Most of us would be millionaires overnight if we received a dollar for every time we heard someone else say “Wouldn’t it be nice to see into the future?” We normally laugh and reply with trite comments – “Oh, I wish! That would be great!” But the reality is you can see into the future and better still you can create that future too! The key is Visualisation.
We often hear stories about top athletes working with their coaches or specialists in great detail to envision their performance and what it will look or feel like when they win their event or match, how well they will be playing and the success they will achieve.
We assume that just because we aren’t elite sports players or whoever that we don’t have the resources or capability to create see and believe our own future life, activity or success (as we define it). Yet in the same moment, when one of our children is struggling to find a solution to a problem, we tell them to “use their imagination”. Ironic or hypocritical?
Can we really create a successful active positive future for ourselves, our families, our charities or businesses? Can we see it?
Of our five senses (Sight, Smell, Touch, Taste, Feel) probably the most powerful is sight – our ability to see things. The step change in digital technology coupled with the mass use of pictures has powered social media to unimaginable levels of use. A great picture can tell a thousand words, right?
So why not use that built in asset and power that we all have to our advantage? Try to imagine in your mind what it would look like if you were doing something really positive that you want to make happen in your life in the future? This is visualisation. And then repeat those envisioning thoughts again and again until they are part of your subconscious thinking.
Not that easy I hear you say? I agree. So here’s a huge tip to make the journey and process a lot easier as well as removing that daily regular deliberate effort to positively think about your future and recreate that picture in your head.
Draw a picture. Draw yourself a (picture)Vision.
No, you don’t need to be Michelangelo! Just take a blank sheet of paper and draw as best you can the picture that you have in your head of the future you want to see. Alternatively print off pictures from the internet or cut them out of magazines and stick them to your sheet.
Next place that (picture)Vision in a place where you will see it every day. So rather than you having to remember to “replay” that future vision in your head, the (picture)Vision you have created will recall the image already in your brain’s subconscious and make it stronger. And the stronger it becomes, the greater the number of opportunities / pathways to make it happen will start to become available to you.
Visualisation is the key to the future you want. The power is creating your (picture)Vision. Start drawing now!
David Stannard is the Founder Director of Bordeaux niche winery brand Paradise Rescued and author of two books. David’s second book entitled “It’s not about the Dirt”, is available through Kindle on amazon.com. In the book David shares the concept of Mission Vision Passion and explains how the development of a clear (picture)Vision has empowered Paradise Rescued to success.
Paradise Rescued is the 2016 International Business Award Silver Stevie winner for Small Budget Marketing Campaign.