Monday, September 28, 2009

Real Talk: Visualizing Forward!

To be truly effective at achievement, you must learn to look ahead farther than you can see, without losing sight of where you are. That means visualizing your destination, in rich detail, long before you can actually behold it. And yet you must not get so wrapped up in the ultimate goal, that you lose awareness of your current situation. In fact, any achievement is simply the result of making, and then following, the connection between your present circumstances and your visualized goal. You must be able to see both in clear, rich and brutally candid detail. Think of the last time you bought a plane ticket. Before you could purchase the ticket, you had to tell the airline the name of the city from which you wished to depart, and the name of the city where you wanted to travel. Without that information, it would have been impossible for the airline to issue your ticket or accommodate your travel plans. Your mind is a powerful goal-seeking tool, and it works in much the same way. It must know where you are, and where you want to go. There is most assuredly a way to reach whatever goal you set for yourself. Your task is to see both ends of the journey at once, in clear detail, and then find the best connection between them.

-- Ralph Marston


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