Use Your Imagination to Create
the Self You Want
Gerri D Smith
"Every prayer - every thought, every statement, every feeling -is
creative. To the degree that it is fervently held as truth, to that degree
will it be made manifest in your experience."
- Neale Donald Walsch
In your business and in your personal life, if your mind was a huge,
blank sheet of paper, what would you fill the space with? Would you use it
to create positive or negative thoughts?
Using your mind as a blank sheet of paper gives you the chance to
create new goals, and to reach for new heights. A blank page gives you an
important guide that pushes you toward self motivation and inspiration.
You can change your blank page at any time. Your God given imagination
is there for your to use to create the business and personal life you
want. You can create a new beginning. It's your choice and not anyone
else's. You can use it to erase any negative thoughts, feelings, or
When someone tells you you can't do something, can you separate the
fact of their statement from their opinion? Use your imagination to create
a better, more useful outcome. Understanding that there is a great
distinction between the two may decide your success or failure.
How valuable is their opinion? What is the truth behind the statement?
Being able to determine the difference between facts and opinions when you
hear them is important. Always consider the cost of having someone else's
opinion prevent you from doing something that is not based on facts. Do
the facts out-weigh the opinions? Or, are the opinions more important than
your desire to be the self you want?
This is like knowing that just because it's raining outside, it doesn't
have to be a bad day. One is fact; the other is an opinion. Use this
guidance whenever you find yourself hesitating to make a decision in your
business or in your personal life.
When someone gives you a negative opinion, you can accomplish more by
not getting discouraged. Knowing that an opinion is nothing more than a
comment of what, or how, a person feels and believes, is also important.
Most of the time, it is not what they know to be true.
Where does imagination come from when you need it? Imagination plays a
big part in creating your self-confidence. Try filling your mind with
thoughts of not letting other people's negative voices affect your
self-confidence. Develop an attitude of not letting their negative
opinions or actions destroy your self-esteem.
Another good defense mechanism would be to build up a series of little
successes. Even small successes will build the confidence and self esteem
that you need for bigger and better successes in your business and your
personal life. Then you're more armed to deflect the negative opinions
that come your way.
Imagine yourself succeeding. With the little successes that you
accomplish, remember to give yourself credit to feel good about them.
Prepare your mind for the bigger successes. Then, build on the confidence
and the strength that comes from succeeding.
Use your imagination to succeed and to create the self you want. After
all, imagination is the power of the mind to form images - good, bad, or
indifferent; positive, loving, or negative; funny, sad, or happy. Which
ones do you choose?
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