Earl Nightingale once said "What mind can conceive and truly believe, it can achieve!"
Was he right? Well you tell me, proof is right in front of you! Take a look around, right now, this very moment. Everything you see before you, consumer goods, furnishings, decoration, they all began as a flicker of an idea in someone's imagination.
The truth is, you can achieve absolutely anything you want to. But you have to be realistic here, you have to take account of your own physical limitations. I mean, if you're currently enjoying autumn of your life, I'm sorry to have to tell you, you ain't going to win an Olympic gold medal in 100 metres sprint. And if you throw yourself off top of a hundred storey building, flap your arms as much as you like, but rather than soar with birds you'll still make a nasty mess on pavement.
If you're still with me, you'll appreciate that there's an absolute limit to your potential that I'll call your "real ceiling". Now unless you're pretty peculiar, chances are that you're currently living under a "false ceiling" that you've created and installed all by yourself. Didn't know you were a craftsman did you?
This "false ceiling" is severely restricting your growth. It's so low, you're banging your head on it every time you try to stand up straight. Your banging your head so much, trying to achieve anything is a constant headache. Ouch! There you go again!
A lot of people have made a big mistake, they've built their "false ceiling" no more than three or four feet from floor. They can't even sit up straight without banging their heads. Are you one of them?
So how high is your "real ceiling" then? Imagine you're standing in an atrium, or even a cathedral, where ceiling towers above you by as much as 100 ft or more. There's your "real ceiling"! Look up, how high is that? You'll get a stiff neck just looking.
This "real ceiling" is limit of what you can realistically and absolutely achieve in your life. But here's where it gets interesting.
I want you to imagine everything you've ever desired, even in your wildest dreams, fast car, big house, money, power, happiness. How high is your "dream ceiling"?