Believe. Ask. Receive.

Mary Speed

To have the things we want, we go through a time-tested process of believing, asking, then receiving. This concept may seem simplistic; however, recall when you were a youth and decided that you wanted an item or permission to go somewhere.

You asked and believed that the adults in your life would follow through or that that special person would ask you out and it happened. How you decide what you want has a process too.

In the book Success Principles, Jack Canfield writes, “You have control over three things in your life—the thoughts you think, the images you visualize and the actions you take (your behavior).” 

For example:

The thoughts you think: I want a new phone.

The images you visualize: I want the phone to have the capacity to take photographs at long range and be small enough to fit in my back pocket. I can see myself opening the box. I see myself making my first call.

The actions you take: I am going to send my spouse an email with a photograph of this phone and let him know that I would like for us to plan to go phone shopping Friday afternoon.

In this process, you have used your powers of thinking, visualizing and taking action to believe, ask and then receive. Vince Lombardi once said, “Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” Practice leads to perfected behavior. Good news—we can master new processes to effect new outcomes! 

What we think about truly matters. The next three months will see the realization of dreams coming true and the magic of the holidays abounding. The magic is BELIEVING. Do you remember that magic you had to believe as a child? You still have that magic!



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