Student: I don’t understand what happened. I attended a success seminar that said we should model the successful action of successful people if we want to be successful. I’ve tried it, again and again, and I still have not claimed the success I dream of achieving.
Teacher: A struggling individual, entertaining thoughts of weakness, cannot open the door to success any more than a camel can pass through the eye of a needle. Success does not come by imitating the outer action of others; it comes by right inner action. What you habitually think and the tone of your self-talk has everything to do with how you conduct yourself and what you achieve in the outer world.
Student: What must I think and say to myself in order to be successful?
Teacher: If your thoughts are weak, your efforts are in vain. At that point, it matters not what method you try or who you imitate. You must first work on your attitude. “Let the weak man say, I am strong.” Joel 3:10 Until you achieve an attitude of inner strength, your strivings will fall short of your goal.
Student: I remember reading Mark: 11:24 “Believe that ye receive and ye shall receive,” and I remember thinking that it cannot possibly be that simple.
Teacher: The first power that meets us at the door of success is the Power of Consciousness. That of which you are conscious must manifest. That is a fact. Too many folks have been taught to believe that outer action is the key to designing their destiny. If your destiny is to be as you dream it can be, it is up to thee to first get your thinking right. It’s only then that you have the might to set your life right. The might of which I speak is the faith to believe that you will receive what you seek to achieve. With faith, you need not model successful people because you will naturally act in successful ways. After that, receiving is easy.