Monday, 12 December 2016

"A vision that you cannot see is not a vision!"

I don't know about you, but I forget stuff.

That's why I'm so committed to teaching memory skills. Firstly, I know they work (when applied habitually), and, secondly, I'm in constant need of developing them.

Working memory is like physical health - your brain needs to be constantly exercised and s-t-r-e--t---c----h----------e----------------d!

A core part of my approach to memory skills is the concept of "out of sight, out of mind!" The point is that in order to keep having insights, we need to remind our minds of the importance of what we want to focus upon:

"In sight, in mind!"

In fact, the word 'Remind' is an interesting one, isn't it?

This is potently pertinent when it comes to designing, building and then living in your vision. As soon as you lose sight of it, you've lost the vision. Your subconscious needs continuous reminders of what you value. So, keep it in sight, in mind on a daily basis.

And by this, I mean physically in sight, in mind.

Never has it been easier for you to carry the vision with you.

The ancient practices of Judaism understood the importance of this daily moment-by-moment engagement in the vision of one's purpose and values. Specifically, one practice that is continued today is the wearing of phylacteries. These are often little leather boxes, worn about the body, containing Scriptures written on vellum.

Well now you and I have our iPhone or Samsung Galaxy (those are the only two options, surely?!) And a thousand apps to remind us of what we believe is important. I've just started using "Habit Bull" for nudges, and Evernote for keeping and expanding my vision notes.

Let's look at Proverbs chapter 29 verse 18... the first bit:

"Where there is no vision, the people perish"

Could it be true that you and I could actually 'perish' if we have no vision?

The idea is one of lacking direction, lacking guidelines, lacking impetus.

Doesn't sound like much fun. I'd rather have a compelling vision that gets me leaping out of bed in the morning with passion and purpose, wouldn't you?

Humans need a vision - otherwise they'll settle for any old life... and that's rarely a recipe for happiness, is it?

So build your vision!
Paint your vision!
Capture your vision!
Publish your vision!
And above all things,
Look at your vision on a daily basis.

Lex
A Moodscope member.

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