Most people are waiting, waiting, waiting for something outside of themselves to change.
They think that when it changes then life will suddenly take on a more hopeful light and then they can get the transformation they have been waiting for forever…
They forget that they are the ones with all the power and that any transformation they want is going to come from within them with gifts and magic skills that they already have but devalue.
“The great successful men of the world have used their imagination…they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building – steadily building.” – Robert Collier
Norms discount imagination while at the same time using it to create a life they do not like or enjoy.
Their imagination is a place of darkness where they imagine all the things that could go wrong and then they wonder why their life seems to recreate exactly what they imagine but they think that the event came before the imagining of the event.
But really what happened is that they expected to fail and they imagined failing and they got exactly that… FAILURE!
And the thing is they had lived out that failure so many times in their brains before it became a reality in their external life so really, life is no fun at all.
I have done this too…
Imagined all the worst case scenarios before they happened, lived them out in my brain, made myself feel completely hopeless about the situations I was not even facing yet and then I watched with horror as my worst imaginings started to be created in reality.
And then, I would spend even more unproductive time feeling sorry for myself and how tough my life was.
All the time, waiting for rescue, praying for rescue instead of recognising that I could become a whole lot more proactive about creating and designing a more fulfilling life for myself.
Have you ever done this?
Do you do this now?
The problem with using your imagination in such a counter-productive way is that your actions will follow wherever your thoughts have taken them. You may not even realise you are doing this but you will permanently be reacting to situations that have not even taken place yet.
Bet because you are expecting them, your actions are all likely to be to defend yourself rather than to create a new reality. I hope you understand what I am saying to you here…
For instance, if you expect to go broke and bankrupt and you spend time imagining that worst case scenario then your actions will be all about being conservative and saving money and reducing expenses and tightening your belt etc.
And no one, NO ONE ever got rich with their whole focus on preventing going broke.
People who get rich spend more time imagining getting rich, creating wealth, and thinking about what their life will look like and so then their actions are more expansive, they start to think up and act on ideas to create wealth, they expect things to work out and so they are more willing to try new things rather than just defend themselves against things going wrong.
Can you see what I mean?
So, can I suggest a 3 minute exercise…
Right now, whip out your journal and write down the answer to this question
“If there were no limits, what would I be, do, have?”
A simple question, I know and yet it comes with powerful transforming abilities because it makes you start to use that superpower – the imagination – for your good, rather than for your downfall and constriction.
Forget about how you will do it all, that is something you can figure out day by day as you start to take more expansive actions based on what you want to be, do, have…
But start here…
Simply answer the question, every day.
Use your imagination to really feel, see, taste, experience the answer to this daily 3 minute question and then take the next inspired action that comes out of that.
Imagine yourself as exactly the person who is living out your perfect life, then you can ask yourself, “What did I do to create it?” and then take that step.
Don’t overthink how you are going to make it happen because no one is quite blessed with such prophetic knowledge – What you are blessed with is the ability to take the first step towards what you want to have, be, do.
So, just take the first step…
And KEEP THE VISION IN FRONT OF YOU ON A DAILY BASIS.
Will you do it?
And more importantly, will you keep doing it? and keep taking the next inspired action (even when it seems impossible), following those intuitive nudges until reality matches imagination?
The choice is yours!
Here is an invitation to you…
Are you a spirit-driven entrepreneurial leader with a desire to impact many, make more without the guilt, the shame, the overwhelm and uncertainty that seems to dog you at times?
You have experienced success in some area of your life but you know there is more.
You feel uncomfortable about the fact that you want to make money because it feels unspiritual…
However, there is a whisper inside of you that you are born for more and you want to make it all happen now…
Then get in touch with me by filling in the form on the consultation page