Today, let’s talk about one of the most powerful techniques available for personal growth – and it works for individuals, teams, organizations, communities, even nations. And you, as a leader in any of these categories, have the capacity to spark tremendous, purposeful change.
It is a simple technique that has incredible power to change lives and expand potential. In fact, there may be nothing that has more power to inspire positive change. It’s a technique you can use to help your own life grow richer and to help others, as well.
When you can see yourself, not as you are, but as you can become, you stimulate incredible growth and previously unbelievable change. People who find life exciting and who continue to grow and expand their accomplishments are people who have an expanding self-image.
Now this doesn’t mean that you go around completely out of touch with reality. But it does mean that you have a vision of reality that includes not just the past and the present, but also the future. It also means that your primary focus is not on what you are today, but what you can be tomorrow. It is this technique, this ability that motivates people to grow, to surpass themselves, to break records, to change in positive, exciting ways.
After all, if you can’t see it, how can you be it? This is what you want to do for your children, friends, relatives, co-workers – indeed, all whom your life touches. Keep painting a vivid mental picture for them of all that they can be and do. Let them know you believe in their abilities, and watch them move toward that picture. Help them be more today than they were yesterday, and on their way to a greater tomorrow.
Words have incredible power, regardless of the language. As long as the brain understands the words, it will create the pictures of where we want to be. Add in emotions that stir the soul, and we build a deep connection to those pictures, a connection that demands we make them real. This is a built-in process we all have. It’s time we harness it for our own growth and for our future.