Power is of two kinds.
One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love.
Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent
then the one derived from fear of punishment.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Are you a bystander to your own success?
In addition to blogging and other writing and public events, I also do some very hand-picked coaching of individuals. When someone meets with me one-on-one, one of the first things we talk about and develop is their own personal magical ability and mindset (or lack thereof).
When I ask them what’s keeping them from having what they want RIGHT NOW, I’m often told that they just don’t know how to use their magic (their personal power, personal confidence, personal force) and somehow they’ve come to believe (they don’t know it for a fact — they just accept it — and that’s part of their challenge) that if something doesn’t come true for them then it’s simply not meant to happen.
Essentially, many people are merely bystanders to their own successes.
People are often surprised when I show them how magic is acquired and developed and wielded so that they can stop wishing and start having!
Magic is a power, not a gift
If everyone would just know — not simply believe — that they can develop and use the mind of a magician, their abundance and prosperity and attainments would be predictable and inescapable. But many people think that the secret to success is Luck or just putting in the time or being patient until their ship comes in. While it’s certainly true that “even blind pigs find acorns,” I want you to develop the power of magic so that getting desired results becomes second nature and so you have a system you use to be preactive and proactive rather than remaining a doormat for the dreams of others.
Magic is not just about fanciful desire and powerful wishing and hefty hoping. While there’s a time and a place for those things, the type of magic I show people to exert, maintain and manage results in them having a distinctive and unparalleled ability to wield their intention, power, and wanted outcomes on a planetary scale.
But magic is not a gift. It is not acquired without paying for it. Magic always costs something.
Those who figure out that magic is a power — rather than just making excuses that those who have are Fated to have things and those who don’t have have been relegated to scarcity by some unknown force — find themselves with the ability to communicate their intentions, map out their desired ends, and rule over their outcomes anywhere and anytime. These type of people consistently dominate and lead and make a dent in their worlds.
So . . . would you like to know who has this type of magic?
Each of you.
That’s right. Everyone has this type of magic at one time or another. It usually hits when you stumble upon a great idea, you’re inspired, and then you bring massive emotion and energy together in a creative burst of mastery, exploration, and innovation.
And then it goes away for most of you.
Why do you give up?
Because you’ve come to believe that such type of magic is short-lived and momentary.
When there’s a bump in the road, an obstacle, or a hiccup in your plans, you think the magic has gone away. When there’s work involved . . . you think your magic has failed you.
And the truth is that the magic hasn’t gone away or failed. You have.
You’ve lost your thinking magically mindset and the worldview that sparks powerful decisions.
Here’s the cool part. You can easily learn why your unique brand of magic works and discover how to condition yourself to use magic as a power all the time.
There’s a skill to magic
Let me say it again: magic is a SKILL.
In other words, it’s something that is made better and consistent and reliable through training and exercise and practice. Certainly a personal coach and mentor can make this happen faster. But you are more than equipped to make this journey yourself.
One of the first steps you need to take on this new journey is adopting the belief that the use of your confidence and influence and power is something that can be done. This then becomes the building block upon which your actual understanding and knowledge of your personal magic will be staged.
You also need to adopt the mindset that your personal magic is something that constantly changes and grows and adapts. Magic is not stagnant. It learns from your failures and it rides on the wings of your successes.
Next week we’re going to explore the powerful tactics for actually developing magic skills. Until then, just take some time to examine your current worldview of your own magical powers and whether you think you have any in the first place. To help you, let me leave you with this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
And, let’s take this discussion further, shall we? I’d love to know your thoughts and feelings about this article. Post your comments or create a new conversation on Facebook, Google+ or LinkedIn and together we can create even more magic in the world.
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