I saw the milkshake shop open months before I was given a leaflet advertising a large selection of its shakes. But I always thought, who on earth would want a cold milkshake when the weather’s so cold? So I was never interested, not even when I saw someone dressed as a milkshake walking up and down the street giving out leaflets.
But one day, the human milkshake was holding a banner saying… IMAGINE… HOT FERRERO ROCHER, HOT CADBURY’S CREAM EGG, HOT SNICKERS…
The invitation to imagine hot Ferrero Rocher was too much for me. This is one of my favourite chocolates, and I also loved hot chocolate at the time, so the two together? Oh my. I could actually taste it. Could I really resist that?
That’s the power of imagination for you. I’ve heard people say things like, “I can’t imagine being happily married.”, “I can’t imagine being rich”, “I can’t imagine not being depressed,” and so on. But that’s the problem. When we want something good for our life, we HAVE to imagine having it or else it will seem unachievable. You see, our mind is a really powerful thing. If you can imagine something, you can almost see it, feel it, taste it, touch it. This will make you really want it, and when this happens, you will do whatever it takes to have it.
So think about what you want to achieve. Can you see it? How does it make you feel? Happy? Content? Like shouting from a rooftop? So what are you waiting for? Now go get it!
P.S. Yes, you guessed it. I did fall into temptation and had a hot Ferrero Rocher shake. It’s a good thing I eventually moved out of that area! 🙂