Mind Over Matter

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Awaken the GIANT Within Part 1 · Dreams of Destiny How to create lasting change.

1. Raise Your Standards. Write down all the things you would no longer accept in your life, all the things you would no longer tolerate, and all the things that you aspire to become.

2. Change your Limiting Beliefs. If you raise your standards but don't really believe you can meet them, you've already sabotaged yourself.

3. Change your Strategy. THIS IS WHAT THIS BOOK IS ABOUT"¦.to master the five following areas in life that impacts us the most.

· Emotional Mastery. Virtually everything we do is to change the way we feel.

· Physical Mastery. Is it worth it to have everything you've ever dreamed of, yet not have the physical health to be able to enjoy it.

· Relationship Mastery. Romantic, family, business, and social.

· Financial Mastery. Don't just pursue wealth, but change you beliefs and attitudes about it so you see it as a means for contribution, not the end-all and be-all for happiness.

· Time Mastery. Managing your desire for instant gratification, thus allowing your ideas, your creations-even your own potential-the time to reach full fruition.

DECISIONS: The Pathway to Power -The decisions you make shape your destiny. Your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, what to do to create the results you desire. Decide on who and what you are committed to having and being in your life. If you don't set a baseline standard for what you'll accept in your life, you'll find it's easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that's far below what you deserve. Right now you can make a decision. If you truly decide to, you can do almost anything · decide what...