There is a way to look into the future to get everything you want.
Our last post presented Earl Nightingale’s seven brain triggers as special exercises to get what we want.
To get what we want in all areas of our life, the exercises are fundamental to clearing away the clutter of our information overload lives. In this issue, there is one more powerful technique that Earl Nightingale taught. Many other experts, motivational speakers, authors, and even ministers have referred to this powerful skill. This core principle of thinking moves us faster to get what we want by acting in a manner that tricks the mind to think we are already in possession of what we want. This mind bending phenomenon is visualization.
And the writer wrote, “When the old no longer have their dreams and the young no longer have their visions, the people perish.”
That’s how important your dreams and vision of your future really are. Visualization is important once you know your purpose. Once you decide who you want to be, act as if you are that person right now. If you want to lose weight, stand up straight and walk like a person that weighs twenty pounds less. If you want to manage a company, act like you manage it right now, if you want to own a business, act as if you own it right now. If you want to be really good looking, act handsome and beautiful – even if, like me, that means staying away from the mirror for a few days. Visualization is a powerful tool to use to help you build on your ability to achieve your goals and see your dreams come true.
Visualization is so powerful, as is the law of attraction, that visualization will produce the very thing you visualize. If you visualize defeat, you get defeat. If you visualize winning, you will eventually win. You too can be an overnight success that wins after many years of trying. Earl Nightingale summed up this fact with just six words, “You become what you think about.”
Think about the things you want, and stop thinking about the things you do not want. Sounds simple. It is. However, there are brain centers that physiologically determine habits and produce predictable outcomes. Research has discovered Hedonic Hotspots in our brains that correspond to over eating. These hotspots react to our liking a certain taste, let’s say sugar, salt, and fat. The basic food groups of fast food and tasty treats. That liking creates a wanting, and once imprinted on these sensors in the brain, they can’t be erased. No wonder the weight loss and diet of the week business is so big.
Desires differ in the degree of brain activation. Just as sensors in the brain become addictive to behavior, thoughts that are positive or negative wire the brain to produce the outcome triggered by those thoughts.
Think desperate fearful thoughts of losing, and your brain physically produces your actions that will produce that result.
Instead, know that you are a winner, destined for greatness, and let the transmitters in your brain go to work to direct your actions toward the fulfillment of the purpose you were born to achieve. Earl presented hundreds of ideas to prove how the statement, “We become what we think about” is true. The latest program The Secret Advantage is based on hundreds of hours from his best selling programs and radio broadcast. The most relevant messages updated for competition in the 21st Century are laid out in 64 life changing episodes.