Tag: Visualisation

I am rare

36- I am rare

One reason many of us undervalue ourselves is because we focus largely on our commonality with others around and do little to discover what is unique about us. The fact is that each individual is unique not just physically but in thought, emotion, action and expression. The sooner we try to discover our uniqueness, the faster we will begin to value it and leverage it to carve a niche for ourselves. Equally importantly our sense of pride, worth and value will get magnified in our own eyes and it will reflect in our actions and thereby get noticed by those around us. What is important is to become aware that I am rare; none like someone before and none who will ever be a carbon of me.

So how does one discover one’s uniqueness; one’s specialty and one’s rarity?  The answer lies in looking inward to search for meaning in what one does, how one feels, the positive emotions that trigger enthusiasm, the unmitigated joys that one enjoys and the appreciation that an individual is showered with.

Your actions – So what is it that you enjoy doing? What is it that you do really well? What is that you abhor doing? In real life we have to do what has to be done whether we like it or not. By trying to be involved in activities that you enjoy, reduce/ avoid what you abhor and by doing whatever has to be done very well, you are simply uplifting the quality of your work, your life and your own worth. Introspect on this and you will begin to value the unique contribution you make in making the world around you a much better and enjoyable place. Do this and you become the rare individual who can make transformation happen.

Your emotions – So what emotions dominate your life? Joy, trust, surprise or are you prone to anger, disgust and sadness most times? If your life is largely filled with positive emotions, the chances of you being enthusiastic, popular and effective are very high. If negative emotions tend to overshadow your positive emotions, there is a probability that you are more demanding, more critical and more circumspect in your dealings. Your emotions help you become more responsive, more empathetic and more understanding thus making you an unique influencer for those who come in your circle of influence.

Your thoughts – Your emotions have a large influence on your thoughts. Your actions in turn are shaped by your thoughts. Hence it is vital that analyze your thoughts for they trigger the course of action you take. Do you feel confident, have self belief and have the daring to take on challenges. Are you also prudent in how you choose your options? Do you take reasonable risks or are you reckless? Do you see opportunities in problems or problems in various opportunities?  What is essential to note is how your thoughts shape you and help you decide on your course of action, thereby shaping your own independent proactive or responsive action that would have an impact on the environment around you.

Try these

  1. With which animal do you identify with and why? What are the unique features of that animal that you admire and/ or share in common with?
  2. Name 3 people, who in your personal experience, are unique in their own way. Can you write a short note to each of them appreciating that uniqueness in them which you appreciate.
  3. List out three adjectives that you believe best describe you. Outline a special moment in your life in which each of those adjectives came true/ was demonstrated.

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Visualization

We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon. •Konrad Adenauer

There is a popular misconception that only artists, poets and writers are really creative and have extraordinary powers of visualization. In reality, every human being is blessed with these powers and this is one power that no one can take away from you. Look at the varied dreams that you have, which in many ways reflect the expanse of the mind in going beyond time, space and reality. Visualization is seeing beyond the obvious, thinking with the eye on the future, giving flight to imagination and stimulating passion to scale newer heights that can be translated into action.

While all of us have the ability to visualize, the extent, depth and scope of visualization would vary from individual to individual. Visualization helps one to see the big picture, the grandiose scheme of things and the success of ones mission. Perhaps that accounts for the fact that Visualization is one of the essential qualities for any leader. The exploits of Alexander the Great or East India Company or the Google Team have all one thing in common a large vision set by the leader.

Some may argue that day dreaming too  is a form of visualization which is but an exercise in futility. Day dreaming is for the fools, Visualization is for the enlightened. Daydreaming is merely a lazy way to live in a make believe world, visualization is the proactive way to chalk out the road map to building edifices that give expression to our yearnings, our talents and our efforts. While some look up and see just the tree tops or high rise buildings, others see the stars; those with vision see the patterns in the stars and follow them. Do you remember the three kings in the bible who went in search of the new born king by following the odd star.

Remember : See things as you would have them be instead of as they are. Robert Collier

Try these:

  • Do you have a personal list of all the things you would have loved to do in life if you ha the time and money? If not, write down that list NOW. Don’t worry if the list is having 25 items, more items means better visualization. Don’t limit your list for any reason; if it is something you wanted to, do just jot it down.
  • Do you visualize computers being able to help you smell, feel touch, read your mind? If you say yes, even if you are a non scientific person, write down what or how would you go about achieving this? Use layman’s language for your description.
  • If you have written down your list.. only then click on the link and see Mr.John Goddard’s list of 127 things he planned to do. http://www.johngoddard.info/life_list.htm Is your list as long? Do you have any item as challenging as some of those on his list? Do you think you need to visualize bigger, better, braver!

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