The Success Industry

The success industry has turned into a huge machine, creating a growing number of books, videos, audios and workshops, all promising big and quick success, without any effort. All these products create a sense of euphoria, great expectations, and often, also frustration. The producers of many of these products make great promises, and tell you that all you need to succeed is just a little of your time. Sometimes all you have to do is just repeat a few affirmations or visualize a goal a few minutes a day, and you will soon enjoy great success and the fulfillment of your dreams.

Can this be true? Does everyone who reads the book, listens to the video or participates in the workshop become a great success? In spite of all these products and promises, how many really succeed? How many really successful people are, in relation to the entire population?

Don’t misunderstand me. I believe in the power of the mind. I have written articles and books on this subject, but I also believe in common sense and in being practical. Creative visualization and the law of attraction are useful tools that work when used correctly, and there are good and useful books and other products available. I am speaking here about the growing tendency of making great promises and the tendency to oversimplify things.

I am sure you have bought and read more than one book, audio or video about achieving success. How many have read the book, listened to the audio or watching the video they have bought, and more important, how many have followed and implemented the instructions? There is a great distance between experiencing a feeling of elation, which people often experience when they are first introduced to these subjects, to actually using the techniques, persevering and then gaining results.

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Experiences with the Law of Attraction

Some time ago, I asked visitors to SuccessConsciousness.com, about their experiences with creative visualization and the law attraction. Here is what I wrote: We all learn from other people experiences, from good experiences and from not so good ones. It will therefore be a good idea, if you share here your experiences with creative visualization … Continue Reading…

Fear of Flying and Visualization

Some people are afraid to fly. Can visualization help them to overcome the fear of flying? It might. Visualization for Overcoming the Fear of Flying Here is a simple visualization technique that can help you overcome the fear of flying, or at least mitigate it. Visualize yourself at the airport, feeling happy and joyous that … Continue Reading…

Distracting Thoughts, Attention and Concentration

I have been recently asked how to proceed when one is distracted by thoughts. The questioner asked, referring to the exercises at: www.successconsciousness.com/index_000005.htm When doing the concentration exercise number 1, which is counting words in a book, I always keep on counting, and if a negative thought comes, I ignore it and keep on counting. … Continue Reading…

How to Strengthen Your Motivation

Being motivated is important for anything you do, whether it is studying or making friends, learning a foreign language or bodybuilding, starting a new career or improving your financial condition. It is also important for success with self improvement and success in meditation. It is a driving force that is required for anything you do, small or big.

Motivation is the driving force that keeps you energized and focused on your goal. It gives you the inner strength to go on and do whatever is required to achieve goals.

From what I see and hear from people, many lack motivation, and this leads to laziness, lack of ambition and to dissatisfaction. In order to achieve anything, one has to strengthen the motivation.

How can you strengthen your motivation?

Imagination and thoughts are strong factors in this respect. Visualizing what you would like to do or achieve, or repeating affirmations increase motivation, but you have to be careful not to think contradictory thoughts. It is no use visualizing or affirming for a few minutes, and then thinking negatively the rest of the day.

Here are a few suggestions for strengthening your motivation:

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