The Power of What If – Day 101 of 365 Days to a Better You

What If…

If there are two words in our language more imbued with power and potential, I don’t know what they are. These two words open worlds.

These words demand no belief. They defy every dogma and every attempt limit their scope. In two words, this phrase disengages the critical mind and engages the imagination. No less than Albert Einstein stated firmly, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

Once that happens, a million impossibilities become real, they become present, and they become possible.

Power hack: Arm yourself with What If and use it regularly. When you feel cornered or limited or stuck simply say, “What if…” and follow your thought flow from there.

With What If, you are invincible. What if is where the unseen goes to be seen. It’s where the impossible crosses over into the possible. It’s where the unexpected can and does regularly happen.

As Buckminster Fuller said, “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”

What is possible for you? I’ll close today with one of my all-time favorite poems. It’s aptly titled, “What If You Slept” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

What if you slept
And what if
In your sleep
You dreamed
And what if
In your dream
You went to heaven
And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower
And what if
When you awoke
You had that flower in your hand
Ah, what then?

What then indeed!

Have a fantastic day!


P.S. It is Day 4 of 10 on my soda detox. Not one drop of my beloved Dr. Pepper (or any other soda) has crossed my lips since Sunday. I am craving it, but I’m enjoying drinking more water too. Have you joined me? I’d love to hear what you gave up and your journey.



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Ray Davis - The Affirmation Spot

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Spring Hill, Ks with his wife.

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