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I’ve always been amazed by the concept of turning dreams into reality. How you take the invisible and make it visible. How you take what you dreamed it out and make it happen.
I wondered many times what made the difference between those who made their dreams come true and those who didn’t.
And I think that it all comes down to belief.
Let me explain myself with the following drawing.
- You tap into few potential in yourself
- You take little actions
- You get bad results
- Your bad results strengthen your beliefs.
To understand this process, I am going to give you an example:
Let’s say you’re not sporty at all. One day I come to you and ask you to run the marathon of New York that takes place in 2 weeks and I want you to finish it (goal). You believe it’s impossible but accept.
Here is what’s going to happens:
As you know you need some training, you’ll run 4 times/week for 2 weeks using 60% of your potential.
You believe that finishing this marathon is impossible so why wasting all your energy anyway? As result, you will use 60% of your potential and take 60% of action (you could have run 7 times/week instead of 4).
D-Day, you will keep telling yourself the same thing while running:
“It’s impossible, it’s impossible…I’m not going to make it”
And after a few kilometers as you feel tired, you will give up the race .
You will then come to me and say:
“You see I knew it was impossible!” (belief strengthened).
So why did I give you this example?
Well it’s because I want you to understand that what determines success is how bad you believe in what you want to accomplish.
If you are 100% certain of what you can achieve, you will automatically use 100% of your potential, take all the action needed to succeed, which will give you great results, which will reinforce the belief that you can achieve what you want.
Now your question is probably:
“How can I change my belief? If I deeply believe in my goal I will take the maximum of my potential, I will take massive action and will get staggering results.”
Here is the secret:
To believe in a goal you need to imagine the results as if they had already happened.
This means that when you set a goal, if you want to believe in it and get the result you want, you need to consistently think of the result. Thinking of the result allows you to fuel the energy you need to succeed.
So if you want to be financially independent, you need every single day to picture accurately the results of being financially independent. How would it look like? What would you do?
If you manage to associate a lot of pleasure to the results you want to get, you will do whatever it takes to make it real.
Picturing the result is also an excellent way to keep going during hard time.
You’ll face difficulties and demotivation on the road to success. Thinking of the result will give you the fuel to follow through and will remind you of why you started.
source: Anthony Robbins
If you want to know more about the mechanism explained before, The Becomer recommands the following book: