Or, do you see yourself struggling with negativity or bad habits and questionable behavior? What do YOU see? What you see is essential because what you see is what you get!
We often have a distorted view of ourselves. For instance when people look in the mirror it’s like a fun house, they see this completely ridiculous image, only in this case it’s not fun and it’s not always reality. It’s very often not as bad as they perceive it to be.
How you see yourself is critical to your life because your thoughts dictate your feelings and your actions.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image. ~Brian Tracy
Time to Detox
If you always see yourself as average, dumb or overweight then you certainly will remain that way. If you change the image that you see inside your mind, then it will change that image outside of your mind. It cannot happen any other way. You are what your thoughts are. First a thought, then an action.
Think about it. Is it better to see yourself failing or succeeding? What if you think you’ll fail an exam, or ruin a relationship? If a thought is followed by an action, how can negative thoughts be beneficial to anything? Negative thoughts can only have a negative impact on the outcome of the event you’re thinking about, and then you will act on that negativity. People do it in their relationships all the time, they don’t ask, they just assume the worst and then act as if it’s true. It alters their mood and their relationship, all because of a negative thought or visualization.
Even though you may not be where you want to be in your life, what’s stopping you from doing something about it? If you’re not happy with your career or relationship, how will it change? It can only change if you change.
The “self-image” is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior. ~Maxwell Maltz
Reign over the Brain
If you’re not familiar with how powerful thoughts truly are then this should interest you.
A study conducted by Dr. Blaslotto at the University of Chicago was done where he split people into three groups and tested each group on how many free throws they could make shooting a basketball. It went like so.
- The first group practiced free throws every day for an hour.
- The second group did nothing.
- The third group just visualized themselves making free throws.
After 30 days, he tested them again and the results were quite amazing.
- The first group improved by 24%.
- The second group did not improve which was expected
- The third group improved by 23% without ever touching a basketball!!!!
Imagine the improvement if they implemented both physical practice along with the mental rehearsal through positive thoughts and successful visualization. They were only instructed to harness the power of thought and that alone had a positive outcome.
You become what you think about. ~Earl Nightingale
One Flesh, One Bone . . . One Vision
You have one life, one body and one mind so use it to the best of your abilities! Do not believe what others think of you, even if they’re right, right now. You can prove them wrong from this day forward. You can turn your life around. You can learn and grow because creative visualization doesn’t just pertain to sports, it’s equally effective in all aspects of life.
Will visualization work every time? No, but it will always create a better outcome than if you focus on negative thoughts. Before I was a sales trainer and success coach, I was a salesperson, and I always assumed the best. I never thought “why would this person be interested?” or “maybe I’m bothering them,” instead I felt that every person I spoke to was going to want my product, and coincidentally I was the top producer in my company. All because I acted on the thought that they were going to do business with me. I didn’t let them think it over nor did I send/leave information for them, and why would I? As far as I was concerned, they were buying! And they did more often than not.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right. ~Henry Ford
Change your mind, change your thoughts and change your life, it’s all up to you, no one else can do it for you. You have the power to decide exactly how you want your life to go, so take it back and make it a fun house!!
Rock Star Life Coach & Sales Trainer