Belief is a self-fulfilling prophecy

That quote from Henry Ford has stuck with me for years: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” It captures something profound about how our beliefs shape our lives.

I often hear from fellow aphantasics worried they can’t achieve certain goals because of their mind’s unique wiring. I understand that concern. But here’s a crucial perspective: self-limiting beliefs are the real barrier, not aphantasia itself.

Time and again, we’ve seen aphantasics succeed across all walks of life – from science and business to the arts. Their cognitive style hasn’t disabled them; it’s the doubts about their abilities that tried to hold them back.

The truth is, your potential is immense when you free yourself from needless constraints. Don’t let unfounded fears define the boundaries of your ambition and accomplishment. Believe in your strengths. Lean into the exceptional ways your mind operates.

Because at the end of the day, Henry Ford was right – whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re creating that reality for yourself. So keep believing in your innate capabilities as an aphant. That self-belief will open doors.

If you believe aphantasia limits you, it will. If you embrace it as a powerful asset, it becomes one.

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Until next week,

Keep that self-belief strong.

~Tom Ebeyer