I found that when you start thinking and saying what you really want then your mind automatically shifts and pulls you in that direction. And sometimes it can be that simple, just a little twist in vocabulary that illustrates your attitude and philosophy.
I am a creator. Whatever I think always finds a way to manifest itself upon me. Positive or negative, my thoughts always control every aspect of my life.
I may be told “oh, you have no control over…” But in a sense yes I do.
When I was in high school I thought “I don’t want a bachelors degree, I want a masters degree.” Not only was I the first one in my family to ever obtain a college degree, I got my masters years before my older brother finished his degree.
I thought, “I want to live in Japan” and yet I kept on imagining how sad I would be if i got a rejection letter from the JET program. Well despite having one of the best interviews ever, the rejection letter came just as I had perceived.
If I think “I have no money” I either get a nasty tax bill or I loose payment envelopes.
Lately I have been focusing my thoughts on my up-and-coming move to San Francisco. One of the things people were always telling me was how difficult it is to find a job in SF, and how hard it would be for me. When I sought out the advice of a career councilor in the Bay Area, she basically told me that there is no hope for me to ever find a job in San Francisco while I am in Japan. My boss at my company in Japan (who is from SF) told me about how depressed a lot of the city is now that the economy is in shambles. I heard from friends who had sent out resume after resume with no luck whatsoever.
So what happend, I just keept on thinking “I have a great job in SF.” I needed a job in the Bay area so I could follow my ultimate goal of becoming a cheerleader for CheerSF. I needed a job which would pay me enough money to live and offer the flexibility I needed to be train and perform.
So last January I got a job. Not only did I get a job in the Bay area, but I got a dream job. I am a graphic designer working on Facebook applications. Not only that, my boss really sees a lot of value in me. She always is telling me “Val, you are going to be a great entrepreneur!” I have a great boss who is going to be an awesome mentor for me professionally, and I have a great team who is going to be awesome role models for me as I train to meet the physical demands of cheerleading.
Now let me tell you the best part, I got my job by thinking “I have a job!” I did not send out a single resume, nor did I respond to a single job posting. My boss contacted me and said “I want YOU” In fact, I had not even gotten around to updating my resume when she called!
The point is, what you think really does manifest to you. Like in my dance class, if I think I can do it, I hit the moves pretty well. If I think I can’t do this, then I can’t do it. It all depends on how I approach it in my mind.
The same hold true for whatever you may be doing. Your success depends 100% on what you are thinking. In language learning, I got really fluent at Japanese only after I stopped complaining at my apparent lack of progress and began thinking how good I am. I can understand quite a bit of French, and I enjoy it too. However I have heard many people in Japan tell me “I can’t speak English” time and time again. These are the people who NEVER get better. Those who simply learn to believe “I can indeed speek english” always drastically improve.
My friend Steve didn’t learn 11 languages by thinking it can’t be done. Nope, He also believes that it is possible to pick up any language. Most of his learning was done past the age of 45 too, and he is very good in all that he does.
and for me
Can I bee a cheerleader when I am around 30 years old
HECK YES! No doubt about it!!
Now to get the fire started up again and GO OUT AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!