Since the dawn of recorded time when our ancestors first gathered together as cave dwellers, certain individuals have emerged from the crowd - Socrates, King Arthur, Joan of Arc, the Beatles - examples of the will powers approach to life shine down to us across the ages, like beacons illuminating the path each man must travel, reminding us of how far a human being can go.
Cleopatra reigned over ancient Egyptian empire and enthralled two of the noblest Romans of all time - Mark Antony and Julius Caesar. Artists portray her as a beauty but historians tell us that the real Queen of the Nile was short, hairy, and overweight. She was also not an Egyptian. Cleopatra overcame those natural flaws with charm and a positive attitude.
Beethoven lost his hearing yet went on to compose immortal symphonies. Helen Keller was born without the ability to speak yet she lectured around the world. Milton could no longer see when he wrote the classic Paradise Lost. Deaf, dumb, blind - handicaps which might have stopped them cold, but instead spurred them on to their greatest achievements. And did I mention Julius Caesar, conqueror of the then known world? He was from birth an epileptic.
Great men have always drawn strength from great men who preceded them. During the darkest hours of the Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F Kennedy found courage through the mental picture method. He turned to his mental picture of Babe Ruth, the home run king who held the major league record for strike-outs. And who was in Babe Ruth's mind when he stepped up to the plate? None other than Thomas A Edison, who after a thousand failed inventions managed to come up with the light bulb, the telephone transmitter and the phonograph.
No one is holding you back but you. There is no excuse for not getting what you want. The mental picture method is available to everyone. Who would you like in your corner as you face the challenge of life?
All thru history:
Albert Einstein, Ben Franklin, Winston Churchill, Leonardo da Vinci, Pope Paul, Charles Dickens, Henry Ford, Babe Ruth, Guglielmo Marconi, Clark Gable, Louis Pasteur, Howard Hughes, Picasso, Golda Meir