Mirror Mirror on the Wall...
The Queen in Snow White had a special mirror to tell her who was the fairest of all, but did you know you have a special mirror as well? Out of all my posts, I can tell you this one will be the most important one you will ever read and if you follow it, I can promise you will find the success you are looking for.
It all started when Napoleon Hill, the grandfather of self-help, was asked by Andrew Carnegie (then the wealthiest man in the US) to interview 500 of the world's wealthiest people and find out what traits made them successful. Here's how Carnegie started:
Carnegie said, “Napoleon, you’re going to have lots of problems. Everything in you is going to tell you to quit because that’s the easiest thing in the world to do for weaklings. I don’t think you’re a weakling, but you’re going to need something to help you.
“So I’m going to give you a statement and I want you to repeat this statement to yourself, looking in the mirror every morning and every night. I’m going to give it to you and I want you to write it down. I want you to underline each word, Napoleon.
“This is what I want you to write: Andrew Carnegie, I’m not only going to equal your achievements in life, but I’m going to challenge you at the post and pass you at the grandstand.”
Hill threw the pencil on the floor and he said, “Now you know darn well that can’t happen!”
“I know it won’t happen unless or until you fix that idea in your mind. Now, Napoleon, I want you to make a commitment to me that you will read the statement every morning and every night for 30 days. You can do anything for 30 days,” replied Carnegie.
“Yes, I can do that.”
Well, Hill just whispered the statement the first time he said it. But by the middle of the month, he started to actually believe that he could do it, and by the end of the month, he KNEW he could do it.
It has been reported that Andrew Carnegie created 53 millionaires, but Napoleon Hill has created millions of millionaires.
Carnegie had challenged Hill to believe he would be more successful than him, something extraordinary to conceive. But Hill, in his book THINK AND GROW RICH, tells us that at the end of his life he had surpassed many of the successes of Carnegie.
Like this pawn below who looks in the mirror and sees a King, so can each of us find in the mirror what we want to achieve. As awkward as it may seem, I challenge you to say to yourself every day, "I will be......"
Soon it will become "I am...."
By telling the subconscious what you want, it will guide your decisions, it will direct you down paths you may not have chosen, do things you might not have imagined, and ultimately find ways to achieve your goal.
We cannot expect others to believe in us, our goals, our dreams, if we do not believe in them first. Believing is the first step to doing, and once you take that first step you will find the road to success.