Ever heard the saying "what you see is what you get"?
Well, it doesn't just mean brutally frank and honest like Marc the African Silverback Gorilla, and almost anyone that knows me has told me.
I might or might not be "nice".
The "smartest" (well, those that know me ... but we'll leave it there).
Any of the above, or insert descriptor of choice.
But I AM my friend, "WYSIWYG".
In my books, dealings with people, interactions with others, my writings, thoughts, and everything.
No punched pulled.
I say it like it IS.
You either love me, or you hate me. There's no middle ground - EVER.
Never has been!
"At least with you I know where I stand" as Marc said, and I've always been that way.
I could care two hoots less about what people think of me, or want me to do, or anything like that.
This approach may or may not be the best in life for YOU, but it's worked for me, and how.
And I'd never change no matter what.
I'd NEVER bother telling white lies because "why bother".
The hell with the consequences. So long as I'm doing the right thing and can sleep well knowing I did the right thing, THAT is what counts and MATTERS for EVERYONE.
Life, fitness, whatnot.
Anyway, where am I going with this.
So way back in the day, I believe I mentioned a factory manager with the following on his desk.
"Sometimes it's easier to just piss and give up".
It even had a meme of a little boy doing just that ... pissing the words out. Hehe.
One of those classic TIC tales.
And given the mess most Chinese factories are (I worked in one - I should know!) - it was apt in many ways.
Yet, that place never made any money, and what it did make (a substantial) amount all flowed out.
Kind of like the factory I used to work at ...
For reasons other than ... but we'll get into that later!
Guess what Manager saw all day, my friend.
Even if he knew it was a huge joke, his subconscious SAW this.
along with the VISUAL.
And the two together made an unbeatable combination, and the subconscious, as always, eventually found a WAY.
I've made no bones about my plain ole desktop fo ryears.
Repetition of the same chant, the same incantations, the same affirmations leads to BELIEF. Once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
The great Claude Bristol.
I have read and talk of many other greats, but for whatever reason I would NOT dream of changing this so called staid backgroun because of the MAGIC it has brought to me - and can bring YOU if you let it.
But visuals ...
Lets talk money.
It was just this morning I was writing about old Benjamin, older women and more ...
And I remembered a friend of mine back in the day having a mopey looking Ben (yes, those memes are out there) as the desktop of his bulky PC in the dorm rooms.
He was working part time, and trying to make ends meet while attending clas for a couple of hours a week.
Then the statues or magnets or posters with a mopey looking ben saying "Money talks - it always says goodbye!"
Nothing is "wrong" with any of these jokes, of course.
The subconscious though, my friend, has a curious way of accepting what it SEES repetively as REALITY unless you CONSCIOUSLY change it.
Every success of your life, my friend, no matter how small or big came about this way.
Trust me on this one.
You might not know or realize it, but you visualized success before it happened. I've given you a ton of examples from my OWN LIFE, but YOU will find examples from YOURS too if you just SEARCH.
Anyway, another key to success right there, but not the most major one by far.
Last, but not least, remember the truism of waking up each day with a "YES!" mentality, and saying YES over and over again to what it is you WANT.
This might sound like a lost battle when you're broke, for instance and have no money and dont see any for a long time, but trust in the process, and eventually you'll reap rich rewards.
Believe me, I've been there!
Fitness wis, same thing.
Continue to SEE YOURSELF consciously everywhere the way you WANT.
If it's the old BEAST you want to reignite, put pictures of you when you were a BEAST back in the day as you workout, and then workout.
Before you know it, you'll be sliding into clothes you haven't been for years!
I've been there, done that!
And then some.
And I'm out for now - back soon!