“The only limitation in your life is the limitation of your own thinking.”

Everyone has heard the stories of athletes mentally rehearsing the perfect performance, and then following it up with, well… a perfect performance.

But athletics isn’t the only arena this happens…

Actually, you do it all day, every day of your life. It’s one of the brain’s primary functions. Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and feeling imagined situations that haven’t actually happened yet.

You do and everyone you will ever meet does it all day, every day.

And it’s effective.

The trouble is, most of the time—I’ll hallucinate—you are seeing yourself mess up (or just doing things other than what would be most helpful to you) when it comes to most of the

resolutions you set, the big dreams you have in practically every area of your life.

Don’t fight me here.

Almost everyone does this.

That is why 1 out of 4 adults in the U.S. still smoke.

It’s why most people aren’t effective in their jobs, why 1 out 10 people have tried anti-depressants, why 1 out of 2 marriages end in divorce, why so few students get good grades. It’s why 65% of the U.S. population is overweight or obese.


The smoker imagines how great the cigarette will taste.

The husband imagines the fight he will soon be embroiled in with his spouse.

The school owner imagines another month of non growth.

Students imagine the partying instead of the studying for and acing the test.Visualizing, or imagining, is the mental track you ride on all day, every day. See it in your mind, do it. Hear it in your mind, do it. Feel it in your body, do it. Imagine the smell or the taste, eat it.

That is why, you must create a self-talk plan for behavior modification. Write statements on little 3X5 cards and read them to yourself all day. These statements that you affirm allow you to easily and naturally see successful actions and outcomes ahead of time…

Studies have shown that if you read first-person, present-tense self-instructions that affirm what you want and you vividly imagine yourself making the right decisions, taking the right actions, saying the right things at the right times in the right way, you will achieve what you desire.

And when you have adopted the champion’s habit of seeing things going the way you want, reaching your outcomes will be a hundred times easier… like it was just meant to be.

Previously hard choices will be simple to make. Mistakes won’t stop you. And any worry habit will leave you. Your stress level will plummet.

All because you’ve “done it all before,” seeing it in your mind’s eye.

“Dura usu molliora”

To Your Success
Charles R. Chi PhD.


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