Understanding how the “making the impossible, possible”philosophy really works, and how YOU can use this magic.
My 16 year old daughter Jacqueline just took me on a surprise, magical date night and it was great – relaxed conversation, dinner and a movie. But it was not just any movie.
It was a movie about magicians called “Now You See Me” with Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Mélanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine, just to name a few.
It’s about how an FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of magicians/illusionists who publicly pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. I know it sounds a little far fetched.
But we loved it; the critics maybe not as much. Neat plot, lots of action and surprises, sort of like Mission Impossible meets David Copperfield. To us it was much more than that.
This movie was a very “cool reminder” of how the goals we work at, even though they may seem impossible, are very possible – and attainable.
Please understand I have been doing the impossible, in the entertainment business with the art of magic, for over 30 years. My daughter has been performing in this family business ever since she was 6 years old.
However, Jacqueline has also excelled at school AND is a nationally competitive synchronized swimmer. And from someone who as a baby did not like being water.
The bottom line is that whether you are an athlete, student/teacher, business person or any person with a goal in mind – we can all benefit by appreciating the “magician’s rules” in doing the impossible (as was extraordinarily demonstrated in the movie).
The first rule that every magician is taught is that, “nothing is impossible”! There is no trick, illusion or piece of magic that cannot be created. What the mind can conceive and believe can be achieved. Such is the same with life and our goals.
If you can imagine it, it can happen. It is only a matter of time, effort and constant determination.
Real magic is nothing more than coming up with simple effective solutions to complicated problems and doing something about them. The trick here is to take the first step and make a passionate, radical commitment to what may seem to be an impossible future or goal. Then just follow through. Constant action!
Your passion in wanting the attainment transforms your goal into a “sacred, magical quest” that can inspire yourself and others to provide you with the answers and resources you need. And remember, your passion is the key!
The second rule on how to making your magic happen is “the vision” of what you want to achieve. This is critical!
To create a magical illusion for the stage, like say floating a person in thin air, the magician visualizes how everything (the action, sound, lights and choreography) will look and feel to the audience and then works backwards. They put together step by step the elements that are necessary to make this magic happen and then do it.
It’s like the artist who chips away the parts of the block of marble that are not in their vision – what remains is “the vision” they had originally imagined.
The trick here is to make the vision as detailed as possible. The more detailed the vision, the easier it is to create the steps to get there.
Do you have a detailed vision of what you want to achieve and how to get there – or what it will look like?
And here lies the real trick – the real magic secret to making our dreams come true.
We have to really want it. We have to be prepared to do what it takes to make our own magic happen.
Knowing what it is you want, figuring out a way to get it, and staying with it to turn our dreams into a reality.
Are you up to challenge?
Remember Real Magic is nothing more than coming up with simple, effective solutions to complicated problems, and then doing something about it!
But Real Magic can happen only when people believe in themselves and are passionate about making a difference in their own life and the lives of others! Have focus! Be passionate about what you do! Create your own real magic!