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We Are Prisoners Of Our Own Making But We Can Change That!

“Growing up, my main idol was Harry Houdini, escape artist extraordinaire. He was a magician and an escape artist who died in 1926 but whose name is used nearly daily to describe incredible feats. His name became a verb in the dictionary. ‘To do a Houdini’.

What does he have to do with our thoughts? I have shared here how great thought leaders from ancient times through today have pointed out that our only limitations exist in our thinking and what we believe. If we think we can or we can’t, we are right.

Thinking makes it so. Whatever we focus on expands. If we are predominantly negative or don’t think we can, if we don’t believe we can make things happen and design a life to live on our own terms, then it is unlikely we will ever do so. Thoughts stop us if we let them.

A Breakthrough – When The Impossible Becomes Possible

Houdini made a name for himself by going around this and other countries offering to escape from their jail cells. He challenged the police to restrain him and constrain him in such a way that he could not get free. He offered cash rewards to those who could hold him.

He never had to pay. He escaped. He knew what he was doing and beyond that he was a master marketer and publicist. He knew how to get attention. In one jail, he was stripped naked as usual. Searched to make sure he had no keys or lock picks and then shackled.

The door is closed and locked. The jailers and press leave. Typically, within a certain amount of time Houdini would emerge dressed and free of the shackles having escaped the locked cell. Houdini is now inside a cell, his jailers gone and he is working on the cell lock.

The Mind That Perceives The Limitation Is The Limitation

He can’t pick it. He used hidden picks but today it was not working. An hour went by and he began to panic. He had never encountered a jail cell lock he couldn’t pick. He kept trying. His entire reputation was on the line. If he failed his career was over. He couldn’t pick it.

Another passed. He was covered in sweat. Afraid. Near exhaustion he collapsed against the jail cell door and it swung open. What? It swung open! The jailers, in all the commotion, had forgotten to lock the door. They simply shut it and left the room. No one realized.

Not even Houdini. Shocked, but relieved, he quickly dressed and exited the cell triumphant. Headlines in the paper praised his escape. Only Houdini knew the truth until he revealed it years later. He was a prisoner of his own mind. He thought the door was locked.

Life Becomes Limitless When You Become Fearless

That is the same with each of us. We are prisoners of our own limiting thoughts and beliefs. We have assumptions we grew up with that go unchallenged. We think we can’t or are not good enough. We must stop believing the limitations and instead challenge them.

Whenever you doubt you can do anything positive that would mean a good change for you and for others you should stop. Stop doubting you can and start doubting that you can’t. You should doubt your limitations. Stop believing them. Know you can and doubt you can’t.

Our beliefs and thoughts are old conditioning we adopted growing up. Perhaps, useful at one time or in a particular context, they need to be evaluated and challenged. Houdini learned to always check each door after that just in case someone left it open. He learned.

The Only Thing Limiting Us Is Our Belief There Are Limits

We can learn too. We can learn to go beyond limitations and stop being a prisoner of our own thinking. We can excel and move forward in positive ways when we give ourselves reasons to. Find your strengths and talents. You have so many. Begin appreciating yourself. Be grateful for who you are. Feel blessed. Realize you are incredibly resourceful. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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How Do You Avoid Failure?

“What if you screw up? How do you avoid failure? What about the mistakes you make? How does one ever succeed if you can’t stop failing?  Do you let this stop you from reaching your goals and your dreams? What do you need to know in order to keep moving ahead?

Failure is personal and happens to nearly everybody in some regard at some time. It is unlikely that no one, no matter how lucky, or born with ‘good genes’, hasn’t encountered difficult times at some point. It is part of living. It is part of the process. What to do about it?

Get over it. Yes, a little tough love. Embrace it. Whoa! Embrace it? You are out of your frigging mind! I can almost hear people say that. Yes, embrace it. Get over it. It happens. Mistakes are made. Screw ups happen. Tough times occur.  That doesn’t mean one fails.

There Is No Such Thing As Failure Only Feedback

One only fails when one stops trying. When you quit is when you fail to continue to try. If you quit anytime before the finish line it means you won’t ever cross it. However, if you fall down and get back up, even if you are the last to cross it, you succeeded in getting there.

Napoleon Hill modeled and interviewed 520 of the most successful people of his day and he reported that none, got to be where they got to, without tremendous opposition and disappointment. The reason they succeeded is because they didn’t quit. They didn’t quit.

Inside every disappointment, Hill says, is the equivalent seed of opportunity. If we know how and where to look, and we keep on going, adjusting as necessary, eventually we will break through. Faith in oneself and the process will keep you moving forward.

Failure Is Simply Feedback That Something Is Blocking The Path

Mistakes are learning opportunities. Feedback is a necessary component that allows us to recognize when off course, or about to go off course, and make adjustments to maximize opportunity and lessen loss or hardship. There is no failure there is only feedback.

The more we know and learn and apply the learning, the more likely success we can make happen. Success is based on successfully getting and applying feedback so one can learn to eliminate old mistakes and make new mistakes, which can lead to success.

It is a loop. Learn and do. Mess-up and correct. Learn from and apply. Continue to do. Continue to make mistakes. Continue to correct and continue.  This seems to be the nature of things. Opposition supplies much in the way of developing our character and our success.

Good Feedback Is The Key To Improvement – Apply It And Learn

I share with you a couple of articles. The first one, fairly recent, although I am not sure how recent. The other, is one I wrote in the 90’s.

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I hope you enjoyed reading the blog and these articles. Keep moving forward. Never let anything stop you. Find positive ways to succeed that uplift you and others. Look for the blessing in each disappointment. Take the feedback. Be grateful and celebrate everything.” Rex Sikes

PS I hope you took advantage of, enjoyed, and learned lots from the Prosperity Summit. Some really good speakers and topics were available. More cool things to come!

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Stop Believing The Lies That Hold You Back From Having The Life You Want!

“I am going to say something you may think controversial. You may immediately disagree. I ask you to hold all judgement in abeyance until after I have presented my case. Then, do whatever you feel you must.  All thoughts and all beliefs are lies. They are falsehoods.

Not the intentional kind but they are falsehoods nonetheless. Our thoughts, our assumptions, our expectations, our beliefs frame what we notice, pay attention to, and operate from. They need not be accurate or true to be effective or have an affect.

At best they’re partial glimpses of the world we co-opted from others while growing up, some derived from experience. You can think or believe anything inaccurately, wrongly or stupidly. That’s why it’s critical to gain clarity on what you think and believe.

Today You Are Where Your Thoughts Have Brought You

It is critical to gain clarity on supportive versus non-supportive beliefs . Since all thought and beliefs are only a partial view of everything there is, it is critical we learn to choose supportive beliefs that help us create, and make happen, what we want in our lives.

It is imperative we choose the best, most positive, powerful beliefs that move us forward, assist us in overcoming obstacles and limitations, and motivate us to create the life we deserve to live. It is a choice. Of course, it isn’t if you don’t believe it to be. Decide!

If you believe you are hampered by thoughts, behaviors, others, the world, the economy and the weather then you have adopted a victim mentality that puts you at the effect of all else. Adopting the beliefs that you are at cause and able to triumph over all is a useful belief.

Tomorrow You Will Be Where Your Thoughts Take You

You may or may not triumph over all but better to try and fail, is it not, than to never try at all? Choose new, powerful, supportive beliefs that you can do whatever you put your mind to. You can learn to create abundance and live the life of your dreams. You can!

If you don’t declare this; if you don’t affirm this; if you don’t believe this, what is the alternative? How is that any better? You determine your reality by your mindset and it either empowers and supports you or disempowers you and is not supportive. It is your choice.

It is always your choice. The affirmations you recite now with passion and enthusiasm may not yet be accurate. Repeated long enough, often enough with enough intensity and they will become your new thought habits. They will replace the old negative ones.

You Cannot Escape The Power Of Your Thoughts

Condition your mind for success. Condition yourself for success. Enjoy more happiness, more prosperity, more love, more fun, more freedom by creating what you want. Imagine it and believe it. Keep at it until you bring it about it. It is all in your hands. Your mindset.

It is all between your ears, so to speak. Gain control over your thoughts and feelings and you gain control over your life. I’ll let you disagree with this if you wish. Create whatever reality you want. After all, it is your life. You decide how you want it to play out.

Do those things that support you in being who you want to be, doing what you want to do and having what you want to have. No one else can do this for you. Practice believing that which makes the future you desire, possible. Practice gratitude and celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Could This Video Change Your Life? Find Out Now!

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“Our thoughts make up our reality. How do you overcome adversity and make your life what you want it to be? This is an incredible opportunity to go beyond your limitations and move into new dimensions; change limiting beliefs and start getting what you want.

Don’t be deceived by your  fears. Don’t pay attention to the negative thoughts. Learn to choose what you think. Learn to control your thoughts and feelings. It may take some work but it is worth it. You literally can do anything you want when you put your mind to it.

Make it work for you not against you.

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Isn’t that amazing? I sure hope you watched it. Perhaps, you will watch it more than once. Have a fabulous day. Live your blessings fully and celebrate everything! Rex Sikes

Remain magnificent!

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Video: WOW What If You Did This?

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I will be adding a new set of features to my blog that I think you will really like. In my quest to continue to add greater and greater value I want to be able to introduce you to some important concepts and people. I’ll still share and write blogs from time to time as I have.

I’ll incorporate more tips, advice, suggestions from others too. I’ll review the best books, videos, mp3s, products and programs, that I have either used or know the authors of.  I’ll include links to articles and resources that are free or for purchase. The best of both!

I want to share the very best of what absolutely works with you so you can include these in your home study and personal transformation.  I haven’t fully decided how or when this will all unfold but I hope you are as excited by this as I am.

This way you will continue to receive the highest value and finest transformational goodies available. Some things I share you may already be familiar with or have utilized, some you may not have heard of. My plan is to unfold this in coming days, weeks and months.

Anything I recommend or anything I provide a link to will be something I am personally familiar with! No BS, just the best!

For now I’d like to kick it all this off with a brief video.  I think you’ll love the principles behind what happens in it. It’s called ‘The Death Crawl’ from the movie ‘Facing Giants’. If you ever doubt yourself watch this video. It’s only a few minutes. Watch it now!

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Wow, isn’t that awesome? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

Continue to fill your day with gratitude. Live to the fullest. Celebrate everything! Rex Sikes

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You Are Not The Thoughts You Think

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“You are not your thoughts. None of us are. We forget that. That is an issue for us. We can watch our thoughts. We can control and manage our thoughts but we are not the thoughts we think. We are beyond our thoughts. We are influenced by our thoughts.

The person who thinks s/he is from mars we call crazy or insane. We don’t believe the person. We say they have a thought disorder. Doctors identify numerous thought issues. This should tell us something important. Not about the doctors but about us.

We can think supportive thoughts or non-supportive thoughts. We are affected by thoughts we think. We  respond to our thoughts with feelings. Our feelings determine our actions. This is all learned. This is all habitual. You had to learn to think. You had to learn language.

We Become What We Think About Repeatedly

At birth it is unlikely you thought, ‘wow, I made it’. Even if it is true you made it. You grew up learning words and thoughts from the people around you. You learned good and bad, right and wrong. You learned to identify with these concepts, and other concepts, too.

Limitations you may have only occur in your thinking. This is true for all of us. We are not the limitation. Our shabby thinking is. This is great news because we can change our thinking. Perhaps, not over night but we can recondition ourselves to think supportive thoughts.

Beliefs are only thoughts we repeatedly think through time. We can change our thinking the same way we learned it. We expose ourselves to positive, productive, supportive thoughts and we repeat this for a long enough period of time. We replace thoughts.

What You Focus On Expand – Thoughts Are Things

The knack to transforming is to not believe the BS you already believe. Don’t buy into perceived negative limitations. No you can’t fly that is another disorder. You can make positive changes. You are a resourceful person. You can learn to do most anything in life.

Continue exploring these blog pages on how you can do this. It is filled with principles and practices to help you more easily and readily make the changes you desire to make. Gratitude is a powerful way to begin to transform. Practice it and you will change your thinking. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

Make today a great day!

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What Napoleon Hill Wants You To Know And Why!

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“The following quotes are extremely important and powerful. If you understand them and apply them you can dramatically and positively up-level your life. You can make what you want to come true, come true. Think of these as immutable laws. They work.

As with anything powerful it comes with an upside and a downside. If your thoughts and beliefs are negative and sickly you are likely to experience life much the same way. Equally, if your thoughts are positive and healthy you will find life as much. It is up to you!

Great power comes at a price. If you want what it affords you, you must be willing to pay the price. You must accept responsibility and use it wisely. All that follows are quotes I selected from Napoleon Hill. Study these. Apply these. Transform your life because you can!

Thoughts Are Things And Powerful Things At That

‘You have a great potential for success, but first you must know your own mind and live your own life – then you will find and enjoy that mighty potential. Become acquainted with your inner self and you can win what you want within a time limit of your own choosing. Certain special techniques help you win the goals of your dearest dreams, and everyone of these techniques is easily within your power.’

‘It is a major indictment against the world’s educational systems that most people come into this world, live their span of years and pass on without being made aware of their thought power and the fact that their lives are made or unmade by this thought power. Worse, yet, we are taught all kinds of things and yet rarely taught to use our minds for the attainment of the one indispensable form of wealth – peace of mind.’

‘Your subconscious mind is your hidden boss. Although your conscious mind controls your conscious actions, the subconscious dictates the patterns of those actions. If, subconsciously, you are afraid to do something, you may fill in with excuses and evasions which prevent you from taking that action. But your subconscious can be persuaded to change any of its standing orders and thus completely change your life. Your subconscious mind is the seat of deep belief which becomes your constant guide.’

If You Do Not Conquer Yourself You Will Be Conquered By Self

‘Conceive a great step forward in your life, form a deep subconscious belief, and the belief becomes the very foundation of reality. Wishing won’t make it so, for a mere wish does not penetrate the depth of the mind; but a true belief becomes part of your complete being.

‘Belief is the key to basic mind-power which turns concepts into realities. Goals can be attained in ways which seem miraculous, yet we only use natural forces available to everyone. Even physical changes in the body can be caused by deeply implanted belief.’

‘The key to having quantities of money often lies in a simple process of auto-suggestion. Concentrate on precisely what you want, and you will see signposts that point the way. The forces of human evolution now have been brought under human control, and you can control your own evolution as a better, more successful person.’

It Takes A Habit To Replace A Habit

‘Your only limitation is the one you set up in your mind.’

‘Whatever you can conceive and believe, you can achieve.’

Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

Marvel each moment!

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