Do you ever procrastinate? It's ok I'll give you a minute to decide. How about if you could just decide to do something and see yourself doing it? And not just doing it, but knocking it out of the park, getting it done, faster, better and maybe even enjoying it too?
I love learning and experiencing that Lightbulb Moment you may recognize as the "ah-ha" moment. I'd like to share my latest one with you.
Everyone struggles a bit with procrastination. You wouldn't be human if you didn't. Or maybe you are one of the lucky ones who is extremely organized and structured, and manages to get stuff done even when you don't feel like.
(At least that is what you may be telling yourself as you work 12-14 hour days!).
Most of us don't have that ability and might need a bit more help. Speaking as someone who runs programs on Time Management and helps people in the workplace organize and manage their teams, I still need help from time to time.
You may know that I recently became a Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and MER (Mental and Emotional Release), during that learning I discovered a new skill in how to reduce procrastination and I thought it was about time I shared it with you (sorry for taking so long!).
One of the tools of NLP is the utilization of visualization techniques. In this practice you can actually see yourself in the future achieving your goals. It is a practice, so it's not a simple one and done type of exercise. But, once you understand how it works, it really can help get you moving forward and overcome those barriers to achieving what you want and deserve.
In order to visualize your future you have to visit your timeline. This allows you to dip in and out of everything we know already, and everything we will know in the future.. Freaky stuff, right?
So what is your timeline and where do you find it?
When you think of your past, where would it be? Is it behind you or to the left of you, do you think about looking over your shoulder to remember things that happened in your past? Well, that is your past time line. Right there providing you with a back up of all the stuff you have ever experienced.
If that is where the past is, then it stands to reason your future will be in the opposite position. That is your Time Line, running from one direction to the other on a straight (in most cases) line. To see into your future do you think about looking ahead? Do you see a road map of where you are going? Do you ever see your future self? I bet you have.
If you have ever imagined yourself in your favorite holiday location? That's you in the future. If you want it!
With this time traveling skill already in your tool kit, you can adapt it to visualize yourself achieving your goals. Maybe its' not as nice as seeing the vacation image but, maybe it's part of the journey to get there?
And, for those of you who say you don't visualize, it's ok. You can use other senses. You can feel the sense of achievement. Smell the scent of success. Taste the nectar of accomplishment. You can hear to victory bells ringing in your ears. Raise the cup of triumph in your hands.
All you need to do is set the goal and decide what action you need to take, then put it into your future timeline, imagine yourself getting it done and allow your unconscious mind to see what you're doing and the steps you need to take to get there.
To see it is to believe it.
Give it a try, or you can drop me a note and I can share more information that can help. Just don't leave it too long before doing it.
Thanks for reading, I hope this has given you some things to think about and you have some of your own Lightbulb Moments.
I'd love to hear about them.
If you would like some help experiencing them, I'd love to help.
Please share this with anyone you know who loves experiencing Lightbulb Moments.
Enjoy the Ping!