What We Want VS. Don't Want

This week's Book of the Week - Tony Robbins' Unlimited Power, is filled with some incredible stories. I hope you are reading it along with us.

In today's particular sections of the book, Tony talks about the importance of your belief system. He talks about how everyone is hard-wired to believe things; what is and isn't possible.

He mentions how many people envision themselves FAILING before they even attempt a certain task. By seeing yourself fail before you begin, you subtly are telling your mind it is OK to take the route of failure. It gives your brain a track to follow. Failure, rejection, loss, mediocrity, being average, scraping by, and loss of control are examples of pathways people give themselves everyday.

Do you ever notice how some people seem to keep smiling even when things don't go their way, yet, they figure out a way to win in the end? Then, there are people who give up and run for the hills at the first sign of defeat letting it tear them up inside. It all comes down how you program, or reprogram your mind and change your belief system.

The story in the book talks about Karl Wallenda of the Flying Wallendas. They were a team of acrobats who traveled the world for many years, stunning crowds with their high-flying stunts. Karl never considered the possibility of failure. Falling was not part of his mental makeup. The only pathway in his mind was success ever since he was a kid.

Then, one day he began telling his wife that he started to see himself falling. For the first time, he had begun to consistently give himself a representation of failing to succeed. Three months later, he fell to his death.

Some people would say he had a premonition. Others will say he gave his brain a new path to follow - a path that accepted failure and led to death.