Just think for a second about all the things you have in your home. All your appliances, your fridge, your microwave, your computer. Now, think about all the spectacular things that people in this world have achieved, climbing Mt Everest, breaking the 4 minute mile, creating the light bulb, flying to the moon. All these accomplishments were once an impossibility in the world's reality. So what drives us to create and do these amazing feats?
Thoughts drive action. If you think about it for a second, all these accomplishments were once a simple thought in someone's mind, which eventually grew into his or her reality. A simple idea like "I wonder if I can climb it," or "I wonder what happens when I do this," or "I wonder if that's possible." Our thoughts are much more powerful than we realise, however if we don't control our focus and belief, then we suddenly start limiting our self capacity to do things. In Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), one of the key fundamental ideas is: whether you think you can, or you think you can't, your usually right.
A little thought, makes a big difference to what you will or won't do in life.
Have you ever bought or wanted something, say a car, and all of a sudden you start to notice more of that car model everywhere you look? So the real question you have to ask is, did more people suddenly buy the same car, and intentionally drove in front of you OR did you just start to see more of what was already there? There's a big chance it's the latter. This is another example of thoughts into reality, we tend to find what we focus on a lot better. Now, I'm not saying you just think of something and it appears! I'm saying that by changing your focus, you'll start to eventually see things which you would have disregarded or ignored subconsciously before.
Whether we think we can, or we think we can't, we're usually always right. - NLP fundamental
Have you ever thought, "I'm too shy," or "I'm not confident in that area" just before you had to present a speech or conduct a presentation? Have you then realised, that you behaved the way you thought? You might have felt that tremor in your voice, and felt uneasy while that whole classroom stares at you waiting for you to screw up. What happened here, is that our thoughts and words subconsciously, put us in an emotional state of shyness and of not being confident.
What if, instead we said, "I am extremely confident," or "I'm and extremely humourous, fun, engaging and exciting speaker" and then you emotionally charged yourself towards that belief. Wouldn't your reality be a lot better? Well it would at least put you in a better place to achieve what you set out to do, rather than just failing utterly.
Using your Focus
With our profound knowledge of how our focus creates our reality, we can now apply this to a few situations in life. For example, if there's a person you want to become, or a place you want to be, or a certain goal you want to attain, by consistently focusing on it and placing yourself in the same state of emotion, and visualizing what it takes to be, or do what you want to do, will dramatically increase your chances of your goal becoming realised.
Now, I'm not saying you can just visualize and your goal will appear, but it sure does help a lot to focus on what you want your reality to become, and not just focus on all the lack of resources you now have. Ultimately, if you have the desire, and the creativity, then does it really matter whether you have the skills, capital, capacity, or connections now, you can use your creativity and passion to attract success towards you, by consistently focusing on your outcome. They say that your mind finds what it's looking for, so might as well look for something you want to find.