Imagine Your Ideal Future Self
Do you have clarity around your personal development goals? Leveraging your dreams and power of imagination, I will help you gain clarity about your personal vision, your “ideal self”. If your mental state at the time lets you dream and visualize, I will take you on a journey of imagination and ask you “Imagine you come home from work, kick off your shoes, sit down on your couch, with your beverage of choice in hand and think “Wow, what an awesome day, this has been!” What is it you did that day?”
On the basis of the ideal self that develops from that picture in your mind, I will help you compare your ideal self to your realistic self (thinking along the lines of a “personal balance sheet”) and help you analyze and plan how to close the gap between the two. In doing so, your exciting personal vision will inspire and propel you to change and develop.
This exercise is based on the Intentional Change Theory and the neuroscientific findings about the effects of the Positive Emotional Attractor (PEA) and the Negative Emotional Attractors (NEA) on a person’s ability to change that Richard Boyatzis and his team at Case Western Reserve University developed.
Boyatzis, R., Smith, M. L., & Van Oosten, E. (2019). Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth. Harvard Business Press.