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If you can see it you can be it

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The top featured blog entry yesterday was about the power of visualization. One of the blogs last week wes on positive visualization. Dennis Waitley asks in his seminars for the participants to name the most powerful nation in the world. The expected answers usually follow, the United States, Russia, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia. Then the moderator tells them the right answer. The most powerful nation in the world is imagination!

Mike Vance served several years as the dean of Disney University in Orlando where Disney employees are trained. He says that hardly a day goes by without someone saying it is a shame that Walt Disney died and didn't get to see Walt Disney World. His reply is that Walt did see it, that is why it is there!

Some great thinker said that nothing is but that thinking makes it so. That's a bit convoluted but the idea is valid. To achieve a goal you must visualize the goal as having been attained and how you will react to the realization of that goal. if you "act as if" the goal has been attained, the attainment of the goal will happen more quickly.

There are two types of people who populate shopping center parking lots. The vast majority of people enter the parking lot and announce that the lot is full and there is no place to park. They then proceed to drive around the parking lot looking for no place to park. I always enter the parking lot knowing that there is a parking space for me and that perhaps someone is holding it for me until I get there. It irritates my wife when I drive into a parking lot and announce out loud "I am here, whoever is holding my parking space can leave now". It doesn't work all of the time but over 85% of the time I get a parking space near the door, seldom more than ten spaces down the aisle. See the people leaving your parking space as you enter the lot. Your space will be ready for you.

If you can see it you can be it

  
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SUSMAX 3/29/2009 6:53PM

    I see myself winning my weight loss challenge a week from tuesday!
I'll let you know what I see after that! Thanks for your blog!(I used to live off of lawrenceville-suwannee rd)

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When you fall down, get up!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

It doesn't matter how many times you fall down. What's important is how many times you get up! I don't know who said that originally, it may have been Sun Tsu or Confucius, or Dale Carnegie, or Napoleon Hill or W. Clement Stone or Wayne Dyer, or even George Carlin. In point of fact, they all probably said it at one point in some form. Whatever the task and whatever the journey, it is not going to be accomplished without some pitfalls and roadblocks. If you are the mythical journey of a thousand miles and you stumble after five miles, you have gone five miles. If you get up and go another three miles before you stumble again, you are three miles farther than you would have been had you not gotten up. Take your journey or your task and break in down into smaller components and accomplish these components in order and you will be constantly moving toward the culmination of your journey. Remember, any movement toward completion is success.

When you fall down, get up!

  


Do it now!

Friday, March 27, 2009

If something has to be done, go ahead and do it. By putting off a distasteful task, you have a chance to worry over it and make it more distasteful. As I said a few days ago, "If you have to eat two frogs, eat the big one first" (Twain) then the small one is no big deal. An added benefit of doing it now is satisfaction. Imagine you have a task to do by noon tomorrow. If you pout it off until 11:30 tomorrow, you have spent a full day fretting over the task and thirty minutes doing it. If you do it now, you spend thirty minutes doing it and twenty-four hours of satisfaction for a job well done.

Do it now!

  


Be the Message!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Roger Ailes,President of Fox News tells his on air reporters and commentators "You are the message." What this means is similar to the crux of the issue in Bobby Darin's comeback in "Beyond the Sea". Sandy told Bobby that the audience only hears what they see. This is true of any audience you have for any message you are trying to deliver. Would you be more likely to accept nutrition and exercise advice from a person who weighed 150 or 350 pounds?

In order for your message to be well received, you have to be a part of the message and appear to sincerely believe in what it is you are saying.

  


Be the candle or be a mirror!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

WILL ROGERS SAID TO LEARN FROM THE MISTAKES OF OTHER BECAUSE YOU WON'T HAVE TIME TO MAKE THEM ALL YOURSELF. IT IS THE SAME WITH GOOD IDEAS. YOU WON'T LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO THINK OF THEM ALL YOURSELF SO FEEL FREE TO REPEAT THE GOOD IDEAS OF OTHERS. IF YOU ARE SPREADING THE MESSAGE THE FACT THAT IT MAY NOT YHAVE ORIGINATED WITH YOU IS IRRELEVANT. fEEL FREE TO QUOTE THE ODEAS OF OTHERS BUT BE SURE TO GIVE THEM CREDIT.

  


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