Reading books can sometimes open your eyes to new perspective, one you haven’t noticed before. It happened to me at the beginning of this year when I read a book which changed my view on rapid, big changes vs very small incremental steps of improvements. I wanted to share it with you. I never heard before about Kaizen way but I really like the concept. So, lets look at that. Can one small step really change your life? How small is small? What is really the Kaizen way?
Creative visualization is an amazing and highly powerful mental technique which involves use of imagination to achieve a desired outcome. Basically, you imagine yourself doing things you want to do, or being what you want to be, successfully achieving it. Although it would seem as daydreaming, visualization is a more conscious action, with structure and intention involvement. In my previous article, I focused on the explanation of creative visualization principles. In this post, I would like to look into some more practical aspects of it- steps for effective creative visualization or so called “how to” guide.
How many times you had a dream during a night sleep (or even a daydream) in which your life was perfect? Everything seems to be like you wanted, you felt relaxed, in control and powerful. It felt easy, in flow, how it supposed to be. It was only a dream, you would say… But it doesn’t need to be! What if you could harness the power of your mind and create this perfect life of your dreams?! This is what creative visualization is about. Using your imagination and involving all your senses, you can create in your mind a perfect image of whatever you desire and bring it to your life.
Change not always come easily but it is a necessary part of our personal development. From changing eating habits to getting more positive attitude to life to quitting smoking to ………(put your own desire), whatever it is you want to achieve or get rid off, you can do it. Changing any behaviour is a complex issue though. It requires us to recognize the problem and put action to replace it with desired option. The choice is always ours, whatever we decide to do or not to do. But if we want the desire become something more than just a daydream, then the action needs to follow. Otherwise a dream will never be realized and always will be only a dream. When we put enough desire to our dream and back it up with action, that is when the change happens. So what are the stages to the change? Lets look at that.
Whatever we do in our life, whatever we have or want to have, depends on our urge to change. Sometimes it is just a small change, another time it requires big adjustments. Change is an essential part of our personal development and progress. Is it a time for a change for you?
Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” –Benjamin Disraeli
Long time ego, there was a time in my life, when I believed that a change is something weak, that people change and “jump from flower to flower” because they cannot appreciate what they have. I felt that when you choose something, you have to stick with it. You have to work hard to keep it going and if you want to change things this means that you give up. I don’t think like this anymore! Now, being wiser and more experienced, I understand that you cannot stay in one moment forever. Life, you and people around change all the time. Little by little we become bit different then we were yesterday. We learn new skills, discover new passions, meet new people with different views on life- these all help us seeing world in a changed light.
If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” –Gail Sheehy
Today is the birthday of Jose Silva, one of few people who truly inspired me to explore my potential and made me interested (and really obsessed 😉 ) with a mind control. Although he is not with us anymore, people all over the world attend The Silva Method/Silva Mind Control courses and use his techniques. I learned about him and his research many years ago and also attended a course. I just loved it and I still do!!! Jose Silva was the one who sparked my interest in self-development, curiosity in my potential and never ending drive to self-improvement. Thank you Jose Silva!!!!
What if … you stopped worrying and started really living, enjoying your time and making positive changes in your life … You can shake a world, make a difference, feel free!!! Never underestimate what you can do, what you can be and what difference you can make in the lives of others!
Wheel of life is a great exercise and an amazing self-assessment tool to help you better examine each area of your life and assess what is off balance and identify areas that need more attention. This technique is used widely in life coaching. It is also a great starting point to goals setting and reviewing your priorities.
How do you use Wheel of Life
The purpose of Wheel of Life is to identify how you are currently dividing your time between different things and how happy and satisfied you are in the those spheres of your life. Ideally we would like to have a balance between different areas of our life but it is not always a case. So many of us spends too much time at work and there is not enough time left for family pleasures or simply me-time, etc.
Without setting up your goals, you are aimless. Do you really want to live your life like this? Don’t waste your energy on drifting without directions. Imagine you can do and be so much more then you are now. If you can imagine it, then you can do it. Henry Ford said once “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.“- so choose your attitude and thoughts right.
Use your unlimited potential!
In this post I will focus on a power of daily habits, the rituals we all have. Some of them are good and they can help us to become big achievers, some are not and they can really slow down or even completely stop our chance of success. Habits can either benefit or hurt the goals a person sets for themselves.
What is habit?
Based on Wikipedia : “A habit (or wont) is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously. In the American Journal of Psychology (1903) it is defined in this way: “A habit, from the standpoint of psychology, is a more or less fixed way of thinking, willing, or feeling acquired through previous repetition of a mental experience. Habitual behavior often goes unnoticed in persons exhibiting it, because a person does not need to engage in self-analysis when undertaking routine tasks. Habits are sometimes compulsory. The process by which new behaviours become automatic is habit formation. Old habits are hard to break and new habits are hard to form because the behavioural patterns we repeat are imprinted in our neural pathways, but it is possible to form new habits through repetition.”