Program your mind in the right direction

On a recent speaking trip to Rochester, N.Y., I had an opportunity to visit the George Eastman House. Yes, the George Eastman who created Kodak -- the films, the cameras and so much more.

Just a few miles south of downtown Rochester is a beautiful house, where he lived, which has been turned into a museum.

The reason I'm talking about George Eastman is the following: I believe that, when he created his company, and developed certain unique processes for developing film, creating the Instamatic camera, and so forth, I believe he programmed his brain, his mind, for success.

And that's why he achieved such worldwide acclaim.

But too many people, and I've been as guilty of it in the past as anyone, are programming their minds for failure. Whenever we go around saying things that don't help us, we're programming our minds for failure.

Examples: "I can't get any breaks. I can't get my health to be in good shape. I can't get ahead with money. I can't get out of debt. I can't start a business of my own."

Those are all thoughts that go into the brain and program us for failure. Then, when we see any indication to prove one of those thoughts, we say, "Look, I told you that I never get any breaks." And that is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

So, no matter where you are in life right now, no matter what your condition is with you health, your finances, or your relationships, you have the power to change those things for the better by starting to declare what you want and stopping to declare what you don't want.

It's like putting good software into your computer. You're going to get good results. Bad software ends up in bad results.

If you think that you have been saying things to yourself that keep you from moving ahead, and thus programming your mind for failure, let's turn those thoughts around.

It's just a matter of turning certain thoughts around. If you want to get out of debt, just write an affirmation that says, "It's easy for me to get out of debt."

If you want to save money, "It's easy for me to save money." Want to create a great relationship? "I create great relationships in my life." If it's business, "I'm able to succeed in business."

Just read those affirmations the first thing every morning and the last thing every night. Don't analyze them. Just read them out loud. Give me at least 30 days of you programming your mind for success and I believe you'll be amazed.

Incredible things happen when we program our minds in the right direction. And I think you're going to be doing that right now. And, like George Eastman, I believe you'll be amazed with what develops!

You are special. You are unique. You are destined for greatness. I see it in you. You are a Champion!

A programming affirmation

I program my mind for success every day.

Rauchwerger is a speaker, trainer, author and high-performance coach to CEOs. If you have a question or want to supercharge your company, contact him at 619-723-3007 or e-mail

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