Toastmasters Project-6 : Your Clear Picture


Written on 9:44 AM by nitesh

gave speech after a long gap of around 2 months , after giving it i can say that my voice has opened up :)

Close your eyes and dream or see your self 5 years down the line
Do you see any picture of you 5 years later doing what you want now?
You don’t see any picture at all

For things to change, you must get a picture of what you want them to change to. Yes, it’s as simple as it sounds and as easy as it seems…

You must know exactly what you want and the more specific and clear you can get, the better.
In other words, we move towards the pictures we constantly hold in our minds

Let me give you an example… Suppose you went to the store and bought a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle but it didn’t have a picture on the box of what the end result should look like.

Would you solve it easily or will it take time?

Of course

You may eventually figure it out; however, the person who has a clear picture of what the end result should look like will be more than 100 times ahead of you.

The question is are they 100 times ahead of you because their IQ is 100 times greater? Is it because they are 100 times better looking than you?

If none of this is true then what it?

The reason is the person who had the clear and specific picture of what the outcome he/she wants will automatically know the steps to take or the necessary steps will soon become noticeable.

Your brain, operating similar to a magnet, will start to attract in that direction, the conditions, people, and circumstances that will help you move closer to the mental picture you maintain in your mind and it will repel all of those things that do not correlate to the picture you have in your mind.

You must understand that your strength comes from knowing what you want. This will ignite the fire inside your belly and enable you to borrow from the promise of the future so you can engage in the activities today that will move you closer and closer to what you want.
It will enable you to go through the trials and tribulations that may be necessary so you can arrive at your destination

But ….. do remember that while reaching for your destination there will be lot of struggles and failures , here the power of belief comes into play

Think thoughts of defeat or failure and you are bound to be discouraged. Belief is an incredibly powerful state of mind. Your belief system not only defines and shapes who you are, but it also determines your potential

Your belief system, like your computer, doesn't judge what you input; it simply accepts it as the truth

If you want to know where your predominant thoughts lie and what you believe, look at what you are experiencing in your life. Your thoughts are creative by nature and express themselves through your emotions, which in turn, drive your actions. Everything you say, both positive and negative, is literally an affirmation.

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Choose your words, for they become actions.
Understand your actions, for they become habits.
Study your habits, for they will become your character.
Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny."

Let me give you an example

Example of Lance Armstrong –

At age 25, Lance Armstrong was one of the world's best cyclists. Lance Armstrong seemed invincible and his future was bright.

Then they told him he had cancer.
The diagnosis was testicular cancer, the most common cancer in men aged 15-35. If detected early, its cure rate is a promising 90 percent. Like most young, healthy men, Lance ignored the warning signs, and he never imagined the seriousness of his condition. Going untreated, the cancer had spread to Lance's abdomen, lungs and brain. His chances dimmed.
Then a combination of physical conditioning, a strong support system and competitive spirit took over. He declared himself not a cancer victim but a cancer survivor. He took an active role in educating himself about his disease and the treatment. Armed with knowledge and confidence in medicine, he underwent aggressive treatment and beat the disease.

Lance Armstrong's victories in the 1999-2005 Tours de France are awe-inspiring and proof of what self belief can do to a person.

So remember the journey will be more important than the destination because in the journey you will become the person you require to become to finally arrive at your destination. So when you reach your destination, look at the person you have become and set a new destination so you can continue to grow and develop

Whatever you do, just always remember that for things to change, you must get a picture of what you want them to change to.

“When you know what you want,and you want it badly enough, you’ll find a way to get it “

Taken from various sources and self written also