"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."

– Henry David Thoreau

You are surrounded by a data-sphere of information that promotes negativity, limitation, and lack consciousness. It pummels your senses from all directions. It comes from your TV, radio, the Internet, your friends, family, and the people you work with. Most people are so saturated by lack programming that they can't even fathom a life of anything but struggle and complaint.

What you read, what you listen to, and the people you talk with, have a huge effect on the person you are and the thoughts you have. TV, radio, and the newspaper are all channels of information that create and feed the mass reality of doom and gloom.

This doom and gloom is perpetuated by your government who constantly appeal to the poverty mentality of the masses in order to get re-elected. There is a definite Robin Hood mentality when it comes to taxation that is extremely poverty biased. It is perpetuated by the different forms of media whose ultimate goal is to win your viewership. They pander to your fears and play upon your emotions.

In America, the microcosm for the mass culture can always be found in the entertainment industry. Watch the movies, study the Nielson ratings and check out the New York Times bestseller list. When is the last time you saw a billionaire or multi-millionaire portrayed in a positive light in the media? Think of the coverage provided on Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Ross Perot, Howard Hughes, or Ted Turner, on down to the millionaire on "Gilligan's Island."

I actually read a serious Op-Ed piece by Ralph Nader – chastising Bill Gates and other billionaires for not redistributing their money to the poor people of the world!
I used to think Nader was a good guy. Obviously, he has lost his mind. And Gates, like a moron, actually released a statement defending himself. Like the fact that he doesn't give away all the money he worked so hard to earn, needs to be defended.

You must recognize that this data-sphere is continually programming you 24/7, and that almost 95% of it is lack and limitation programming. And it's not just the media. It's also your family and friends. And your church and government.

Have you ever heard or used the term "filthy rich?" Have you stopped to consider what it means? As if, somehow, it is dirty to be rich. Heard the expression, "poor as a church mouse?" Heard someone called a "rich bitch?" What kind of programming do you think you're getting on a subconscious level when you hear things like that?

So what do you do?

Human beings have huge creative potential that is limited by continual inner chatter and the clutter of information fed to you by the data-sphere. It's easy to focus on things that do not make us happy, do not make us healthy, and do not make us wealthy. What you need to do in order to be successful is to channel that time which you now spend on frivolous activities, into productive activities that bring prosperous results.

If you want to reach the highest levels of success-you have to zealously guard your consciousness as I do. You must control your own programming, and reject the poisonous stuff most people are trying to feed you.

In order to focus on prosperity, it is imperative that you spend more time on your own personal growth. Each morning and each evening before you go to bed, spend time on self-development. Remember you are the foundation from which all your dreams are made reality. Your physical health is but one half of the whole. Your mental health is the other.

*Excerpted from Randy Gage's Breakthrough U monthly lesson

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For more than 15 years, Randy Gage has been helping people transform self-limiting beliefs into self-fulfilling breakthroughs to achieve their dreams. Randy Gage is a modern day explorer in the field of body-mind development and personal growth. He is the author of the best-selling albums, Dynamic Development and Prosperity and director of www.BreakthroughU.com . For more resources and to subscribe to Randy’s free ezine newsletters visit www.RandyGage.com .