The Programmer's Manual for Your Mind shows you how to reprogram your mind with a Positive Operating System. If you don’t program your mind, other people will. Whether you like it or not, you are engaged in mortal mental combat, and your mind is ground zero. If you let your culture, the media, the government, and politicians do the programming, you will be in real trouble. You will not be running your own mind. They will be running it. You will not be living your dreams. You will be living theirs.
Your beliefs are the programs that you run in your mind.
Beliefs are all important. If your beliefs are right, your world is right. If your beliefs are wrong, your world is wrong. Your beliefs make all the difference.
Your beliefs describe how you look at yourself and your world. They dictate what is possible and what is impossible. Even if your beliefs are false, they determine the outcome of your life.
For most people, the beliefs that they have when they are twenty years old become their road map for life. Their beliefs remain static for the rest of their days. People who realize their dreams are experts at selecting beliefs that make their dreams possible. They change their beliefs whenever it helps them realize their unlimited potential for excellence.
Your beliefs are the single most liberating or limiting factor in your life.
During the first twenty years of life, you collect your beliefs in a haphazard manner. The lottery of life deposits a mixture of positive and negative beliefs in your mind. Random events determine whether your beliefs are empowering or disempowering. The beliefs you inherit from other people become the backpack of limitations that you carry through life.
Your beliefs form the basis of your actions since you only act on those things in which you really believe. When you carry around a large parcel of beliefs that you do not accept, you experience inner conflict. If you act like you believe in something when you really do not, inner turmoil occurs.
To have inner peace, your behavior must be congruent with your beliefs. If you have two opposing beliefs about the same thing, you always lose. No matter which behavior you choose, it’s in conflict with one of your beliefs. This is a lose-lose situation. The only way you can win is to have one empowering belief and act on it. When there is congruence between your beliefs and your behavior, powerful changes happen.
If you are to advance in the direction of your dreams, then each belief you hold must become a conscious choice. People who live their dreams choose their beliefs carefully. If you allow the dreams of others to dominate you, then you have to work in their belief system. The only way to be truly free is to choose your beliefs and live by them. If you are not careful, you will capitulate your dreams and take up the secondhand dreams of others who believe more strongly in their dreams than you do in yours.
The amazing power of belief accounts for the diversity of cultures on planet earth. You don’t need to blast off in a space ship and travel to another galaxy to discover a new world. If you board an airplane and fly to a different country, you find an entirely new world with different values and beliefs.
Imagine that an alien spacecraft approached planet earth. It then sent three probes to investigate whether life existed on the planet. There would be three monumentally different representations of life on earth when reports came back from Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tokyo, Japan, and San Francisco, California. The leaders of the aliens would think that their shuttle craft had made trips to three different planets. Reality is massively different in all of these locations. Religion is different. Family and social relationships are different. Climate and geography are different. Values are different. Dress is different. These three locations are so different that when the report went back to the mother ship, it would appear that these space explorers visited three different worlds. Indeed, they had. All of them were authentic worlds operating with different belief systems. All of these worlds interpret reality in a substantially different manner. On a smaller scale, each of us lives in our own personalized world, living out our own reality determined by our personal beliefs.
Not all beliefs have the same level of importance. Many of your beliefs are erroneous, but because they are trivial, they don’t adversely affect your life. Believing the moon is made of cheese doesn’t matter unless you land on the moon in a spacecraft, or unless you are looking for food sources beyond planet earth. This is a trivial erroneous belief that has no adverse impact. Trivial beliefs are not core beliefs. Core beliefs have a major influence on the outcome of your life. Usually trivial beliefs are not worth the effort of changing. Core beliefs are different. It’s essential to have excellent core beliefs.
The closer a belief addresses who you are, the stronger you cling to it, and the more difficult it is to change. The closer the belief is linked to your identity, the more emotion is attached to it. Your beliefs about yourself form a nucleus around which you organize your personality. When you try to change a core belief, it’s like undergoing a heart transplant. The experience is traumatic, and you don’t enter into it lightly. You vigorously resist changing beliefs about who you are and what you are capable of doing.
Most people don’t bother changing the erroneous beliefs inherited from their parents and culture. It takes too much time and effort. It’s much easier to surrender to your inherited beliefs.
Erroneous beliefs create major detours on the path to your dreams. In one sentence, I can enumerate sufficient erroneous beliefs to derail you for a lifetime and guarantee instant membership in the Life Long Disoriented. Here is the sentence: “I am my job, grades, hair-do, complexion, muscle mass, age, sex, skin color, lack of hair, nationality, performance, socioeconomic group, weight, height, clothes or shoes.” This amazing sentence describes everything that a consumer-oriented, performance-oriented, and image-oriented society uses to describe you. Businesses and advertising make billions of dollars on this sentence. If you believe this sentence, you may as well give up the reprogramming effort right now. There is no hope for you. However, if you look at this sentence and realize how far it misses the mark, then it’s time to work on your core beliefs, and make sure they are positive.
In one sentence, I can state a key belief around which you can build your life, and it will take you all the way to your dreams. Here is the sentence: “I AM WHAT I THINK ABOUT ALL DAY LONG.” Whatever you accomplish, you accomplish it first in your mind. Whatever you are, you are it first in your mind. Whatever you become, you become it first in your mind. What you think about all day long determines what happens in your life.
The world has very little constructive to teach you about your identity. This isn’t an accident. When they label you black, white, yellow or red, the world categorizes you in order to negate you. When they categorize you in this manner, they imply that the color of your skin somehow reveals what is inside. They negate you because you are not a color. You are a human being, and your color doesn’t reveal anything about the way you think and run your mind.
The world points to your nationality to describe what it means to be you. It categorizes you in this manner, and then dismisses you to a type of group behavior determined by nationality. You often hear statements like, “It is not surprising that he acts in that manner, after all, he is American, German, British, or Italian.” Again, this is a massive act of negation. All Americans don’t think in the same manner. Neither do all Germans, British, or Italians. You are a human being, and the nationality of your brain doesn’t reveal the way that you think or run your mind.
You are not your manner of dress. The way you dress reflects your culture and some aspects of your self-image, but it’s not who you are. When you judge people by the clothes they wear, you negate them. They are not their clothes. Some people prefer to dress up, and others prefer to dress down. Acceptable clothing varies substantially from one region of the world to the next. In the west, men would not be caught dead wearing a dress. In the Middle East, men wear a dress all of the time, and they call it a thobe. How you dress is more a reflection of your culture than it is a reflection of who you are on the inside.
There is no thing, event, or experience that reliably reveals who a person is. There is only one way to tell who a person is. Get down inside their mind and look at the thoughts they think. When you know their thoughts and the way they use their mind, you have an indication of who they are. This makes it difficult to get to know anyone. You have to spend a long time with them and become a soul mate. If you are not a soul mate, you should not characterize them with external labels. Your assessment will be wrong, and you will negate them as well.
Many beliefs are erroneous and unreliable. Some beliefs are based on insufficient knowledge or data of poor quality. Overriding all of this is an emotional component that makes changing beliefs nearly impossible. Many irrational beliefs are resistant to change because they are so charged with emotion. The emotional content is so powerful that emotion forms an impenetrable barrier surrounding the belief and prevents it from being reached and changed. Emotions create their own reality, and that reality is often stronger than irrefutable logic.
Not all beliefs are created equal, and those that are charged with emotion are the hardest to alter. The voice of reason whispers while the voice of emotion shouts. It’s not that reason is weak. It’s because emotion is so strong that changing emotional beliefs is exceptionally difficult. Just because it’s difficult doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You simply have to work harder to make it happen.
Beliefs make the world go round. They determine the course of history and the outcome of your life.
Never underestimate the power of your beliefs. Beliefs create saints and demons, heroes and cowards, winners and losers, war and peace.
An idea whose time has come can change the world.
A belief whose time has come will change your life.
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Positive thinking is the right type of thinking. It's the natural software for my mind.
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I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person.
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A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind.
When will I get better? Improvement is only a thought away. The instant I think positive thoughts is when it happens.
I don't get what I want in life. I get what I expect. That's why Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you."
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Opportunity hides in plain sight, and until I have a dream, I can't see the opportunities that are right in front of my eyes.
I am still writing the story of my life and can make it into anything I want.
There is no limit to how good my life can become when I put positive things into my mind.
When I say yes to life, opportunities come so fast from so many different direction, it's impossible to take advantage of them all.
No matter what my age, I can still make my dreams come true. No matter how many times I have failed in the past, I can still make my dreams come true.
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When my beliefs are right, my world is right. My beliefs are the single most liberating or limiting factor in my life.
God placed dreams in my heart as a beacon that guides me through life. Those dreams get me up in the morning and carry me through the day. They keep me going when the going gets tough.
My beliefs create my personal world and give my life its meaning. They create the world as I believe it to be. It's my unique reality and is the only world I will ever know. I created it and must live in it.
My thoughts are important, because they determine where I go. My dreams don't happen by themselves. I must think and act them into existence.
A new beginning creates a new ending. I can change any area of my life. I am not a finished product. I am a work in progress.
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I change my mind in an instant of time. At the moment of change there is a shift in my beliefs about who I am, and what I can do.
Focus gives me powerful leverage over my mind. When I focus on a thought, it forces my mind to look in the direction of that thought.
Change finally happens when I am ready to change. Change takes a long time, because I take so much time getting ready.
Positive change isn't a matter of the will. Rather, it's a matter of being willing to do whatever it takes.
Change first happens in my mind, and then it happens in my life. It's impossible to make a positive change without fist changing the way I think.
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Change happens when I think differently that I have always thought and act different than I have always acted. New thoughts and actions are necessary.
No matter how long it takes, or how many times I fail, I will make my dreams come true. I am an Unstoppable, Consistently Positive, Endlessly Persistent Doer of Dreams.
When should I start living as if my dreams are possible? Do it now.
The small challenges of life are the training ground for the great ones. If I remain faithful in small things, I experience a tidal wave of success that carries me to destinations far beyond my early limited dreams.
Today my life will count for something good.
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Every time a negative thought enters my mind I take positive action to eliminate that thought.
When a negative thought pops into my mind, I repeat positive self-talk and push my inner voice in a positive direction and restore my positive perspective.
Failure is never final unless I quit. Failure is a test, and if I keep moving in the direction of my dreams, I pass the test
Positive thoughts are hard to capture and keep in my mind. They flash by at the speed of light and then they are gone.
Great lives are guilt on great thoughts. I build my future thought by thought.
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I can change who I am by changing what I put into my mind. What I put into my mind is important because it changes who I am.
Excellence is the normal state of affairs in the human heart. God programmed excellence into my heart so that I would feel good when I live an excellent life.
Limitations do not come on tablets of stone from the hand of God. They are a choice, and I choose to not have any.
Limiting beliefs are a disguised form of negation. They are a way that I say no to life while pretending that life is saying no to me. Limitations are plausible self-deceptions. They are prefabricated excuses for every failure to be what I want to be and to do what I want to do.
Life is a laboratory for testing the limitations found in my mind. Although limitations appear real, appearances are deceiving. The only way to find out if they are real is to test them.
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In the world of forgiveness, what goes around comes around. The forgiveness that I send to others comes multiplied back to me.
Resentment is a form of mental toxic waste, and the most effective method of removing it is the opposite from what I would expect. Instead of fighting against it, I must let it go.
Each negative thought weighs a psychological ton and carrying around a load of negativity is an unbearable burden.
Four laws of focus give me the leverage I need to have a consistently positive mind.
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