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You Are A Child Of God!

28 Feb

I sent this article out on two occasions last year but as I read through it again I was struck by how powerful it is and decided I needed to send it out once more. I apologize for the redundancy. I remember when I first came across this affirmation in the book Born Rich and fell in love with it. I not only printed it out so that I could read it throughout the day, but I recorded it on a cassette tape and would listen to it, over and over while I got ready in the morning. If your computer allows you to record I would suggest you record it to yourself, or if you want a different voice, ask a friend to record it. It’s so powerful, especially when you hear your name in it. Michael

In doing some research online I came across a magnificent author by the name of Orison Swett Marden (1850 – 1924). Mr. Marden is considered to be the founder of the modern success movement in the United States. In 1897 he founded Success Magazine that still exists today, 116 years later.

The positive affirmation below that I found in the book Born Rich, was originally written and published in Orison Swett Marden’s book, How to Get What You Want. The Born Rich version has been updated since the Marden version was originally written at the turn of the last century.

Now that I have my attributions correct let’s take a look at the affirmation. According to Wikipedia an affirmation is a declaration that something is true. As you read below I want you to believe that it is true of you. I know what you’re going to say, as you read it you are thinking, “This certainly isn’t me. In fact I am the exact opposite of this positive statement. I don’t think this will ever be me!”

And my answer to you is this, it will be you. Not today and probably not tomorrow. But if you continue to recite this affirmation daily, sooner than later, your mind will accept it as the truth. And when it is the truth you will become the David who slew Goliath. Able to achieve anything and everything you desire.

(Insert Your Name), you are a child of God and the being God made was never intended for the sort of weak, negative life you are leading. God made you for success, not failure.  You are perverting the great object of your existence by giving way to these miserable doubts of yourself, of your ability to be what you desire with all your heart to be. You should be ashamed to go out amongst your associates with a long, sad, dejected face, as though you were a misfit, as though you lacked creative power within, as though you did not have the ability to do what your creator sent you here to do. You were made to express what you long to express. Why not do this? Why not stand and walk like a conqueror, like David who slew Goliath, instead of giving way to fear, discouragement and doubt and carrying on like a failure? The image of perfection, the image of your creator lies within you. You must bring it to the center of your conscious thoughts and express it to the world. Don’t disgrace your maker by violating that image, by being anything but the magnificent success God intended for you to be.

With love,


Impossible to Fail

23 Jan

I must live my life as though it were impossible to fail. – From the book Born Rich

I’m sure that sometime in your past someone mentioned this all important affirmation to you, and you might have responded, “Well that sure sounds good, but how exactly do you do that?” And there lies the dilemma. Do you picture in your mind a life of not failing, or do you hold a picture in your mind of what success would be like?

As many of you know, I prefer not holding any picture in my mind of what failure would look like. Considering the fact that you manifest into your life exactly what you think about, give emotion to and expect it’s probably best to not entertain any thoughts of failure. So the obvious answer would be to see a picture in your mind of the successful life you would like to lead. Which brings up another challenge: Before you can picture in your mind a successful life you first have to create an outline of what you would consider a successful life. And that’s easier than you would think.

To reach any destination you always need a starting point. Even the best GPS system could not route you to a destination if it had no idea where you currently were. It’s the same with the desire to have a successful life. You must take inventory of your failures and even what you fear failing at.

Here is what I’d like you to do. Take a legal pad and draw a vertical line from top to bottom. On the left, title that column “Fears and Failures,” and title the right column “Successful Outcome.” Now find a quiet space where no one can disturb you.

Now I want you to ask for help. No, don’t pick up your phone to call a friend. I want you to ask your higher power for help. It could be God, Universe, Infinite Spirit, Jesus, Allah, it really doesn’t matter what you call your higher power. My belief is that God answers to every name. Now this is what I want you to ask, “Infinite Spirit, guide me and tell me my failures and the things I am afraid to fail at. And please show me in each situation what success would look like.” Now quiet your mind and wait. The answers will come and may even surprise you.

Suppose that one of the things to pop into your mind is a fear of public speaking. Write that down. If you remember a time in 2nd grade where you were asked to come to the front of the classroom and share an essay you wrote, and you were so scared that you couldn’t even get the words out, and the class laughed and you were humiliated, write that down too. Now in the next column write a successful outcome for your life in the present. We’re not going to correct the past, just create the future.

Your successful outcome might be you seeing yourself in your mind’s eye at work making a presentation to the board of directors. You are calm, relaxed and in control. The presentation goes so well that you are invited to make a presentation at the annual meeting with all the shareholders, and instead of fear you feel only joy and excitement. Write all of this down. You now have your first picture of what a successful life would look like.

With this and your other successful pictures you can now picture in your mind a life where it is impossible to fail. Oh, did I mention that what you think about is what you become.

To a successful you,