Every Super Hero Needs
Motivational Theme Music. What’s Yours?
By Ed Sykes
You are sitting in front of the big screen of a movie theater or television as you watch your favorite hero about to face his/her most challenging situation. The tension mounts. The odds of success may be overwhelming for our hero. Then you hear…the music. Our hero springs into action and automatically saves the day and everyone feels good.
So I ask, “What’s your theme music?”
What, theme music? What are you talking about? I’m talking about the music that plays in your mind to help you master any challenging situation. This music plays an important part in visualizing your success.
For example, whenever I approach a challenging situation, I play my theme music. What’s my theme music? The theme music from the classic western movie, “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly,” with the actor Clint Eastwood. This works for me because I can involve all the senses (touch, sound, sight, etc.) when I visualize success. I hear the sound of the music, the clinking noise of Clint Eastwood’s spurs, and the noise of his black duster as he pulls it back to display his weapon. I see his eyes as they squint to focus on the situation at hand. I see that he begins to straighten his body as he starts to gain more confidence. I see Clint Eastwood start to plant his feet so that he is ready to take on anything. I see everything irrelevant, like the tumbleweeds, blow by him. Can you see it? The music plays on and I am…Clint Eastwood.
It works for me because in my visualization, I am involving as many senses as possible to make it become real for me. I can see it, feel it, and hear it.
How can this work for you? Apply these easy steps:
- Find the Music
Pick music that you enjoy. It could be spiritual, inspirational, soothing, and/or fun, but make sure the music makes you feel good.
Make it Positive
Take the music and, while playing it, think of some situation you overcame for a positive outcome. Practice doing this a few times so that it becomes an instant association. The more you visualize using as many senses (touch, sound, sight, etc.) as possible, the more powerful your theme song will become.
Play it when needed
Before you face a challenging situation, start playing your theme music to gain confidence and courage.
Take the time to play your theme music during challenging situations, and you to will become your own superhero.
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