by Georgia Kartsanis
As long as the mind can imagine it, it can be done
Last month’s CEO tip was on how important is to have a vision in today’s complex and exponentially changing environment for being inwardly sure and able to use this as the springboard to discovering and learning. Organizations with a shared vision live in a continual learning mode – they tap into generative learning which enhances their capacity to create and contribute beyond “self”. But how do you develop a vision?
Create Your Future with Visualization
Visualization simply means creating a mental picture of something. Visualization is important because it expands your awareness, tapping into your limitless unconscious energy and synchronizing and connecting various parts of your brain so you direct all your sensory input of your brain towards the future you want to create. When you consistently visualize on any given goal, it will enable you to manifest it more rapidly than if you don’t focus on it at all. The amount of focus you give the goal, the closer you will bring it to you. You know why?
The basis of this lies in neuroscience which has proven that the brain cannot make a distinction between what’s real and what is made up. The same amount of neurons fire off around images that are made up than those that are real. So, take the opportunity to imagine the future, that you are THERE and have accomplished your personal declaration– what you are really doing is firing off neurons in the brain that will allow you to access the future in a present state. Now here is a very key thing that I have learned from Dr. Srini Pillay, as we have uncovered the neuroscience of change and transformation. In order to truly activate the powerful parts of your brain in an imaging exercise, it’s important that you experience the imaging in the first person. This means that you are not just seeing yourself in the third person as a far off idea, like a fantasy or a whimsical type of conversation, but you are actually present in your own body, in the first person, imagining the experiences. Think about it like a video game, where you have the options of viewing the car that you are driving from behind the car, seeing the car that you’re driving as an object far away or actually sitting inside the vehicle and having the view be as if you are in the car. That’s called the First Person Imaging.
So remember: When you visualize yourself achieving an idea or goal, it makes your brain believe that attaining that goal is possible. Once an idea is chosen and consistently impressed and emotionalized into the unconscious mind, mindsets and behaviors change to find and produce the desired result
Visualization and Coaching
We use visualization for creating the future context for growth in our leadership coaching programs. It helps individuals to unlock their bigger mind and develop the energy and motivation to move them to the next level.
Stay tuned for ourfirst 2020 CEO Tip to learn how coaching can help you discover what lies beyond the edges of what is possible in your life and business.