Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who sees he can!
In the mid-1950s, a flamboyant but unknown American pianist named Liberace had dreams of performing in front of a big crowd at the famous Hollywood Bowl. So, he gathered some money, rented the Hollywood Bowl on an off night, showed up wearing a tuxedo and played a full concert on a grand piano to absolutely no audience at all.
As he played, he imagined the audience he would have one day. He imagined the clapping, the applause and painted a distinct picture in his mind of it happening.
Then he kept that dream alive until, four years later to the very night, Liberace performed at the Hollywood Bowl before a capacity crowd.
Several years prior, it was Harry Emerson Fosdick who voiced a new thought about self-transformation. He said, “Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind’s eye and you will be drawn towards it. Picture yourself vividly as defeated and you will be defeated. Picture yourself vividly as winning and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success.