I was at the beach the one day this past summer, watching a group of kids playing a game of wiffle ball. One of the things I was struck by was how they saw themselves. The kids did not see themselves as Connor, Matthew, or James. Rather, they saw themselves as something greater, they saw themselves as their heroes: Albert (Pujols), Ryan (Howard), and David (Ortiz). While this is not at all uncommon among kids, it is something we lose as adults. Instead of acting with the boldness of our heroes, we become cynical. Sure, we disguise it with clever sounding phrases such as ‘growing up’ or ‘maturing’. However, in doing so, we lose the free-spirited idea that we can accomplish or become anything. Yet how much has this ‘maturing’ cost us? Personally I have missed opportunities to make several millions dollars because of it. I missed these opportunities because I believed that great wealth was not something I could achieve. It was not until I began to have a vision of success in real estate investing and could see myself achieving great wealth in my mind, did I actually begin to achieve it with money in my pocket. If you are having trouble achieving your goals, maybe it is time to examine how you view yourself. Do you ‘see’ yourself doing great things, or are you trapped by a lack of vision? Our limits are always that of vision. To achieve greatness, you should not spend all your time looking at how you are now. Instead, focus on ‘seeing’ what you want to become.
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David Schneeweis is the founder of Direct To Success, a personal coaching company. David has worked successfully with entrepreneurs, athletes, students, and others to help them improve their lives, achieve success, and reach their dreams. If you would like more information or to sign up for his free newsletter visit http://directtosuccess.com