means making changes in what we read and expose ourself to, how we spend our time and, above all, the people we hang out with.
Nothing has a stronger influence on a person than the people they spend the most time with. As Jim Rohn famously noted;“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” We can’t succeed in changing an unwanted mindset as long as we surround ourselves with people who reflect it.
Hanging out consistently with the wrong people drags us down, and makes it impossible to adopt an improved mindset. Hanging out with the right people will do much of the heavy lifting of adopting your desired mindset. Such people make positive change natural and almost effortless. So we need to be choosy about what we accept in our lives and even choosier about who we spend time with. This means ending or reducing relationships with people with unwanted mindsets.
It Takes Real Sustained Effort to Change Your Mindset
Truthfully, it could take two or three years of sustained effort to fully adopt a new mindset. Beginning to adopt a new mindset is like crawling on a dirt road versus zipping along on the fast, smooth superhighway of your old mindset.
You should expect slow progress, as your new mindset takes root. Most of your early victories will be small. Barely perceptible, in fact. Your  early changes whisper to you. They don’t shout. For instance, you find yourself thinking just a little more confidently than you used to. You find yourself being a little more proactive, without thinking about it. You find yourself seeking challenges you used to avoid.
Slowly your new mindset begins to compete with the old unwanted mindset. It scores a few victories here and there. You cheer it on. This inspires you to increase your efforts and determination. Change come in stages; bit by bit. Celebrate each small and large victory along the way! Of course, there is never a final destination, but the journey is much more fulfilling in every way!
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Police front man Sting is one of the biggest names in rock. Sting is revered as a passionate songwriter, whose music explores both the sunny and darker sides of life. During his long and very successful career, Sting gave us hits such as Don’t Stand So Close, Roxanne, Message In A Bottle and many others.

Today, Sting’s net worth is estimated at $300 million. He recently announced that he was not leaving any of his fortune to his six children, from two marriages. Sting grew up poor near the Wallsend shipyard in England, which may help explain his attitude.

The very wealthy have mixed views on leaving fortunes to their children. Some believe in leaving their children bulging trust funds. Others believe leaving children fortunes can be “albatrosses around their necks” in Sting’s words.

However, there is one inheritance that is certain to benefit our children. Mastery of the Law of Attraction. Such mastery can only do our children good. It will serve them well, no matter what circumstances they face in life. Nor can it be stolen, scammed, taxed away, otherwise taken from them or lost in bad investments.

Sting performs his classic hit, “Message In A Bottle” in the video below.

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When the student is ready, their teacher will appear.

(Old Proverb)

A mentor is simply someone who shares knowledge with and/or helps a less experienced person. Many people wish a caring, skilled mentor would come along and teach them how to be more successful in business, how to lose or gain weight, how to invest better, how to be more attractive to potential friends and lovers and many more things. Our mentors need not be far away.

Just about everyone is above average in at least one skill. In that skill, they could be a mentor to someone. Perhaps to a lot of people. As an example, for not too technologically skilled people, like myself, the average teenager could be our mentor in working with computers. Not only are there plenty of mentors around us. Most of them are quite willing to help us when we approach them in a reasonable manner. Our potential mentors are everywhere.

We have much to learn, if we are willing to do so, from mentors of all ages, backgrounds, experiences etc. Some mentors are in our lives for long periods of time. Others are in our lives briefly. The best mentors don’t try to teach us. We can only teach ourselves. However, a good mentor can benefit us enormously in many ways.  Nor is it a one way street. A good student also teaches their mentor many things.

As much as you can, spend time with people who enjoy considerable mastery of what you wish to achieve. Get together with the person or people you know who are best among those you know. Always start from where we are right now. Ask them to mentor you. Keep asking for a mentor. In return, offer them respect and find out what else you can offer them of real value. Both you and your mentor have much to gain from your relationship.  

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You can create the new reality you desire by slightly modifying some of your mental and emotional habits. Big changes aren’t needed. Tiny changes can have enormous power. Our mental and emotional habits set our attraction power. Our attraction power determines what we experience. It is not difficult to raise our attraction power. By slightly modifying a few mental and emotional habits; you can greatly increase your attraction power. You can increasingly enjoy creating the experiences you wish; when you want them.  Just as it was no great effort to form your present mental and emotional habits; it will be no great effort to slightly modify them to serve your better. Starting from where you are right now.Increasing your mastery of the Law of Attraction can help you make those necessary small changes to make the Law of Attraction your loyal servant.   To make your personal attraction power strong enough to get you much more of what you want in life.  Not just now. Not just here.  But any time and any place.There is great confidence in knowing that nothing bad can show up, out of nowhere, to plague you. Nothing EVER shows up out of nowhere. Everything that appears in our experience was invited in by us; whether we intended it or not.  We create our universe. We create our reality. When we grasp this fact, we can release virtually all our fears. We can stop wasting our energy fearing the unknown. We enjoy greater control over our lives and greater peace of mind.

You no longer feel hostage to random events, troublesome people etc. Instead, you realize you need not invite these unwanted experiences into your life.  You can be confident about your future; knowing you can design it to your liking. It’s like receiving a key to your future. You learn how to obtain what you like in every area of your life.

We are NOT victims of circumstances. We can have far more control over our lives than we often realize. When you know you are the creator, you choose what you wish to create. As your personal attraction power increases, you attract more and more of what you want. You enjoy ever increasing control over your life. Your control is enhanced by the Law of Attraction.  This leads to still more control and more gratifying experiences. It’s a joy circle; which is the opposite of a vicious circle; though it is created by the same principles.

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