I have decided that I am going back to my Apple roots and buying a MacBook Pro sometime next year for my 40th Birthday.
This blog won't be about the battle between Windows users and Mac Heads.
It's about the process and power of Creative Visualization.
First of all, it's not entirely an arbitrary thing I have set my sights on to purchase.
I am being quite practical and rolling Christmas, my 40th Birthday, and maybe even my upcoming 5th Anniversary on Fox News Talk together as the reason behind the nice gift to myself.
And I won't just run out and put it on a credit card. I am cutting up credit cards and not looking to get myself into more debt.
Nope. I will do it the old fashioned way and save for it.
But in the meantime, I am engaging in some pretty hard core visualization.
You may think the following acts are NUTTY. But this is what I have been doing:
Hanging out at a local Apple Store and playing with the exact model that I want (I think the 15.3 inch screen is machine enough for me). Even though the model I am playing with isn't MY computer. One just like it WILL BE very soon.
So I open up programs...write the first few lines of my upcoming book I plan to write in 2011...feel how it feels to type every word...the sounds of my fingers on the keyboard...the brilliance of the screen...EVERYTHING.
I am visualizing what it will look like when I get the call from the Apple Store that it has arrived. Going down there and the excitement of acquiring my new computer...the handshake at the store...racing home to open it up...the smell of the packaging...the sound a Mac makes when it boots up...EVERY LAST DETAIL.
Another thing I have been doing is buying all sorts of Mac Magazines. I am reading the articles ACTING AS IF I am already a Mac user. I am reading articles as if I already know the information at hand...or at the very least I am able to apply the information to the Mac I ALREADY OWN in my mind's eye.
This all may sound ridiculous or downright laughable.
But Creative Visualization has been the key to the success of countless inventors, philosophers, artists, leaders, and people who were destined for extraordinary things.
Henry Ford's workers told him a V-8 engine just wasn't possible. He said, never mind that. Keep on trying. Work!! Work, work, work until you have created it.
You see, in his MIND he knew it was possible. Even in the face of such terrific and persistent opposition.
And we all know how things turned out. Ford got his V-8 engine from the same men who insisted originally it couldn't be done.
Look how long it took man to get to the Moon...to drive cars...to FLY.
All of these things COULD have been possible much earlier...but people tend to be their own worst enemies in so many ways. Especially when it comes to exploring their horizons and conquering them for NEW, ever distant horizons.
President Kennedy SAW an American on the Moon. He was determined to make that happen. And, of course, it DID.
He had the same, undying vision that Ford had for the creation of the V-8 and other automotive innovations that we all enjoy today.
And on a much smaller scale, I will realize my vision to have this computer, hopefully sooner than later.
It's the same power of imagination I used to lose 29 of the 40 pounds I want to lose by February 1, 2011. I saw myself as thinner. I FELT myself thinner. I felt healthier and loaded with energy. When I looked in the mirror I stopped seeing the fat guy looking back at me. And guess what? The fat guy went away.
So now if you'll excuse me. I need to get back to writing my soon to be best selling book on the MacBook Pro of my imagination.
Doesn't it have a beautiful screen?
You can look. Just don't smudge it, ok?