A few posts ago, I asked you if you and your business were reaching your full potential.
Today, I thought I’d share one of my most popular visualization exercises on this topic. It can be very powerful and only takes a moment. I’ve used this with many of my clients with great success.
Note: I’ve created a guided visualization audio using this metaphor. You can find it in my downloadable kit. Click here to get it.
We are all like diamonds when we are born.
We are all beautiful, multi-faceted beings. These facets represent our abilities, aptitudes, and full potential.
Now, imagine yourself as a baby. Imagine that in the center of your body right next to your heart is a diamond about the size of your fist. It’s the most beautifully cut diamond you’ve ever seen. It has an internal light that shines through all the facets and makes the most amazing colors explode out in all different directions.
This diamond represents you. It represents all your potential in this life. Everything that you are and can become. It is part of you and will be for the rest of your life.
Now imagine yourself as a toddler and your dad has told you that you can’t do something that you want to do. Maybe it’s play with a certain toy, or climb onto something where you could fall. He’s just made your world a bit smaller. He’s put a limit on you. He’s done it for your own good, but your little two-year-old brain doesn’t understand that. The facet that represents your limitless possibilities has gotten a bit of a dirty film on it. The light still shines through, just not as bright.
Now imagine a childhood full of adults putting limits on you, the media perpetuating stereotypes about people like you, and peers expecting you to be just like them or they won’t like you. By the time you become an adult, some of the facets of your diamond can have so much dirt on them that no light shines through at all.
You may not even remember that there is a diamond there at all.
So what does this mean? Does it mean you’re broken? Of course not. Does it mean you need to be fixed? Absolutely not.
It means that you’ve had a lifetime of external events that have made it very hard for you to see your multi-faceted beauty, your potential, EVERYTHING that you truly are.
Your diamond is still there. The facets still shine.
You just can’t see it because of the dirt. Reaching your potential is just a matter of wiping off the dirt and beginning to see how amazing you really are.
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With love and joy,