Untapping Your Hidden Potential

{Take a deep breathe, relax and begin imagining the Theatre of the Mind…}

It’s Monday, 6:00 AM, you wake to the sound of your alarm clock buzzing. You shut your alarm off, take a deep breathe, and thank God for this day. Today is going to be an extraordinary day. In fact, you are overwhelmed with joy because today is the day you are going to dramatically change a person’s life.

As you’re getting ready for the day, you have this never-ending smile on your face. You begin remembering, the last time you felt this way was back when you were 7 yrs old. Only now, things are different. You went from happy to sad, back to happy again. You are where you are supposed to be — you are enjoying your life and you absolutely love what you do.

You set out to your car and just as you open the front door a warm breeze of fresh air cuts across your face. You can literally smell the flowers in the air. The birds are chirping, the sky is blue as can be, and the trees’ leaves are bright as you can ever imagine. What an amazing morning.

You are at your Mercedes-Benz, you open the side door, throw in your brief case and jump in. Just as you start your car, you look down to your dash and notice you have a full tank of gas. Ahhh! You put in your key and start the car. The engine is so quiet it almost sounds like a lion purring. As your driving, you pinch yourself and say, “I knew all of this was going to happen. Life is great.”

15 minutes later and you pull up to your first client’s house, exit your car and make your way to their front door. Just after you rang the door buzzer, a women opens the door and suddenly she sees you. Immediately, tears begin to flow down her face. She wipes away the tears, apologizes for crying and says, “These are tears of joy. I’m so glad I found you and that you are willing to help me. I’m truly grateful.”

You answer sincerely with, “Wow! Why thank you so much. How have you been?” She walks you in and before you know it, it’s 30 minutes later. The two of you have been talking — time literally was flying bye and you didn’t even mind. You absolutely loved talking with her. Just then you say, “Well, shall we get started then?”

Another 30 minutes pass and your wrapping up. Just then, she begins crying again but this time you really don’t know why. She tells you, “For a long time I’ve wanted to change and I now feel like I finally can. Thank you!”

You warmly reply, “Years ago God told me this was what I was suppose to do. Even though I was scared at the time, I badly need a change. So I listened to God and he brought me where I am today. I’m glad I was sent this message so that I can help people just like you.”

Right about know you feel a great sense of accomplishment come over you. You’ve done it again, you made another difference for one more person.


If you want to untap your hidden potential so that you can be who you want and do what you want, try playing back your “Theatre of the Mind” in your head just like I did for you in the above story. While your doing this, let your mind go by paying extra attention to what you see and do, who is with you, where are you, and how you feel. Also, play out how you would like it turn out for you.

Chances are you won’t get this right-away. So, if you are getting stuck, do what I do, write it out first and then play it back in your head. By then you’ll notice how much more real it will feel.

Now go live out your “Theatre of the Mind”.

Jerome Ratliff

Note: The “Theatre of the Mind” concept comes from Dr. Maxwell Maltz’s book Psycho-Cybernetics.

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Author: Jerome Ratliff

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