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TipsForSuccess: Imagine Success



Imagine Your Success


During a tour of duty in Vietnam, Major James Nesmeth was captured and held prisoner in a tiny cell for seven years. To keep sane, he mentally practiced his golf game.


Every day he would imagine being at the first tee at his favorite golf course. He would imagine the weather, the feel of the club and the grass at his feet. He would look at the ball and imagine the perfect swing.


Soon after he was freed and returned to the United States, he went to his favorite golf course and played a round of golf. Without touching his club for seven years, he improved his game by 20 strokes . . . as a prisoner of war!


"One's ability to imagine is directly proportional to one's ability to be successful." -- L. Ron Hubbard


As well as using your imagination to improve your golf game, you can use it in many other ways.


Goal Achievement


Imagine successfully achieving your goals and your chances of reaching those goals are greater.


For example, Shelly and her sister Jill both want to own a home.


Shelly keeps a box filled with paint colors, carpet samples, floor plans and so on. She clips out articles about home locations, loans and buying tips. She has a clear mental image of what her home will look like.


Jill, on the other hand, worries about the problems of buying a home. She worries that house prices are too unstable. She feels terror whenever mortgage rates increase. She complains that life is unfair.


Shelly and Jill both learn about a house for sale for a very low price.


Which sister says, "I'm sure I can't afford it." Which sister says, "I'm going to go see this house during my lunch break."


Who do you think will be first to own a house?


What Can You Imagine? 


Your imagination can help you do a better job at work. For example, your paperwork mountain is swallowing up your desk. While taking your morning shower, you envision yourself completing the entire pile in one day. You imagine yourself working hard and fast to clean up the backlog. You feel the joy as the last piece of paper is handled and you look at your clean desk.


When you arrive at work, you know what to do. Because you have a good imagination, you soon have a clean desk.


Other uses:

  • Imagine how the rest of today will go for you. Take a minute and imagine it will be a wonderful.
  • Imagine getting more work done next week than ever in your life.
  • If you are looking for a spouse, imagine what he or she will be like. Imagine your lives together.
  • Imagine what you might accomplish this year. What if you could accomplish anything at all?
  • Imagine accomplishing one of your goals. How will it happen? How will you feel?
  • When you think about being successful, what does it include? Imagine that!

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