On November 19th, 1935 in a small Massachusetts town a boy named Jack was born to a railroad conductor and his wife. Life was humble but sweet. His dad's paycheck was just enough to keep the family going, so there was no talk of extravagancies in the household.
During summer breaks Jack took various jobs. He was the local newspaper boy, a shoe salesman, and a golf caddy. The seasons went by, and Jack eventually enrolled to the University of Massachusetts where in 1957 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering.
In 1960 he obtained a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in chemical engineering. He eagerly joined a company known for producing materials and resources for the industrial revolution. He came in as a junior chemical engineer and diligently applied himself with tremendous enthusiasm. Jack hope was to get a raise within his first year. He got the raise, but it was much less than he expected. Disappointed Jack contemplated leaving the company in search of riches somewhere else.
One day an executive took notice of Jack. As Jack shared his frustration, the executive counseled Jack to stay and encouraged him to work hard. Jack took his advice, shrugged off the disappointment and threw himself into his work.
Jack gave himself with abandon. Year after year jack found ways to improve the company and its products. Within eight years Jack was promoted to the manager of his department, the plastics division. When Jack became a manager, he rapidly grew sales and production. Senior management took notice. Three years later the upper brass promoted him again.
There was no stopping Jack. A vision captured Jack. He worked relentlessly from position to another. The promotions came in quick succession. The young man worked his way to the highest echelons of the company.
Then one day an announcement came one that would change his life forever. The chairmen and CEO was retiring, and Jack was named his predecessor. Jack could hardly believe it and gladly accepted the offer.
Jack Welch found himself behind the desk of the chairman and CEO of General Electric in 2001. Jack reflected on his rugged determination and his commitment to give his best and to be the best. Jack had a vision and was abandoned to it. It was his vision that delivered the CEO's desk to Jack.
When Jack Welch took over as General Electric CEO, the company had a $14 billion market value. Upon Jack's retirement twenty years later, General Electric was worth more than $410 billion, while his net-worth rose to $720 million.
Jack went on to write a best-selling book about his exploits at GE. One of the most memorable lines in his story is, "Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion."
Mr. Welch discovered that you want to change you have to be the change, and it starts in the mind. If the change in the mind is executed with drive and optimism, the change will happen.
Successful men and women have known about this power for many years. They know that the mental practice of an idea, or goal, influences outcomes, even when mistakes are made the force behind the vision will compensate and keep you moving ahead. As long as an ideal is energetically sought, believed, and afforded diligent effort, its reality cannot be denied.
Every human being has the gift of a brain. If we cultivate our brain with specific and definite purpose, all our God-given energies will follow to bless us. Far to many people not knowing this principle leave their minds undisciplined letting the capricious thoughts of the world takeover resulting in scattered energy and less than desirable events.
Your brain and body are indifferent to what you seek. It just takes orders from its owner, you. Once you take control over them, they produce spectacular results through virtually supernatural powers designed into you. It's not magic. It's just how God created you.
When your mind and body become synchronized with one purpose, the trajectory of your life becomes smoother. Anyone who has traveled on the road of life with this power will tell you that it begins in the center of your mind. Once the aim is identified in your mind, your subconscious goes to work to get results.
The process is vastly different than trying hard through conscious effort while worrying about possible negative outcomes. Contrarily, one relaxes into a vision while letting the supernatural power takeover. The process energizes work, creativity, and opportunity through enthusiasm and tenacity. Your daily allotment of energy is also much more efficiently employed since it's channeled with a definite purpose.
Mentally rehearsing an outcome is as easy as relaxing into a calm state and then mentally watching yourself in a future situation. The regular practice of the technique will inevitably trigger your mind and body to complete the envisioned reality.
Keep in mind that you are not exempt from work. You must do your part in realizing the goal, but with focused mind and body, you will accomplish anything with strength and power.