December 23rd, 2011
What’s your greatest wish? If you imagine it with all your senses, work toward it, and never, ever give up, you will achieve it. It’s that simple, believe it or not. But there are some techniques to doing all three.
My book, Think Yourself Thin became a bestseller, even as booklet, though I was told it was impossible by book distributors for the price and format: having no spine. I love a challenge and when told something is impossible, I smile, get going, and make it happen. You can too!
How? By focusing your imagination, which goes well beyond visualization, using all of your senses. Then you will be motivated 24/7, from within.
Here’s an example of what you can do:
Let’s say you want to make ten sales next week.
1. Write your goal. It’s been proven that written goals are accomplished 100 to one over non-written goals. If you’re a spiritual person, turn it over to God. It’s been proven in scientific studies that the most powerful prayer is “Thy will be done.”
2. Imagine yourself celebrating your win. Will you take a friend out to dinner? Buy tickets to a game you love? Go to a play?
Write that down, too. Then turn it over as well.
Now imagine being at dinner, or being at the game or play. How does it look? Smell the food, or the popcorn. How does it feel sitting in that comfy seat? Hear the sounds surrounding you. Do this imaginative technique at least once a day, preferably several times, for at least one month. You’ll have formed a habit by then, creating new neural pathways…positive pathways to success.
3. Now for the action. How many calls do you need to make? Ten calls = three appointments= one sale. So that’s 100 calls next week if you want ten sales.
4. Life happens and it’s not always rosy. Every no is another step to your next “yes.” The bigger your goal, the more subconscious resistance comes up. What do when not motivated, tired, or depressed: Go back to your key image of celebrating, then imagine yourself energized while on the phone with people on the other end saying, “Wow, what perfect timing…we were just talking about getting one of those!”
Beyond Visualization; Acting As-If
Why does visualization work for some and not for others? Because it is only part of the picture. Those who are successful live it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger told Reader’s Digest that when he retired from body building, he decided he would become the #1 box office actor in Hollywood. He already knew how to be successful and used the same principle to become a star. He created a vision and lived it as if it were already real.
From the 1998 Olympics in Japan, downhill skiers: Bronze Medal Winner, Christian Mayer, in the year before the Olympics, had a car accident at 100 mph, healed and was then hit by a truck while on foot, then had a knee injury. Still, he persevered and won a medal!
Silver Medal Winner: Lasse Kjus had to ski with his left arm very limited due to injury.
Gold Medal Winner: Mario Reiter was kicked off the Austrian team because he had too many injuries!
How did these people win? They lived it, breathed it, tasted it 24 hours a day until they won it! They had something the others did not have, focused imagination. You could hear it in all of their media interviews.
Albert Schweitzer said, “The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds.”
Abraham Lincoln said, “Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.”
Arthur Ashe said, “Regardless of how you fell inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.”
Albert Einstein said, ” Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
And that’s just the guys whose first names begin with “A” !!!
We have only begun to explore the mind-body connection. Find out how powerful it can be in business, sports or personal success!
Debbie Johnson, bestselling author and workshop leader of Think Yourself Thin and author of new ebook, kindle, Think Yourself There; How to Do Three Impossible Things Before Breakfast! http://djsuccesstraining.com (also in kindle)
EmbracingMyJourney L.L.C. was created by Caryn FitzGerald in 2008.
Caryn, known as "The Manifesting Queen" is a motivational columnist, speaker and writer, she has been featured in and published several books, including "Tulips In The Sand" "Fish Sticks, Books and Blue Jeans" “Manifest Success” “Visual Arts Junction Interviews” & “Online Marketing Success Stories..."
Caryn is a domestic violence survivor who has triumphed over a 10-year battle with anorexia and bulimia. She is a wife, mother, healthy-aging-specialist, writer, speaker, blogger, coach and a health food enthusiast Click to connect with Caryn at her website
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