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Monday, 22 December 2008

Make Your Mind Power Practice a Daily Habit

The thirty day course in How to Get What You Want (which is available on my web site) could be the beginning of a whole new life for you if you make the techniques I've shared with you a daily habit. The way to do this is to see yourself as one of those people who has learned to recognize the power of the mind and take the time to form a habit of doing little things over and over again until it becomes a habit.

A wise friend of mine, who became a self-made millionaire using these techniques, once said, "First you make your habits, then your habits make you."

The bottom line is this… successful people are successful because they make a habit of using their mind's power to achieve their goals.

Here are a few examples of what I am referring to, taken from a goal setting website I stumbled across recently called "goals-2-go.com"

One of our very favorite stories about visioning the dream has to do with Walt Disney’s widow. When they were dedicating Epcot Center a reporter went up to Lillian Disney and said to her that it was a shame that Walt wasn’t there to see how everything had turned out. She turned to the reporter without any hesitation and replied, "Oh, he saw it, and long before we ever did."

A key part of visioning your dream is the practice of visualization and there are a number of well-known examples of the power of visualization. None other than golfing legend Jack Nicklaus is said to have always played a course in his mind before actually beginning a game. In his own words:

"I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp, in-focus picture of it in my head. First I see the ball where I want it to finish, nice and white and sitting up high on the bright green grass. Then the scene quickly changes, and I see the ball going there; its path, trajectory, and shape, even its behavior on landing. Then there is a sort of fade-out, and the next scene shows me making the kind of swing that will turn the previous images into reality."

Jim Carrey's "Secret" that turned him from struggling comic to multi-millionaire movie star can be used by anyone

One night in 1987, Jim Carrey was a 25-year-old struggling comic when he drove his old Toyota up to Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills. Sitting there overlooking the City of Angels and visioning his future, Carrey wrote himself a check for $10 million. He dated it Thanksgiving 1995 and added the notation, "for acting services rendered."

This story has become famous, of course, because Carrey's expression of brazen optimism turned out to be conservative. By the time 1995 actually rolled around, his rambunctious goofball roles in "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "The Mask" and "Dumb & Dumber" had yielded worldwide grosses of $550 million, and the newly minted superstar's asking price was up to $20 million per picture.

Author and entrepreneur Brian Tracy says that,

"All improvement in your life begins with an improvement in your mental pictures. Your mental pictures act as a guidance mechanism that causes you to act in ways that make your mental pictures come true in your life."

The Law of Correspondence says that "As within, so without." It says that your outer world tends to be a reflection of your inner world -- like a mirror. What you see in the world around you will be consistent over time with the world inside you. The Law of Concentration says that "Whatever you dwell upon grows in your reality." Those two laws in combination explain much of success and most of failure.

For a true story of focus and persistence and raw determination, go to the You Tube site and search for the story of how Sylvester Stallone turned his dream into the Oscar winning movie, "Rocky".

Successful people are those who continually think about pictures and images of the people they would like to be and the lives they would like to lead. Your subconscious mind is extraordinarily powerful, but it is a servant, not a master. Your subconscious mind coordinates every aspect of your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, words, actions and emotions to fit a pattern consistent with your dominant mental pictures. It guides you to engage in the behaviors that move you ever closer to achieving the goals you visualize most of the time.

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