Abundance of Money, Economical freedom, Success in Life and Job, Peace of mind – these are some of the vital few what people really want. But, it is hard to know that most us actually don’t know how to get them. There are plenty of books available in market about self-development, success and specifically on the topics positive thinking and sub-conscious mind which proclaim that you can get whatever you want using the power of mind. They describe the nuances of working mechanism of sub-conscious mind and positive thinking. No doubt, positive thinking is the elementary and most important quality everyone must cultivate himself in order to attain success and peace of life both materially and spiritually.
But, according to Brian Tracy, Positive thinking ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH! Thinking optimistically is similar to a foundation of a huge building. Brain Tracy admits that it is a indispensable psychological quality, but same time, being tried alone, it would give only mixed results both success sometimes and failure other times – for a valid reason. Because it lacks a vital part – namely – ACTION. He advocates that, besides positive thinking and application of power of mind, we need to set cleat-cut, well-defined GOALS, clarify OUR BELIEFS, PRIORITIES and we need to shape our GOALS from your deep subconscious wishes, a definite ACTION PLAN to achieve them.
Another important and wonderful, but mostly overlooked concept he has developed is SELF-CONCEPT and he also persuades us to develop ourselves and apply in Life. It consists of three components, 1. Self- image 2. Self-esteem 3. Self-ideal without which, particularly high self esteem, it is almost impossible to move towards our happiness and goals. Then, how to improve self-esteem? Brian Tracy beautifully elaborates there is a subtle connection among SUCCESS-HAPPINESS-EARNING MONEY-SELF RESPONSIBILTY-SELD ESTEEM-SELF CONFIDENCE.
Several books of self-development proclaim that by harnessing the power of subconscious mind, by utilizing the positive approach, you can obtain all prosperities in life – like a magic. It is true indeed, but further to be added. Brain Tracy, partially in contrast to this view, suggests that you can get only mixed or incomplete results without ACTION PART / PERFORMANCE PART. Put yourself into action – this we can call as a Mantra of Tracy’s philosophy. As a matter of fact, THE CORE AND HIDDEN PART OF ALL HIS TECHNIQUES ARE NOTHING BUT THE POWER OF SUBCONSCIOUS MIND. We can visualize the positive thinking as FUEL and actions steps as VEHICLE to achieve our GOALS whatever it may be. So, once you begin to apply the Tracy’s techniques in your day-to-day life and work life, I am sure you will derive enormous satisfaction and happiness as you progress.
Finally to say, Brian Tracy theories of success is result-oriented, action-oriented, performance-oriented WHICH IS 99% GUARANTEED , IF PRACTISED PROPERLY - FOR GETTING SUCCESS, RICHES, HAPPINESS, SATISFACTION AND SO ON – within a span of time you expect.
Note: This book has been translated into many languages and a best seller internationally.
Assistant Professor (MBA)