In 1984, at the age of sixteen-years-old, Mary Lou Retton scored the first perfect ten in the history of the United States Olympic team. After her flawless performance on the vault one reporter asked, “How does it feel to have achieved the first perfect ten for the U.S. team?”
Her answer was, “Like it’s always felt!”
The reporter challenged her stating, “But no one has ever done it before!”
Mary Lou’s response was piercing, “I’ve done it thousands of times in my mind.”
Napoleon Hill said it best, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
Mary Lou understood the power of believing… it is to think a thought, until you feel the thought, and now you believe the thought.
Once you believe it… there is no such thing as it being impossible to achieve it. The only impossibility is that you will not achieve it.
Ask yourself this question: What have I done a thousand times in my mind?
Aim: to FOCUS on your dream. See yourself doing it a thousand times in your mind.
This month’s inspiration is FOCUS. Focus begins with a decision. We either decide to get focused and live the life of our dreams or we choose to meander aimlessly through life.
Pay attention to your thoughts. Thoughts become actions and actions can shape our lives.
Ask yourself this question: What am I giving my attention to?
Note: Whatever has your attention has your focus.
Aim: to focus your thoughts in the direction of your goals.
“Purpose is never discovered without
∼ Gwendolyn Holmes ∼ Continue reading “Process…” →
– Have you discovered the purpose of your existence? Share your thoughts and comments.
Q: Do you know why you are here on the earth?
A: Because your life (your existence) has purpose.
Q: What is purpose?
A: See the box below
Knowing and accepting your purpose refines your vision. Once you become one with your purpose you can become engaged in life. Once engaged, you can envision yourself doing what you were designed by the creator to do. Live life! Do what you love!
Vision… Can you see?
All my Love,
“You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
– Mark Twain
…Close your eyes and imagine possibilities. Imagine bigger, better, fuller, happier life. Imagine living life on purpose…with purpose!
All my Love,
Can you see?
When was the last time you envisioned, imagined or dreamed of something amazing? A clear vision is the starting point to attaining anything. Vision is the act or power of seeing. It is also the act or power of imagination. Vision is a necessary sense required to keep moving forward. Moving forward should always be the goal.
We imagine many things throughout our lifetime. When we are little we use our imagination almost every day. Unfortunately, as we grow older, many of us stop imagining. You may see the decline as normal. It is anything but normal. The power to see and imagine are God given senses that He expects us to use every day. Sadly when we fail to use our sense of vision and imagination our ability to see grows dim. And over time we forget how to use the muscles of vision and imagination.
As children many of us had big dreams. We had lofty, yet very attainable, goals. We believed and imagined we could do and be almost anything.
When was the last time you dreamt of something big?
Have you found yourself comfortable yet uncomfortable lately?
Could it be the case that you have spent your entire life doing what was safe? Have you taken the safe, practical, easy path only to be left with the nagging feeling that there is more to life? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, it is time… It is time to envision again, dream again. It is time to use BIG imagination.
Will you take the challenge with me? This week sit for five minutes each day and simply imagine. Close your eyes and imagine possibilities. Imagine bigger, better, fuller, happier life. Imagine living life on purpose…with purpose!
Vision coupled with imagination… is moving forward.