The Revolution of the Mind – Take back your mind and take back control of your life

Donny Deutsch & Darren Hardy

As an animal, we are pretty weak. Think about it. In a battle—man against lion, tiger or bear—we’re in trouble. As a species we are smaller, slower, weaker and more fragile. We don’t see as well, hear as well and are more vulnerable to the elements. Yet we rule the Earth. How?

The one thing that separates humans from all other animals is our mind—our ability to think, and especially, to think for ourselves. It is our most powerful asset. But many people have lost their minds… or at least complete control over them.

The mind produces your expectancy, which manifests your reality, your life and lifestyle. Whoever or whatever is controlling your mind is also controlling your life. Every day we are bombarded with other people trying to access, persuade and influence our minds. Who are these other people? They write news headlines, radio and TV commercials, billboard messages, e-mail offers, Internet pop-ups and direct mail solicitations. They also are politicians, teachers, and even (and sometimes most especially) your parents, friends and colleagues. All of them, at some level, want to control, or at least influence, your mind.

Whoever or whatever is controlling your mind is also controlling your life.

It’s time to take back control of your mind so you can take back your life. Stop letting other people influence your attitude, your hope for the future and your potential to do something great. Stop letting the media influence your health choices, relationship outlook, business expectations and spending habits. Identify what you might have given up control over. In the December issue of SUCCESS (now on newsstands!) we show you how to take control of your relationships, your finances, your business, your health, your time, and, most especially, your mind.

As our good friend Donny Deutsch says at the opening of his CNBC show The Big Idea:

“Now, more than ever, it’s time to take control of your life, because in today’s world you can’t count on anyone for success but you!”

Live on your terms with your values, your standards and your decisions about the world. This is the only way to live a free, abundant, peaceful and joyful life.

Join the revolution! Liberate your mind and take back control of your life!


Darren Hardy is the former publisher of SUCCESS magazine, an entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author of The Compound Effect and Living Your Best Year Ever: A Proven Formula for Achieving Big Goals.

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