What have Changed Over the Last Forty Years?

As I began preparing to write this post I remembered a statement made by Earl Nightingale, a pioneer in the field of self-development that the vast majority of people have no idea of the mind power they possess from birth and it is given for free!

Of course he is right; the Bible says that we have the mind of Christ. Earl went on to give this analogy. Imagine one of those giant earth-moving machines at a construction site, a huge and incredible machine, with a little person perched way up on top with the wheel in his/her hands controlling it.

Mind Power

How striking that analogy is to the human mind, and it offers a powerful clue as to what is necessary to begin mastering your mind power. The enormous machine will carry tons of earth wherever the operator desires that it should go, but it takes the little person at the controls to give it direction

It was over 40 years ago when Mr. Nightingale made that statement and gave that analogy. Amazingly, little has changed in terms of the lack of knowledge and understanding of the mind power each of us possess and how you can take control of it.

Most people give little thought to their minds and the tremendous power within them to be, to do, and to have what they would like to have in their lives. It seems that for the first few years of their lives they literally have no control over their minds and what they think. Remember how many times in previous posts we spoke about parents, teachers and preachers. Bless their souls.

Look at your own life.

During those early years, the control of your mind was exercised by your environment, your parents and care-givers, for the most part. Then the educational and religious systems took their share of control in shaping what you learned to think, and perhaps even more importantly, shaping the limitations that were placed on your thinking.

Unfortunately by the time you exited high school, your habitual patterns of thinking may as well have been set in concrete, and those habitual thinking patterns were essentially placed there by someone other than you.

Negative; dream-sapping beliefs. 

The consequences for you, however, were by the time you reached adulthood, most of your dreams were buried beneath hundreds or even thousands of negative, dream-sapping beliefs.

How many courses were you offered on the power of positive thinking in school?

How many courses were you offered that taught you wealth building principles in school? How many courses were you offered that taught you how your mind functions and how you can control it and direct it towards more of what you desire to be, to do and have?

The very kind of courses that you needed.

Yet the very kinds of courses that were not offered to you were the very kinds of courses you must have to build a more successful, more fulfilling, and happier life!

Here is something I know for sure, however, you can claim or re-claim control of your mind power. You are the most miraculous of all living beings on earth. You are the owner of a mind that is so stupendous, that as you truly begin mastering your mind power and consciously using it, there is no dream that you can dream that you cannot achieve.

I suggest that you again read the chapter on “Be Still” that I’ve send you, just to refresh your mind on how easy it actually can be if you are willing to take the first step

Let me finish up today by talking about mass consciousness.

In the current economic uncertainty, it is very easy to believe that we are all at the mercy of global markets and that there is nothing we can do to save ourselves from impending disaster.

Unfortunately, if we genuinely believe this to be true, the chances are we will go down with the sinking ship.

It is easy to follow the herd and perpetuate the feelings of helplessness that are spreading across the globe, but what if we could harness a different consciousness?

What if!

What if we, the people, could bring about great change by adjusting our thoughts, attitudes and responses to this perceived crisis and steer the ship into a safe harbour and a new era of harmony and understanding?

Now, more than ever, we need to take control of our thoughts and make sure we are in full control of our destinies.


Remember, it’s the captain’s responsibility to go down with the ship, not yours. Get of that ‘negative wave ship’ you have control over your destiny.

Love to hear your feedback on this one

Truly Caring about YOU, Your Happiness and Success!

Your coach/friend – “I AM” in your corner!!!



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