Imagine yourself watching the same movie many times a day, day after day. After a while you know it by heart and it becomes boring. There are no surprises anymore. Watching it becomes a habit, and you accept it as a way of life. You cannot stop watching it. It becomes a part of your life. You forget that you can watch other movies.
Real life is like this. It is like a movie that we keep watching nonstop. We may not like the whole movie, or only some parts of it, but we keep watching it because it is in front of our eyes.
If we accept the premise that our thoughts are responsible for the kind of life we live, and what we call reality is the replica or projection of our thoughts, we discover a mighty secret.
Why limit our thinking? Why let circumstances dictate what we think? If we constantly think about our existing circumstances, we limit ourselves to experiencing these circumstances and situations over and over again in a variety of forms. We limit our life by not thinking beyond our circumferences. If we keep recreating in our minds the same kind of life, how can anything new happen?
Each person lives within a circle with a limited circumference. Small thoughts limit this circumference.
To widen the circumference of your life, think bigger thoughts. To widen the scope of your life, dare to think beyond your immediate circumstances. Dare to think big. You can think beyond the boundaries of your reality.
This is an excerpt from the book Visualize and Achieve.