A success consciousness is a state of mind in which you cannot see yourself as anything else but a success. When you have a genuine success consciousness, it does not mean you might succeed, it is a definite guarantee of success. Most people start off in doing something and hoping that they will get what they want. But the successful ones started by knowing they would succeed. Having a success consciousness is a spiritual discipline.
To have or Not to have a Success Consciousness in Kenya
When you desire to accomplish something, start thinking that you can achieve it, even though at the present it might not be exactly true for you. When you think that you can, you will find that instead of your mind closing to the task and feeling that it is beyond you, it will begin to open up to understanding how simple it is for you to accomplish it. When you start anything with success consciousness, you will be guided to think the thoughts and do the actions that will bring success.
Dr Wallace wattles in his book the Science of getting rich says that successfull people think in a particular way and do things in a particular way. A success consciousness is basically the level of success thoughts that go through ones mind. An individual who possesses a success consciousness does not believe that failure is part of their Spiritual portion. They believe Jesus was actually poor on their behalf and he was crucified so that his followers may never experience poverty again. Even though Jesus Christ was poor on our behalf, he was a Success
“Success comes to those who become SUCCESS CONSCIOUS. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become FAILURE CONSCIOUS.” They cannot think in terms of riches, because their thought habits have been steeped in poverty, want, misery, failure, and defeat.”
1) People with Success Consciousness take 100% responsibility over the problems they experience whilst failure conscious people blame everything else out of themselves for the problems in their lives and so are victims.
2) People wtih Success Consciousness are creative and always thinking of better ways to do something whilst failure conscious works with already established systems and complains when they do not work or favour them.
3) People with Success Consciousness believe on personal development, that is, doing whatever it takes to become a better them whilst failure conscious people do not know or believe in self improvement.
4) People with Success consciousness believe that poverty or success is a creation of the mind whilst failure conscious people believe that they do not have power over Poverty.
8 Practical Steps to Increase Your Success Consciousness in Kenya
IN Kenya, we read of millions of people of average intelligence and education who started with nothing and were able to create successful lives. In terms of success, background and education are not deciding factors.
There are several success skills and techniques that you can use immediately as you embark on your journey to develop success consciousness. The effectiveness of these self improvement techniques depends on continuous and repetitive exposure to positive messages that trigger positive thoughts.Create a positive environment
First of all, we have the creative power to create a positive work and home environment. Ensure the environment where you spend most of your time during the day is a motivating place filled with positive messages?
Decorate your walls with inspiring pictures of yourself, family or events. Your environment affects your thoughts so ensure it is a positive one. You will see these positive messages on a continuous and repetitive basis. The kind of environment you expose yourself to determines whether you see the glass half full or half empty.Expose Yourself to Positive and Inspiring Information
The brain processes 50,000 thoughts in a day. It might not be easy to constantly monitor our thoughts and make sure they are always positive thoughts however, we can consciously chose to expose ourselves to positive, inspiring and uplifting information. Always be conscious of what sources of information your mind is exposed to on a daily basis because it influences positive thinking. This is why Christians are encouraged to read the bible daily so that on a daily basis we are exposed to the thoughts of God which will in turn influence the way we think and our perspective to life.Affirmations
Affirmations are positive statements that describe a desired situation, and which are repeated many times, in order to impress the subconscious mind and trigger it into positive action. In order to ensure the effectiveness of the affirmations, they have to be repeated with attention, conviction, interest and desire.
This is why we are encouraged to memorise bible verses because as a Christian you are supposed to affirm the word of God. Whenever i feel insecure especially in public means of transport, i start affirming ‘i am protected by the blood of Jesus Christ’. the name of the Lord is a strong and mighty tower, the righteous run not it and they are safe. The effect is that i get peace and i eventually get to my destination and i believe is because i invited the presence of God by affirming the word of God. Whatever situation you find yourself affirm the word of God. When you find yourself in trouble just Visualization
This technique is often used by athletes. It’s all about seeing yourself succeeding. Visualization is most effective if you define a few moments each day where you can be at a quiet place without distractions. As you close your eyes, you visualize what it’s like to see your goal fulfilled. As you do this ask yourself “What does it look like, how do I feel about it, what does it smell like etc.?” It is like a movie sequence that you keep playing and refining in your mind until it becomes and feels real.Success Conversations
Each day many of us spend a fair amount of time in transit from place A to B and back or waiting for people. You may want to use this time constructively to increase your success consciousness by having “success conversations” with yourself.
For example, Say your goal was to lose 20 pounds and be in great physical shape. Your conversation then could be “You know Mary, I just decided to lose 20 pounds and work out on a regular basis and it really didn’t take me too long to reach that goal. I now just feel like a new person and get so many compliments on my success.”
Be creative in your success conversations. “Success conversations” is a very powerful in focusing your mind on success. Again, the key is continuity and repetition.Prayers
Prayers are excellent and proven means to materialize your goals. By praying we are asking our creator for help us in achieving our objectives. The belief that “As you ask, you shall receive” will drive your thinking patterns and actions to the realization of your goals. The bible asks us to pray without ceasing which means that we pray all the time. There was a brother Lawrence who practised the presence of God at all times by praying continuously. He was a chef but even in the Kitchen as he prepared his ingredients and washed the dishes he was able to practise the presence of God, by having conversations with God continuously as he worked and that is what i think when Jesus meant that we should pray without ceasing.Talk to your subconscious mind
Studies have proven that our subconscious mind is the greatest mind power and is receptive when we start relaxing before we fall asleep and right after we wake up in the morning. The subconscious mind unconditionally “believes” whatever we tell it. It does not know the difference between right or wrong, it just executes what you think without question. Therefore, if we succeed in impressing our subconscious mind with continuous, positive and constructive commands from the word of God, it will automatically start executing and focus on the materialization of our goals. Acquiring a success mindset is related to ones spiritual growth.Take Action
Last but not least it is incredibly important that we start taking action towards our goals. It doesn’t really matter how big our goals are. The simple fact that we take action, no matter how small, sends a very strong signal that we are actually in the process of realizing our goal. Remember “Every journey starts with one single step” – Confucius.
If you want to grow rich by starting your own business. When you just start researching about the market, or take a business class at your community college, or think about a name for your business, these small steps where you can take action toward your goal. What matters is that you do take action and God has a very brilliant way of blessing steps of faith in yourself and in him. The Holy Spirit will guide you because that is part of his job description, to be your counsellor and helper, seek him and he will minister to you.
Developing a Success consciousness, that is, a consciousness manifesting success or a mindet that produces thoughts that promote success is in the reach of each one of us. However, whether we attain it or not is dependant on how badly we desire success and therefore how much effort we put in in redefining who we are on the inside because Success is an inside out journey.