AFFIRMATION CREATES POWER by Orison Swett Marden – Part 2 of 3
Part 2 of 3
Perpetual Positive Affirmation Creates a Life of Harmony, Achievement, and Success
positive state of mind, never with a negative.
Plus force, not minus, does things.
The dominant qualities are all positive,
assertive, aggressive, and they require a corresponding
attitude of mind for their exercise and application.
A man who has not these dominant, qualities
can never be a leader or independent; he must be a trailer,
an imitator, until he changes his thought from negative to positive,
from doubtful to certain, from shrinking and retiring to asserting and advancing.
It is the decisive, positive soul that wins.
If you wish to amount to anything in the world, never for one moment permit the idea to come into your mind that you are unlucky, that you are less fortunate than other human beings. Deny it with all the power you can muster. Discipline yourself never to acknowledge weakness or think of mental, physical, or moral defects. Deny that you are a weakling, that you cannot do what others can do; that you are handicapped and must be satisfied to take an inferior position in the world. Strangle every doubt as you would a viper threatening your life.
Never talk, think, or write of your poverty or unfortunate condition. Cut out of your life all thought that limits, hampers, dwarfs, and darkens it. These are ghosts of fear; the Creator never made them or intended them to haunt or torment you. He made you for happiness, for joy, for conquest over your environment.
Persistently affirm that the Creator handicapped no one; that our limitations are all our own. Resolve that, come what may, you will be an optimist; that there shall be nothing pessimistic in you; believe in the final triumph of the right, the victory of all that is true and noble.
Affirm that you are one of the most fortunate beings. Congratulate yourself that you were born just in the nick of time, and in just the right place; that there is a definite work for you to do that on one else can do; and that you are one of the most lucky persons in the world to have the opportunity, the health, the education, to do the thing you are bound to accomplish.
If you are out of work and poor, just throw out of your mind every idea of penury and poverty. Hold the thought of plenty, of abundance, of all good, which the Creator has promised you. Stoutly deny that you are poor, or miserable, or unlucky; claim that you are lucky, that you are well, vigorous, and strong; that you must succeed; and you will succeed.
Always affirm that the Creator who gave you the longing to be somebody and to do something in the world, has also given you the ability and the opportunity to realize the ambition.
When you set your mind toward achievement, let everything about you indicate success. Let your manner, your dress, your bearing, your conversation, and everything you do speak achievement and success. Carry always a success atmosphere with you.
You will find a wonderful advantage in starting out every morning with the mind set toward success and achievement by permeating it with thoughts of prosperity and harmony, whether by repetition of set formulas, as some advise, or not. It will then be so much the harder for discord to get into the day’s work.
If you are inclined to doubt your ability to do any particular thing, school yourself to hold the self-trust thought firmly and persistently. It is the assumption of power, of self-trust, of confidence in yourself, in your integrity or wholeness, that cannot be shaken, that will enable you to become strong, and to do, with vigor and ease, the thing you undertake.
You will find that the perpetual holding of these ideals will change your whole outlook upon life:
- You will approach your problems from a new standpoint, and
- life will take on a fresh meaning.
- This perpetual affirmation will put you in harmony with your surrounding;
- it will make you contented and happy; and
- it will be a powerful tonic for your health.
- It will help you to build up individuality and personal power.
- It will make your brain clearer, your thought more effective.
Keeping the mental machinery clean makes for vigorous thinking, decisive action.
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AFFIRMATION CREATES POWER by Orison Swett Marden
Expect Abundance – How to Use Expectation to Trigger the Law of Attraction!
Increase the Flow of Wealth Into Your Material World
What are you doing to generate increase?
Wealth will not come into your material world…
until you first expectantly visualize the wealth in your mind.
But what does that really mean?
Before we can begin to overcome the poverty surrounding us in our external world, we need to claim victory over the impoverishment buried deep within ourselves. Prosperity begins with an inward awareness that an unlimited supply abounds within the spiritual realm all around us.
“It’s almost as if there is an invisible reservoir of abundance in the universe that can be tapped if you will just obey certain spiritual laws.”
— Norman Vincent Peale
It is impossible to feel poor with an understanding and consciousness of being surrounded by the infinite God of the universe; a God that never lacks. The lack that we experience in life is simply caused from our own limited awareness.
The Light Bulb Story
There is a story told of a poor couple that moves into a small village and is astonished to discover their new home is lighted by electricity. They had no prior experience with the power and force of electricity and they never saw an electric light before.
After several months, the couple adjusts to this new found discovery when a salesman stops by and recommends they upgrade their 8 watt bulbs with 60 watt bulbs; to better meet their needs. Once the new bulb is plugged in, the entire room is illuminated.
The couple never imagined, in their wildest dreams that the source of this new flood of magnificent light had been there all the time. They didn’t know this abundant increase of light could come from the same current that was feeding their 8 watt bulb.
Plugging Into Abundance with Expectation
The truth is; most of us are even less aware of the power available to us than this couple was of the electric power current. We never dream that the infinite, abundant, current which surrounds us could flood our lives with light more magnificent than the most powerful light bulb.
In order to experience increase we need to plug a larger, more prosperous, expectant idea into the current of the infinite abundance of God. Unfortunately though, most of us strangle our supply with negative energized thoughts of doubt, fear, and poverty; which only cutoff the inflow of prosperity.
Now is the time to change that negative, habitual, pattern of thinking. Remember, the stream of plenty flows toward the expectant mind. We must live by faith expecting to receive.
Firmly establish the desired goal in your mind and live expectant. Expect good things to happen. Expect to be blessed. Imagine already being in possession of wealth and develop the prosperity you seek in your mind first. Know where you are and where you are going; and expect to get there!
Allow your expectation to trigger the attractive force that will help move your desired goals in your direction.
“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”
— Proverbs 23:7
Let the law of attraction help manifest your prosperous thoughts.
Remember: As you think means the innermost thoughts of your heart; which you control. That is what you expect, what you attract, and what you will ultimately receive.
May you live by faith, expecting to attract a life of growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
How to Reverse Poverty – 3 Effective Tips You Can Use to Attract Prosperity
Stop Repelling Your Prosperity and Start Attracting It!
Living in a poverty-stricken condition is very painful to say the least. Life is just plain hard when lack is what you dwell in. Not being able to pay your bills and provide for the needs of your family and yourself hurts. Lacking health, energy, and a creative mind is a state of poverty that keeps you from fully living life.
How do you end this poverty-stricken condition? The following effective tips will help guide you into a prosperous and abundant life.
1.) Connect to the great universal infinite supply.
Acknowledge God as the creator and source of all supply. Prosperity is attracted when we are conscious that God is our partner, our Shepherd, and in Him we do not want. In Him there is no lack. Ephesians 3:19 tells us that to know the love of Christ, we can be filled with all the fullness of God.
2.) Substitute poverty thinking with a prosperous mindset.
Poverty must be conquered from the inside out. Abundance cannot get to those who are repelling it with fearful thoughts of worry and doubt. Opposite thoughts and beliefs repel each other. Trying to overcome illness when you believe you’ll always be sick won’t bring health. Trying to become prosperous and successful, while thinking, talking, and predicting poverty won’t bring prosperity. We attract prosperity by first having a prosperous mental attitude.
3.) Tap into the abundant stream of plenty with great expectation.
There is an unlimited supply of plenty available. The measure in which prosperity flows into your life is based on your level of belief. When you tap into this stream with magnetizing faith you flood your life with abundance. The supply is there and there is no limitation. The stream of plenty flows toward faith and confidence in a big way. The trouble is many pinch or cut off the inflow of prosperity with mental limitations from doubts, fears, anxiety, and thoughts of lack.
Psalm 115:14-15 says, “The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children. You are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth.”
Poverty is a painful condition that no one wants to be in. However, you can end it and attract prosperity. The never ending supply stream of plenty is flowing right past your door daily. It rests with you to connect with the flow to receive all the good things made available for you. Put the above tips into practice. Acknowledge God as your source. Continue to keep a prosperous mindset and attract prosperity in a big way with magnetizing faith.
May you experience growing prosperity in your life as you stay connected with God!