The magician’s illusions have baffled men for centuries. If you’ve seen the street magic of David Blaine on television, you’ve seen bystanders so perplexed at the impossible tricks that they ascribe to Blaine supernatural powers. I can assure you, there are no special powers involved. It is all illusion. And when you see how it’s done, it’s actually so simple that you feel stupid.
Do magicians use supernatural powers to perform their tricks? They do have secrets to power, but it’s not the power you think. It’s a power we all have, but the magician has learned to master his. Now you can too.
Why am I discussing a magician’s power? Because it represents a unique approach to life and work. It’s a great example of problem-solving, which is vital to creating value for yourself and for creating a successful future.
You have to admire the discipline and innovation of magicians, as well as their commitment to mastering the illusion. Their starting point is that “nothing’s impossible,” and all they need to do is come up with an innovative way to create the reality they want.
Using Patience and Confidence
This requires great patience and a great sense of confidence in the mind’s ability to solve problems. Most of us get impatient, throw up our hands, and say, “I just can’t do it!” Not the magician. The magician has learned to temper and tame their mind and emotions so that they can penetrate the Universe for answers, because as I’ve said before, life only responds to those who aggressively take from it.
Life is also filled with problems. It’s filled with money problems, job problems, education problems, relationship problems, health problems, emotional problems, decision problems, and so on. Any one of these can be intimidating when you’re confused about what to do with your life, or how to get out of the mess that you’re in.
You have need of patience, and patience is the ability to tolerate a negative situation over a long period of time without getting upset. This is important because it’s when we get upset that we stop thinking about the solution. If you can learn to harness your emotions during the problem, then you will eventually come up with a simple solution that decimates your issue.
Solutions are Always Simple
It’s important to remember that most solutions are relatively simple. Our problem may appear complicated, but the solution is always simple. That doesn’t mean it won’t involve hard work. Even the simple illusions of the magician can take months of practice to master. The same will be true for you.
So, what’s your problem? Are you unemployed? Are you single? Do you have kids that won’t talk to you anymore? No matter what the problem may be, there is a solution to it, and you only need that patient endurance to solve it.
How much have you read up on what it takes to get a job these days? Are there things about your appearance, attitude, or lifestyle that you can change over the next six months that would help you to meet someone special? What can you learn about what divides parents and children? I guarantee you the internet, library, and local book store are filled with information that would expand your knowledge and empower you if you’ll just be patient and do the work.
Isn’t that good news? In other words, the truth is that there is not some gloomy fate that’s affecting you, and you don’t have bad luck. That’s the same thing as people ascribing supernatural powers to the street magician because they can’t figure out how he does it. Bad luck is an excuse, and good luck is something we create.
Now, go make some magic!