December 28, 2020
Inspiration for today:
"There is a law in psychology that if you form a picture in your mind of what you would like to be, and you keep and hold that picture there long enough, you will soon become exactly as you have been thinking." ~ William James
You're the Photographer
Most people, when they have their camera in hand, take snapshots of other people or things. The focus is on anything and everything outside themselves. What many don't realize is that they also have a super high-resolution camera in their minds.
The words of William James are not new. They've been said before in many forms, i.e. "As a man thinketh, so is he," or "You are what you think about all day long," or "A man is what his thoughts make of him."
By simply framing a picture in your mind of the person you would like to become, then acting like that person - you are that person! It's like the fake-it-til-you-make-it philosophy: just by "acting" like the person you want to be, you actually become that person.
Likewise, we often create our own limitations by creating small pictures of who we are. In the words of Michelangelo, "The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."
Why not take a closer look at the image you've created of yourself? Is it in focus? Does it portray the person you really want to be? Should you "zoom" in for a closer look, or go "wide angle" to broaden your horizons?
Your life is whatever you imagine it to be. Create a masterpiece!