Your life is always presenting you with a contrast where-ever you look. Everything has a positive and a negative side because we live in a world of dualism. To use an analogy: we look at a glass that is half-full and half-empty. Now this is where the psychology of mind power comes in. You get more of what you focus on. If you focus on the empty part, you get more empty experiences, where your desires go out and come back as void. If you focus on the full part, you also get more of that too. Your desires come back to you as fulfilled.
This is a simple way of looking at the psychology of mind power, which is also the psychology of success, but it is a very powerful one.
How your perception influences your reality is a complex process. However, basically what you see stimulates the creative elements of your mind to bring more of the same.
When you see success, even in the midst of a complete loss, your mind will move you to what you envision. Similarly, when you see failure, even at the heights of success, your mind will work to sabotage your achievements. Thus, what you see, not outwardly, but in your inner vision, is what outcome you will experience.
The great gift of life, then, is choice. And this choice is a choice of perception, which is an inner, not an outer experience.
You get more of what you reinforce, even if it is not out there in the world yet.
We all hear stories of how people, like Donald Trump, for example, arose to reclaim their lost fortunes. From being billions of dollars in debt, he went on to earn some billions of dollars in wealth. What he saw on the inner, regardless of what was happening outside him, is what finally turned the tide in his favor. Yes, he took positive action to change his situation, but that action and the creativity behind it arose because he could only see himself as successful, highly successful, and would not accept any other conclusion, no matter what the media was publicly proclaiming to the world.
Yet getting things is not the only use you can apply this principle of selection on. You can also apply it to getting less of the things that you don’t want. For example, you may be tired of hurrying and feeling stressed to get the things important to you. You can work on meditating or some other way to create psycho-physiological change to be easy and relaxed, healthy and positive, and still get the same amount of things done, maybe even more.
Some people work very, very hard to end up with nothing. Then, in frustration, they try even harder. These people are motivated by fear. They see the glass as half-empty and try desperately to fill it up. Since their subconscious mind has a fixed pattern of emptiness, it makes sure that should the glass get filled up, as a result of all the effort creating results, then it makes sure that it empties the “excess” so that the glass looks half-empty again. Why does it do that? It is because it cannot reason. It takes things literally. If the inner vision is showing it pictures of a half-empty glass, it makes sure to keep the glass that way. Meanwhile, the conscious mind is working hard to fill up the glass. The subconscious mind, however, always wins because it is many times more intelligent and powerful in creating reality. The only way to change the situation is to change the inner instructions by changing the vision to focusing on the full-part of the glass.
You get more of what you reinforce. When you reinforce the idea of success, that is what your mind brings into your experience. What happens on the outside is not as important as what is happening on the inside. Your inner view is what the subconscious mind acts on and it is this that develops the eventual shape of the outer experience.