When was the last time you stopped to smell a lemon?
Here are a simple visualisation and imagination exercise to prove you can
Close your eyes and imagine you are in a beautiful orchard filled with lemon trees.
It is a beautiful summer’s day with a light fragrant breeze in the air, the warm dappled rays of the sun are gently touching your skin, and the grass is soft and dewy under foot.
You walk towards a lemon tree and the lemons in the tree are large and ripe. You gently reach up and feel the lemon, with its waxy dimpled skin, with your hand. It easily comes away from the tree, it is so ripe.
There is a table with a plate and a fruit knife next to the tree so you can easily cut the lemon into wedges. When you are ready you can bring the lemon wedge up to your lips and suck on it.
Now, most people will have a physical response to this and instantly salivate. This was not real, but the body/mind connection processed it as real. You should be able to taste the bitter taste of the lemon.
The power of the mind/body connection is that we can ‘prime’ our brains with positive expectations and goals, then use our senses to create our vision. Become aware and see what is to be seen, hear what is to be heard, smell what is to be smelt and feel what you will feel and you will start thinking the way forward.
When you do this your visualisation and imagination will start running the neural pathways to the outcome you are seeking. Your mind then has to follow it through to materialisation. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. You get to know the best ways and the truth by the way it feels.
What you mind can conceive you can achieve
I thought what can I share with you will give you the most value and help you accelerate your achievements, produce the results that you want, realise your dreams, and advance your organisation to become a leader in your field.
Use your mind to conceive ideas and opportunities and help you to act on them. Key breakthroughs must happen inside your mind if you are really going to accomplish your dreams. Most of your success will come from your mind, not your technical ability.
Start to conceive new ideas by removing all the activities that don’t contribute much to your purpose, vision or objectives, but use up much of your time. Remove all the negative and confused thinking that clouds your head and make you unclear about which way to take your future.
Developing our ideas and opportunities for the future doesn’t need to leave you wanting. Traditional approaches, grounded in school and academic approach, along with big bureaucratic governments are not meeting the needs of today’s globalised and digital technology-driven world.
When you change yourself from the inside when you change your thought patterns, your beliefs your outer world will change and the outcomes you want will start to appear. Without the change, the way you think, nothing much will ever be accomplished unless it is by luck. When you change on the inside, you will succeed no matter what you do.
“Success is something you attract by the person you become”. Jim Rohn
Do not wait until you achieve the things you are supposed to achieve or to be the type of person you want to be. I believe that all you need to do is ask yourself this question every morning and you would start to enhance your ability and capacity to improve your visualisation and imagination. Take a minute to relax and ask:
What can I visualise that will spark everyone’s imagination and create a better business?
While this might be a very broad question, give yourself a few minutes to let the pictures in your mind come to the surface. And whatever you do don’t tell yourself you can’t see anything. You can always see something because when you close your eyes and imagine you are in a beautiful orchard filled with lemon trees, you had no problem either to see the lemons, feel the lemons, smell the lemons or even taste the lemons.
Now, if you direct your mind to a particular problem, frustration or opportunity you would like, I’m sure you won’t be short on imagination.
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Thinking better takes guidance and practice. I have found that the more I try to visualisation and use my imagination the more ideas and opportunities I see. They say practice makes perfect.
Some people will find it more difficult to visualise or imagine a better outcome. But by using an advisor to ask you a series of questions while you are relaxed with your eyes shut surprises will be forthcoming.