Discover The First Step You Need To Make To Unlock The Gates Of Your Future…

Posted on: December 18th, 2012 in Mindset by Pat Mesiti | No Comments

And no it’s not pretty…It will require you to let go of your past. To bury it once and for all and start welcoming your future…a new future…a future of prosperity.


So what is the first step?

First of all you need to use your past mistakes, hurts, fears and failures as a springboard to your future success.

I’ve got a friend who was constantly told by his high school teachers that he would never amount to anything. For a while he let this influence get to him. Until one day he woke up and realised that he is in control of his future.

He realised that he can amount to more than he was lead to believe. So he used his anger, hurt, mistakes and past failures as a motivational factor to prove his teachers wrong.

This motivational factor and the desire to prove his teachers wrong, propelled him forward to become one of the most content and prosperous entrepreneurs I know.

The thing that he realised is that…

Your prosperity quotient has to be bigger than your disappointment quotient.

Because it is in the sight of adversity that the real truth about you is revealed… In times of adversity you’ll not only learn who you really are and what you’re made of… but what you really believe.

For my friend, he started to believe in himself in his time of adversity. Not what he was led to believe over all those years, causing him to lead just an average life.

So to take the first step towards prosperity we’ve got to get fed up with our old problems.

We need to get to a stage where we can say good-bye to our hurts and pains. And when we get to this stage, the burial of our past, we can commit to new solutions and prosperity in our life.

So for you to succeed at this I wanted to take an example from one of my courses.

In this example we’ll make use of a little trick that I’ve used numerous times to bury my past and take that first step through the golden gates of prosperity.

So let’s begin.

  1. Firstly take out a blank piece of paper and write on it a list of seven things from your past which have caused you pain.
  2. Now take that piece of paper and do one of two things with it.
    • put it up on a wall and look at it every day and see what your life gravitates towards or…
    • tear up the piece of paper and flush it down the toilet and get on with your future.
  3. If you choose the second option write up a new list of dominant images of what you can become and post this on a wall, which you will be able to look at every day.

Don’t underestimate the power of this simple technique. People are always lost with the first step to take… They read a whole book or do a whole course but fail to take the first step.

By taking action with something as simple as writing a few past mistakes on a piece of paper and burying them you are taking the first step towards prosperity and it will give you motivation to take the next step… especially when you realise you’re finally heading in the right direction.

So, don’t let yourself be governed by your past mistakes, hurts and problems. Use them today to drive you forward and become a bigger person.

A person who reaches prosperity and understands that the problems of their past, are the keys to their new future.

Pat Mesiti



Pat Mesiti is a best-selling author, coach and educator in the area of personal development. Having built some of Australia’s largest people-driven organisations, Pat understands the power of harnessing human potential. He has shared the stage with some of the world’s great business minds and has sold over millions of copies of his books and materials.


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