Choosing between two or three options/alternatives, being able to describe the goal well – both challenges include your strong imagination! Imagination includes the word “image” – call it a picture.
The better you can see that picture with your inner eye, the better you are going to lead yourself towards it. The more “light” you create for yourself or your team the easier is the way to walk. You simply see better and that´s quite a guarantee to reach the end. Do you agree? Then go on reading –
Your picture, which describes the goal and the alternatives you can choose from, should be clear and easy to understand. It needs a simple statement!
Keep distractions out of it, reduce it to a typical image statement:
- show a person (if necessary, yourself)
- show the action
- show the result (product?)
You may show all 3 items or just 1 item on your image. Keep the background white unless it includes a special location which belongs to the goal or alternative. But background is a strong distraction! Reduce distraction – stay focused! Alternatively, you may watch this Video
Think like a designer and like a journalist:
Start from scratch, start with a white canvas and speak to yourself like a journalist does:
WHO does WHAT in this moment and WHERE? ….or WITH WHAT? Complete this image, show the whole result to be sure you understand all consequences. This methode makes it easier to choose!
Let´s look a bit closer:
A] if you think about ending an old relationship to start a new relationship with a new partner, with the goal to have a family with the new loved one, you may take a picture of a baby to express this new goal. This statement will support you to see the end of the tunnel you chose to walk through. The image should show a whole baby – not only a smiling baby face because this baby brings responsibility to it! It´s the light and strength you chose for a new beginning. It´s all you need to look at!
That´s a statement!
b] if you think about starting a new sport as a hobby or for serious competition, create an image of the main action! That´s the basic statement which asks for permanent training – is it:
running? Run! Shooting? Aim in concentration with the sports-weapon you´re going to use! Tennis? Hit the ball! Golf? Hit the ball in front of your feet! Swimming? Choose a special swim-style and work yourself throught the water! Singing? Be on stage and sing! Dancing? Choose a typical strong pose!
That´s a statement.
c] if you think about a new job or maybe a start-up, place yourself at your fav´ desk and put pictures of potential customers behind yourself on the wall so you can see them when looking at this image! No other distractions. You, a clean desk, and pictures of your most desirable customers in the background.
That´s a statement!
With a clear picture statement it´s easier to choose the right alternative and to reach the next goal! It motivates you, it is clearly pulling you towards it – there´s no way to turn away from it. Be sure you understand what you choose – show it!
BE A DECISION MAKER. BE OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect