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Video: The Importance of Believing It’s Possible (part 3 of 6)

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Hi, it’s Jack Canfield here with another Success Principles tip for creating the life you want. And this tip is…

Believe It Is Possible

Scientists used to believe that humans responded to information flowing into the brain from the outside world. But what we now know is that instead, we respond to what the brain — based on previous experience — expects to happen next.

In fact, the mind is such a powerful instrument; it can deliver literally everything you want through the power of positive expectation.  

But you have to believe that what you want is possible.

This is why it’s so important to always hold a positive expectation that what you want is going to happen.  It is simply a choice and a discipline of the mind.

And as you commit to believing in yourself, also make a commitment to toning down the negative thinking and the complaints that you have in the complaint department of your head. Look at what you are complaining about. Think of all the things we complain about…

I’m fat.  I’m tired. I can’t get out of debt. I won’t ever find a better job. I can’t stand the relationship I have with my father. I’ll never find a soul mate in this lifetime.

Take the time to really examine your complaints because more than likely these are things you can actually do something about. These are not things being controlled by other people, other things or other events. They are things YOU can take constructive action on.

And when you replace your old negative expectations with more positive ones… when you begin to believe that what you want truly is possible… your brain will actually take over the job of figuring out how to accomplish that possibility for you.

It will start to come up with creative ideas. It will start noticing resources and people in your environment that were always there, that can help you, and it will attract people and opportunities into your life.

And … better than that … your brain will actually start to expect to achieve that outcome. But first you have to choose to believe that what you want is possible. Even if it feels like you are lying to yourself at first, I promise you…if you keep it up for 30 days in a row, and you’re going to start noticing some amazing results.

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As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul(r) series, he's taught millions of individuals his modernized formulas for success, and has trained and certified over 2,700 students to teach his content and methodology in 107 countries around the world.