I remember the first time that I tried to come up with a dream board. The idea was to take images from magazines, or the internet, or wherever, that would represent success and plaster them on this board. I would hang the board up in a prominent place and see the images on a daily basis. The intent was to inspire me to pursue those images of success for myself. My biggest challenge was that I kept choosing images of other people's success instead of my own. I was trying to make something real for myself that simply wasn't mine.
As I have grown over the years as an entrepreneur, I have honed in on what my thoughts are about success. When I relax my mind and simply think about success as a general concept, the right images, my images, come to mind. Each of us has our personal blueprint of what success means to us laid out in our minds. It isn't the image of that success that matters. After all, without the thought, the image doesn't exist. It is the thought of success that is the catalyst. In going through this course in miracles, I am beginning to more fully grasp the idea that the images that my brain is translating are simply reflections of my thoughts.
I, like you, project my thoughts into this world, creating the images that are my world. Whether it is love, or hate, or hope, or despair that I see, those images are simply my thoughts coming into focus. Hellen Keller once said that "to have sight but no vision is a true tragedy." Clear your thoughts of the trappings of what others say is success. Empty your mind of the illusions that others try to put in front of you. Simply allow your thoughts to fade and then focus on one singular idea. What are the images that come into focus? What is the world that exists for you? What is the world that you wish to exist? If you know what you want to see in this world, then meditate on those things and think your thoughts into creation!
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
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Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.