We Were Born Rich Bob Proctor' 1. Life is very much like a Rubic's Cube because we have all the right pieces, and all the right colors, but it is a frustrating, never-ending process, trying to get them to fit together. Inevitably, it seems, there are always at least one or two pieces we have left out. 2. The rewards which you will receive in this life, both material and psychic, will not come to you because of your potential but rather because of your performance. 3. Those who know the truth, learn to love it. Those who love the truth, learn to live it. 4. Money is a servant, you are the master. Money is meant to be used, circulated and enjoyed. 5. Nature knows no such thing as failure. 6. As you begin to hold thoughts of prosperity and begin thinking of yourself as a very wealthy, prosperous individual, surrounded by abundance, your body and mind will move into a prosperous vibration and you will begin to attract everything necessary for you to become wealthy. 7. As human beings, we will not truly believe something until we experience it ourselves. 8. Lack and limitation can only exist when we make room for them in our minds. 9. The wealth you are seeking is and has always been seeking you in return. 10. It is an absolute law of your being: You must have something mentally before you will ever have it physically. 11. The present state of your bank account, your sales, your health, your social life, your position at work, etc., is nothing more than the physical manifestation of your past thinking. 12. God has given you the ability to build any idea which you desire. So be good to yourself, choose magnificent ideas. 13. "I dream my painting and then I paint my dream." - Vincent Van Gogh 14. "To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all; but to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing." - Abraham Lincoln 15. Thinking by itself is not enough - you must move into action. 16. "We tend to minimize the things we can do, the goals we can reach, and yet, for some equally strange reason, we think others can do things that we cannot. This is not true. You have the reservoirs of talent and ability within you, and you can have the things you want." - Earl Nightingale 17. You are the "mental architect" of your own destiny. 18. "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve." - Napoleon Hill 19. Just build an image of prosperity on the screen of your mind and watch what happens. Remember though, regardless of how tough things get, you must continue to hold the picture of personal prosperity. You will very likely run up against a series of circumstances that will, for a time, almost have you convinced that you are actually going backwards; but persistence is the key. 20. Keep your mind on a higher image rather than a lower concern. 21. You need not go searching for opportunity in the distance, but reach out and embrace it right where you are. Build your image now, right where you are. Let the image of a more prosperous you float to the center of your consciousness. 22. Faith is the ability to see the invisible and believe in the incredible and that is what enables believers to receive what the masses think is impossible. A person who achieves great things is a person who has great faith in their ability to achieve what they imagine. Faith is the cornerstone to everything you will ever build or achieve during the course of your life. Whatever you achieve in your life will be in direct proportion to the intensity and persistence of your faith. 23. Once you become clear on what you want, all the forces of the universe will come together to help you reach your goal or the manifestation of your image. However you must start the creative process in motion. You must build the image and know in your heart the image will materialize. Relax and see yourself already in possession of the good that you desire. 24. It is never adequate to have faith sporadically. 25. The universe will always give you what you ask for. However, always bear in mind it is your innermost thoughts and images you are requesting, not the words to which you might only be paying lip-service to. Guard your faith in yourself zealously. Doubts, fears, pessimism and negative thinking poison the very source of life. They sap energy, enthusiasm, ambition, hope, faith, and everything else which makes life purposeful, joyful and creative. When you are firmly grounded in faith, negative thoughts will have no power over you. 26. God made you for success, not failure. 27. Desire is the effort of the unexpressed possibility seeking expression through your action. However desire without expectation is nothing more than wishful thinking. 28. You must reach the stage in your mental development where you just don't believe that image of material wealth will manifest in form, but you actually know it will. Remember the truth is not always in the appearance of things. 29. Know you will come into contact with the wealth you are seeking and the wealth that is moving towards you - at the right time. Don't become impatient if it doesn't materialize "overnight." There is a gestation or incubation period for the manifestation of all seeds. 30. The image or the ideas you hold in your mind dictate the limits which are placed on the spiritual power flowing through you. 31. You must guard your mind constantly against doubt, because it is a crippling vibration. When you are entertaining doubts, you are actually creating images of the things you don't want. The moment you become conscious of your negative thinking, become quiet, start relaxing and imagine yourself in possession of the prosperity you desire. 32. People as a rule, can be classified as positive personalities or negative personalities. You can choose which of the two types you wish to adopt. Each personality type carries a certain vibration with it. These vibrations are reflected in the results of what we achieve. 33. When you hold the image of your goal on the screen of your mind, in the present tense, you are vibrating in harmony with every particle of energy necessary for the manifestation of your image on the physical plane. By holding that image, those particles of energy are moving toward you and you are moving toward them. Everything you will ever want is already here. It is simply a matter of choosing the thoughts which will put you into harmonious vibration with the good that you desire. 34. Everything you are seeking is seeking you in return. Therefore, everything you want is already yours. So, if you don't have to get anything; it is simply becoming more aware of what you already possess. 35. The images which you plant in your mind instantly set up an attractive force, which governs your results in life. If your image is constantly fluctuating, you set in motion a very chaotic process. If you are continually "switching" vibrations, so they are attracting good things one minute and then bad things the next, the resulting effect is chaos to the "nth" degree. Although it is true that everything you will ever want is already here, it is up to you to get into harmony with it. Clearly, you will never get into harmony with prosperity, if you insist upon holding images of lack and limitation in your mind. 36. As of today, turn your eyes towards your strengths and assets, rather than toward your weaknesses and liabilities. Focus on "ways to do the things you want to do" rather than waking up thinking of "all the reasons why you cannot do those things." 37. You will never achieve anything of greatness without first taking some kind of risk. As soon as you seriously set a big goal for yourself, you are going to become involved in the process of risk-taking which will add a dimension of excitement to your life. 38. Becoming a risk-taker does not mean becoming an irresponsible individual. Becoming a risk taker is to act courageously. Risk-takers are knowledgeable people who study situations carefully, have confidence in their own abilities and have a very healthy self-image. The person who analyzes a situation carefully, prepares oneself accordingly and then proceeds in the face of fear with the image of success in mind, is a genuine risk-taker. Risk-takers very rarely lose; and even if they do, they usually bounce right back to try again. In other words, risk-takers live exciting, creative lives. 39. Write out your dreams in as much detail as possible and in the present tense. Write it out as if it were something you are doing currently. Do not write it out as if you are planning to do it. 40. You will never obtain any substantial measure of material wealth if you insist upon living your life as if you were looking back through the rearview mirror of your car. As long as you let your present or past results control your thinking process, you will never live to see your dreams come true. 41. If you can figure out why something you want cannot be done, BY THE "LAW OF OPPOSITES", you must be able to figure out how it can be done. 42. You can't get something until you are first willing to give something away. (The vacuum law of prosperity). 43. You must continually be "making space" for the good which you desire. Whenever we wish to receive anything new into our life, we must trigger the process by making room for it. Whenever we wish to entertain new ideas, we must be willing to "let go of", or challenge some of our old ways of thinking. We hold on to old ideas and old things, because we lack faith in our ability to obtain new ideas and new things. When a person is honestly convinced that their supply is limited and their real security lies in money or things, they will be afraid to try anything new. 44. The truth is you will never truly enjoy anything you must hold on to!! 45. Be willing to let go of all the obstructions that are hampering you, release the mental kinks (negative thinking)- and you will immediately find that there is no lack of creative energy 46. God's gift to you is more talent and ability than you will ever use in this lifetime. Your gift to God is to develop and utilize as much of that talent and ability as you can, in this lifetime.