We all know that believing in ourselves is key to trying something new. But saying it is one thing and doing it is another. I have learned that when I am going to try something new and I am unsure of myself it helps to begin by visualizing myself doing whatever it is and being successful. I don't do this just once but over and over again. This week I am giving a teleconference on self-care. I am used to talking in front of a large group and really enjoy it. I love talking to people on a conference call so why should this be different? The difference is that I am using a system that is new and I am unsure of it. I am always hesitant when I am trying something new. It is just who I am. I like to do things well and hate to make mistakes. Again, just who I am. These characteristics could hold me back from trying new things. But I also want to learn and grow so I am determined to do just that. And positive visualization is a tool that has never let me down. As I prepare for my call on Tuesday, I know exactly what I am going to say and the activities that we are going to do. I know how to work the conference call dashboard and I am ready. As I picture our call, I envision things working out perfectly but also recognize that if something does not work I have a backup plan. I can hear the other voices laughing and from the comments the participants are making, I realize that the call is making a difference in how they think about the importance of their own self-care.
I love the above quote. It all starts with believing we can do something. Knowing how we can do it, even if it is a challenge, is also key to accomplishing our goals and reaching our dreams. Then taking the first step and the next and the next will make those dreams come true. What are you dreaming of this week? Close your eyes and visualize it. You will be one step closer to making your dream come true! What can be more exciting than that?
When you share your dreams and your talent with others, magic happens. Let the magic begin!
Ginny Lennox, ED.S is a certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach who works with women all over the world to help them find the tools and strategies to make their dreams come true. If you would like to learn more about working with Ginny, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.