“There is a law in psychology that if you form a picture in your mind of what you would like to be, and you keep and hold that picture there long enough, you will soon become exactly as you have been thinking.” ~ William James (January 11, 1842 to August 26, 1910)
William James was an American physician, psychologist, philosopher, intellectual, writer, and essayist. He was the brother of Henry James (novelist) and Alice James (diarist).
[Quote from Wisdom of the Ages: 60 Days to Enlightenment, by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer (1998), page 179. This is from Dr. Dyer’s discussion of William James and visualization. Dates and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed September 22, 2010.]
Wisdom of the Ages is a fine book. Recommended. I believe Dr. Dyer to be one of our finest, most important teachers of transformation and positive change.
Dr. Dyer’s website: http://www.drwaynedyer.com/
Finally, follow the link for another quotation from William James, “Alter Your Life”: