You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

The title of today’s Raven Cue is a quote by Marian Wright Edelman, Founder & President of the Children’s Defense Fund.

“Children believe they can succeed when they have successful role models they can relate to.”

The quote is also used in describing gender roles; girls need to see women in roles of power and doing the work they have a desire and talent for: lawyers, scientists, construction workers, astronauts, activists, engineers, doctors, farmers and even President of the United States.

The quote is about visualization, a technique used to create positive outcomes.  Athletes use it to excel in their sport, business owners increase their odds for success when they describe in great detail the outcomes they seek for their companies.  This mental imagery/visualization even helped children from Beijing and Ottawa improve their table tennis game.

Visualization will help you focus on what you want to achieve.

Know what you want and why.  What do you value and what brings you joy?

Describe your vision in detail.  Write down what you want to achieve and the steps you will take to get there Creating a vision board may be helpful in defining your specific goals.

Envision the outcome.  Feel the emotions you will feel when this “life” is your reality.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, likewise, your life and company won’t be transformed overnight, but taking some action every day will move you toward your goal.

Finally, persevere.  When you are faced with challenges, and you will be, visualize yourself overcoming them.

Creating the life and the company you want takes grit and persistence.  Visualization is a valuable tool you can use along the way.  Be open, try it- see what happens.
The road is easier together,
Linda

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