You must always
expect success. If you expect success, you get success. Remember,
you are in control -- no one else is in control of your life. See
yourself as a winner. Dream of winning. Talk about winning and always
expect to win.
When I first
entered the realm of serious bodybuilding, I visualized myself as
"Mr. Michigan". In my quiet moments, I would say out loud, "Tom
Platz - Mr. Michigan". Over my bathroom mirror, I had a note that
said, "You are looking at the future Mr. Michigan -- and the Universe".
Oddly enough, I felt this visualization actually produced a mental
stress on my muscles that caused them to respond as dramatically
as physical exercise.
You may have
heard me comment that muscle growth begins in the mind. I absolutely
believe that is true. I visualized myself walking on stage . . .
hearing the roar of the crowd . . . smelling the sweat from the
lights gleaming down on my body . . . I could already taste the
victory cake in my mouth!
visualized myself as Mr. Michigan. In my quiet moments,
I would say out loud, 'Tom Platz - Mr. Michigan'."