Change the Future with this Simple Tool
Whether it is a future social event, a work event, a personal interaction, or presentation, you can change that event. This simple exercise tells your brain that it has already happened, thus it removes your emotional obstacles. It is a powerful way to set your intention.
Rewrite Your Reality: Set the Stage for Success
Sit down with a piece of paper and a pen. To fully engage your brain, this must be written by hand.
Think about the event for which you want success.
Write out every step of the event as you wish it would be but write it as though it has already happened. Include positive emotions and interactions.
Then read it.
You will be amazed at how effective this simple process is. Your brain is fooled into thinking and feeling that it has already happened, removing your internal roadblocks.
This exercise is from the great book The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism by Olivia Fox Cabane. This is one of her tools for Rewriting Reality.
My Real-Life Write-up: Before giving a public presentation to a large group.
“I was completely prepared. I was enthused as I drove. There was little to no traffic. I found a close parking place. When I walked into the room, I felt confident. As I spoke, my audience leaned in, excited and eager to hear what I had to say. They nodded their heads and smiled while I spoke. What I said resonated with them. My technology worked flawlessly. I was comfortable and energized. Afterward, people came up to me with compliments, comments, and engaging questions. The organizer was pleased. As I drove home, I felt great.”
My presentation turned out to be a wonderful experience for me. It all came true just as I wrote it. Friends and clients have had great success with this simple process. You can too.