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Home Opinions/Columns Dare to Live Without Limits What’s playing at the movie theatre in your mind?
What’s playing at the movie theatre in your mind?
Written by Bryan Golden   
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 08:53

Your mind is at work non-stop.  You are always thinking about something.  One of the activities your mind engages in is playing out various scenarios.  These movies are projected in your imagination.  The movies can be on any subject ranging from routine activities to significant goals.  You also create movies for the possible outcomes of dilemmas you are facing.

You are the writer, director, and star of your movies.  You are in total control of every aspect of your mental film.  Most importantly, you decide what the ending will be.  These aspects are significant since your movies have a major impact on your emotions and behavior.  Whatever script you are playing in your mind influences what you attract.

The movie theater in your mind is also known as visualization.  Studies have shown that the movies you play have the same impact on your mind as actual occurrences.  You have already experienced this phenomenon as a result of intense dreams.  These are the dreams that feel so authentic you thought they were really happening.  After such an episode, you wake up feeling exactly as you would after an actual physical experience.

You may feel exhausted, elated, upset, excited, scared, awful, or wonderful depending on the content of your dream.  This illustrates the impact of visualization.  It is so powerful that your mind cannot distinguish it from reality.

Whenever you replay the same movie over and over, your mind goes to work attempting to figure out ways to transform your movie plot into reality.  Even if you don’t consciously take your movie seriously, your subconscious mind does.  

Your mind doesn't care what kind of movies you play.  Whether good or bad, they all have a realistic impact on the way you feel and what you do.  However, as noted above, you have total control of the movies that play as well as their outcome.

In spite of the immense power of this process, many people expend more effort deciding what to wear each day than in selecting what is playing in their brains.  They don't realize how much impact their movies have.  Additionally, they have been conditioned to formulate endings that are not what they really want.  This is caused by worrying about worst case possibilities which then creates a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Since the results you get in life are based on the movies you play, make sure both the plot and ending are exactly what you want.  It's difficult, if not impossible, to obtain a particular result without first visualizing it.  So, when you visualize what you don't want, that's exactly what you'll be attracting.

Take advantage of the fact that you can create and play the movie of your choosing.  Revert back to your childhood and daydream about the things you really want.  Create your ideal scenarios.  Don’t limit yourself by what you or others feel is realistic.  Have fun.  Make your movies enjoyable.  In your mind, anything is possible.

You will be utilizing a proven method for attaining what you really want.  Every accomplishment, discovery, and invention was the result of dreamers who first saw in their minds that which they later brought to reality.

Everything begins as a mental movie.  If you don’t like the movies which have been playing, delete them and start over.  You are free to rewrite, recast, and reshoot any aspect of your movies.

You already know what movies you would like to play.  Get started with the ideal script and go from there.  You have total control over your mental movie theater so always be picky about movies you are projecting.


NOW AVAILABLE:  "Dare to Live Without Limits," the book.  Visit www.BryanGolden.com or your bookstore. Bryan is a management consultant, motivational speaker, author, and adjunct professor. E-mail Bryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or write him c/o this paper.  2013 Bryan Golden

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