Mindset Mastery 60 – Motivation And Renewal

Mindset Mastery eBookHill’s examples of struggle and humbleness did not end with Mr. Dickens. Just to drive the point home, he continued on with his list of great achievers who pulled themselves up despite their burdensome beginnings.

More Motivational Strugglers

We all learned the story of Helen Keller in school, the girl who became deaf, dumb, and blind shortly after birth. Despite her intense misfortune, she made her indelible mark on the world. Her entire life was evidence that no one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.

Booker T. Washington was born into slavery; his handicap was his race and color. Because he was tolerant, always had an open mind (on all subjects), and was a dreamer, he left his impression for ever on an entire race, and paved the way for more modern Civil Rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. in the U.S. and international Civil Rights leaders like the aforementioned Nelson Mandela, who eventually won equal rights for all races in so many reaches of the civilized world.

Beethoven was deaf, Milton was blind, but their names will last as long as time because they dreamed and translated their dreams into thought and art.

Renewing Your Resolve

Before you go on to the next chapter, renew your dedication to your pursuit, and renew your energy of hope, faith, courage, and tolerance. In these states of mind, and with a working knowledge of the principles described, anything else you need will come to you when you are ready for it. Because as Ralph Waldo Emerson said, every resource that you need will “come home through open or winding passages. Every friend whom…the great and tender soul in thee craveth, shall lock thee in his embrace.”

There is a difference between wishing for something and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for something, until he believes he can acquire it. Your state of mind has to be belief, not just hope- or wishfulness. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief.

Open Your Mind To Success

It is always a good thing to hear or read a reminder like this. It’s always helpful to see that success is possible, regardless of the hurdles, and to be reminded to renew our dedication to ourselves and continue to strive for success. These minders come, I would guess, in a quite timely manner for many out there today. I hope you embrace them and continue to believe in yourself and all that you are doing to improve your life for you and yours.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
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About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.


  1. Julie Macaulay says:

    Hi Sean,
    I downloaded Mindset Masery some time ago, and am presently reading it for the second time….
    You emails have been a lifeline to me over the last 12 months – my husband and I are in our early 50’s have our own business, and until 18 months ago were going along okay – then a bad business decision, coupled with a couple of staff who were ripping us off, has left us with no home and, as I write, still in considerabel debt.
    We originally joined 21 Century Accademy and through them your emails started coming, we have since set up what super we had into a self manged fund with JB Global, and my husband has just come back from the Gold Coast after completing Mark Roltens Property Development Seminar.
    Our life (emotionally) has been a rollercoaster for us…. up and down, all over the place…. quite often (like today,) I feel it is all too hard and wonder how on earth we are going to get back to just owning our own home, then along comes an email from you like the one today…..
    You seem like such a genuine and sincere person from the emails and tapes I have seen, and I just want you to know that you are reaching people out there…. you have reached me and given me hope and belief ‘that we can do it’…. Thank you Sean… sincerely Julie Macaulay (and Andrew)

  2. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    I love reading the stories of people who have overcome great adversity. It gives me hope, that I, too, can overcome whatever life throws at me and find within myself the strength and courage that these amazing people have shown.

    These people inspire me to continue to strive for success. Given the obstacles that these ‘strugglers’ have overcome; I can surely handle my issues and not let them prevent me from achieving my goals.

    These stories certainly help put life in perspective.

  3. I agree with Jazz. It’s important to read this stories of success, as it puts my own issues into perspective Even so I am not where I want to be I have a great life with lots of privileges, for which I am very, very grateful. Now it is up to me to grow and make it even better, so I can give back to others whom I can help.
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Overcoming Procrastination =-.

    • Hi Renee,

      The stories of these motivational strugglers inspire me. They remind me that it’s not where you come that matters; but where you’re going. It’s not the day to day struggles that should concern you but what you hold in your heart.

      I have to continue to work hard and follow my dreams and when the going gets tough; keep persisting until I’ve achieved my goals. These people’s stories are the best motivation.
      .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

  4. The “ready to receive bit” is actually not as easy as it may first sound.

    You may be like, “Hell yeah, I’m ready for my million bucks! I believe it, I have faith, I’ve taken massive action, I’ve done the autosuggestions, so where is it?”

    Anyone who’s interested in an answer, I recommend reading “Ask and It Is Given” by Esther and Jerry Hicks. The first few pages might freak you out, especially when you learn who Abraham is. But just give it a go. It might give you some answers.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Richard Branson Business School: A day visit =-.

  5. “….every resource that you need will “come home through open or winding passages. Every friend whom…the great and tender soul in thee craveth, shall lock thee in his embrace.”…..this is so, so , so very true. And its often not until we have the benefit of hindsight that we see the turns and reverses are exactly what we needed. Once again, having faith that life is just exactly what it is supposed to be – not as a passenger looking out, but as a participant who is doing their best – and that all will be well, really really helps. Anything that can help us break through the ‘matrix’ of thoughts, and beliefs that no longer serve us or our purpose is really great!
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Mastering Self =-.

  6. Speaking of motivational strugglers, one great spiritual leader says that first of all we need to believe. Then leave the lieve and be the be. But while that’s another story, I would, if I were the one modernizing this text, be introducing that leader into this book somewhere, possibly here.
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.

  7. Hi Sean,
    Reading here how people have overcome tremendous adversity and then become leaders in their field. They have done this for all the world to see and to enjoy their work, is so very motivational.

    I have written down the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson and they are worth quoting. He said (about opening up your receptive channels) that every resource you need will, “come home through open or winding passages. Every friend whom…the great tender soul in thee craveth, shall lock thee in his embrace”

    You Sean, certainly do spoil your online friends by bringing these teachings to us. Mindset Mastery is a wonderful learning.
    .-= Jill Brown´s last blog ..Common Law Marriage – What is Common Law Marriage? =-.

    • Hi Jill,

      I love these motivational stories too. If I’m having a bad day, they change my outlook instantly. I think they’re an invaluable part of our journey to success.

      They help me to keep going sometimes when my current circumstances rob me of my motivation. It’s the perfect attitude adjustment because if these people can overcome their struggles; I don’t have anything to complain about.
      .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Sean Rasmussen – Aussie Internet Marketer Making a Difference =-.

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