A turning point in developing my relationship mindset occurred about twenty five years ago.
I was on a plane from L.A. to New York to visit my parents. It was one of those midnight specials. The plane wasn’t as full as I am sure the airline wished it would have been, and the opportunity to stretch out across the entire row of seats made itself available.
What happened next, I believe literally changed my life, or at least my attitude about life and the power behind developing a relationship building mindset.
On awakening after a few undisturbed hours of restful sleep, I felt something at my head. Grabbing to feel what it was, I picked up this 5×7 black-covered book titled The Master Key System by Charles Haanel. For whatever reason, somebody had either accidentally dropped it at my head, or possibly placed it there for me to enjoy for the rest of my life.
Let’s take a moment to examine some of Charles Haanel’s ideas.
The book points out that much gathers more is true on every plane of existence, and that loss leading to greater loss is equally true. Our minds are creative, and conditions, environment and all experiences in life are the result of our habitual or predominant mental attitude.
Our attitude of mind depends upon what we think. Therefore, the secret of all power, all achievement, and all possibility depends upon our thinking.
This is true because we must “BE” before we can “DO,” and we can “DO” only to the extent which we “ARE,” and what we “ARE” depends upon what we think.
Our attitude of mind toward life pretty much determines the experiences with which we are to meet. If we expect nothing, we shall have nothing; if we expect much, we shall receive the greater portion.
The important aspect of this strategy is recognizing how our thoughts are getting in the way, and focusing on relationship connecting, rather than spending our energy on negative thoughts about the relationship or the individual, or what is not working. We are able to focus on gathering more.