The University of California, Santa Barbara presents an annual lecture series called Mind & Super Mind: Expanding the Limits of Consciousness. About ten years ago I had the good fortune to hear quantum physicist Mark Cummings speak. One of the notes I took from his lecture was that “we can make a course correction rather quickly.” I like short-cuts. Hearing a physicist make such claims felt comforting and hopeful at a time when I was feeling behind the curve.Bankruptcy can feel totally disheartening. It’s important to allow yourself to feel the grief associated with any form of perceived failure. Only after those emotions have been cleared can you move forward unencumbered by the past.Lessons that lead toward financial freedom aren’t taught in school and few people have had mentors to guide them toward success. Fortunately we are now living in the Age of Information and if we choose to learn what we need to succeed it doesn’t even cost as much as a college degree.The second step towards living a future where you are more in charge of your life and your finances is to accept responsibility for the power you have to create the life you are living.We are living in a time when science and spirituality are overlapping. Ancient truths are now being proven by modern day advancements in technology….more and more research is confirming that our expectations actually create our reality! In other words, what we expect, we get.Sucks to be you if your expectations came from others whose belief systems were based in lack and limitation, but guess what? The point of power is in the now. From this moment forward you can choose to be more powerful. You can choose to take charge of your life by taking charge of your thoughts.Every new thought you think is like taking a step on a path that isn’t there yet. Every time you think, say or hear that new idea, it’s like taking another step on that particular path. Over time, a new path is created. Our brains actually form paths called neural pathways and those neural pathways form mental maps which form our point of view or our perspective of the world. We do have the power to create new pathways.It honestly does take a lot of mental energy to believe and imagine a reality you would like to experience as opposed to the one you are currently witnessing, but like exercising any muscle, your manifestation muscle will also get stronger with practice. It’s worth practicing. You can create a very different life than the one you were given. You actually have the power to create a life of your choosing, if only you believe that you do.“Continuously educate yourself to the truth of just how powerful you are in creating your reality and notice how your fears naturally fade away.”This is just one of the many empowering thoughts you will find in Don’t Stress~Manifest: 21 Truths to Set You Financially Free. The ideas in this book can help you make a course correction rather quickly.