Feb. 16, 2016

Law Of The Mind

If we can succeed in our mind, we can succeed with our life; it's one of several laws which affects our success.
To succeed at the organ we need to think about having a single minded focus; it's simply a matter of being persistent, generous with ourselves, and connected [See blog, The Lizard Brain, Parts I, II, III, IV, V].
It's important for our mind to have a goal or focus, to have an instruction, and to have a hero (someone we want to be like).
Our mind is our greatest investment.
Our mind isn't us -- it was given to us by our Creator to serve us, not master us.
It's important for us to think about how we want to achieve success and to turn our goals into mental pictures, so that our mind can have a picture of our future.
We will always act like our self-portrait -- the person we think we are -- and what our mind can envision, our body can produce.
Whatever a person allows to occupy their mind will sooner or later determine their speech and actions; this is the whole premise behind Paul's admonishments to establish wholesome thought patterns (Phil. 4:8, Col. 3:2-5).
The more creative we are, the greater will be our struggle against Resistance -- the Voice of the Lizard [See blog, The Book].
All of our inner creative battles to bring something new into existence from nothing (in fact, all of life's battles) are there.
It's the Law of the Mind.
At its most basic and elemental level, what a new organist needs is already established in their mind, waiting to be summoned.
When a person thinks courage instead of fear, their mind being motivated to a higher level opens to maximum strength and goes to work on the situation at hand.
It doesn't make sense for the new organist to live in the past, present, and future all at the same time; it's a huge error to waste time and energy brooding over past mishaps at events or worrying about problems that may or may not develop at some future time or event; the successful organist learns to live in the present only, always looking forward to the next gig.
By skipping the post-mortems, striking out the words "If only" in his/her mind and substituting the words "Next time," new organists push aside any roadblocks of regret and keep themselves living in the present only, always headed for that "next time."