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Harry Houndini' s great mind trick was on himself

Harry Houndini' s great mind trick was on himself

Houdini’s great mind trick was on himself

By Douglas Vermeeren

 

What we believe becomes our reality. An interesting story illustrates this point. Harry Houdini is considered by many to be the world’s greatest escape artist and master magician. Some felt that because of his unique escape talents that he was greatest locksmith that ever lived. He was so confident in his own abilities that wherever he went he delivered the challenge that no lock or restraint could hold him. These challenges even included escaping from formidable jail cells which he did as he travelled through Europe from 1910-1912.

 

The conditions of the escape were simple. Houdini kept his regular street clothes on, and after being thoroughly search was locked inside the cell with no audience. Within a specified time limit he would free himself. Every time he accepted this challenge he escaped.

 

But here’s the story of one time that almost resulted in failure…

 

A small town in Britain invited Houdini to accept a challenge to escape from their jail. This jail cell was the pride of their police force. It was a brand new cell constructed with the most recent technology available. Houdini accepted the invitation and was locked up.

 

After the room was cleared Houdini took off his jacket and got to work. Hidden in his belt has a flat 10 inch metal tool Houdini had designed to pick locks. He began to work on the lock, but soon he began to realize there was something different about this lock that he had not seen before.

 

For thirty minutes he worked and worked and got nowhere. He tried everything he could think of to open the lock with no luck. His confidence began to fade and his thoughts shifted to the possibility of defeat.

 

Time continued to pass. He continued to struggle against the lock. Covered in sweat and  passing the point of exhaustion he collapsed against the door. To his surprise the door gently swung open, revealing that it had never been locked in the first place.

 

Harry Houdini - The world's great escape artist

Harry Houdini - The world's great escape artist

What we believe becomes our reality. Because Houdini had believed the door was locked he fought against it using the knowledge and experience he had gained from previous encounters. His expectations and beliefs limited him rendering him helpless.

 

What beliefs are currently locking you down from escaping the false prisons that are keeping you from your greatest self?

 

For more go to: http://www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com

How Thoughts become things

How Thoughts become things

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