Student: What do you mean when you say, “go mental” if you want to win?
Teacher: A mental picture is a scene you play on your mental screen. The subconscious acts on pictures not words. That’s why affirmations for the most part are nothing but shallow repetition. The winning process is largely a series of mental scenes that the subconscious acts upon. Thomas Edison referred to it as constructive visualization. He said his inventions were 90% constructive visualization and 10% perspiration.
Student: Wow, I had that completely turned around. I thought “putting your nose to the grindstone” was the way to win at life. And I assumed that to mean 99% hard work and 1% visualization.
Teacher: I once met a homeless man who told me, “You don’t know how hard I have to work to be this poor.” That might give you a clue about what ‘just working hard’ will do to you. Go Mental on your aims and aspirations; that’s the key to succeeding.