Tapping into the power of visualization is a highly effective way to achieve your goals when you combine it with the power of self-belief and action.
When John Reese was in his mid-20s his last job was working as a video store attendant. But he knew that this was only temporary and that he was destined for bigger and greater things.
Every day he would take to work with him two magazines – Entrepreneur Magazine where he could learn about business and be inspired by successful business owners and entrepreneurs and Auto Trader where he look at Porsches that were for sale. John Reese had, and still has, a passion for fast cars.
“When I had nothing I was already driving Ferraris and Porsches and stuff because I always wanted those cars. I already knew I was going to have those cars. It was inevitable. That was just my inevitable outcome.”
When asked what he was doing with the Auto Trader magazine John Reese would calmly say:
“I’m picking out the Porsche I’m going to buy.”
You can imagine the derision that received but he was undeterred. Even when his boss told him:
“You know you really shouldn’t do that to yourself, John because it’s very, very, likely that is never going to happen. It’s very likely that you’re never going to have that car.”
But John was adamant:
“No you don’t realise that’s it’s inevitable that I will drive here sometime in the near future with that car when I’m not working for you and drop movies off for you to put back on the shelf.”
There’s an important lesson here – don’t live your life by other people’s standards. You can’t live your life by what others think is possible, especially what they think is possible for you, because time and time again history has blown the lid off what is possible.
As Dr Wayne Dyer, author of “Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits”, puts it you essentially have two options when it comes to your beliefs. You can believe that something isn’t possible and so consequently you act to support that particular belief and so manifest its inevitable outcome or you can believe the opposite. You can believe that something is possible and so act to support that belief and, in many cases you will achieve your desired outcome.
And even if you don’t achieve your desired goal what you will succeed in doing if you believe that you can achieve your goal will far surpass what you will achieve if you believe otherwise.
We can never know for sure how things will turn out because we cannot predict the future but it’s so much more rewarding and fulfilling and empowering to have thoughts that support what you desire in life rather than thoughts that support what you don’t want in life.
Years later John Reese did indeed drive up to this video store in his Porsche 911 Turbo convertible. Some of the individuals he had left behind were still working at that store. There were gasps of admiration.
“Wow! That is awesome! Is that your dad’s car?”
Instead of having an “I told you so” attitude instead he simply replied:
He didn’t have anything to prove to these individuals. By using the power of visualization, self-belief, sheer determination and hard work he had achieved the goals he had set for himself when he was working at the video store. And it didn’t stop there.
John Reese continued to set himself what might have appeared to be even more audacious goals. For instance, he set himself the goal of earning a million dollars online in a single day – something which at the time had never been achieved before. And he achieved that goal too. So certain was he of this outcome that he registered the domain milliondollarday.com a week ahead of day when he planned to pull off his million dollar feat.