“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”.
When I came across about the above quote of Henry Ford, the American industrialist and business magnate, founder of the Ford Motor, for the first time, I was a bit confused.
When you think, you can, you are right.
Also, when you think, you can’t, then also, you are right!!
How it could be? How, both ways, one can be right!
Only, one way, things can be right or wrong or true or false!
But both ways?
How it could be???
Just think of it.
Go into deep of your intellectual.
More and more…….
Does it make any sense?
When a so famous business magnate says so, there must be something to pay attention to!
If you dig further, you will come to know that everything is on your thought. Even, you may hear the great saying :
To find out the relevance of the above, I want to take you to my personal experiences……..
On an idle weekend, I was discussing Rhonda Byrne best selling book “The Secret” with my colleague. And, gave a lecture to him about the Law of attraction, Manifestation. RAS…..etc….
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My colleague had a great laugh on it. His point was, all such things happened in books, fiction and in movies only. Not in real life. Though I was also a bit skeptical about such things, on that day itself, coincidentally I happened to come across an article in a science portal about RAS and my total concept about the law of attraction turned 360!
Do you know, what’s this RAS? R—A—S?
Its Reticular activating system. Looks familiar to you??
The Reticular Activating System is a bundle of nerves at our brainstem that filters out unnecessary information so the important stuff gets through.
Very very important for our life if you pay attention to it. Mind it. Attention is everything.
AS you know, the human attention span is decreasing with each passing day!!
The RAS is the reason you learn a new word and then start hearing it everywhere.
To make it clearer, suppose, you are in mid of crowd full of talking people. You are on way to somewhere and it’s not possible for you at all to pay attention to what people are talking about. But all of a sudden, you hear someone says your name or hear something like that. What will happen? Immediately, you snap your attention towards that direction.
Have you ever experienced such things? Most likely. That’s RAS.
Your RAS takes what you focus on and creates a filter for it. It then sifts through the data and presents only the pieces that are important to you. All of this happens without you noticing, of course. The RAS programs itself to work in your favor without you actively doing anything. Pretty awesome, right?
Same I described in detail to my colleague because I started believing in this aspect now. Mind it, everything is in your belief.
But my colleague was still laughing. He expressed that being an engineer with more than twenty years of life experiences, how, one can believe such ridiculous things?
But, after that, what happened. It was mindboggling!!
I clearly remembered. It was December 21, 2019. Because of the weekend, I and the same colleague of mine went to the nearby city Centre mall for the late-night show of new release Mardani 2.
During security checking, when we were in the queue, we observed the security man thoroughly checking a team of Buddhist lama for any hidden materials. When it’s our turn, as I was wearing a cap, I cracked a joke with the security man whether he wanted to check inside of my cap also, if anything like Bomb, was there or not. The security man smiled and asked us to enter.
Though I wear power glasses often but that night, I forgot to take glass case. During the movie, I took out my spectacle and kept it in my lower jacket during the play of the movie. The movie was so intense crime thriller I forgot about the whereabouts of my spectacle. After dinner only, I realized that I misplaced my spectacle somewhere.
The next day, during office hours, though I had a bit difficulty without power glass, I was continuously thinking, where I lost my spectacle.
By the evening, I had a thought inside me that probably, during the movie, the spectacle fell down from my lower jacket pocket and it was somewhere on my allotted seat. So, there was every chance that the cleaning boy found the spectacle and gave it to the parcel section.
As that day only, I read about RAS as well as Law of Attraction in detail and also believed in it, I converted my thought into the belief that after office hours, I should go to that cinema hall of City Centre Mall and definitely I will get back my spectacle.
I told my colleague about my expectation. He told chances were fifty fifty as you are not sure where you left it but I made myself convinced that I lost my spectacle inside the cinema hall only and it might be there somewhere on the allotted seat or maybe the cleaning boy found it.
Accordingly, evening, we both went to the third floor of the city center mall. When we were near to the third floor, I was almost convinced that the security guard will give me the spectacle.
While we reached the security check, luckily, the same security man was there who recognized me with a smile.
My colleague overwhelmed. How he knew you. I told him that I cracked a joke with him while entering yesterday night. Note it, RAS worked for me. Next, in our bewilderment, the security guard himself told me that most probably you came for your spectacle.
I said yes.
Just wait. The security man told us exactly the same story which I was thinking and believing. The cleaning boy found it on so and so seat number and handed over to the manager room. So, let me bring it to you.
But how could he know that it’s my spectacle? He told me that as we were the only person coming the next day means You were coming for some missing item only.
We were speechless. That’s it.
The power of RAS. That’s the Law of Attraction!!
Do you think, it just coincidence?
Not at all. As I programmed my RAS, the incident happened in my favor.
Do you still think that The Law of Attraction is so mystical?
Focus on the bad things and you will invite negativity into your life. Focus on the good things and they will come to you because your brain is seeking them out.
It’s not magic, it’s your Reticular Activating System influencing the world you see around you.
The RAS helps you see what you want to see and in doing so, influences your actions.
But the most important thing is..your belief!
And, as per as belief is concerned, you must pay attention to Henry Ford,s quotation mentioned above: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”.
If you have a deep deep belief that You can, so, you can and so you become!!
Otherwise, you cannot become what you want!
To prove my belief system with the above theory, what I did and the result I got was fascinating.
The day before yesterday night, after completing my last course on Psychometric test of Global career council’s Career counselor,
just before attending the online quiz of 20-minutes, I made my belief firm and imagine that in this online test, I would get 100% as I am answering all questions correctly. I could imagine it by seeing it, hearing it, giving color to it, and feel it and I celebrated it.
I got exactly 100% in that last test!
You can check the same by asking my mentor at https://www.globalcareercounsellor.com
That’s the power of RAS! That’s the power of Law of Attraction!
The punch line is: I do believe that our Reticular Activating System (RAS) can be trained. It’s about visualizing what we want and then letting our subconscious and conscious work together to make it happen.
Just believe in it and Train it.
Then only, you can awaken the superpower within you!
Because you are the HERO of your life.
Your attention is drawn what Albert Einstein, the Legendary scientist says….
For further reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_attraction_(New_Thought)