Good morning and happy Friday! I know it is cold and snowy everywhere, but today let’s celebrate another Friday and another magnificent weekend. In fact, every day is what we make of it, and we are fully responsible for the way we choose to live our everyday life, so why not choose to live it with joy and optimism?
Today I’m sending you some good vibes and some sunshine from sunny Florida to keep you warm and happy. Just hang in there – the days are already longer and we only have 30 days until Spring.
Well, this week I have more than a quote to share with you. It is a paragraph that I found interesting while reading the book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. It talks about the magic of visualization and the way it affects our self-image and with it, the way we feel, act, and achieve.
“But when you run inspiring , imaginative pictures through the movie screen of your mind, wonderful things start to happen in your life. Einstein said that ‘imagination is more important than knowledge.’ You must spend some time every day, even if it’s just a few minutes, in the practice of creative envisioning. See yourself as you want to be, whether this means serving as a great judge, a great father or a great citizen of your community. (…) You can practice this method in your own living room or even at the office if you really want to. Shut your door, hold all calls an close your eyes. Then take a few deep breaths. You will notice that after two or three minutes you will start to feel relaxed. Next, visualize mental pictures of all that you want to be, to have and to attain in your life. If you want to be the world’s best father, envision yourself laughing and playing with your kids, responding to their questions with an open heart. Picture yourself acting gracefully and lovingly in a tense situation. Mentally rehearse the way you will govern your actions when a similar scene unfolds on the canvas of reality.
Understand once and for all that your mind has magnetic power to attract all that you desire in your life. If there is a lack in your life it is because it is a lack in your thoughts. Hold wonderful pictures in your minds’ eye. Even one negative image is poisonous to your mindset. Once you start to experience the joy this ancient technique brings, you will realize the infinite potential of your mind and begin to liberate the storehouse of ability and energy that currently sleeps within you.”
Robin Sharma – The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Try this exercise a few times a day and visualize yourself healthy and happy, capable and strong. Remember that your expectations create your reality and whatever you practice you get good at. Life sends you what you think you deserve and expect. Train your brain to visualize yourself the way you want to be.
I know I’m going to do it.
Smile! Better days are coming!
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