Originally Posted by Dreamline
If you believe you are thin when you weigh 360lbs, you are insane.
When they say "believe" it, they mean it metaphorically, not literally. It is simply used to get your brain to envision SOMETHING, ANYTHING but the rut you are stuck in. When you can envision something, you can begin to take steps to get there. Vision always comes first.
So telling yourself these things is not lying. It's beginning the first steps toward literal realization.
Again, this is dependent on your ability to adjust your thinking and move to a positive frame of mind in spite of what you think is your reality.
I fortunately have wondrous powers of belief! But, if we compare our selves in (America or Europe) to most of the world, we are rich beyond belief! This really is not lying to ourselves or to anyone. Just because we might not be as wealthy as Steve Pavlina, does not mean we're not wealthy.