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“I Can’t See Myself Doing That”

I used to think this was a harmless figure of speech.

When someone is presented with a great idea…

Something that could really take their life, their career, or their business to the next level…

They say: “Sounds great, but I just can’t see myself doing that.”

It’s not a harmless figure of speech, though.

One of the first things you learn if you study NLP is that the language we use is very often a crystal-clear, and very literal representation of exactly what’s really going on in our mind’s eye.

And if you can’t see yourself doing something…

You can’t do it.

Simple as that.

If you can’t see yourself doing bigger and better things with your time and energy, then you won’t.

If you can’t see yourself doing the daily tasks that will get you where you want to be in life, then you’ll stay right where you are.

And it’s easy to see yourself right where you are.

You’ve been practicing a very long time. So long, in fact, that right where you are perfectly matches what you’ve been seeing yourself doing up until now.

And if you don’t like where you are, then it’s time to learn how to see yourself being somewhere else and doing something else.

Everything we do starts as an image in our mind.

Sometimes with a vague image that leads to a weak impulse to take some kind of half-hearted action.

And sometimes with a very clear image that leads to immediate and decisive action.

Learning to see yourself being exactly the person you want to be, clearly in your mind’s eye, is the most powerful skill you can ever develop.

Instead of allowing the images in your mind to be shaped by those Hollywood weirdos, or the constantly negative news, or any of the other forms of negative programming we’re constantly bombarded with…

You can take the steering wheel of your own subconscious mind into your own hands, and steer your life in the direction *you* choose.

All your moods, habits, actions and motivations remain under constant control of whatever mental movies are playing out in your mind.

So take control of those movies. Take back your life.

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