Sounds impossible doesn’t it? Dr. Norman Vincent Peale wrote a book called “Positive Imaging: The Powerful Way to Change Your Life.” In it he writes about the powerful effect of imagining the outcome that you want in life. But he is not the only person to write about this. Dr. Denis Waitley became famous for Visual Motor Rehearsal training for Astronauts on the Apollo program and the Olympics. He said that athletes were hooked up to sophisticated equipment and imagined running their event in their mind. The same muscles fired as when they were actually running the event.
A famous study showed that when basketball players imagined playing basketball and shooting baskets it caused them to perform better on the court.
Dr. Rosenthal of Yale University demonstrated that when teachers believed their students were top performers, the students tended to perform the way their teachers imagined them to be and increased their performance in the classroom.
Since you are reading this blog I assume you have an interest in reading and possibly an interest in writing. It is probably easy for you to believe that anyone who writes a novel has to imagine it, daydream about it before actually putting words on paper. Many have become incredibly rich because they are good storytellers. They are good storytellers because they are good daydreamers.
J.K. Rowling became one of the richest women in the world because she has a great imagination and began writing the Harry Potter series while she was a single mother on welfare. She had been a secretary for Amnesty International, but spent so much time daydreaming about the Harry Potter book she lost her job, which turned out to be a really good thing.
Ian Fleming failed at many different jobs before he penned the James Bond series of books that later were made into movies that became favorites in most counties of the world.
Spend at least 7 minutes a day imagining that your dreams have come true. Work hard and they probably will!
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