Mind Power Techniques are more about you learning about your place in the Universe and how to use these natural laws than giving you false hope and techniques that may not work without proper preparation. What I mean by this is studying and learning about yourself will help you create the perfect you. All the Mind Power Techniques in the world will not help if you are not mentally strong and willing to give all to your Spiritual growth.
It is no different than anything else. If you are not committed it usually does not turn out well.
"To those who do not know the resources of mind these will sound like rash statements; but science proves beyond question that in the well springs of every man's mind are unplumbed depths—undiscovered deposits of energy, wisdom and ability. Sound these depths—bring these treasures to the surface—and you gain an astounding wealth of new power:" Robert Collier
#1: We need to learn to think for ourselves.
With all the input from everyday media we end up getting brainwashed by all the information coming at us. WE have to learn how to shut down the flow of information, especially negative, and not let it influence our decisions. Begin by Meditating daily and visualizing what you want to accomplish. Keep a special focus on bringing your mind back in focus when it starts to wander.
Ernest Holmes the founder of Science of Mind wrote: "Visualizing means mentally seeing the things that you wish to have or to do. When you mentally see the things you desire, and see them very clearly, you are presenting Universal Mind with images of thought; and, like the creative soil of the ground, It at once tends to project them into form. If the thought image is clear it provides a good mold; if it is imperfect the mold is a poor one. This does not mean that one must set his mind or hold thought; it simply means that he must think clearly. There is no power in holding thoughts; indeed, the real secret of successful mental work is to loose thought and let Mind operate upon it.
Think and Grow Rich: By Napoleon Hill:
"Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time. One or the other must dominate. It is your responsibility to make sure that positive emotions constitute the dominating influence of your mind. Here the law of HABIT will come to your aid. Form the habit of applying and using the positive emotions! Eventually, they will dominate your mind so completely, that the negatives cannot enter it."
#2: You are what you think
This seems like such an easy concept. My personal belief is that we grow up in a society that has strong beliefs in religion. In most religions it is Gods will and not your fault. If you are going to grasp the ideas of the universe you must understand that everything is God and you are in control of your own life. One of the most important facts that you need to understand is you really are what you think, believe and practice.
You are here to create reality, not to continue status quo. You are here to grow in knowledge, philosophy, and then in truth. You are here to live, and not be afraid of life. You are here to use your brain to create thoughts and to conquer your ignorance.
What happens when a person becomes enlightened? They conquer their ignorance. What does that mean?
That means they develop their Spirit rather than their altered ego, their personality, their body. And they work everyday in embodiment of that (spirit) energy. They don’t ever really grow old. They have dynamic energy.
They can create and their level of acceptance is extraordinary.
New age is not new age; it is forever age. What it means is being greater than your body, greater than your prejudice and greater than your lack.”