Are you “stuck in the story of your creation?” And, if you are “stuck,” or feeling that you are unlucky in business or life, what are you doing to get out of that mental pothole? What action steps are you taking to be the winner you were meant to be? You may be working on an advertising campaign, networking with community members, speaking on a regular basis, and attending conferences. You may be writing books, sending out monthly newsletters, producing audiotapes and video testimonials. You may be doing a variety of things—all great! But you are missing one thing: visualizing your future as successful!
I am going to tell you a story before I give you practical ways to visualize your possibilities. This is a true story—not a fairy tale. There once was a fighter pilot. On a particular aircraft mission, his plane crashed. After being airlifted to a nearby hospital, this man was told by his doctor that he was paralyzed from the neck down; that he would be on a respirator for the rest of his life; and that, all he could do to communicate was blink his eyes.
The only thing he had was the power of his mind. You see, he believed in the law of attraction—that his thoughts become things and that when you focus on what you want, you get it! So, he visualized breathing on his own. Every day, he saw himself breathing without the respirator; and within months, the respirator was removed! Now, the man whose spinal cord had been damaged imagined himself walking out of the hospital. He gave himself a specific time frame—of two years. Each day, he saw himself getting out of the hospital bed, feet making contact with the floor, gradually straightening his spine, and moving toward the front door of his room. In two years, this man walked slowly out of the door as he had imagined! A miracle—perhaps—but certainly a convincing argument for the power of the mind—there is no limit to the wishes the universe will grant us—if only we will allow it!
Have you ever wondered why when things are going wrong in a day, several more negative things happen? It’s as if when one bad thing occurs, several unpleasant things follow. When that happens, we are actually allowing negative thoughts and emotions to control us. Don’t believe me? Try changing your beliefs. Shift your awareness to more positive emotions—push aside any negative or self-defeating thoughts. Good thoughts attract good thoughts. We are like magnets and the universe will send us what we ask for—“your wish is your command”—and there are no limits to your wishes.
Visualizing your possibilities is a process. List on a piece of paper what you are grateful for, and then visualize and it will materialize. You can create vision boards—pictures of what you visualize happening. Personal trainers often tell clients to visualize their muscles working or imagine how they will look ten pounds thinner. Again, whatever you do for a living, you must decide on what you want, believe it, and say you deserve it! If you want more money, see it coming easily and frequently: “I am so happy and grateful to have $20,000 in gross monthly revenues.” If you want several offices, gyms, or studios, picture with gratitude how they will look, when they will come into being. Envision the interior of the buildings, the texture of the walls, the floors patterns, the lighting, the furniture, and equipment. Smell the richness of the furniture in the reception area and hear the sounds of the phones ringing off the hook. Say “I am so happy and grateful to have one office per year, three studios in two years. I am so happy and grateful for the gross revenues to exceed (put an amount in there) per month.” Ask what you want several times a day and mean it! Never hesitate! Ask, believe, and you WILL receive!
You can even use symbols to help you remember “attitude with gratitude.” One man—another true story-- used a small smooth stone as a symbol to remind him each day to be more positive and grateful. It was an ordinary stone, one found in his backyard brook. He placed this polished, grey stone on his dresser; and, each morning when he picked it up, he said aloud those things he was thankful for—even those things that did not yet become known but what he could “SEE” or imagine happening. Then he put it in his pants pocket to carry with him during the day as a reminder to be grateful each and every moment. When he arrived home at night, he took it out of his pocket and as he put it on his bedroom dresser, he once again said what he was grateful for—seeing it vividly and without doubt. Several months later, this man was with a friend visiting him from Africa. All of a sudden, as the man reached in his pocket for his wallet, his stone fell onto the ground. The visitor asked what was the significance of the stone, why he was carrying it with him—and the visitor was told that it was his “gratitude stone.” He further elaborated on ways the “stone” changed his life for the better. When the visitor returned home to Africa, he found his young son near death. The visitor immediately wired his friend in the states and asked for a “gratitude stone”—having listened to his friend’s stories of the “stone’s” great transforming, healing powers. His friend sent the stone to his African friend; and within two months, a letter arrived from Africa. The letter described how after receiving the “stone” from his friend, his son’s health completely changed—and now his son, no longer at death’s door, was healed. The stone held no power—but the mind did!
So, what does this all mean for you? Dr. Denis Waitley, author of The Psychology of Winning, says that to be a winner “attitude is the answer.” He continues, “Your attitude toward your potential is either the key TO or the lock ON the door of personal fulfillment.” I believe that that in order for you to fully reach your potential, to realize your dreams, you must first shake free all those negative, self-depreciating thoughts about yourself. You need to create and re-shape your life-story. Don’t focus on past events but project with grateful attitude all those things that will come to you which you deserve. See clearly by visualizing all the possibilities that are coming your way. Invite the universe in, align yourself with it, and become what you think about. And, if you become what you think about, you will do amazing things and be more successful! Remember: what the mind conceives, the body achieves! That means YOU! There are no limits!