Can you honestly see yourself somewhere better?
November 14th, 2012 by Agent Kevin Miller
Something interesting happens in your brain when you hear things like:
Close your eyes. Envision yourself in a big room. Dark tapestries drape the walls, it’s dusk outside and there is one candle in the middle of this vast room…
Once, long ago in a small mountain town, an event occurred that forever altered the world as we know it now. A young fellow with a shock of golden hair was meandering down a trail when he stumbled upon the remains of a carriage…
No matter your personality style or creativeness (or lack), anyone immediately goes into seeing with their mind’s eye. You stop, forget about your literal circumstances and without moving your physical being, you’re in a different place.
This folks, is quite possibly one of the most consistent traits of people who achieve significant life change. They can ‘see’ themselves in a different reality. Notice I said ‘reality’. Not dreams or ideals, but they see another vision of a possible R-E-A-L-I-T-Y.
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Now real quick, don’t dismiss yourself due to your personality style or natural bent. This surpasses logic or right/left brain. We’re all born with this ability. But it has ‘belief’ at the root. We don’t see what we can’t believe, and every day from youth forward, we tend to believe less and less about ourselves and possible realities. But when things get dire, our belief changes and we can ‘see’ new things.
Zig Ziglar has a classic speech on ‘Believing in yourself’ where he tells the story of going from a horrid sales guy, to #2 in the country out of 7,000. From one year to the next, like flipping a switch. What changed? His boss told him he had all the makings of a great salesperson, he was just not harnessing them. All of the sudden Zig saw himself differently, and he started acting in a way that supported that new vision. Nothing changed except his belief…and therefore, sight.
Since this time last week, we’ve had 81 new members in Free Agent Academy (now that we opened it up fully for only $5). These folks are going through the initial courses and groups and putting pen to paper. Over and over they’re sharing, “I’ve not ever seen things this way and it’s drastically increasing my hope and belief…” It’s incredible.
It’s not a magic pill or lucky break. It’s just stopping and doing some work to step back, assess and think through things like never before. In business development we put a big focus on the necessity of working ON your business, not just IN your business.
In life we spend most of our time working IN our lives. But folks…let me clue you in to something important; reading self-help books, reading blogs and listening to podcasts is not working ON your life. It may help you THINK ABOUT your life. But to work ON your life you have to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and fill in the blanks about yourself.
This is the work to help you see yourself a different way, in a different place. A better place. A righter and truer and healthier place. Fulfilling, rewarding, abundant, impacting, influential, peaceful, inspiring. Worthy. Valuable. Meaningful. Purposeful. Consequential.
You gotta be able to see it. Seeing is believing, eh?
If you stop and ask yourself right now, though you may desire a different reality and circumstance in your life, can you really see it, or must you admit you’ve lost true sight of anything different or better?