This article explains the main reason that people lack the personal power needed to make their dreams come true. By conquering the reality illusion, the main barrier to success, you are ready to start increasing your personal power. Warning - you may not be willing to accept the awful truth.

To get the greatest benefit from this article, you would have to:

  • Have an open mind
  • Know what you want from life
  • Be willing to take limited risks
  • Use trial and error to gather the experience you need

So let us first examine this thing I call the "reality illusion." First, let me give a few comparisons: There is reality and then there are beliefs; they are NOT the same. There are facts and then there are opinions; they are NOT the same. Yet beliefs and opinions are very difficult to dispense with. In many cases, you simply cannot do without them. They help you get through life with the least amount of effort in knowing what to do. They help you belong to a particular social group. In addition, if you don't belong to a group then living can be difficult, even if you know the true nature of life and reality.

So, assuming you can buy into my above assertions, what can you possibly do to improve your life? Glad you asked me! Following is my solution to this universal problem.

This is the way human nature works. According to the German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. What is going on here? Why do people act this way?

Well, human nature is human nature. Any newly discovered truth is ridiculed at first because it opposes the status quo, the conventional wisdom, or more accurately, the accepted beliefs of society. These beliefs have been implanted in the subconscious minds of most people, either from parents and society, or from great institutions of learning. Moreover, once a belief has been locked into the subconscious mind it is very difficult to oppose it.

Then when a newly discovered truth begins to attract support from some people, it becomes a threat to the livelihood or entrenched belief system of other people. This is when it is violently opposed.

Gradually the detractors either die off or are forced to change their beliefs when the new truth shows superior results to the old truth. Young people entering society may only be aware of this new truth and simply accept it as being self-evident.

So if you become aware of a new truth, such as the message in this article, keep it to yourself. If you tell other people, it may only upset them. Moreover, if you go around blabbing about this new truth people may regard you as a screwball. You see, you are violating the accepted beliefs of society. That is a definite no-no, unless you don't mind being a hermit or an outcast.

As you might have guessed, the reality illusion refers to the false nature of some common beliefs. More specifically, it is the false nature of your limiting beliefs that keep you from taking decisive action to improve your life. So what are these false beliefs? They are the things you might have heard while growing up. Things like, "Don't try to be better than other people," "Keep in your place," and (here's my favorite) "Don't rock the boat!"

Once you have replaced some of your limiting beliefs with empowering beliefs, you are ready to take constructive actions to improve yourself and reach for your dreams.

Following are examples of those constructive actions:

  • Taking charge of your life
  • Setting meaningful goals
  • Overcoming common obstacles
  • Making suitable plans
  • Taking decisive action
  • Correcting any problems
  • Getting things done
  • Checking on results

Good luck on your quest for a better life.

Author's Bio: 

Charles Moorehead (a retired CPA) received breakthrough revelations about the true nature of life and reality. These allowed him to develop a program that can help ordinary people overcome the barriers to a better life.

See the Magic Success Secrets section on his website.