Do you wonder if you are visionary?
Do you consider how to use the secret methods of visionaries to bring your projects and ideas to life?
It is so simple to access their ways of being, doing and creating: look at these five steps as a pathway to your own brand of "Visionary."
1. Visionaries PLAY: they remember how it was to be a child in a land of make-believe.
A visionary is simply one who remembers how to play "make believe". They aren't controlled by other people's opinions. In fact, they shock ordinary minds with the way they take something that seems like a fantasy and turn it into reality.
An example? Facebook.
An example? The Telephone.
An example? The car, the train, the airplane.
2. Visionaries EXPERIMENT – they don’t get angry if their hypothesis was wrong, they see what may be “more right” and choose to follow that.
As visionary adults we continue to playfully experiment: we get giddy with excitement about an idea and a visionary holds tight to that idea and sees the good ones through to fruition and let’s go of the one’s that aren’t so great although she may allow it too “percolate” in her subconscious mind.
3. Visionaries are PASSIONATELY EXPRESSIVE – even though they may be quiet, they are cauldrons of heat waiting to be served to many people who are hungry for their particular brand of Vision.
That way she doesn’t abandon it fully, she just allows the “water to boil” because as all children have learned from their grandmother’s “A watched pot never boils,” visionaries remember quotes, proverbs and wisdom from ages past.
We don’t “throw the baby out with the bathwater” and when we are smart, we use stories to communicate. We don’t use language people have to spend time translating in order to understand what we are trying to say. We meet people face-to-face, heart-to-heart, soul-to-soul.
4. Visionaries see time differently than others. Visionaries see time as expansive and dynamic.
Visionaries remember how as children we mastered the art of seeing time as expansive, those days when we were busy building castles in the basement and our mother’s called down, “A half an hour until Julie has to go home!” and Danny and I squealed in delight at that glorious time left to continue with the castle.
We might finish it, we might knock it down and build it up several times. We had a vision which held our passion and we loved the thought we had so much time because… we did. As visionaries, we remember this expansiveness and reach into memory to manifest this childlike positive energy.
5. Visionaries LEARN FROM EACH OTHER – They make discoveries when they hand over leadership, even if just momentarily.
Visionaries remember to joyfully play follow the leader (readily swapping out leaders and learning from one another collaboratively only they don't use big buzz words, they say "yes, let's!" instead of blabbering on at length about engagement, they simply are engaged.
Children and visionaries who play follow the leader laugh, mimic, grow and learn without knowing this fun stuff is actually adding to the increase, making the world a better place, changing lives if and when they remember the power of make believe.
Remember, say it aloud and write it down:
A visionary is simply one who remembers how to play "make believe".
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