Turning the Tide

Negativity 3

It Starts with Vision

I have been spending more and more time trying to help people change their mindset about what’s possible, trying to get them to believe in themselves and achieve more in life. At times it’s like pushing a boulder uphill. For reasons that are hard to explain, some people tend to cling to the negative nurturing they received growing up or experience in the present. As long as those dark clouds of self-doubt hover over head, it’s difficult to escape the shadows.

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So much of what we believe  shapes our reality. We think negatively about a situation, the outcome is rarely if ever good. When we harbor dark thoughts, when we doubt everything, the doo

rs to possibility remains closed. I actually know some people that intentionally reject what they hear or see because they’ve been taught to be skeptical and negative.

This kind of limiting cognition is a real death spiral and leads to nowhere. So how is someone to break free of this kind of thinking? How does one escape the dark circumstances of a life their own thoughts created?

Vision. Human beings are very visual. Our vision is probably one of the first senses that shaped our evolution and set us apart from the rest of creation. When I say vision, I am not just talking about what we see with our eyes. There are animal species with far sharper visual acuity than man, but they don’t build skyscrapers or Mars land rovers! The vision I speak of does include what we see with our eyes but more importantly, it includes what our eyes cannot see! The vision I am really writing about is what happens in our mind’s imaginative eyesight.

Our minds are the creative engines of this world, fueled and sparked by the divine. What we imagine, we can create. What we imagine in our mind’s eye becomes a reality we can shape. As long as we limit ourselves to negativity, an atmosphere of negativity is all that will be created. Our subconscious mind is always busy creating so when we are consumed by the hurdles and challenges in front of us, our creative mind undergirds those barriers!

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So we have to change our vision. We have to engage our imagination to create positive outcomes. We have to think and deliver to our subconsciousness the material it needs to create a whole new world of possibilities. So instead of seeing rejection, see approval. Instead of imagining that you cannot start your own business, see yourself opening a new store, developing a new product or service, or launching a business plan. Instead of seeing failure, you have to see success in your mind. You have to imagine that you are (not will be) a successful business owner! Take a first step here. Watch this presentation, see yourself making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, and chase those clouds of negativity away!