Have you seen the movie, Polar Express? If so, do you remember the scene where the little boy–who refuses to believe in Santa Claus–cannot hear the joyous bells ringing? The North Pole is full of elves and children who are giddy from the sonorous quality of Santa’s bells ringing…and this hard-hearted little boy is left out of all the joy.
Why? Because he had refused to believe anything. Finally, he realizes he needs to shift his thinking. It is only after he deliberately chooses to believe that he then can hear the bells.
Achieving goals is very similar to this. If you cannot believe in your goal, you will never hear its sonorous quality nor feel its reality in your hand. If you cannot envision the goal as really happening in your life, you won’t be able much to believe it will happen.
During this month of January, it is important that you take time each day to find a private place and imagine feeling the arrival of your current goals. Do you want a book contract? Then imagine feeling the paper contract in your hands, warm from being in the mailbox. Do you want a luxurious garden, but don’t know where to start? Then close your eyes and begin first with the smell. What fragrance comes to mind? What colors? Envision your garden complete and it will begin to take root within your soul.
Do this nightly and soon enough the steps toward helping your dreams become reality will begin to yield themselves to you. What you believe, you see. What you see, you believe…and then can achieve.
It may take some getting used to, but it is a very powerful tool to bring ethereal dreams into concrete reality!