Updated: Mar 9
Hello everyone, hope this past week has been good to you all. Now as we begin this new week, let's all try and adopt a positive attitude towards life. In that way, we'll be able to see the good in almost everything we do, which is quite important for maintaining our peace and sanity. Let's all dream big, do bigger and achieve our dreams.
TIME TO DREAM BIG AND DO BIGGER!
What are your wildest dreams—the ones that are exciting to dream about, but seem unrealistic? Is it okay to dream big?
I love what Henry David Thoreau had to say about this: “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.”
Yes, it is okay to dream big! Don’t give up on your dreams; let them become elaborate castles. This will help you stay motivated and excited about the future. Your job is to put a foundation under your dreams and turn them into a reality.
Your foundation is the mental aspect of the persuasion game. It’s a critical skill for all successful persuaders, but it works equally well in all fields. You will not be able to achieve your goals and dreams until you believe you can achieve them. All the best influential techniques and tools in the world will not help you until you first believe in yourself and your future
Unfortunately, no matter how towering our aims might be, most people will tend to bring you down. When you tell people about your dreams, revealing to them the things you want to accomplish in life, they can have the tendency to be discouraging. But with the right mental programming, you know where you are going and what you want to accomplish. Then, anything negative or derogatory people say won’t matter. They won’t be able to crush your dreams no matter how hard they try. The right mindset involves knowing what you want and having a plan to get it. When your psyche (mindset) is in the proper place, you will always follow your heart.
You’re unlikely to get very far if you don’t even have the desire in the first place. Embracing what’s closest to your heart will unleash your greatest energy, imagination, and potential.
After you have a specific desire in mind, let it simmer in your subconscious for a while. Many great persuaders work on “programming” right before they fall asleep. As the conscious mind winds down, the subconscious mind kicks into gear. You can take advantage of this transition to turn your thoughts and desires over to the subconscious mind to work on. As you drift off to sleep, try to summon the feelings and emotions that will accompany your success. Vividly imagine the events, the people, and the places that will get you where you want to go. The subconscious mind cannot discern that which is real from that which is vividly imagined. It will accept the positive or negative suggestions that it is given, particularly if they are accompanied by and reinforced with relevant feelings, emotions, and vivid details. You can powerfully program your mind into believing certain things have actually happened. When your mind pre-accepts your victories as already won, you’re halfway there. You’ll find that prompting, instinct, and intuitions begin to emerge. You’ll find yourself thinking, talking, and behaving in a more positive and productive way. In short, all of your energies will be aimed at your goals.
Understand that your conscious and subconscious mind must agree. The subconscious will accept what you feel to be true. The subconscious mind is real. As such, it is something you need to program. You need to look at some of your past programming and see if it is affecting your future success. Understand that when negative thoughts come into your mind, they will always have an effect on your future and what you will accomplish. Let's all maintain high energies, build good and solid foundations so that all our dreams can come to reality!
Just to share my little story with you, a few years back I walked into a room, with a few executives from Sunday Times, Exclusive Books and Jacana Media, I pitched my idea. At that time I had already started building my castle, I knew exactly what I wanted and where I wanted to be. I told them, that this would be a best seller. At that time they were a little concerned as books were not doing well and also because I was a first-time author. I, however, persisted that we go big! Fast forward...the book is a National Best Seller and I have broken the record for an author my age in South Africa. So grateful to everyone who has read the book! 2020, I release my second book, will announce the title soon. Purpose is a key driver of motivation, providing you with the necessary energy to continue working toward your goals. Without it, maintaining momentum can become difficult, especially during periods of perceived failure. Having an understanding of your goals and the reason behind pursuing them can create a clear sense of purpose, which then gives you the necessary fuel to maintain grit. This is just one in five factors that I've always lived by. Below I've listed them all, they have been very beneficial to my life and I hope they work for you too!
1. FIND YOUR GREATER PURPOSE
2. BE PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR GOALS
3. HAVE THE COURAGE TO TRY
4. LEARN TO PERSEVERE
5. BUILD RESILIENCY
Your job is to shift all those thoughts to serve your dreams, goals, and aspirations in a positive way.”- Page 42, “Persuasion IQ” by Kurt Mortensen
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