To which do you devote most time to...thinking of success or of failure?  Napoleon Hill

It is not a big leap of understanding to know that if your most regular thoughts are about failure, then that is the path you will walk.  If you asked yourself the Napoleon Hill question, you may deny that you think of is an exercise to find out what is really going on in the background.  

When you are in those moments, the fleeting moments when you are doing something that you do automatically, those moments when not much concentrated thinking is going on, like walking the dog, hanging out the clothes, sitting in traffic...any of those times where you let your mind go on autopilot.  

What thoughts come bubbling to the surface?  
The thoughts that run across your mind and you accept.  
The thinking that is showing you the cracks between success and failure.
What are the contradictions that occur in your own mind that thwart success?

Use this to your advantage and find out what cracks are showing up. It is all part of shaking up your beliefs and to sort out what is working and not working for you.

Here are a few examples of stray thoughts that show the cracks between success and failure.  If and when you give them your time be sure to replace with thoughts of your success.

I am going to be happy when......
It is one of those "go to" excuses that is so very harmful. Success is created with momentum and the 'happy when' thoughts are putting your life on hold. You will be waiting a very long time for when the conditions are right, a long time waiting for success.

I feel guilty for.....
It is said, that guilt is paying interest on a loan that you have never taken, a wasted, useless emotion that is of no benefit to you or to others. Learn the lesson and if you can, right the wrong and let go.

When I have more money, I can do all the things I want to do.
Waiting on the sidelines for your future to just happen to you, sets you up for failure. "To let fate choose your situation invites defeat" The Art of War.   Suspend your belief that this is true for you and do now what you can with what you have.

I would like to have.....but I don't have the money/resources/talent or my partner would not approve.
This is a good indicator that your self esteem is weak. You may find yourself in a place of learned helplessness, where you believe you have no control of your external circumstances. When you anchor yourself into these restrictions, you are not free to move into the future. Select new possibilities without the self imposed restrictions.

I am worried about....
Worry is a good indicator you are indecisive.  When you devote time to thoughts of worry, it is time for a plan. Time is better spent on a plan, your goal and action.

How come I am always living from one pay check to the next?
These wondering thoughts of "How come"  put you in a no win situation.  This is a good question, if you are prepared to do something about it.  Your success has its foundation in personal balance. Learn about ways to master balance in your health, your wealth and your relationships.

I can't do that, I am too old/too young/ too shy/too poor/too something!
When you limit the possibilities you limit your choices and the opportunities that are out there.  When there is a focus on the obstacles, you miss the clear path to success. Pursue excellence and be a creator, not a victim of your circumstances.

Fleeting judgements of others...  their physical appearance, what they own and comparing to your own appearance and possessions.
This is an easy one to fall into, our judgements come quickly to us. There are two ways here, the negative judgements fuel criticism and lower our self worth, while positive judgements can magnify   the picture we have of our own capability, our self worth and sharpen our motivation.

The mind is a beautiful playground and does what it thinks you want it to.
When you master your fleeting thoughts you can devote more time to thinking of success.

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