You Are Exactly Where You Think You Should Be

I've heard a variation of this statement a number of different times.

But I didn't think much about it until I heard something else: People act exactly according to who they think they are.

This is fascinating to me. Tony Robbins once said that one of the most powerful forces in human nature is the need to be consistent with who we think we are. Our mental picture of ourselves informs our decisions, our actions, and our thoughts.

I have a friend who was going through a tough time mentally. The psychologist suggested that they pretend to be someone they admired. Someone strong and fair and just, who always did the right thing. And it actually worked. It got them back on track.

The mind is a powerful force that we're still just beginning to understand. But my studies over the last 4 years reveal that we have far more power to alter our reality than we think. If people can increase their muscle mass by 22% just by thinking about it, you have to ask yourself what else our brains are capable of. Study the lives of Jim Carrey, Oprah, Sylvester Stallone, Chris Gardner or Bill Strickland, you'll begin to see the story of people overcoming enormous obstacles to realize their dream.

So are you where you want to be in life? If not, may I suggest that you have the power to change that by creating a new self-image, setting some goals, and adopt some new routines to help you make daily progress. Soon enough, you'll land where you have always wanted to be.

Jeff Ganger