What’s Your Auto-Suggestion?
I don’t know about all of you, but I tend to start every year with enthusiastic abandon, ready to take on the world. Then every year, a few weeks go by, and I begin to feel the first creeping sensation of panic – It’s almost mid-January! What have I accomplished!?
A good friend just sent me a book excerpt that I thought was such a perfect little reminder…that success, change, and opportunity don’t happen overnight. To keep myself in check, I’m going to post one tweet every day this month – my own daily “auto-suggestion,” which I’ll define for now as a positive intention-based thought. It could be something I’m hopeful for, excited about, or even just sending good vibes toward. Feel free to send me yours on Twitter as well, I look forward to reading them.
And now for the excerpt, which I thought I should share as we all continue moving forward into our work, social obligations, and chaos of the year:
The law of autosuggestion
if you think you are beaten, you are,
if you think you dare not, you don’t.
if you like to win, but you think you cant,
it is almost certain you won’t.
if you think you’ll lose, you’re lost,
for out in the world we find,
success begins with a fellow’s will-
it’s all in the state of mind.
if you think you are outclassed, you are,
you’ve got to think high to rise,
you’ve got to be sure of yourself before
you can ever win a prize.
life’s battles don’t always go
to the stronger or faster man,
but sooner or later the man who wins
is the man who thinks he can.