IMAGINE!

‘Imagine’ is a magic word!

‘Imagine’ is a magic word!

It opens up all sorts of possibilities and encourages us to broaden our minds and allow our thoughts to roam free.

It encourages us to look in all directions and dimensions.

We can imagine what life will be like in five, ten, twenty years time.

We can imagine how it feels to be that bird in the tree, or that cow in the field.

We can imagine flying to the moon and visiting the stars.

And we can imagine what it must be like to experience a different life.

In fact, we can imagine just about anything – there are no limits.

Every material thing around you now – the clothes you’re wearing, the chair you’re sitting on, the screen you’re reading – was first imagined by somebody.

It began as a thought, an idea for something that did not already exist, and then it became real.

Imagination is the breeding ground of the future. EILEEN BENNETT, MARIE KONDO, MINDSET, DECLUTTER

We can remember what is over and done with.

We can see the here and now

But we can only imagine what is yet to be.

What a gift!

Use it well!

Imagination is the breeding ground of the future.

Obstacles vs Outcomes

How often do we get stuck focused on the Obstacles in our path to a goal?

  • We know where we want to go.
  • We know what steps we need to take to get there.
  • Maybe we even create a plan!
  • We feel positive and motivated and energised.
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Then

all the Obstacles are activated.

They invade our thoughts.

They impair our actions.

They grow and multiply and cripple us.

They overwhelm us.

They fool us into believing that our goal is impossible.
It’s not worth the effort and the hassle.
We’ll be better off abandoning the idea and staying small.

What Happened?

Our focus shifted from the Outcome to the Obstacles.

Outcomes are the delicious results of our efforts to reach our goals

When the going gets tough, and the Obstacles jump up and down and scream for your attention, keep imagining your Outcomes.

The more you do this, the quieter the Obstacles become.

Doors begin to open where you only saw walls.

Pick your goal and try it out!.

Live on Full Beam!

My mantra for most of my life was ‘Blessed are those who expect nothing for they shall not be disappointed.’

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I expected nothing and that’s exactly what I got!

Sometimes, life was very good to me and surprised me with wonderful blessings in spite of my neutral attitude.

Most of the time, I coasted along, making do, getting by and surrounded by mediocrity.

Everything was alright.

But very little was WONDERFUL

I was going through life on my parking lights.

Very occasionally, I might self-consciously switch on my headlights for a short time. But I’d quickly turn them off again for fear of drawing attention to myself. For fear of shining a light on my inadequacies.

It felt safer if I couldn’t be seen, but that also meant that I could not clearly see my way forward.

It took a lifetime for me to dare to turn on my full beams!

Now that I’ve changed my perspective, I see so many amazing people playing small.

Is this you?

  • You’re afraid to make awesome plans or set big goals.

  • You wish they could do this, that or the other but are scared to move towards making it happen.

  • You KNOW in your heart and soul that  there is more your can  Be, Do and Have but don’t know where or how to start.

The sad fact is, until you step up and face that fear you simply can’t progress.

Yes, it’s risky to even admit that you want more from your life, your finances, your relationships.

Yes, it takes courage to put your hand up and admit ‘This is not enough for me’ – whatever ‘this’ means to you.

But, as soon as you find the courage to do that ….

As soon as you lift your eyes, raise your hopes and shift your perspective

EVERYTHING STARTS TO MOVE FORWARDS!

EVERYTHING STARTS TO MOVE FORWARDS!

I’ve been in the ‘Expect Less so I can’t be Disappointed’ Club!

I know all the ‘reasons’ – aka excuses – a person can use to justify staying there.

I’ve probably even invented a few of them!

But, I also know that life doesn’t have to suck all the time.

But, I also know that life doesn’t have to suck all the time.

Of course, shit happens and you have to deal with it.

Of course, really BAD things happen to really, really GOOD people every single day.

Of course, the world is in a big hot mess right now on so many levels.

But the shit and the bad stuff and the mess do not have to define us – unless we choose to allow it that privilege.

Here’s a little tip to get you started.

Lift your breastbone.

That’s it!

The place where your ribs meet in the middle, imagine that gently floating upwards.

As soon as you lift your breastbone, you drop your shoulders drop and your spine and neck lengthen.

Your whole posture improves.

Your perspective changes.

You can look life – or any challenging situation – right in the eye and say…

‘I am here.

I am me.

And I am worthy of better!’

Imagine that your nipples are on FULL BEAM and shine your unique and beautiful light!

Fake it til you make it if you must – but give it a go.

What have you got to lose?

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