How to fill out your Personal Achievement Map - Part 4
Having a sharply focused 20/20 vision is very important. Still working with our MAP, this chapter brings us to the Vision section and the 5 Rs.
In this section, you mentally review all of your positive images and make the most use of your Creative Mental Training. This is the CPU of our Personal Achievement Map. It is the most important part of the process.
Take plenty of time to go through your visualizations. If you have to take out separate time for this, then be sure to do so. In this section you are going to take everything you learned about creativity and all the strategies in this book and apply them to each section of your MAP.
This is where it all comes together on the MAP. So, one at a time, you will mentally train on the following sections.
You will run each of the above needs through the following five steps.
First, we want to relax by setting up an environment conducive to good mental programming. The idea is to be in a quiet place that is absent of stress and activity. Bed may not be the best choice. If you are too relaxed you will fall asleep, so unless you visualize prior to nap time, try not to get too relaxed.
Imagine situations in your life where you had the states and feelings that you needed for success. Remember a time when you were living life on purpose or a time when you had one of the chosen beliefs.
This technique is used for both imagining (imaging) your goals in the now and preparing for something in the future such as a meeting or speaking to the public.
Next you ask yourself if there are any negative feelings that come up when you think about your purpose. Then simply let go of them. Again you can use the 5W questions. What can I do to let this go? When can I let this go? Where do I need to be to let this go? Why should I let this go? Who do I have to be to let this go? Simply ask yourself those questions in your mind. Imagine the positive answer.
This time is used to redesign any negative images you have from your past and/or limiting beliefs that are holding you back. Re-create into a positive image.
Note: The reason I have placed review before release is so you get the most important part of your visualization out of the way. Now it could be argued that if you have limiting beliefs holding you back, you need to let go of these first–which can be the case if you have stronger limitations. If so, then feel free to move these steps around as you like.
When you are finished with the Five Rs, you will want to ask yourself this question and visualize the answer:
What will our goal look like when it is finally done?
This is mainly designed for the goal section, but as with all the areas of the map, you can experiment to make it more personal for you.
Make sure you make use of your mental katas in this section too. And follow the most important two strategies for good mental imagery.
First person view (associated)
3Ds: details, depth and description
Winjitsu Work Out
It’s time to see clearly; to spend some time focusing on your vision of success. Employ all of your tools (including mental katas) and work through the 5 Rs:
Winjitsu Work Out
Okay, look at the image of a Personal Achievement Map and then continue reading to learn more about each of the seven areas of our PAM.