If you could choose a cartoon
character from your childhood days of watching them on
TV or reading them, who would you want to be?
I know it sounds silly but here's why...
When I was a young boy, I loved to watch Looney Tunes,
He-Man, Thundercats, Garfield, HeathCliff, GI Joe, yes
and even the Smurfs! Okay, okay and even the Care Bears.
I would always imagine that I was either "unstoppabble"
like Bugs Bunny or a BIG, Strong, Hero like He-Man.
You remember imagining you were "someone" like that
Well, when adults would ask me what I wanted to be when
I grow up, I would say, "I wanna' be a Doctor!"
Of course I was lying because I just wanted them to
feel good so I told them what they wanted to hear.
After that I would go back to imagining I was Bugs or
He-Man or who ever my hero was at that time again.
I would get so wound up in the He-Man character
that I would literally take my Grandpas machete and
pretend it was a sword.
Then I would go around his farm and start swashing at
the bushes and tall grass which was kind of helpful.
But, sooner or later I found my way to his Papaya trees
and start battling them as if they were evil-doers.
Well if you don't know, Papaya trees the trunk is as
thick as the diameter of a CD BUT as easy to cut as a
By the time I was done, almost all the trees were down
and when my Grandpa got back from whatever he was doing,
WOW was he angry! Can you blame him!?
Anyway, that freedom to imagine myself as a hero or
someone that couldn't be stopped is what would both save
my life one day and lead me to coaching individuals and
Now the only papaya trees I chop down are the obstacles
that I teach my clients how to conquer in their lives and
Everything starts in your imagination. Can you think
of a time when your imagination led you to doing something
that was extraordinary? What was it? How did it happen?
Visualizing what you want to be or what you want to have,
helps you to crystallize the idea and turn it into reality.
Having a story behind it helps it to stay with you forever
and you WILL create it in your life.
I want you to visualize what you want
out of your life. Visualize someone who inspires you.
Then tell yourself the story of the day you read this
article, visualized what you wanted and created it in your
*** Rasheed Ali was once a homeless runaway on the streets of NY and is now changing the lives of thousands of people from all walks of life...Helping them reach their ultimate potential by conquering any and all obstacles through his Conquer Your Adversity Newsletter. He is also co-founder of http://www.SleepYourWayToRiches.com You can subscribe to his newsletter at http://www.RasheedAli.com ***