Change what you imagine, change your destiny... easily.
Two of the 22 core functions of our minds have to do
are serving up mental pictures, movies, sounds, feelings,
tastes and smells.
One pattern is memories of the past.
The other is imaginings of the future. Yes, we literally "see" the future... all of us.
Now, you may not remember the past as it REALLY was or the
future as it truly will be, but you DO imagine/ remember YOUR
version of the past and future... and you are doing it
constantly. That means that interspersed with all our daily thoughts, we
all imagine what we think may happen in the future...
And we do it through pictures, sounds, physical stirrings,
smells and tastes. (Ah, remember the smells that filled the
house when your grandmother was baking pies?).
But no matter what your dominant way is to "imagine" the future
or remember the past, you are doing it...
Just like everyone else you know or ever WILL know.
That brings me to getting better results... and a powerful way
to get them.
Champions in sport visualize successful outcomes constantly.
That is why they are champions. Straight ‘A’
students imagine it constantly. Fat people imagine shovelling
the wrong foods in their mouths long before they ever actually
eat the stuff. We taste our foods ahead of time in our
In fact, ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING you have ever done or ever WILL
do in the future will be imagined by you before you ever do it.
It could be seconds before you do it...
It could be a fraction of a second before you do it...
It could be months or years before you do it...
But everything, absolutely everything you do is imagined
(visualized, heard, felt, smelled or tasted) IN THE SURROUND
SOUND MOVIE THEATER OF YOUR MIND before you actually do it in
the physical "real" world.
So when you fail to take the actions required to get a job
done, it will be not the first time you failed, it might be the
2nd, 10th, 100th or even the 10,000th time... because that is
how our minds work... our imaginations transport us to imagined
And whenever you succeed at anything in the "real" world, even
though it might be the very first time, you may have "succeeded"
10,000th times in your mind... in the thought realm.
Succeed in your thoughts and you have built a "success track."
Fail in your thoughts and you have built a "failure track."
This is true in sports, business, and personal relationships...
When you to blew the morning away surfing the 'Net’ instead of
getting that critical project done or completing your tax return... you imagined yourself
doing it way before you actually did it.
When you prospected for business all day long without a
break... you imagined doing it ahead of time.
That is a fact.
This is one of the core mental patterns that control your future.
This process will never end for you... for anyone.
It is a condition of being human... this visualizing, hearing,
feeling, smelling, tasting in our imaginations and in our
What does this mean to you?
It means that no matter how poor a result you've been getting
in any area of your life, no matter how many times you have
failed to get certain results in any area of your life, you can
By imagining successful outcomes instead of mistakes and
But not just for a few minutes a day. No. People who are
champions, people who are doers, people who win routinely,
people who have self-control, people who have no addictions,
people who can be counted on time and time again to get
results... they do this constantly. And that is…
Imagining successful actions and outcomes.
It's not difficult.
It's just the way their brains now "serve" them.
They imagine good things happening instead of bad things...
they imagine strength, not weakness.
When you are worried, you are "imagining" bad outcomes.
When you are afraid, you are "imagining" bad outcomes.
Depressed? Remembering and/or imagining bad outcomes.
Making sense? A little bit?
When you are seeing yourself doing something well, are you
Are you depressed then?
Making more sense?
It should. This is how your brain works. See great pictures,
feel great... When you imagine success NOW, you feel good NOW,
and you can take goal oriented actions with joy in your heart
and mind instead of only misery, anxiety and depression.
So remember that whenever you are crying over your problems,
you are not seeing successful actions and results. You are
imagining failure and looking back at failure, pain and loss.
So... you'll get more of it.
Everyone experiences pain, loss and failure...
But it is only a very small percentage of people ever get over
the big ones... truly past them to have wonderful, achievement-
filled happy lives.
You can be one of those few people.
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