What do you want to be after 10 years from now? If you can see it clearly, forcefully and consistently for over 4 years, you will become it. But if you don’t foresee anything, you will have to be content with what comes along. And you will term it your fate or ‘written in the clouds’. Imagine your future into reality. Your mental pictures attract the forces, opportunities, persons and circumstances that will lead you to your goals. Your subconscious mind, in total control of your mind and body, uses your mental pictures as a guidance system. It accepts without questions your mental pictures--whatever they are, good and bad,--as absolute instructions to make them real. Your past and present mental pictures are all arranged in your subconscious mind to become the ‘building blocks’ of your life. It retains every past thought and every past mental picture. If you picture yourself a pauper you will become so; if you think of success or fame you will get it too. All the great thinkers and seers of history have affirmed that every person becomes what he or she thinks. The saying, ‘as a man thinketh so is he’ is very much true. Even Buddha taught, ‘all that we are is the result of what we have thought.’ The great Roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius wrote: ‘our life is what our thoughts make it.’ The famous psychologist William James of Harvard stated thus: ‘belief (intense mental picture) creates the actual fact .’ Persistent thoughts and the accompanying mental pictures control your life and determine your future. If your dominant thoughts are of failure you will constantly play in your mind a movie of failure and you will end up a big failure. If they are about succeeding, you will reap success. Your life will be consistent with what you mentally picture for a considerable period. If mental pictures are not consistent, your mind will have no direction and it will have to group in the dark. Do not place any limit on your mental pictures. The all-powerful subconscious mind does not place any limit on what you can become. Remember the subconscious mind connects the limited mind to the infinite universe and its powerhouses. One’s mental picture becomes one’s future. As the rich picture and ‘see’ more wealth mentally they become richer. The poor sees poverty, wants and diseases all the time and they become poorer and sicker. Mental pictures provide motivational guidance and condition your attitudes so that you will act in a guided manner to achieve the objectives you hold in your continuous and persistent thoughts.