It’s Your Choice
Everything we wanted to be in life all boils down to a choice. Scary, right? So if you really want to do something or be someone -- how do you do it? How do you make sure that your choice is correct?
First and most important of all, the key is to get your mind into it. Condition your thoughts into what you want to happen. Some people say the best way is to visualize yourself doing what you want. Not just a fuzzy daydream but a full pledged, honest-to-goodness, day-by-day kind of visualizing. Say you want to be a successful manager – envision yourself dressing up in power suits, going to a corner office with a view, getting pats on the back for good work, speaking at conferences, etc.
It also helps to find a role model to imitate. By doing this, you have something to look forward to. It also helps you focus on your goal.
Remember, your mind is your most powerful tool. If you aim on getting that corner office or academy award or gold medal, it will show you how to get it. Whether the solution is for you to study more or practice better, your mind will direct you to it. Other people use affirmations, mantras, physical reminders, diaries and whatever works that can remind them about their goal. Getting another person or a support group to remind you will also be great!
On the other hand, if you keep on telling yourself ‘no, I couldn’t do it’ then you really can’t. There will be tons of excuses that you can fall back on anyway. Notice how convenient it is to just come up with them instead of aiming for something better? That’s where the power of your brain comes up again – negative or positive thoughts will influence what you are. Look around and observe – some people walk around with an upbeat attitude and some people are known as prophets of doom. You don’t even have to ask these two how they think. And generally speaking, don’t you notice that the upbeat ones are the ones who are successful and happy?
So, do you want to act on stage, write horror books, or climb Everest? Whatever you want, it is your choice to do or not to do it. Think hard. Then take our next step – go and do it.