Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Power of Suggestion

It's "WIDE-OPEN WEDNESDAY!" What will YOU do with your OPPORTUNITY today?

"You're getting sleepy...very, very sleepy..."

The POWER OF SUGGESTION is well known in the world of entertainment hypnosis. I once had the opportunity to see "The Amazing Kreskin" in person while living in Tulsa, OK. (if you don't know who he is, "Google" him) and, as part of his act, he had people volunteer to come on stage to be hypnotized.

Yeah, you guessed it. I volunteered. Me, a skeptic. And, guess what? It didn't take long for me to be dismissed from the stage because, due to my skeptical outlook on the whole thing, I did not fall under the "spell" of the power of suggestion. And, oh yeah, others definitely did and put on quite a show!
Now, if you've yet to listen to the podcast for today ( then I guess I'll spoil the effect of what I share in that podcast. It definitely illustrates the POWER of SUGGESTION!

My wife and I are now working with a group of young people in foster care and are experiencing things we have never experienced before even though we have raised three sons of our own. Anyway, yesterday I got a call from one of the schools that one of the attend letting us know that we needed to come pick up this particular child due to....are you ready for this....HEAD LICE.

I have to tell you that as SOON as I heard those words I literally began to feel my head itch in several places - IMMEDIATELY! Now, the question is...have you begun to feel that same ITCH now that you've read this?

Even funnier than that (is that a word?) was when I told some of the other teens that lived in the same house about it so that they could help with some precautionary efforts to keep it from spreading they basically FREAKED OUT and began scratching like crazy!


What "power of suggestion" is surrounding your daily life? In case you don't realize it, there can be a NEGATIVE power of suggestion just as there can be a POSITIVE power of suggestion. Who or what are you surrounding yourself with today and every day?

Think about this, if you don't like the company you're keeping then CHANGE the company you're keeping! Easier said than done? Sometimes. Necessary? Well, it depends on what kind of influence they have on you and your attitude.

Does their power of suggestion help you stretch further to reach your goals and dreams by "suggesting" that you CAN do it and that you WILL achieve your goals and dreams OR does their power of suggestion say to you, "give's only a dream" or "you really can't do THAT!" or any other of a million negative messages?

If the company you keep does that latter then, YES, YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE COMPANY YOU KEEP!

And, by the way, the SOONER the BETTER!

Oh, and by the way, you also have the power of suggestion that you share with others as well as speaking it to yourself. If it's YOU then, obviously, you cannot change THAT company that you keep but, then again, maybe you can...

By changing the way you THINK! That's right...change the "company you keep" with yourself by CHANGING your SELF.

"Whoa, dude...that was DEEP!"

Smile and offer THAT form of suggestion as you go through your day. And, also, as you go through your day be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"


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