|How Affirmations Helped Create My Worldwide Empire|
By Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert
Several years ago, in the closing pages of my otherwise humorous book titled The Dilbert Future, I told a weird little tale of how I used a technique called affirmations in my attempts to achieve a number of unlikely goals.
Since then, I've received more questions on that topic than on anything else I've ever written. So I know this will pin the needle on the blog comments.
While I do think there is something wonderful and inexplicable about affirmations, I have no reason to conclude it is any more than a pleasant hallucination. But if it is a hallucination, it's a totally cool one. When I have flying dreams, I know they aren't real, but it doesn't stop me from enjoying the hell out of them. And so it might be the same with affirmations. Affirmations might be nothing more than a wonderful illusion that you can control your own luck.
But he did discover that people who expect luck have a more powerful ability to notice opportunities in their environment. Optimistic people's field of perception is literally greater. And the best part is he discovered that when you train people to expect luck, their field of perception increases accordingly.
I think part of the mystery of affirmations has to do with the fact that it improves your ability to notice an opportunity. And when you do, it seems like a lucky coincidence. In my case, about half of my seemingly miraculous results with affirmations could be traced back to my noticing something important.
Your Questions about Affirmations
Since I know you are going to ask me a bundle of questions about affirmations, let me answer the ones I can anticipate:
Sunday, May 6, 2012
How Affirmations Helped Create My Worldwide Empire
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