Live every day as if your hair were on fire

This Zen phrase says that you should live each moment fully, as though it may be your last. Leave no room for regret, hesitation, or fear. Be focussed, be courageous. We are able to consciously use the creative power of the mind to develop empowering thoughts in support of our work.

Albert Einstein said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” And goes on to say, “For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.”

If we think, feel, see or prophesise failure, that surely is our destiny. But if we approach any situation as if we will succeed, then we not only have a far greater probably of succeeding, but others will see that confidence too.

To realize an outcome to your fullest potential, act as if you have already achieved your outcome. Step out of current limitations to a point in the future where limitations have been resolved and the appropriate resources are in place. Step into the role as if it is your reality. Live your dreams now and allow reality to catch up! 

Can you imagine that you are running a successful project? Or a successful event? Or a successful organisation? What does that success look like? What are people saying about that success? How does that make you feel? Look back (from the future) and see how success took place.

Here’s a great Ted video that also demonstrates the power of body language to help shape what you can achieve.

But look! Your hair’s on fire!

It was suggested to me recently that “if you don’t get at least 100 hits on each blog, it becomes a hobby”. I’m going to act as if I just went over the hundred mark and you just enjoyed the ride.

If you enjoyed this blog, please follow me on Twitter @MarionFFT – I look forward to meeting you there.

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