Look around you. Your clothes, your home, your career…everything you have in your life started out as a single thought.
The biggest secret of all mental secrets, however is NOT the law of attraction.
The most powerful attractor of all is something called your self-image.
This is different from law of attraction because all your mental pictures, thoughts, and feelings cannot defeat it.
Your self-image, good or bad, is what sets the level of your success.
If you see yourself as a success, you’ll become one. If you see yourself as a failure you will continue to fail.
The mental picture you have of yourself is what defines you as a person.
The good news is that this belief can be changed.
It’s called the Theatre of the Mind.
Motivational and self-help experts in personal development, including Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy have based their techniques on this concept from Maxwell Maltz.
As you consistently rehearse your mental movie in vivid detail and emotion, you’ll find yourself eventually living those moments in reality, if done correctly.
This is the secret of Psycho-Cybernetics.
Every morning play a mental movie of your new self-image, and you’re raised self-image will start to appear.
Step 1. Write out a brief description of the mental movie you intend to construct, experiment with, and develop in the view of the mind.
Step 2. Set aside 15 minutes a day, at the same time everyday, relax, close your eyes, enter your theatre and begin playing, editing and replaying your movie. Make the images as vivid and detailed as possible. Approximate actual experiences as much as possible. Do this by paying attention to small details (sights, sounds, objects in your imaginative environment). Details are important because you’re creating a practiced experience. See yourself acting, feeling, being as you want to be. This builds a new image of self.
Visualize these things in the theatre of your mind. Project everything on the screen in an exciting, moving way, like the best movie you’ve ever been to. That creates a strong emotion around them. Then tell yourself, “I want to” — then get off your couch and make it happen.
Step 3. Gradually massage your movie so that its star (you) performs exactly as you desire, and achieves the experience and results you desire (strive to arrive at this point within the first 10 days).
Step 4. For the remaining 11 days, play and enjoy that movie without change.
As you watch this future success movie, recall and re-experience the “winning feeling” from the previous movie.
As you watch yourself doing something successfully that you intensely wish to accomplish in real time, expand the “winning feeling” from the previous movie. In fact, expand it many times over!
Remember, the unconscious mind delivers results much more rapidly when the request is imbued with powerful emotion. So let your mind “cut and paste” the “winning feeling” into your mental movie of future success. By thinking about a past success and intensifying that feeling, you’ll draw your future vision into your world.
Have you applied this secret self-image daily practice?
I’d love to hear about your results!