Everything ever created has actually been created twice: first, in the creator’s mind, then in reality. If you use your mind to imagine successes rather than failures, you’re halfway there.
The human body is simply not designed to run a mile in under four minutes. That was the conventional wisdom, until Roger Bannister broke through the barrier in 1954.
In the year following Bannister’s record, thirty other runners around the world joined him in the under-four-minute club. It wasn’t due to any new training regimen or nutritional advancements; it was simply that they now knew it could be done.
Study the success of others in your business or line of work. Use their success as confirmation that it can be done, and let it fuel you toward reaching your business goals.
The mind has been described as a “reality projector.” Just like a movie projector, it takes the small image it carries inside it and throws it up onto the big screen of life.
It’s up to you to determine what movies you allow to be played through your mental projector. When you catch yourself running a negative movie, some suggest saying the word “cancel” to yourself, and consciously switching to a positive scene instead.
Play movies of your past successes over and over again in your mind. Those are your blockbusters. And that’s the best way to guarantee there will be plenty of sequels for the rest of your life.
Whether you think you can or think you can’t — you’re right.— Henry Ford