The president of a large North Eastern company, doing business internationally, was visiting his California division. While he was there, he saw a very large photograph of, of all people, himself, hanging on wall.
He was in office of his Vice President's private secretary. He said to her, Linda, that's a very large picture you have of my mug for this size room isn't it?
Linda said you know what I do when I have a problem? He said yea, you throw darts at it. Don't you? She smiled and said no, here's what I do. Then she demonstrated by propping her elbows on her desk, placing her chin in her cupped hands, and looking up at that picture said, Boss, what heck would you do to solve this?
What Kinds of Images do you visualize?
Linda used a very powerful motivator to help solve her problems. She identified with a successful image. This sort of visualization can break cycle of self-defeat and bad habits those years of struggles have set up with-in a personality.
Linda went on to testify, I find it extremely helpful to identify with a successful and positive image that inspires me to make right decisions. She said, sometimes it's a slogan, a picture, or any symbol that has deep meaning to me.
What do your images say to you?
Some people may find what Linda does humorous. But, results of her actions are startling. Do you have a picture or symbol in your home or office that could give you right answer for an important decision?
It might be a picture of a father, mother, husband, wife, Benjamin Franklin, maybe Benedict Arnold, nah….I'm kidding about that. I sure hope you don't visualize Benedict Arnold. :>) Why it could be a picture of a long deceased grand parent. Just anything that has deep meaning to you.
Make sure it conjures up deep POSITIVE emotions on inside of you. This is nothing to play around with. If image gives you that warm fuzzy feeling inside then you're on right track. If it makes you start looking for places to hide more bodies, then all bets is off.
When it's Time to Speak…….Shut Up!!
What will your image say to you? Will you Listen? There is only one way to find out. The next time you are faced with a serious problem or have to make a major decision, ask your image a question. Then LISTEN…duh…ding-a-ling.
What you hear could be most important advice you could get. When that deep stirring in your gut says, this is way, do this, do that, then you have found breakthrough you're looking for. Be patient, get quiet and listen. If you're not hearing anything, I can almost guarantee you you're not quiet. There is still too much turmoil on inside of you.
Another point you need to recognize is your situation is going to change whether you take initiative to change it positively or not. But, using concept of talking to your motivational images and listening, you have power to determine its direction. Ah….. I like that. You bet.