On Envisioning…

On Envisioning…

Martin Luther King, Jr. declared, “I have a dream!”  Stephen Covey encouraged, “Begin with the end in mind.”  Mark Miller of Chick-fil-A identifies “Seeing Into the Future” as the first characteristic of a servant leader.

Envisioning what you want is critical to achieving any type of success.

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Clarity is simply a prerequisite for goal achievement. 

Unfortunately, most planning systems neglect this critical step. They are more responsive in nature, and as a result you end up living everyone else’s life instead of your own–simply because you lack clarity on where you ultimately want to be. 

In the “Dream” phase of Think Time, you have the opportunity to visualize what you want.  

“What if I don’t know what I want?”

We are glad you asked.

So often, when we are honest with ourselves, we don’t know what we want.  We at times need a guide to prompt us to unearth those desires that lie just beneath the surface.

Let Think Time be that guide.  Think Time walks you through a variety of thinking tools that empower you to unearth your vision in full-color, with clarity.   The tools are laid out in a creative, yet logical, format to help you see clearly what is most important to you.  You can think of these tools as a good friend asking just the right questions at the right time–leading to that “Ah-Ha” moment.

Would you like to try it?  

Take a moment right now to consider an area of your life.  You can choose anything you like–perhaps a relationship, a goal, or an important event.  Now think about it within a timeframe.  For instance, ask yourself, “Five years from now (or five weeks from now), what do I want to see in this area of my life?”  

Grab your favorite pens or pencils and start drawing.

Think big. 

Don’t edit yourself. You want your dreams to be bigger than your obstacles.  So spend some time here and clearly envision what you really want.

Sit with this for a while and see what other connections you make.  What details do you add?  

Congratulations!

You have just begun the dream phase of the Think Time process!

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What is your dream? 

 

These are my thoughts…  What are yours?

Please share in the comments below!

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Christine M. Wilson, LPC

Co-Founder, Think Time

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How Do You Want to be Remembered?

How do you want to be remembered?

By your kids.

By your family members.

By your team members at work.

By the customers you serve.

By your neighbors.

By the stranger passing you on the street.

By the people of the next generation.

Think through the lenses of anyone you choose:  How do you want to be remembered by the people in your life? 

Instead of looking at your to-dos head on this morning, begin with the end you seek in mind.

Allow this simple question to shape your day today and see what a difference it makes in the small choices throughout the day.

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What shifted?

What suddenly looks important that didn’t seem so important five minutes ago?

What suddenly seems unimportant that seemed important five minutes ago?

By this simple exercise, you will be experiencing a small sampling of the shift in decision making that occurs when you take even just a moment to envision, to dream, and to begin with the end you seek in mind.

You really are what you think.

Christine Wilson

Licensed Professional Counselor, Co-founder of Think Time

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How do you want to be remembered?

How do you want to be remembered by the people in your life? 

Before diving into your to-dos, pause and ask yourself, “How do I want to be remembered?”

Think forward then reflect backward.

Decisions shift when you take a moment to envision.

Decisions shift when you take a moment to dream.

Decisions shift when you take a moment to begin with the end in mind.

You really are what you think.

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Seize the Day

 

“Cleaning and scrubbing can wait ’til tomorrow

For babies grow up, we’ve learned to our sorrow

So quiet down cobwebs

Dust, go to sleep

I am rocking my baby

And babies don’t keep”

—Ruth Hulbert Hamilton, 1958

 

No one could prepare me…

…for how fast this would go.

 

Everyone told me.

I believed them.

But you still couldn’t prepare me.

 

Just yesterday, I snuggled my tiny helpless newborn in my sling.

She had the cutest dimples in the world.

 

Now, she knows the US presidents and collects and grows seeds…constantly.

She wants to learn cursive.

She is remarkable.

Dreamy.  Imaginative.  Creative.   Strong.

She will be six this spring.

 

 

Last week, I saw my cousin.

He and his wife will be fifty soon.

Now, this is turning over a new leaf.

Weren’t we just playing together as kids on the Florida family farm?

Fifty?

Does life really go that fast?

 

Think Time could easily have the tagline Sieze the Day.  It is today that we are alive.  It is all that we really have.  And, it is a lot.  Think Time helps us to dream, to stay focused on what really matters to us, and to absorb life while we are living.

 

These days are screaming by.  Each one faster than the last.

Today, when my little girl says today, “Look, Mommy!” will she have my attention?

 

I bet today she does.

 

How will you seize the day today?

 

These are my thoughts…  What are yours?

Please share in the comments below!

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Christine M. Wilson, LPC

Co-Founder, Think Time

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Think Time Life Leadership System

Use your whole brain to plan your whole life.

Shop now at think-time.com.