BACK TO THE FUTURE AGAIN!
If you have ever seen the sci-fi action, movie trilogy “Back to the Future” you know that today is a very special day.
Today, October 21st, 2015, is the exact date the movie’s main characters Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) traveled into the future to (from the 1985). And what a ride it was!
So how does our real future compare with the movie’s image of the technological advancements supposedly made?
Well some ideas are bang on: 3D movies, giant flat screen TV’s, video/computer glasses, finger print security technology, video calling, hover boards and flying cars (primitive, but they do exist), and cars using alternative fuel sources.
Some not so; home food re hydration machines, nuclear fusion powering for cars and house hold appliances, time travel, self-tying sneakers (although Nike says they are very close and the first pair promise to Michael J Fox), the prevalence of fax machines, self-drying clothes, anti-gravity boots, and the legal banishment of all lawyers (darn).
They also totally missed the mention of the internet. No one saw that coming.
But still it is kind of neat to be in the supposed future that was imagined back then.
And if you really think about it, many of the future inventions that have been realized are really the creative extensions of what existed back then taken to a whole new level. You just have to be open to the possibility that “anything is possible” and can be achieved.
So how can we do this in our own lives to create our own future?
It is a process I call The Magician’s Magic Formula, and exactly what every professional magician from Houdini to David Copperfield have used for turning something imagined into reality.
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 in creating our future.
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 and the future WE want to create.
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!
Or as Doc Brown would say, “Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one.”
PS: See Doc Brown himself make this happen at https://www.facebook.com/BTTF/videos/vb.141545972523915/1041479309197239/?type=2&theater
PPS: Go Cubs Go!!