Video: Become an Inverse Paranoid (Part 5 of 6)



Hi, it's Jack Canfield here with another Success Principles tip for creating the life that you want… and this principle is...

Become an Inverse Paranoid

My earliest mentor, W. Clement Stone, was once described as an “inverse paranoid.” Now what does that mean? It means, that instead of believing the world was plotting to do him harm, he actually chose to believe the world was always plotting to do him good. So, instead of seeing every difficult or challenging event as negative, he saw it for what it could be – something that was meant to enrich him, empower him or advance his causes.

Imagine how much easier it would be to succeed in life if you were constantly expecting the world to support you and bring you opportunity. Now successful people do just that – they look for the opportunity in everything, no matter how negative or challenging it might seem.

So, if you take the approach that everyone and everything that shows up in your life is there for a reason – and that the universe is moving you toward your ultimate destiny for learning, for growth, and for achievement, you will begin to see very event – no matter how difficult or challenging – as an opportunity for enrichment and advancement in your life.

So make a small sign or poster with the words “What’s the opportunity that this is?” and then place it on your desk or above your computer, or on your bathroom mirror, so you will constantly be reminded to look for the good in every event.

You might also want to start each day by repeating the phrase. “I believe the world is plotting to do me good today. I can’t wait to see what it is.”

And then look for the opportunities and miracles to unfold…because they will!

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This is the fifth in a series of video tips on how you can create the life you want. I'll be sharing more video tips over the coming weeks so please be sure to check back often or sign up for my Success Strategies e-zine and we'll notify you when a new video is posted.

Watch Video Tip #1: How to take control of your life and results

Watch Video Tip #2: How to Stop Settling for Less

Watch Video Tip #3: The importance of Believing it's Possible

Watch Video Tip #4: Believe in Yourself

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  • Deb Webb

    I very much agree with and live your definition of being an inverse paranoid. My question is how do I best approach and persuade a partner to see life differently?

  • LifeLeaps

    Awesome stuff Jack! Thank you so much. I often see gratitude and constant positive thoughts like sitting in front of a bowl of potato chips vs. Brussels sprouts. If you're striving for a goal, and the thoughts your feeding yourself are the sprouts, will you want to eat more of them? But if the thoughts are potato chips, you can't stop, and before you know it, you keep eating and eating until you reach your goal. Thanks again, Jack!!!

  • Mr Jan van Asselt

    Thanks, indeed. It reminds me of "Wherever you go, God goes with you" from "A Course in Miracles" Wkbk L 41. God's support is there in all circumstances. Thank You for the reminder in a very practical way.

  • Jack, You are a Great Mentor.

    Even though I have studied Psychology and The Law of Attraction for around 15 + years. I forget How Powerful writing something down can be. I will put into use I Believe The World Is Plotting To Do Me Good Today, and Place it were I can See it Daily.

    For I know Thoughts become things, and are amplified. When Focused on a Daily Basis or Continuously, to becoming a BURNING DESIRE, and are embedded into the subconscious, through conscious thoughts or words spoken. And are sent out to the Universe.

    Or like when we THINK Negative(Negative Thoughts,State) and our ENERGY is interpreted by THE UNIVERSE that which is what we DESIRE whether it BE GOOD FOR US or not.
    Practice Random Acts of LOVE and KINDNESS.
    P.S. I hope you bring back your BREAKTHROUGH TO SUCCESS PROGRAM (The RECORDED VERSION,) back, I think it was in payments of three for 250. I would LIKE to KEEP LEARNING TO HELP AS MANY PEOPLE AS I CAN. THANK You GOD Bless.