I often marvel at the innovative men and women responsible for the advancement of modern technology. Somehow these brilliant minds refuse to believe there are limits to what they can create and accomplish.

When you think about it, our minds are the most intricate and powerful “computers” imaginable. They are worth literally billions in what they can accomplish, just ask Bill Gates.

The problem with our “computer” is that we tend to let anyone and everyone program it. And the more respected and admired the source, the more quickly we adopt that programming as truth.

Even when we input the code ourselves, most of us don’t know the first thing about writing functional programs — much less the sophisticated ones that motivate us to breakthrough barriers and lead us to succeed.

Purge the Old Programming

Some of our most common programming leads to the belief that desire, hard work, being a good person and getting a good education will lead to our success. Many of our parents, grandparents and teachers hammer these concepts into our minds. Unfortunately, this old programming has very little to do with whether or not we actually achieve what we desire. The good news is we can purge the old and input new code that shifts the way we — and those we influence — go about creating a powerful life.

Get Very Clear About What You Want to Achieve

What does it look like, exactly? What does it sound like? Smell like? Feel like?

This is called a Vision, or a mindset, or an expectation. Goals are merely things we want and hold in our minds and hearts as though we do not have them. The important distinction is that Visions express that we do have them … now.

The part of us that is powerful and can do anything — face any fear, climb any mountain, build any business, solve any problem — is our spiritual self. It includes our mind, our body, our emotions, our psyche and our intuition. These combined synergistic forces can, and will, achieve anything they are programmed to accomplish … even if you do not want it to.

Learn to Believe That It Is Inevitable

It is belief — the positive expectancy of holding your Vision as inevitable — that throws gas on the fire. When you know it will happen, expect it to happen, and see it happening in your mind, then it will happen.

When you want it to happen, work hard for it but believe it might not or should not happen (that maybe you are not even worth it or good enough to pull it off), then guess what? It won’t happen.

Program your own beliefs. One common way we learn to believe is for someone we trust implicitly to tell us something is so. This is how our minds were programmed to believe most of what we believe — through our parents and teachers during our developmental years. We rarely challenge those beliefs, even if they do not support us in living a fulfilling life as an adult.

Another way we learn to believe is by studying evidence. When we see something with our own eyes or experience it, we tend to believe it is so. We even have a name for it: Truth. Truth is something we have experienced and know to be so.

The third, less-common way we learn to believe is one that you and I can reprogram to change any aspect of our lives for the better, if we choose:

Our spiritual self cannot tell the difference between a real experience (truth) and one that we have vividly imagined (Vision).

Remember, our spiritual self is the powerful part of us that can and does do anything we want. Our mind can tell the difference between a real event and one vividly imagined, but our mind is not the part of us that is powerful or gets big things done.

Our mind has an opinion about everything. It is often a mess, and the primary culprit in keeping our spiritual self from unleashing its power. Now you may say that your mind is brilliant, well-organized and knows lots of stuff about lots of stuff. And you may be right. But just ask your mind to allow you to do something you are afraid to do, and watch how much it knows about creative avoidance.

The fact that our spiritual self cannot tell the difference between the truth and truth imagined is the secret to programming any new belief. All we have to do is imagine over and over and over again this certain truth we have chosen (our Vision), and it is as though it is actually happening to us, for us and with us. We experience our Vision as the truth and, in time, it becomes so.

Let It Happen

Letting it happen is different from making it happen. When we are motivated, we let things happen for us. There is a world of abundance out there; an abundance of money, love, health, fun and adventure. All we have to do is program our mind to believe in ourselves, and in our own value and dreams.

Between the ages of one and five, we were very good at all of that … it came naturally. We expressed our spirituality in our play, in our dreams and in our unconditional love. Then one day, we were asked to grow up. Lie down would be a better description of it.

It’s time to let your big dogs run. Those dreams and aspirations that keep nudging at your intuition may not bark, but you can tell they still want out. Listen to the big dogs. Therein lays the rest of your life.

You may have heard that bumblebees cannot fly … at least not according to the laws of aerodynamics. They are too big and heavy for their wingspan. No known science supports the idea that they can fly, yet they do. Perhaps they just don’t read.

Author's Bio: 

Richard Bliss Brooke has been leading coaching and training leaders – from high school sophomore to multimillionaire business builders – for over 20 years. Through Richard’s influence, hundreds of “new leaders” have discovered new distinctions in listening, leadership, courage, relationships, public speaking, team spirit, and big-time fun.

Richard is the author of the books Mach II With Your Hair On Fire: The Art of Vision and Self Motivation and Mailbox Money: The Promise of Network Marketing, as well as the co-author of The New Entrepreneurs…Business Visionaries for the 21st Century.

Richard continues to play full out from his home on the lake in the resort community of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and his home in a private preserve near Carmel, California. He enjoys Harleys, golf, water sports, scuba diving, skiing, snowmobiling, flying and a good game of poker. You can learn more by visiting richardbrooke.com.