On The Path Of Winners
BY BAYO OGUNMUPE
Activate The Creativity In Your Intuition
A QUALITY found among geniuses is that at a certain point in their careers, they decided to commit to excellence. Then, they decided to become the best at what they do. They decided to pay any price, make any sacrifice and invest any amount of time needed to excel in their chosen fields. As a result they pulled away from the pack of mediocres and moved upwards into the income category where today they can earn ten times as much as their peers.
Champions pull off such successes because no one is better or smarter than you. People can only be more skilful than you in their chosen vocation, where such skills are learnable. People who are doing better in such areas of business must have learned the skills before you have. In order to secure your financial freedom, the great question you needed to ask is: What one skill would have the greatest impact on your career? Learning such a skill should be the focal point for your future greatness.
Such a skill becomes your definite purpose for personal development and success. For me, such a skill I found essential for my personal growth and development was computer appreciation. And I learned it even when it took me months of struggle and effort. The American basketball player, Michael Jordan once said, ‘‘Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.” On the other hand, the famous American poet, Henry Longfellow once avowed, the great tragedy of the average man is that he goes to his grave with his music still in him.” Don’t let that happen to you, explore all the creativity your intuition can offer you via your subconscious.
Cherish your visions and dreams; they are the offspring of your soul and the blueprint of your ultimate achievements. The only way you can influence your subconscious is through the mental pictures of your desires. It is a most powerful power. When you begin to tap it, you will achieve more in a year than most people achieve in their lifetime. Imagination is a great force in life, your ability to visualize your goal and desire through mental pictures will carry you far in life.
You are where you are and what you are today largely because of the mental pictures you hold consciously at the present time. As your mental pictures change on the inside, your world on the outside will begin to change to correspond to your visualization. Your visualization activates the law of attraction, thereby attracting into your life: the people, circumstances and the resources that you need to achieve your goals.
Visualization also activates the Law of Correspondence, which says, ‘‘As within, so without,” as your mental pictures change on the inside, your world on the outside begins to change. Just as you become what you think about most, you become what you visualize most of the time as well. You will see it when you believe it. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. However, in your quest for success, the more people you know, and who know you positively, the more successful you will be. One person, at the right time, in the right place, can open a door for you that can change your life and alter your destiny for good.
Possession of a vision is the most common characteristic of leaders throughout history. It means they can visualize and imagine an ideal future, well in advance for its coming into reality. Just as Walt Disney clearly saw a happy, beautiful, family-oriented amusement park decades before DisneyLand was built, everything worthwhile in your life begins with your vision of it.
Surprisingly, you are always visualizing something as a way of life. Every time you remember a past event, imagine an upcoming occasion, or even daydream, you are visualizing. What you need do is to learn to manage and control this visualizing power of your mind and focus it in the direction of achieving your life goals. Like great people, visualize the kind of success you want to enjoy in advance.
Prior to every new experience, the great man visualizes previous success experiences that are similar to the upcoming event.
Unfortunately, unsuccessful men visualize their previous failures, which is to their detriment. Which is why you should feed your mind with exciting images. Always visualize success images consistent with your self-image. Programme your subconscious for success. Your self-image constitutes the mental pictures you feed into your mind prior to every event. Since you have absolute control over your mental pictures for good. So choose to feed your mind success images. Your goal should be to take complete control of your visualization process, focusing it on what you want and the person you want to become.
Our champion this week is Leon Blum, the first socialist and the first Jewish Prime Minister of France, presiding over the Popular Front coalition government between 1936 and 1937. Blum was born in Paris in April 1872. He died in 1950. Leon was educated at Ecole Normale and studied law at the Sorbonne, graduating with the highest honours in 1894. Thereafter, he made his name as a brilliant literary and dramatic critic. The Dreyfus Affair brought him into politics on the side of the Republicans. His close association with Jean Jaures, whom he greatly admired, led him into joining the French Socialist Party in 1904.
First elected a deputy in 1919, Blum rebuilt the Socialist Party after the split of 1920 when the Communist section won the majority vote and inherited the party machinery, funds and the press. Historically, Blum was the maker of the modern French Socialist Party, and founder of its journal, Le Populaire. In 1924 he supported the Radical coalition though refusing a ministerial position.
After the right wing demonstrations in Paris in 1934 Blum worked for the unity of the Radicals against Fascism. By 1936, he had achieved an alliance called the Popular Front, which won a large majority in Parliament, with Blum as premier and leader. In June 1937, Blum resigned after the Conservative majority in the Senate refused to grant him emergency powers to tackle the country’s financial problems. After the liberation of France after World War II, Blum negotiated $1,370 million, US loan for French reconstruction in 1946. Thereafter, Blum retired from politics in 1947. He died in his estate in March 1950.