You have completed your required studies, and now you are finding your way in this profession.
Your bridge is unique to you.
Along the way you may find stop signs, yield signs, detours, road closed signs and maybe even a few danger ahead signs in your path, which are all unique to your journey.
Success is both a goal and a journey. It is who you are becoming as you journey toward your goal that is most important. It is the becoming that propels you toward your definition of success.
This article is a continuation in a series that will lay the foundation for a successful and dynamic start to your professional career as a massage therapist.
Your journey is progressive, it doesn’t happen overnight.
Step by step you move toward your worthy ideal, your dream. Your journey becomes a longing that won’t leave you alone. Here is what you need to do.
Believe with all your heart in yourself and believe with all your heart in your worthy ideal.
In life we are told who or what we are. You must believe in your dreams.
We are bombarded with comments and remarks, which are simply distorted opinions of others attempting to describe who we are.
Our beliefs act as filters and control everything we think, our reactions and our emotions. Whether we like it or not, beliefs run our lives.
When things aren’t going the way we like it’s because we are limiting ourselves with our limiting beliefs.
The truth is you can be or do whatever you think you can if your believe in your dreams. Overcoming limiting beliefs is important because they are usually based on fear and causes you to return your comfort zone.
Fear prevents you from adopting any new beliefs into your life.
Make an agreement with yourself to shift the power of who you are away from your old self to the strong powerful spirit that you really are.
Using a mirror is a proven technique for changing your beliefs. This technique involves looking into a mirror and making a habit of telling yourself what you want to believe.
In his 1948 classic The Magic of Believing Claude Bristol describes the mirror technique like this:
“Breathe deep three or four times until you feel a sense of power, strength, and determination. Next, look into the very depths of your eyes, tell yourself that you are going to get what you want – name it aloud so you can see your lips move and you can hear the words uttered. Make a regular ritual of it, practice doing it at least twice a day, mornings and evenings – and you will be surprised at the results.”
Finally, you must prepare yourself to receive what you ask for.
You can think positively, dismiss limiting beliefs and visualize a new you, but nothing is likely to change if you aren’t ready or accepting of the change.
In Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill wrote “There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief.”
You are the first person who will believe in your dreams and success, and you can do it on this new journey.
As you go through your week, keep the following quote in mind, which is also a book about using the power you already have to direct your life: "You’ll see it when you believe it.” Wayne Dyer
Kathy Ginn, LMT, BCTMB, is the creator of Ethical Dimensions and Life Empowered Institute. She is a body-centered Hakomi practitioner, Proctor-Gallagher Thinking into Results consultant, teacher and mentor. She offers body-centered coaching and continuing education focusing on personal and professional development along with courses in Ethics as Right Use of Power.