The Mirror Never Lies


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When you look in the mirror who do you see? Do you like what you see? Do you see someone who is going to make their mark on the world, achieve great things and make the world a better place?

Successful people do not rely on chance. They proactively shape the course of their lives.When they look into their mirror, they see the future version of themselves and that puts a smile on their reflection.

If you’re like most, the reflection you see in the mirror is not the reflection you would like to see.

So, how do change that reflection?

In my Rich Habits research, I uncovered eight strategies to help you change your reflection by creating a blueprint for every aspect of your life. I like to call them the Future Mirror Strategies.

Each strategy provides a clear vision of who you want to be, in every aspect of your life.

Without a clear vision, you have no control over the type of change you desire to bring into your life. Without clarity, your future is determined by chance, which often does not align with the change you desire.

You need change to be programmed or systematic. That is only possible when you have a blueprint that is guiding and directing the change you desire.

Let’s explore each strategy.

  1. Your Soul Mate – Who do you want to spend the rest of your life with? What kind of person is your soul mate? Are they upbeat, enthusiastic, happy and anxious to succeed in life? In 100 words or less, paint a picture with words, exactly who and what this person is. What they look like; what they do for a living; who their friends are; their type of personality? Describe in intricate detail everything about this person who you will share the rest of your life with.
  2. Your Career – What is your ideal job? How much money do you make? What type of people do you work with? What does your ideal work day look like? What exotic places does your ideal job take you? What skills do you acquire in your perfect career? Once again, try to keep it to 100 words.
  3. Your Health – How much do you weigh? What shape are you in? What do you do to stay in shape? What types of food do you eat that keep you fit and trim? Once again, try to keep it to 100 words.
  4. Your Home – What does your home look like? Where do you live? How big is your home? How much money is it worth? How many rooms does it have? Describe those rooms. Describe your neighborhood. Leave nothing out. 100 words.
  5. Your Activities – In your ideal life, what kind of extracurricular activities do you engage in every day, every weekend, on vacation etc? These can be hobbies, side businesses or activities that you are passionate about. 100 words.
  6. Your Stuff – What things do you own? What kind of toys do you have? What car do you drive? What does your watch look like? How about your clothes? How much money do you have? How do you invest your wealth?
  7. Your Goals – What goals have you achieved in your ideal, perfect life? What are your accomplishments? Create a victory log of everything you will accomplish in your ideal, perfect life. 100 words should do it.
  8. The Big Picture – The final strategy requires that you pull it all together. In 1,000 words or less script your ideal life. Spare no details. Identify the specific people, career, health, home, toys, money and goals achieved you want as a part of your life. This big picture will become the blueprint of your life. It will activate the Reticular Activating System in your brain, which will then go to work seeking out the things you desire and it will then draw those things into your life. It will tell you, through intuition, to turn right, left, go forward or turn around. It will tell you to avoid certain people. It will direct you who to work for, where to move, who to marry.

When you are specific and clear about the life you desire, you toggle on your internal GPS – the Recticular Activating System (RAS).

The RAS is part of the limbic system. Creating a blueprint for your life brings your RAS under your control.

When your RAS is being guided by your pre-defined blueprint, it helps attract into your life the people, circumstances and opportunities that will transform your blueprint into reality.

It’s not magic. It doesn’t require your brain to vibrate at a certain frequency. It does not require any spirit guides. It’s not mystical.

It’s purely physiological.

The Future Mirror Strategies allow you to take control of certain parts of the brain that empower you and enable you to direct the course of your life, according to the blueprints you create.

The brain then goes to work, behind the scenes, meaning subconsciously, in an effort to deliver to you the life you want, the life you deserve and a life that will make you happy and successful.

When you’re done with your Future Mirror scripts, read them at least once a week.

After a few months, look in the mirror.

I promise you, the reflection you see in your mirror, will bring a smile to your face.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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  1. This is so interesting, Tom. I’ve never heard of it before.

    Did you actually do it?

    I’d like to talk to someone who has done it, not for me so much since I’m getting to the old stage, but just to ask how it worked for them.

    Thank you so much for telling us about it, and helping us with all you’ve learned.

    Wanda Rosseland

  2. I love this exercise, so precise and to the point. I’ve done many similar ones in the last 20 years, and I love to try this one now. Our lives change as we change, so it’s important to update our new goals and dreams from time to time.
    Thank you for pointing out that this is not magical or mystical but physiological for left brained people

  3. OUTSTANDING !!! I never heard it explained so clearly, so easily understandable. Bravo and thank you.

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