Did you know your mind is a very powerful magnet?
One of the most common questions I get from people who read my book is how can they achieve success in life and why is it that no matter how hard they try they always seem to get what they don’t want, which is failure.
To address this issue, let me share a personal experience with you that affected me positively.
It came as a problem that I had no way of solving because I didn’t know how to go about it.
Anyway, here it goes.
About 4 years ago I needed to create an indicator for a Forex strategy I was testing at the time.
By the way did I tell you that I trade Forex?
The journey has been a very interesting one with lots of ups and downs. But that’s a story for another day.
So in case you don’t know what an indicator is, it’s simply a tool that Forex trades use to help them identify or confirm trading opportunities. An indicator can be coded to perform various functions. All it takes is your ability to write the script/program and of course a little bit of imagination.
So back to what I was saying, I needed to test a trading strategy at the time and needed an indicator to enable me easily back test the strategy ( Backtesting is simply testing a strategy to see how it has performed in the past).
Now at that time, two things stood in my way:
1. I didn’t know anyone around me who could code the indicator for me just as I had imagined.
2. Even if I did, I didn’t have the money to pay for their services
So I called up a friend who I felt would know someone that could help me but all efforts yielded no results.
So here is what I did. I started picturing the indicator in my mind just as I wanted it to look like even though I didn’t know how I was going to get it.
So one day about a year later, I was browsing YouTube and I came across a video talking about how to write code for trading indicators.
The whole thing seemed like Greek to me as I watched and couldn’t understand a damn thing.
However, the funny thing about your mind is that once you truly desire something and keep picturing it, there is a portion of your brain called the RAS (reticular activating system) that begins to memorize and will keep looking for those things anywhere you go just like if you bought a blue Infinix hot 8 Smart phone today, suddenly you will begin to notice other people who also have the same or similar device as yours.
So watching that video set up a chain of events.
Now Prior to all this, I had an old indicator that I downloaded years ago which had some of the things I needed to test my strategy but the mathematical formula in it needed to be changed.
From the series of information I was now exposed to concerning coding, I started experimenting with the indicator and I was able to modify it and like magic was able to change the parameters to suite my needs.
I tested my newly created indicator and It ran successfully without any errors.
Like play like play that was how I solved the problem without the help of any coder o.
Till date I still smile whenever I think of how I was able to achieve that goal.
See ehn, if you know how powerful your mind is, you will stop living life at the mercy of other people because your mind has the power to bring you anything you constantly focus on, good or bad. It’s a double edge sword.
Thank God for the books I read like Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill, The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles and How To Turn Yourself Into a Live Breathing Cash Machine by Toyin Omotoso.
These books have really helped me reprogram my mind and enlarge my scope of what is possible. It brought me to the realization that we become what we think about.
Even the Bible makes it clear In Proverbs 23:7 “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he”
So from today, I want you to make a conscious decision not to think thoughts of worry lack, limitation etc. Instead begin to think thoughts of happiness, health wealth, prosperity because the more you think of them, the more you keep drawing them into your existence.
It’s not rocket science but a simple law of life.
You become what you think about.
What are you thinking about?
Are those thoughts pulling you towards your goal or further away from them?
I leave you to answer that question.
Until next time,
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