Madonna was famously told that she would never make it as a singer, similarly Lady Gaga received scant recognition for her talents at the stage skills academy she attended. One of my favourites (ahem) Chris de Burgh was rejected summarily by almost every record producer he approached...
failure before they actually make it to the top
It’s a Kinda Magic
Madonna was famously told that she would never make it as a singer, similarly Lady Gaga received scant recognition for her talents at the stage skills academy she attended. One of my favourites (ahem) Chris de Burgh was rejected summarily by almost every record producer he approached; likewise J K Rowling was belittled in her efforts to find a publisher.
What about the athletes too. The ones who have gotten over cancer, injury and even been told that due to some ‘weakness’ they will never make it to the top. The service men and women that come back from the front with horrific injuries and yet some go on to defeat the odds and walk again, even run a marathon.
Even top business men and women, icons of success now, have sorry tales to tell of being sacked, bankruptcy, and failure before they actually make it to the top and so to their fortunes. Often we view these people with disdain – schemers; it’s easier than recognising they were on a mission.
This phenomenon is inside all of us, each and every one of us. Most of us choose not to harness it, cynics that we are. Doctors, if they only knew it, would love to harness this mentality. If they could unlock this key in patients, their work would be so simple. Doctors and Health Professionals would argue that there is no ‘key’, that it is down to statistical probability, and they treat based on averages and numbers. Well I don’t know about you, but I am fed up with being a ‘number’, a number for my bank, a number for my doctors and a number for everything else. The difference between the likes of J K Rowling and you is she also was fed up with being a number and the total focus of her mind was to get her book published.
General opinion is that this is odd, rare even. Likewise the views on hypnosis are the same, something to be viewed with suspicion, hocus pocus because we can’t or don’t want to understand.
This ‘kinda magic’ that our society is littered with is, oh how can I put this without sounding like I was on the whacky baccy, well, it is hypnosis. Harnessing the power of your mind to achieve what you want. No tricks, no drama, no paranormal. Sometimes you just need a key.
Everyone at some time has overcome some kind of adversity and possibly been surprised at the ease with which they did it, yet rarely, if ever, seek to recreate the ‘mind-set’ that achieved it for them, people like Madonna, Lady Gaga, learn to recreate the mind-set time and again. They learnt how to adapt rejection to inspire them to their goals. They fell off the bike again and
again, yet kept getting back on until they were able to do wheelies on a tightrope.
One factor that doctors do agree on, generally speaking, is that when treating people with severe illnesses, that faith plays a big part in their potential for recovery. That can come in the form of prayer, or it can just be that the patient firmly believes that they will live to see their loved one smile again.
There is no magic. You just have to WANT it. Want it badly enough.
There is no magic in hypnosis, the therapist guides you, to achieve what you want, really want. Mystique, yes, but no more mystical than taking an aspirin: how does the aspirin know where you hurt?
Now Mr GP, Mr Consultant, what do you think you could achieve in your clinic if all your clients believed you could cure them. That’s magic!