What You Say And Do To Make Affirmations
Work: Affirmation Quotes From Homer Rice
Metaphysical truths manifest themselves in different ways and places, and not just in cathedrals, churches, mosques, and temples. Homer Rice has demonstrated that they can lead to success on the playing field.
Rice began his coaching career as a high school football coach in Kentucky where he was extraordinarily successful. In 1961 he was named the “Winningest Coach in America.” Rice left the high school ranks to eventually become head football coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, athletic director at Rice University, the University of North Carolina, and Georgia Tech. He is winner of the James Corbett Award, the greatest honor given in athletic administration.
Homer Rice is one of the most impressive individuals I have ever met. He radiates success. When I was at Georgia Tech, on more than one occasion, Rice lectured to my class in the School of Management. He always inspired the students—and the professor. –Gene Griessman, Ph.D.
“Everything begins with an idea. If you control your mind, you can control your future. To be completely successful, you must base everything on truth. If you are not truthful, you will fail.
Begin by acting out the role you must play to accomplish your goals. You plan it. You write it out. You may even record it. Consistency and repetition pay off.
Whatever you want, fix it in your mind in exact detail, and then write it down so it will become absolutely clear. This is the commitment, the beginning.
You must understand that you never receive anything without first giving. It may be your time or your efforts, whatever it is, give before you expect to receive.
You must have faith in the outcome. This is the state of mind that may be created by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind. A mental image of yourself already accomplishing what you want seen over and over again will project the faith you need to achieve your desire.
Whatever you desire in life cannot be done alone. Select one or more individuals to work with you in developing your plan. The more minds you can get together working for a common purpose, the more related information will be available. Pick the individuals or groups with care. They must be hardworking, conscientious people you respect. Arrange to meet with your group at least once a week.
By arranging daily work so that you can succeed in little things, you can build an atmosphere of success that will carry over into larger, more important undertakings. I organize each day: when to get it up, when to sleep, when to work, relax and plan. By planning each moment I am able to do three times as much as when I do not plan. This is written motivation.
We must understand and use the subconscious mind. It is the magic of success. This is the most important principal of the entire system. Once you understand this element and put it into positive use, your life, your success, everything can be and will be whatever you want it to be. If you will do this, then my contribution to man kind will be fulfilled.
Be sure that you are asking for something that is rightfully yours to have and is within your ability to handle. The subconscious manifests itself only according to the capabilities of the person. You must have patience and absolute faith.
Start saying, “I believe. I believe.” Say it 20, 50, 100 times. When you verbalize, “I believe,” your subconscious will respond to this and begin recording. Then you really start believing. This is the power of suggestion. This is the technique of training yourself towards success. You control your thoughts. Therefore, you begin controlling your performance.
The solution will be revealed to you, the correct course of action indicated, and you must follow immediately and unquestioningly. There must be no hesitation on your part, no mental reservation, no deliberation. Take the course of action.
One day, you will find yourself, through the aid of the subconscious, in the position you thought. The reason is simple. When you feel successful and self-confident, you will act successfully. When the feeling is strong enough, you can literally do no wrong. In time, you will not only feel successful, but you will expect to be successful.”
Excerpted and adapted from “Lessons for Leaders” by Homer Rice.