I’ve only recently read the very famous book “Jonathan Livingstone Seagull” by Richard Bach which I should have probably read long ago. Anyway, this short story is easy to read and does convey a message of achievement and self-realization.
The line that I remembered most is:
“To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is,” he said, “you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived …”
This concept of knowing that you’ve already arrived very much reminds me how goal manifestation and visualization work. Many self help teacher return on the message that to achieve a goal you must first “see yourself as it is already achieved” in your mind’s eye. Only then can it be a reality for you. That’s how Brian Tracy, the self-help guru explain and it is working the same in the Silva Method. Visualizing like you’ve already achieved it.
Another interesting connection that I’ve head was with a previous post of mine, called A cool mind-body trick to learn. In this post I described how to perform faster hand movements to catch things. Read the article to learn more. It probably can be applied to more things, like catching flies, etc, as it’s only an example.
If you haven’t read Bach’s Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, grab a copy and read it. It’s not long and easily read.