Are you truly getting what you want or are you settling for what you need? That is an interesting sentence because most people will purchase things they want, not necessarily the things that they need. However, in our thinking process we usually choose necessity first. A good example of this is someone who wants to take a long vacation but settles for a day at the health spa. Their thinking is that this little respite from the stress and strain of life will be enough to calm them down. In actuality, this will cause more consternation then not doing anything at all. The reason behind this is simple. When people want something that they know they can’t get (the long vacation), and settle for something less, there unconscious mind beats them up because they really didn’t satisfy the deep-seated need.
Our brain works very systematically. If you could assume the physiology of seeing, feeling, hearing, smelling and tasting the outcome you desire, you surely will achieve what you set out to do. You see, the mind is a goal orientated system, which will always give you exactly what you truly want bad or good. By assuming the physiology or posture of your goal, you are convincing your unconscious mind that you are actually doing the act or outcome you desire. In its most rudimentary form this takes on the sentence of “fake it till you make it”. I highly recommend this technique of placing yourself in every aspect of the outcome you want to achieve. By doing this you are literally changing the way you see, feel, here, smell and taste your outcome. This produces a change hormonally within your body, which now takes on the new and improved role. This specific technique I elucidate more succinctly in my book Lessons Learned How To Negotiate The Life You Want To Live. The entire last chapter is dedicated to the formulation and achievement of goals.
By using this technique repeatedly, one will attain a deeper ability to visualize. It is well documented that visualizing the act will help the body perform better. This is seen by most athletes before they enter this specific arena of competition. It’s just like the Sgt. who tells his soldiers that if you do the task correctly in practice, you surely will perform when the time comes.
Remember, practice, practice, and practice. Have a great week!