Our future depends on the “movie” that we play in our mind. You are the star of “Your Life” –and the writer, producer, director and have the leading role! When writing your script do not 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?
The trouble is that we live our “movie” one frame at a time, that is to say one day at a time. Imagine that you have put in a DVD and are about to watch your favorite movie. Now slow the process down to where you are only going to watch one frame today and tomorrow you will watch the next frame and so on until the movie has played all the way through. Our mind is wired to recognize patterns and playing one frame at a time depends on speed to understand the story so unless the process is speeded up our mind will not process the information. Just like life- you are the director as well as the writer, producer and lead actor.
Look for patterns of past behavior and separate the positive and the negative, the actions that have produced successes and the actions that produced failure. Don’t exaggerate, pessimists tend to delete from their consciousness the thoughts and actions that produced desired achievements and concentrate, even exaggerate all the events that produced undesired consequences. Optimists will focus on what went right to understand how to replicate success in the future.
How are you doing with creating a vision board? Regular readers of this blog will have created one and placed pictures of their goals and dreams to remind themselves what they want. Desire is like a seed that we fertilize and cultivate and in perfect time we reap the harvest of success. The Secret (movie) is a wonderfully produced inspirational movie on “The Law of Attraction” – how to program your mind for success. Netflix has “The Secret” and you can get a one month free trial here:
Since we are the “Architect of our own fortune” as Cicero had written, we want to create a masterpiece and live a life of achievement, success and happiness. Create your vision then live into that vision as if it were already true. Our sub-conscious mind cannot tell the difference between reality and fiction so we can play a game and change our beliefs to get our sub-conscious mind on board with what our conscious mind desires to create.
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!
See you on Success Road!