When You Believe It #526

Feb 22 / Sue Hawkes
Think affirmations are a bunch of BS? 

Two examples to ponder:  

1. Scott Adams – creator of the Dilbert comic series – attributes his success to the use of positive affirmations. 15 times every day, he wrote “I Scott Adams, will become a syndicated cartoonist.” By doing this, he anchored the concept deep into his psyche and began to see opportunities that had been unavailable to him prior to those moments.

2. Jim Carrey – actor and artist – grew up so poor that for a time his family lived in their VW van on a relative’s lawn. Every night in the late 1980s, Carrey would drive to a large hill that looked down over LA and imagine directors valuing him and his work. He was broke at the time and struggling as a comic. In 1990, while looking down on LA and imagining his future as he’d done so many times before, he wrote himself a $10MM check and put in the memo portion “for acting services rendered.” He dated the check for Thanksgiving 1995 and put it in his wallet. Just before that five-year deadline, he was paid $10MM for starring in Dumb and Dumber.  

When you believe it, you’ll see it. Give it a try, it just might work.