MORNING MINUTE: 5/12/23
“How Do You Picture Success?”
Humans were not designed to fail!
Elephants are the largest animals on land. Because of their size
they are seldom challenged by other animals. Yet humans have
trained them to transport people and cargo.
Whales are the largest animals in the sea. They are virtually
unchallenged in the water. Yet humans use ships to travel long
distances on and under the water.
Birds fly constantly through the air. Geese have been found flying
up to 21,000 feet over the Himalayas. Yet humans travel in
airplanes regularly over 35,000 feet.
It is said that horses are the smartest of all animals. Yet they
have been trained by humans just like elephants.
Humans were designed to succeed!
Our human brain houses the intelligence that places humans at the
top of creation. Our brain makes us curious so we may learn
constantly. This ability to learn is how we have developed ways to
control other animals and enhance our capabilities. Our brains are
muscles that must be used constantly to make us smarter, safer, and
Confucius said, “You are what you think.” Norman Vincent
Peale stated, “You are not what you think you are; but what you
think, you are!”
Both of these quotes share the wisdom of training your brain. Your
brain does not think in words. It thinks in pictures. If your
mental picture sees you failing…you will fail. If the picture is
you as a self-confident leader, you can be a leader. There are many
Working in his garage in the middle of a severe recession, Steve
Jobs developed the personal computer. His vision of himself and how
he could improve learning helped him to create the technology
company known today as “Apple.”
Orphaned after the Civil War, George Washington Carver’s drive
pushed him to get his degree in chemistry. His vision of how
agriculture could be improved using chemistry created thousands of
new uses for crops such as the peanut and sweet
As a human, you have the ability to change how you see yourself.
Your mental vision takes control of your thoughts and your
Picture yourself as the success that you desire. Let that picture
burn brightly in your mind. See that picture as you succeed. See it
when you face setbacks to keep your brain focused on success. Use
that picture to overcome problems and doubters.
And remember, “As you think…you are!”
That is today’s Morning Minute.