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Could you perfectly say that you are living the life of your dreams? Are you getting that which your life craves to have? Have you reached the financial sustainability you have always been hoping to achieve?

To many, the answer is a big NO. Our dreams keep on eluding us. But there should be a reason. The unfortunate fact is that we heap our failures on scapegoat philosophies. We blame the economy, our friends, governments, leadership, nepotism and the list is endless.

Stuart Litchman and Joe Vitale bring an interesting insight in How to Get Lots of Money for Anything – Fast!

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The financial experts give their opinion with a startling beginning.

“Have you ever considered there could be an easier way to go through life? Have you ever felt that life was too much of a struggle? Most of us have at one point or another just felt that life was a royal pain. But the liberating truth is this – life does not have to be that way.

“What’s the secret to making life a joy?

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“What is the secret to creating more money now?

“And what is the answer to why you have not achieved your goals yet?”

We are amazed when we are told the answer. All what we get and all what we do not get is due to our mind. Not in the thoughts. Not in the conscious mind. Litchman and Vitale point to the roadblock to success and it is where we rarely look at – the unconscious.

Take this example. You want to apply for a job that has been advertised in newspapers. In your thoughts, you are one of the viable candidates but, surprisingly, you end up growing cold feet to apply for the job. The challenge is that while in your thoughts you feel you are a viable candidate, in your unconscious something tells you that even if you apply, you may never be shortlisted for interviews because you believe the organisation is nepotistic or adopts a politically-connected recruitment approach. The un-conscious side has the power to put you down. It is the force that drags you into the business as usual; the comfort zone.

The truth of the matter is that if you are striving hard to achieve something in life and you are in the end not achieving it, chances are that your unconscious holds some contradictory intentions for you.

Consider this. You admire entrepreneurs. In your mind, entrepreneurship will take you out of your financial quagmire. You draw up your own business plan but you end up not implementing it. Many of us end up drawing brilliant plans that we do not implement. The common denominator is that, while we are enticed to venture into the entrepreneurship forest, our unconscious mind tells us that you cannot make it as an entrepreneur. The unconscious silently drags you back to the moment you tried something big that failed. Then it regards that as a status quo. It is not surprising, therefore, that we die with brilliant dreams that, if only they had been implemented, we could have been in the literature of the achievers on earth.

To be successful, you need to train your mind to be resilient; to withstand the mediocrity of the unconscious. To be a difference in life entails going through uncharted waters. As the unconscious has never experienced that, it will always refer you to the fear side of the brain.

Rise, rise, rise! Be in control of your mind. Failure and success all have the same denominator – the mind. From the mind springs success. From the mind springs failure as well. The choice is yours.

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