Dr. Allen Zimmerman talks about a lot of motivational things. In last week's Tuesday's Tip he writes the following: I take an excerpt from one of his Tuesday's Tips.
"Visualize your goals.
It's very important ... because all goals are mind accomplished before they're actually accomplished. In other words, if you can see them, chances are ... you can get them. But if you can't see your goals in your mind, if you can't visualize your goals, chances are ... you'll never achieve them.
So take time to visit your goals in your imagination. Great athletes do. Indeed, Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton, for example, attributed much of her success to this technique.
Retton says, "Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit." And the way to keep it lit is to fire up your imagination by visualizing your goals.
When you do, your imagination gives you the motivation and direction you need. As Anonymous wrote:
"The Seed to Success is in Your Imagination"
Visualize all the things that you want in life.
Then make your mental blue print, and begin to build.
Your imagination can show you how to turn your possibilities into reality.
You must make every thought, every fact,
that comes into your mind pay you a profit.
Make those mental images work and produce for you.
Think of things not as they are but as you want them to be.
Don't just dream, be creative.
The will to succeed springs from the knowledge that you can succeed.
About 10% of your power lies in your conscious mind ... about 90% in your subconscious mind. So get your subconscious mind to work for you instead of against you by visualizing the goals you want to achieve or the changes you want to make." ©2011 Reprinted with permission from Dr. Alan Zimmerman, a full-time professional speaker who specializes in attitude, motivation, and leadership programs that pay off.
Another example of achieving what you think you can.
A business executive was deep in debt and could see no way out. Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment.
He sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.
Suddenly an old man appeared before him.
“I can see that something is troubling you,” he said.
After listening to the executive’s woes, the old man said, “I believe I can help you.”
He asked the man his name, wrote out a check, and pushed it into his hand saying, “Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time.”
Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come. The business executive saw in his hand a check for $500,000, signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the richest men in the world! “I can erase my money worries in an instant!” he realized. But instead, the executive decided to put the un-cashed check in his safe. Just knowing it was there might give him the strength to work out a way to save his business, he thought.
With renewed optimism, he negotiated better deals and extended terms of payment. He closed several big sales. Within a few months, he was out of debt and making money once again.
Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the un-cashed check. At the agreed-upon time, the old man appeared.
But just as the executive was about to hand back the check and share his success story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man. “I’m so glad I caught him!” she cried. “I hope he hasn’t been bothering you. He’s always escaping from the rest home and telling people he’s John D. Rockefeller. ” And she led the old man away by the arm.
The astonished executive just stood there, stunned. All year long he’d been wheeling and dealing, buying and selling, convinced he had half a million dollars behind him. Suddenly, he realized that it wasn’t the money, real or imagined, that had turned his life around. It was his new found self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he ever imagined...
I really like what Dr. Zimmerman said about 90% of out power is in our subconscious mind. Ask any of your writer friends, when they've thought about their stories, then sit to write, the story just writes itself. That is because they've thought and worked on it and then when they sit to write, the muse, or subconscious kicks in and spits out what it has been working on.
So think about what you want, dream, but dream big. Believe in yourself, trust yourself, and go for it.
If you can imagine it, your can do it.