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Visualize and Attack!

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Like the Water Boy, harnessing the immense power of the subconscious is the key to a life fulfilling your dreams. This post is a synopsis covering the chapter of Think and Grow Rich, which teaches you the power of visualization, or a fancy word for daydreaming.

Napolean Hill emphasizes this fact to the point where it seems that “auto-suggestion” is mentioned or explained in every chapter of his book. The term “auto-suggestion” is a phrase coined to describe the training of the subconscious, which promotes positive thoughts to attain your goals. The main focus of this post is to help you train your mind to achieve your largest and most ambitious goals.

What we hope to achieve with these exercises is the ability to subconsciously think positively with the belief that our thoughts, repeated enough, will embody themselves in our physical action which eventually leads to our ultimate goal, money, fame, success, and happiness. Whatever your goal, its starts with your mentality.

Most believe the game is mostly mental, but how many actually live in that mindset? This is where “auto-suggestion” comes in; the goal behind the mental boot camp is to train your mind to consistently see the silver lining behind the events of each day. It is scientifically proven that we can measure the force behind each thought and the lesson is that positive thoughts are many times more powerful than negative thoughts.

Excerpt from Think and Grow Rich, Step 2 in actively working towards your “Definite Purpose in Life”

“Second. I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and will gradually transform themselves into physical reality, therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily, upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.”

From my experience this is actually quite the work out, the book it suggests that you perform this exercise before bed every night. I have followed the prescription and every night I focus on visualizing the man I want to be. The goal is to create a mental reality so real that you can feel, hear, and see the environment around you, mentally create the world, as you want to see it and yourself interacting with that environment. In your mind you create the man or woman you want to be, by repeating it every night you train your mind to automatically think this is reality and your actions eventually fulfill what you dream about.

One key to this method that is mentioned in this book is the monitoring of your subconscious thoughts, the little voices that spring up in every positive or negative endeavor. Nurture the positive and silence the negative, it sounds like a lot of work but with practice seeing the silver lining isn’t a chore, it alters your reality for the better.

Sounds like brain wash I know, but lets bridge this method to our generation, before Kanye West was widely considered a stuck up, egotistical, maniac, his songs provide a message that is directly in line with this methodology.

From “Good Life” by Kanye West ft. T-Pain:

“I always had a passion for flashin’ before I had it,

I close my eyes and imagine, the good life”

This may seem like a small connection but look at any musical star, Jay-Z is interviewed saying that before every show he visualizes the performance, “shutting it down,” and he knows it will be a good night. Visualization is a powerful tool that many of the worlds most famous icons promote, make it part of your arsenal on your climb to the top.

Remember, you must dream with so much energy, passion and emotion to create a reality that you wish to see.

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