You can't win in life if you're losing in your mind. - unknown
Do you consider yourself a big thinker? Most people would, although most people don't expand their minds into the "big thinking" realm that we need for true success, in any area in life. All success starts in the mind. When we make the decision to transform our thoughts into positivity and belief, we've taken the first steps toward abundance & prosperity, whether that be materialistically, in health, our dream career, love, happiness and so on.
Many people think they can achieve lasting success while maintaining thoughts that don't serve their higher purpose. While fleeting bouts of achievements may flow inconsistently, they will not stand the test of time without first disciplining your mind.
Not enough of us analyze our thought patterns, mostly because not many of us are aware of our thoughts in the first place. It's easy to feel like our mind controls us when we can't focus, can't be still, can't stop thinking about something painful or unfortunate, can't sleep or can't take our minds off of things we don't want to think about any longer. But the truth is, we CAN. We can control each of these things if we're willing to put forth some effort toward reprogramming our minds.
I've had to fully reprogram my mind more than once. Completely taking everything I've learned in regards to spirituality, success, mindfulness, thoughts, abundance, love, religion, business, happiness and money off the shelf and starting over with a clean late, despite what family and friends, associates or society would think, wasn't easy for me, as old beliefs and expectations were constantly trying to force their way back into my mind (they need a place to live, of course).
Stripping myself of beliefs that no longer served my higher purpose, my most powerful me, was entirely necessary in order for me to begin living the life I've always dreamt of.