Our future depends on the self-image that we play in our mind. You are your own writer, producer, director and have the leading role! When writing your life’s story don’t allow someone else hold the pen. Our future is not pre-determined; we make it up as we go along. Are you allowing the opinions of others to place artificial limits on whom you are?
My folks loved to dance waltzes and polkas and would go to dances on Saturday and Sunday; growing up in this culture I was a fairly competent dancer. Not having a date on one particular Saturday evening – at the last minute decided to go with them, I was 24.
They sold raffle tickets at the dance to raise money for the band and the prizes were donated. That evening I was lucky enough to win one of the prizes. I chose one of the gift wrapped packages from the stage and in anticipation ripped open the wrapping to discover what small treasure I had won. To my surprise the box contained a boy’s size 7 sport shirt!
I couldn’t imagine: why the donator thought to offer a child size gift? How many in the audience would have a child that wore a boy’s size seven? Yet I have known many adults that are still wearing their child’s size seven self-image!
Remember what Arnold Schwarzenegger said about becoming a success:
“It’s the same process that I used in body building, what you do is create a vision of who you want to be and then live into that picture as if it were already true.”
1. Create a Vision for yourself.
2. Write a plan of action, prioritize.
3. Live the plan as if you have become your vision.
4. Find mentors
5. Do it now!
“Motion creates the self.” –Nathanial Brandon
So get moving!