On Friday, October 1st, 1971, Mrs Disney and Journalist Walter Cronkite was sitting watching 10,000 people converge onto the Walt Disney World Resort for it’s “Grand Opening”. Walt Disney had passed away several years before the opening and was unable to be there and Mr. Cronkite wanted to say the right thing when meeting with Mrs Disney. At one point during the conversation he leaned over to Mrs Disney and said, “Wouldn’t it be great if Walt were here to see this today?” Mrs Disney thoughtfully answered, “If Walt had not seen this first, you would not be seeing it today.”
Step 2 – Picture It!
I have heard it said that we are not limited by our abilities or our by our current circumstances but yet by the vision of what can be. We have all heard the line “We are what we eat” but let’s tweak that and say “We are what we see ourselves being”. Your life and future are only limited by your vision.
When I made the decision on January 11th to lose 80 pounds this year I literally had to see it. I went into the bathroom and stood in front of the mirror until I could see me at my ideal weight. That picture is still in my head and has been one of the greatest motivators in my journey. Today I can say that because of that vision I am already down 40 pounds and believe that I will reach my goal within the next three months. Why? Because I can already see the goal that I am working towards and know that I can do it.
We are not limited by our abilities or circumstances. We are only limited by our vision of what can be. A vision is not just a picture of what could be; but it is an appeal to our best selves, a call to become something more.
Think about it this way, when someone makes the decision to build a house, the first question the builder is going to ask is “What do you see?”. The builder needs to see what you are picturing in order to create the masterpiece that you are wanting in a home. Unfortunately, we tend to think and talk about our dreams more than we picture our dreams which is the very thing that keeps us from moving forward.
We have to start living our lives with the end result in our eyes. We have to start believing that through God NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. NOTHING!!!
Whatever your goal is it’s important to picture it. If you can’t picture it you will never see it.