Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Brian Tracy - Part 1....

As part of my training for lululemon, I have been given 6 CD's by Brian Tracy that I need to listen to (Brian Tracy is a guru in the self-improvement and personal development world). Lululemon have actually bought the rites to these CD's but encourage us to share what is on them, make copies for ourselves etc (all part of their vision to make the world a better place). So I thought that each time I listen to a CD I would post some of the main points or concepts that appealed to me as some of you might also find them interesting and/or helpful.

Here are the insights from CD 1:

Success =

1. Peace of mind (freedom from fear, anger and guilt).

2. High levels of health and energy.

3. Loving relationships.

4. Financial freedom (having enough money so as not to have to worry about money).

5. Worthy goals and ideals.

6. Personal fulfillment (reaching your full potential or self actualisation).

Tracy proposes that there are a number of laws in the universe:

1. The law of control: We feel good about ourselves to the exact extent that we feel in control of our own lives. (This also works in reverse).

2. The law of cause and effect: For every effect there is a specific cause. There is no such thing as an accident. Our thoughts are the causes and conditions are the effects.

3. The law of belief: Whatever you believe with feeling, becomes your reality. Self limiting beliefs become true. BUT they are not based on reality.

4. The law of expectations: Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy. (Therefore, we should always expect the best of ourselves). Successful people continue to look forward to good things happening for them. 

5. The law of attraction: We attract into our lives the people and circumstances that harmonise with our dominant thoughts. If we want this to be different we must change the content of our conscious minds. We become what we think about.

  • Our beliefs are based on our self concept. The average person uses less than 1 or 2% of their full potential. To raise the amount of potential used, we must increase the height of our self concept. 
  • How much you like yourself determines how well you perform in every area of your life.
  • It is impossible to love anyone else more than we like, respect or love ourselves. It is impossible to expect anyone else to like or love us more than we like and respect ourselves.
Some very interesting food for thought here. The concept put forward which resonates with me the most at this time is the law of attraction. I have seen this at work in my own life so clearly in the past 10 months or so. I believe in this idea so much that I wear a pendant around my neck every day with the quote "What we think, we become" inscribed on it. I would love to hear what some of your thoughts are on these concepts (feel free to leave me a comment!).

I still can't believe that I have found a place to work where this is the training and focus of each day. I am very, very blessed indeed...... 

1 comment:

  1. I started reading part 4 yesterday, and I had to return today and find part 1. I could spend all week on your blog getting lost in my thoughts and introspection. I'm getting so much out of this. Thank you, and thank lululemon for allowing you to share with the world.