“I am the greatest!” That was, and probably still is, the claim of Muhammad Ali. In 1964, before his famous fight with Sonny Liston, Ali was laughed at by the press. Nobody laughed after he won. Later, he started predicting the round in which he would knock out his opponent. As we know, winners win because they expect to win. Ali didn’t have a crystal ball. He had the power of affirmation. He affirmed, “I am the greatest!” Not “I am one of the great ones.” Not “I’m close to being great.” Not even, “In a year, I’ll be great.” He stated his greatness boldly in the present, without a disclaimer. The subconscious mind only understands the present.
How do you define yourself? Are you “OK?” Are you “Pretty good?”
When will you be successful? When “the time is right?” When you’re “ready?” When you’re married, divorced, retired, after you have kids, after the kids have grown, when the economy gets better, when you start school, when you finish school, when you buy a house, when you sell a house, when you get out of debt, when you start a business, get an inheritance? When?
Do you see that there will ALWAYS be an excuse as long as YOU want one? There will ALWAYS be a reason for putting off your greatness. Meanwhile, your life is happening NOW.
I give you permission to snap out of the hypnosis you are in and be “the greatest” right NOW. Start living that life you dream about. You know the dream…the one in which you stand up for yourself, you act confidently, you live life on your terms. I wonder what would happen if you affirmed your greatness to everyone you met for the next week:
“I’m the best Realtor.”
“I’m the most motivated salesperson.”
“I’m the most highly-skilled dentist.”
Here’s what will happen…It will become reality. Because believe it or not, reality only exists in your mind. And once it expands from your mind, it becomes part of other people’s minds, part of their reality. Pretty deep, huh? Not really. It’s just simple fact. Whatever you are, BE the greatest. Affirm it to yourself and the universe. Your subconscious mind and the minds of others will take it as fact and make it so.