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What are we giving attention to? Visualise the world you want….

Visualise the world

The following tips sheet and affirmation postcard is around visualisation as a tool for helping us achieve what matters to us.

However, it's worth also thinking about what in general do we give our attention to? 

For survival, we are kind of hard-wired into scoping for threats, which can include constant disaster scenario planning around 'what if' sometimes we focus on negative 'what ifs' so much it feels as if it's happened already.

We have 'worried' perhaps so much on this, focused on how awful it will be it's almost as if we have created memory in our mind of something which as yet has not happened and may never happen, but drains our energy from visualising something positive which we could make happen.

Getting from where we are, to where we want to be, works better when we have a plan.

It's also a good idea to take time to really think through where is it we want to be.

This is a journey in our own imagination, so there are no limits; all too often, when we think of something better, our mind throws up 'ah but', then lists off 1001 reasons why that won't happen.

Visualisation is a way to suspend what is and isn't possible and just dream, what is it we want to make manifest in our lives, what would that feel like if it happened, and as with our worries where we focus on all that could go wrong, begin to find reasons to focus on all that could go right.

To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream; not only plan but also believe'

Anatole France

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