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Do you know how to succeed? Really know, so that anything you imagined that you wanted to do you KNEW you could achieve it?
Million dollars? Know how to get that; climb Mount Everest? I can do that. Run a marathon? Tick it off. Find perfect love? Become a movie star, write a best-selling novel?
What would you have to know, feel or believe to be able to tell yourself, yes I can do that.
Not to tell others, who have no way of knowing whether you can achieve your goals, but to say to yourself, this is an idea I want to pursue, and I will do it? And know, deep down, that you will succeed.
Well Magnus Carlsen, the Norwegian chess prodigy who became the world champion at 22 last week is an extraordinary example of how.
At 13 he told a TV interviewer his goal was to become the world champion. Of course, it's every child's dream to become the best in the world at something, but what he said was more startling than the size of his dream. "I will do what it takes to become world champion."
Well, nine years later he became the second-youngest world champion ever, since Garry Kasparov was crowned king of chess in 1985.
The first clue to achieving our ultimate goals, to live the dream we have dreamed, is to "declare and decide". Declare that this is our goal, so that others know, and to decide that we shall pursue it. Until we reach it.
Bob Proctor likes to tell the story of how the late Sir Edmund Hillary declared he would reach the top of Mt. Everest when no one had ever done it and most who thought they knew said it could not be done.
Despite failures by previous expeditions, Hillary accomplished the feat with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, and fulfilled the Everest of goals he set himself.
Hillary once described himself as "just an enthusiastic mountaineer of modest abilities who was willing to work quite hard and had the necessary imagination and determination."
But deciding to do something and being determined are no guarantees of success. That requires something more: Belief and imagination, plus a particular way of thinking.
When Carlsen beat India's Viswanathan Anand in the championship without losing a game to become only the second world chess champion from the West in the modern era, he epitomized what it takes to succeed in any venture.
It requires more than study, or knowledge, more than effort or a 'feel' for the game, and more even than talent. It requires being inside the paradigm of chess.
In a documentary shot before the championship, one of the Carlsen's sisters unwittingly reveals this other key. Magnus, she says "speaks chess as a language."
She means he's always talking and thinking chess. The reason he was able to become world champion is because he speaks the language of chess. He doesn't 'play' chess. He is chess. He exists inside of a paradigm, or mental-physical awareness, where everything else is secondary.
Chess does not occur as something extra inside his life, like a job. His life occurs inside the idea 'chess.' He speaks it, thinks it, dreams, relates to life from chess. It is his way of thinking.
This is evident from a clip in the documentary in which he plays 10 lawyers at Harvard University simultaneously, while blindfolded, following each game only in his mind. And wins them all.
His father says "It's a mystery why he is so good." But to those understand the power of the paradigm within the subconscious mind, there is no mystery.
Perhaps the only puzzle was that Carlsen had a gift of concentration as a child, and ability to think in pictures, to visualize a chess board so clearly he could play the game in his mind as easily as on a physical board.
But it is a willingness to concentrate and focus on a goal that manifests a desired result in life. And we can all train ourselves to do that.
When we are passionate about a subject, immerse ourselves in it, when it is the first thing we think of when we wake, the energy of that entity merges with us and seeks expression through us.
We cannot fail when we become one with the object of our focus, when we are intertwined with the subject of our destiny.
This is what it takes to succeed at the highest level; to achieve our biggest goals and live our dreams. To become one with the dream. To live from the goal instead of striving to reach it.
If there is a burning desire within you to achieve a thing; to live inside of your dream, you must step inside of its world and live from the inside out. Then you will know what to do, or be guided how to reach your Everest, to become the champion of your dream.
Do you know how to build your paradigm of success?
"Thinking Into Results", the 12-step program of personal transformation shows you how to master the language of success that you want to speak.
The Norwegian documentary, in English, can be seen here: http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/73427/magnus-carlsen-39-s-last-big-title
Stuart Doughty is a Life Coach and 'Thinking Into Results' consultant working with Bob Proctor, and an expert in transformational coaching. He works with individuals and businesses, helping them understand how to master the power of the mind so they can achieve the results they desire.
If you want to learn how to think into results to achieve your goals and live your dreams, contact him at http://www.LivetheTotality.com or email@example.com
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