You Become What You Believe
The mind is a powerful thing. So you need to think about what you are thinking about. Guard your thoughts. Watch for negative thoughts of lack, defeat, and small mindedness. If you believe you can't have or do something, you're right. You'll never set out to accomplish something or attain a goal, because your mind will stop you, probably before you start, but definitely along the way when you set out to complete your goals if you don't believe. If you believe you CAN have or do something, you are much more likely to obtain that which you are seeking to do or have. You will become what you believe about yourself.
In order to live the successful life that you were designed for, you must transform yourself by making your mind new again², and dumping out the old. You need to limit your exposure to media, friends, family, and co-workers who would speak fear, doubt, unbelief, lack, defeat, and other self-defeating, negative thoughts into your mind. You must feed your mind and spirit with positive, uplifting words of faith, victory, abundance, and other uplifting topics³. There are many resources out there to assist you in your endeavor to fill your mind with positive, uplifting words, ideas, and principles. I've listed some of these powerful resources at the end of this book. A great place to start is the best success book ever written. Created by the same One who Designed you for Success. It's called the Bible. If you've never read it, I suggest you pick up a copy and start today. You might be amazed at how much it speaks of success, victory, wealth, and other uplifting, victorious, abundant thoughts. I personally feel the best translation to start with, for ease of reading, is the Amplified translation. You can find them in bookstores, Wal-Mart, and the like. It will be the best investment in a book that you've ever made.