Creativity Pathway #128: You’ll See It When You Believe It

I recently bought a new hair dryer with a special “ionizing” feature. This option releases negative ions, which break down the water molecules on your wet hair so they can be absorbed into your follicles, leaving one with super-moisturized locks that feel silky and look healthier. And, oh, I have felt wonderful! My hair has been better than it has in years • cooperative, shiny, and stylish.

Two days ago, as I was examining this smart purchase more closely, I realized I had not even turned on the ionizing feature! How could this be? I had certainly felt a noticeable difference in my appearance since buying this new gadget.

Then, I remembered Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book, You’ll See It When You Believe It, a detailed account of how to change not only the way you perceive reality, but reality itself. Dr. Dyer’s assertion that “Thoughts are the ways in which we can make virtually anything happen” had become my reality. I believed that my hair dryer was making something special out of my hair, and so that is what I experienced.

There is such power in what we believe about ourselves and what is possible. When working with clients, I often have them write “I am” statements related to the goals they are working toward. For example, there is much more energy and intentionality in saying “I am a brilliant children’s author” than in saying “I will be a brilliant children’s author.” Change begins with one’s belief in the ability to make it so. Transformation begins with one’s belief that it is so.

And, just as our positive beliefs about ourselves enhance our ability to create the best in ourselves, our negative beliefs about ourselves create our negative experiences. If you believe you don’t deserve it, you won’t get what you deserve. It you believe you are a failure, so you will always be.

Coaching Questions: What is it you are wishing for right now and what are the beliefs you have about your ability to achieve it? What is the one “I am” statement you could adopt that could transform your life?

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May you be filled with goodness, peace, and joy.

Erika Jackson (
LifeTrek Coaching International
Columbus, OH  •   U.S.A.

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