Albert Einstein once said,
“Your imagination is a preview for your life’s coming attractions.”
It’s also been said that what you think about will come into your life. Actually, there have been several books written on the subject.
As we approach the New Year, it may be time for you to begin thinking about what changes you may wish to make in your life so that by December 31, 2013 you feel the joy of accomplishment and along the way, add a little excitement to your life.
Seven ways to do this:
- Journal or notebook. Spend a few minutes each day relaxing in a comfortable chair and thinking about your future. Don’t force it. Just write down what you “see” in your imagination. What are your dreams? What are you passionate about? Just put it on paper and see what develops. Don’t limit yourself. Just write down what comes to mind. Like anything else, the more you do it, the easier it gets.
- Ask God. It’s my belief that you were created on purpose—for a purpose. Most people never really accomplish their full purpose. Why? Because they don’t think about it, or they think negatively about themselves. They also don’t ask. I promise you that if you ask, you will receive. Ask God, listen, and write. Ask God, listen, and write. I do this and have also observed some serious breakthroughs in some of my friend’s and client’s lives who practice this.
- Dwell on your strengths and talents. They were given to you for a reason. You are strong in certain areas. Why not capitalize on these?
- Think BIG! The only limitation a person has is the thinking that goes on in their head. If you’re going to think – think big! The life you have is not a dress rehearsal. It’s the only one you’re going to have. Might as well go for it!
- Employ a coach. Sometimes we need another person to help us along the road of life. Many times, we’re so busy that we can’t see the forest for the trees. Using a coach for a few months can spur your thinking and open the doors to new possibilities that you could never come up with alone.
- Take Action! Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. As Steven Pressfield says, “Do the Work.”
- And lastly, don’t dwell on the past. It’s over. As Steven Covey said, “Live out of your imagination, not your history.” Sound advice.
I hope these suggestions help you to have one of the best years you’ve ever had. Let me know if I can help you in any way!
God bless each of you and may 2013 be your best year ever!!!