Much has been written about the power of the mind, affirmations, positive thinking, getting what you think about, etc. and it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.
Can a person really think themselves into the reality that they want? I would like to think so. I mean, how much power does that then give you if you can think your own world into being? Sounds a little like a fantasy novel perhaps. The hero stumbles upon a magic lamp inhabited by a genie with the power to fulfill wishes, or discovers a secret formula or perhaps a dormant and incredibly powerful part of the brain that when awakened can do anything you want it to do. All make believe? Maybe. But then again…maybe not.
If you read about or study famous people and/or successful people there seems to be a common thread that runs through their stories. They all believed, they all had vision, they all imagined their success before it happened. They may not say it in those terms but if you really examine what they say, that is in essence what they mean.
So, is it a special talent that has enabled them to do this? Maybe – but personally, I believe that anyone has the ability to believe in themselves and in their dreams. That in a way you get what you ask for in life. You may not realize you are asking for what you get, but I think you are. You think, ‘I want a new car,’ and the next thing you know your car is totaled on the freeway. Yep, you’re definitely getting a new car. Perhaps not in the way that you thought you might get one, but the universe is there, trying to fulfill what you’ve asked for. But maybe it’s going a little screwy because you haven’t asked for it in a way that is an improvement or that leads to something better? Could be.
Maybe worry plays a part in this too. When you worry about stuff do you get more of what you worry about? I know, I do. Then I try not to worry and I still worry and perhaps even more. Note to self: don’t worry. No, that’s not right. Note to self: things will work out. Better, I think.
I’ve encountered a lot of folks who are big on visualization. They envision what they want and that’s what they think about. I have to say, that I think this might be the better way to go. If you can keep an idea of what you want in your head. You can get it.
I don’t know about you but I think I’m a visual person. Visual tools help me. If I am trying to learn something, I like to watch other people do it and learn that way. Reading about things certainly helps as well, but for me, nothing work better than actually seeing the thing in motion. Ideally, a combination of instruction and visual mechanics of the thing works best and the fastest for me. For example, when I wrote my novel, I spent time going through magazines to find pictures of the main characters (of people who looked like the characters I’d imagined), pictures of the locations, the houses or buildings they inhabited, the cars they drove, anything and everything that would give them substance – and I pasted these cut outs onto a board, which I named a story board, which I guess isn’t really a story board per se – except that it told the story in pictures for me. It was the visual cue to the story and it helped really solidfy that reality that brought about the end product of the novel.
I’ve also been trying to think into existence my own business as you all know. And though I’ve felt some panic and worry, there is an underlying thought that continues which is, ‘I know I can do this.’ I have a sense of calm because somehow, someway, I know it will happen.
Curiously, things have been arriving in my life lately. A friend sent me a dvd which really validated these thoughts and beliefs, another friend asked me to write an article for their website as a means to help her but to also help me become known as a writer, someone offered me a job that will help me learn many of the things that I need to learn, a few people have offered to help me sort out my website, another friend offered me a couple of writing jobs. All these things tell me that the more I can see this happening for me, the more likely it will happen.
So, I’ve resolved to start seeing a different future for myself. To start seeing what I want in life, what I have in life, rather than what I don’t want. I have to laugh at myself because when I think about it, people have been telling me that for a while now. And I’ve brushed it off, ignored it, thought that it might work for them but it won’t for me. Now, I’ve started to listen to those people and those clues. I have nothing to lose and perhaps everything to gain.
So, can you see it now? I hope so.