As the rich picture and see more wealth mentally they become richer. The poor sees poverty, wants and diseases all the time in their inner eye and they become poorer and sicker. Your mental pictures provide motivational guidance and condition your attitudes so that you will act in a guided manner to achieve the objectives you hold in your continuous and persistent thoughts. You become what you repeatedly and intensely picture.
To be effective you have to streamline your thought process and mental pictures. There is a procession of thoughts and pictures passing through your mind continuously. Unless you consciously control the flow of thoughts and pictures, unwanted thoughts and pictures will fill the mental space and your subconscious mind will be all at a loss in guiding you. This failure, in turn, will make you a big zero in life. These uncontrolled thoughts and pictures can be pleasant day-dreams or worry, anxiety, resentment, hatred emotional experiences or situations. The negative thoughts and pictures will become the source of subconscious guidance with disastrous consequences.
Normally an average human has 70,0000 thoughts passing through his mind in quick succession. If more than 35,000 thoughts are on a single aim for a considerable period, it will be translated into reality. But If the natural mental process goes uncontrolled no positive picture or thought gets impressed in the subconscious mind even if they prop up occasionally. But the negative pictures of guilt, anxiety, fear, worry and inferiority will predominate too. You need to stop the flow of negative emotional experiences and fear which are highly harmful to your progress and success in life.
How to control this uncontrolled flow of thoughts and pictures? Relax your body with a few deep breaths, close your eyes and black out all pictures from your mind and fill your mental screen with darkness until your mind is relaxed. Calmly but deliberately replace the temporary darkness with bright and intense mental pictures of what you want to become. Plant constantly these mental pictures to virtually overwhelm the subconscious mind. You have to constantly hold a self image of the person you want to eventually become so that it is etched indelibly into the screen of your mind. You have to intensify the mental picture so that it will be your constant dominant thought and all your principal thinking will relate directly or indirectly to it.