You probably already know this about me — but one of the most important things in the world to me is my faith.
And as I’ve been re-reading through The Secret of The Ages by Robert Collier, I’ve been struck by how he describes the act of prayer.
(don’t worry — this is something you can apply even if you’re not religious!)
"The results of prayer are not brought about by some special dispensation of Providence. God is not a finite being to be cajoled or flattered into doing as you desire. But when you pray earnestly you form a mental image of the thing that you desire and you hold it strongly in your thought. Then the Universal Intelligence which is your intelligence—Omnipotent Mind—begins to work with and for you, and this is what brings about the manifestation that you desire."
Call it God. The universe. Prayer. Visualization. Manifestation.
Regardless of the words you use, the principles are the same — when you relentlessly focus your conscious and subconscious mind on what you want… the things you want have a way of actually happening.
Of course, it’s not just about saying the words.
You have to believe it. And you have to maintain that belief tomorrow and the next day…
"But remember: you would not plant a valuable seed in your garden, and then, a day or a week later, go out and dig it up to see if it were sprouting. On the contrary, you would nourish it each morning with water. It is the same with your prayers. Don’t plant the seed of your desire in your subconscious mind and then go out the next morning and tear it up with doubts and fears. Nourish it by holding in thought the thing you desire, by believing in it, visualizing it, SEEING it as an accomplished fact."
In the Bible it even says: “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
If you want to be successful, become an avid prayer and visualizer — even if you’re not religious!
There is unbelievable power in knowing what you want, seeking what you want, visualizing what you want, and asking for what you want.
"Prayer is not a mere asking of favors. Prayer is not a paean of praise. Rather prayer is a realization of the God-power within you—of your right of dominion over your own body, your environment, your business, your health, your prosperity."
Don’t be ashamed of your most ambitious dreams. Don’t shy away from them.
Pray for them. 🙂
- Russell Brunson
P.S. You absolutely should read through The Secret of The Ages with us in this month’s book club. Make sure you’re a member so you can join us!