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Seven Mental Laws Of Success From Brian Tracy



Seven Mental Laws Of Success From Brian Tracy

Seven Mental Laws Of Success from Brian Tracy. This was an excellent talk given by Brian Tracy, this is life changing information that will transform your life if you start to act in alignment with the Laws.

1. “The Law Of Control. You feel positive about yourself to the degree to which you feel you are in control of your own life. Psychologists call this a sense of coherence, a sense of control. It means that when you feel you’re in control you feel happy, you feel at peace with yourself.”

“And you feel negative about yourself to the degree to which you feel you are not in control of your own life. You feel you are controlled by your bills, by your bosses, by your health, by your debts, by your family, by your obligations. When you feel that you’re not in or out of control you feel highly stressed.”

“You have an internal locus of control where you are happy and then you have an external locus of control. The internal locus of control is where you feel that you’re in charge of your own life, you make your own decisions.”

“A person with an internal locus of control says I make my own decisions, I am where I am and what I am because of myself, I’m in charge of my life.”

“A person with an external locus of control feels that other people are in charge of their life, their boss, their bills and so on.”

“We start off in the middle with neutral control and then every decision that you make is either taking you to an internal or external locus of control.”

“When you develop an internal locus of control you feel happy and strong and you’re much more positive and you’re much more creative. And that’s the goal you should be aiming for.”

“The people with a high locus of control feel really really good about themselves. They feel powerful, they feel empowered, they feel strong”

“An interesting point to remember is that you can give away your control to other people but you still are responsible.”

“Control begins with your thoughts. Your thoughts determine your feelings. And your feelings determine your actions.

“Control Your Thoughts. If you can control your thoughts you can control everything else, your thoughts are the guidance mechanism of your life. So control your thoughts.”

“Thoughts come before feelings because it is a thought that creates the feeling, it’s how you think about something that is happening in your life that triggers the emotion.”

“Explanatory Style: The way you explain things to yourself largely determines your emotions. It obviously determines your thoughts, your reactions, your responses largely determines the total quality of your life.”

“If you explain things to yourself in a positive and constructive way then what happens is you respond positively and constructively and you feel differently, you take different actions and you get different results.”

2. “The Law Of Accident. Approximately 80% of the population lives like this. It is a metaphysical law that says that everything just happens by accident, it’s not what you know but who you know, you can’t fight City Hall, the cards are stacked against you. In our society, an enormous number of people are led to believe that they are victims, that there’s nothing they can do about their situation. There’s a lot of nonsense that people believe that great powers are holding the working person down and so on and that there’s nothing you can do.”

“The greatest enemy of human success is passivity, it is that people feel passive and helpless. In psychology it is called Learned Helplessness, they feel helpless, and there’s nothing that they can do.”

“The Law Of Accident is completely opposed to The Law Of Control. We say failing to plan is planning to fail. If you don’t have a very clear specific written plan with goals and actions and priorities that you’re working on every day then your life will just drift around in a circle.”

“A ship without a rudder will just drift completely but a ship with a rudder and the compass will go straight and true to its destination through any type of sea, and once you have a very clear rudder and compass, then suddenly you start to make incredible progress at a faster rate than you can imagine.”

3. “The Law Of Cause And Effect. This is the law that really changed my life. For every effect in your life, there’s a specific cause. Everything that happens to us happens for a reason even if we don’t know the reason. Success is not an accident. Failure is not an accident, they all have specific causes.”

“The great rule is that if you want to double your income or anything else, what you do is realize that everybody who is earning twice as much as you today was at one time earning half as much as you, that’s the way it works, nobody was born earning twice as much, they started off at the bottom at a very low wage job, so then they did certain things differently from you and now they’re earning twice as much, or five times as much, or ten times as much”

“Well then what we do is go back and find out what they did and we do the same things. Success leaves tracks. If you find out what other successful people did and you do the same thing you’ll eventually get the same results that they do, and if you don’t you won’t.”

“These laws are mental laws. They work 100% of the time. Man has never invented a law, we only discovered the laws that already existed. If you have all these laws then there must have been a lawgiver.”

“These laws are neutral, they work for you or they work against you and so we say nature is neutral like justice, nature’s blind, nature doesn’t care. If you do what other successful people do you will get the same results and if you don’t you won’t.”

“Nature’s not involved in it, nature just says here are the laws, here’s the playing field, here are the rules of the game, if you play the game well have a great life and if you don’t you don’t. These mental laws are important.”

“In life, we violate a lot of laws, we violate a lot of natural laws, especially mental laws and when we violate those laws we suffer the consequences of it whether we knew about the laws or not. It does not matter if you know or approve of the laws the laws are always working.”

“All successful people do what we call a harmonic convergence. The example being, all planets line up and the magnetic power of all of these is supposed to bring about enormous changes. If we get our life in harmony with the great mental laws, things start to happen for you at an incredibly rapid rate.”

“The laws start working for you. This law is the Iron Law of the universe. All other laws are umbrella laws that fall under The Law Of Cause And Effect. Everything happens for a reason and if we’re not happy with what’s happening we can change the causes. If you want to be a millionaire just do what others who started with nothing did to become a millionaire.”

“The most important application of this law is this: Thoughts are causes and conditions are effects. Your thoughts are the primary moving force of your life, thoughts create the conditions of your life. Your thoughts project on the screen of your life, wherever you go that’s where you are. Change the picture in your mind to change your life. All improvement in your outer life begins with an improvement in your mental pictures, by seeing yourself and your world in more positive terms.”

4. “The Law Of Belief. Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality. Whatever you believe with feeling, with emotion, with intensity, it becomes your reality because you always act on the basis of your beliefs, and the more intensely you hold the belief the more the belief becomes true for you.”

“The turning point in many people’s lives is when they challenge old beliefs that they are meant to be working individuals. There are two sets of beliefs, conscious and unconscious beliefs. It ain’t what a man that hurts him, it’s what he knows what ain’t true. Many things we know about ourselves is not true at all.”

“People develop Scotomas (Blind Spots) Once we’ve decided to believe certain things we do not see anything that contradicts it. Your biggest obstacle is usually self-limiting beliefs. We have obstacles within our mind that we create. You must have an unshakeable belief that you will succeed.”

5. “The Law Of Expectation. Your expectations, especially about your outcomes, become your own self-fulfilling prophecies. If you expect something to happen it usually happens. If you expect it to happen you’ll act consistent with it happening.”

“When you expect to be successful it totally transforms your attitude and your results. You can manufacture your own expectations. Whatever you expect with confidence becomes your own self-fulfilling prophecy.”

“The greatest of all attitudes, the catalyst that causes your potential to unlock like a chemical catalyst, that causes an explosive effect is confident expectations, an attitude of confident expectation transforms your attitude towards your world. Always expect the best. Repeat this throughout the day, start your day with this affirmation: I believe that something wonderful is going to happen to me today.”

6. “The Law Of Attraction. You are a living magnet, and you attract into your life the people and the circumstances that are in harmony with your dominant thoughts. In the universe, all energy is in a state of vibration, including mind energy.”

“Your mental energy travels at the speed of light. It travels and is so fine that it goes through any substance. You can think a thought here and it can connect with someone on the other side of the world.”

“Your mind is incredibly powerful but it is a neutral law. If you think negative thoughts you will attract negative things into your life as well. This is what the Secret is based on, The Law Of Attraction, however, they missed an important point, in that movie, work, it takes hard work to be successful along with thinking in the right manner.”

“The more emotion that is attached to a thought the greater is the intensity of the Vibration. Everything Radiates outward. And we engage in Sympathetic Resonance, where we resonate with other people, we resonate with ideas, we resonate with conversations, we resonate with subjects that we like to study and learn about. We have this all the time and that is The Law Of Attraction, it means it’s something within you is resonating within something outside of you.”

“If you want to be really successful and you see successful people and you start to resonate with their accomplishments you start to become more like them.

“Now here’s an important point people don’t realize, this also explains what is called The Law Of Repulsion, if you hold a negative thought you repel anything associated with that thought out of your life, so many people are brought up to look down on those who are successful, to criticize successful people. This is fatal because if you criticize successful people even in your heart it drives success out of your life, it guarantees you’ll never accomplish anything with your life, you’ll always be miserable and unsuccessful.”

“And therefore it’s so important for you to admire people who are enjoying the success that you desire. Admire successful happy people and you will create this sympathetic resonance and you begin to attract into your life the people, ideas, and circumstances that will enable you to be like one of those people.”

7. “The Law Of Correspondence. As within, so without. Your outer world is a mirror. It reflects what is going on in your inner world. What is going on in your inner world corresponds to what is going on in your inner world. Wherever you look there you are. What you see is your own self, your own thoughts reflected back to you.”

“The places where you see this most of all is in your relationships, your financial situation, your depth of preparation and attitude toward money, your health and fitness, your food, physical body, and so on, always on the outside.”

“The great requirement of life is for you to create within yourself the mental equivalent of what you wish to enjoy on the outside. This is your responsibility and God and nature will take care of everything else by law.”

“So, therefore, that’s why reading, thinking, planning, visualizing, with all these things you can create within your mind a mental equivalent of what you want to enjoy on the outside. And the greater vividness with which you can see it on the inside, the faster it comes into your reality on the outside. Successful people have a crystal clear picture of what they want and as a result, it comes into reality quite quickly.”

“Thre great principles. You become what you think about most of the time. This is always true. All causation is mental. Everything you see in the material world around you began with a thought in the mind of a person and that thought turned into a goal which turned into a plan which began to take physical reality. The most important principle of all, change your thinking and you change your life. If you can control your thinking, everything else will change for you. It is the most important thing of all when you learn how to do it, your life will be completely different.”


My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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  1. Rising

    July 3, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    One of my favourite website. Great post.

  2. John Okogua

    May 28, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    I guess you are a psychologist. However, what of people that mental disorder, possessed with evil spirit. Better still under the influence of evil spirit. Can they put these principles to work?

    • Asad Meah

      June 5, 2019 at 7:33 pm

      Someone who is possessed needs God to heal them – ask of Him
      And these Laws can have a positive effect on anyone regardless of their state of mind

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