Is your life plan sabotaging you?


Are you a life planner?
Do you visualise your future and know exactly how you will get from A to B? 

Planning and visualisation are powerful tools in the change process and something I encourage all my clients to do when wanting to make big changes to their life. Visualisation allows us to hold a desired outcome in our mind until we make it a reality through manifestation. It helps train our often pessimistic brain to predict a brighter and more positive outcome which increases our likelihood of success and enables us to achieve our goals with greater accuracy.

While visualisation is great for short term goal setting, such as weekly and three monthly goals, it is not always ideal for long term life planning. When we visualise our future we must be careful not to be too specific on how we will achieve our desired outcomes as we can often be limited by our past or known experiences, our creative mind and our limited concept of what we are capable of achieving.

Visualising and planning with detail and certainty has the potential to cause us to narrow our focus on what is possible and potentially prevent us from reaching our true potential because we become too focused on the ‘plan’ that we already set in our mind and miss opportunities that may still get us there but don’t present in the way we have visualised. Sometimes we need to let go of what we believe it 'should be' or 'shouldn’t be' and be open to other possibilities. 

Visualisation is useful but it isn’t the only way to create a life that is meaningful and satisfying which is why I work with my soul purpose program clients to go beyond the visualisation process.

By all means visualise, but remember to be flexible and open to opportunities that lie outside of your plan and vision board! By being too rigid in your plans you might be missing opportunities that are being presented to you which will would also allow you to achieve your end outcome.

Think about your life as it stands now. How often have blessings, miracles or life changing events occurred that were beyond anything you could have imagined?

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.
— Gilda Radner