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The Three Biggest Lies You've Ever Been Told    "Successful people begin each day with more empowering thoughts than that of the less successful. Have thoughts of success and your imagination will lead you to take successful actions."—Martin Rooney, Training For Warriors

Strength and conditioning coach, Martin Rooney, is describing what we generally refer to as Guided Imagery.  You can use your imagination to create enhanced performance or you can have a professional "guide" you through using your imagination to improve performance.  The best explanation of "imagination", in terms of how we are affected by it, is offered by hypnotist and author of Answer Cancer: Miraculous Healings Explained, Stephen Parkhill:

"The Subconscious Mind is where we harbor Imagination.  Imagination is more than creativity.  Imagination is also our perception of the world around us.  Everybody has a perception of the world.  Everybody's perception is different.  And even though a person's perception has nothing to do with universal or godly truth, to the individual, his perception is truth!"

"…..the Subconscious Mind is the single most powerful goal-achieving agency known to man."

"The second characteristic of the Subconscious Mind is that it cannot judge a suggestion. Judgment is a conscious function.  The Subconscious Mind, like a fertile plot of soil, will grow anything that's planted– no questions asked!  Listen again!  The single most powerful goal-achieving agency known can't judge a suggestion….."

"As for the individual, once a perception is installed at the subconscious level, the single most powerful goal-achieving agency known to man accepts it as fact and makes it so!"

Understanding imagination and how the Subconscious Mind operates is potentially a powerful tool, not only in athletic performance enhancement, but life enhancement as well.  Albert Einstein, one of the greatest intellects in history, has been quoted as saying, "Imagination is more important than knowledge."

Think about it.

Imagine it.


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