Blog with Joel Brookman

Your Thoughts Create Your Reality

You’ve probably heard numerous people, myself included, declare that your thoughts create your reality. So why haven’t you received that raise, the promotion, or attained the weight goal on which you’ve been so focused? Because having just an image of what you want is simply not enough. Instead, you must not only create a mental picture of exactly what you want, but you must simultaneously produce the feelings associated with that desire. If you can then open yourself to take the action(s) to propel you closer, your vision will manifest into reality.

Just this week, when the U.S. soccer team played Ghana during the World Cup, American substitute, John Brooks, scored the winning goal 86 minutes into the match. Two days earlier, John had a dream: He told his teammates he dreamt he scored the winning goal in the 80th minute. Coincidence? No way. Our minds are incredibly powerful. Whether John’s unconscious mind foreshadowed the winning goal, or his body played out the dream, the outcome is the same.

Science has proven that our brain cannot tell the difference between a clear, visualized image and reality. A Harvard study taught two groups a simple piano melody. This first group actually sat at the piano and keyed the melody for 2 hours a day over 5 days. The other group visualized themselves playing the same melody. So which group played the notes better? Neither! The neurological wiring between the groups was virtually identical.

So, how can your goals become a reality? First, get very specific and clear on your goals. Whether it’s being the top salesperson, finding a spouse, or acquiring the home of your dreams, you must initially use all of your senses in developing that image. See yourself in that exact moment, including what you are wearing, where you physically are, who’s around you, and the sounds surrounding you. Then, involve your emotions to match the image; feel yourself savoring the outcome, experience the anticipation and excitement in telling your loved ones, and feel the flow of happiness and relief through your heart.

Second, live your life as if the outcome has already been accomplished. Can’t afford to eat at the best restaurants in town but know that desired new job will grant you that lifestyle? Then go to the nicest restaurant and order just a cup of coffee or one drink. Dress, talk, and use your body language to reflect the person you are creating to be.

Third, every day, implement an actual statement that you will say out loud. This affirmation must be in the present tense and clearly express your desired goal. Repeat it every morning upon waking, and again just as you fall asleep.

Finally, create a goal board. You can use a physical board, or even a digital one on your computer, that captures images and expressions of who you desire to be. Looking at those images and fantasizing about what it will feel like to have them, will open you up to the avenues that create them.

Winston Churchill once stated, “You create your own universe as you go along.” Using clear images, and matching the emotions to those images, will unleash a world of intention and outcome. Remember: Your thoughts create your reality. So dare to dream.

Over the next few blogs we will take a deeper dive into each of the concepts discussed. In the meantime, if you know someone that can benefit from this message please like it and pass it on.

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Direct Your Life, manifest, Self improvement, Self-actualization, your thoughts create your reality.


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