Saturday, February 2, 2013
Take a challenge or concern you have, not earthshaking.
Fact Finding - visualize it with everything you know about it. Watch to see who or what is involved and when, where, how and why it is happening. Let the pictures flow through your mind.
Problem-Finding - now daydream a scenario as to how you like the situation to look. If you could wave a magic wand and alter it any way- how would you imagine it.
Idea-finding - change some details of the picture as it currently is to more what like your daydream portrayed. Change the original picture a bit at time--magnifying some parts, minifying others- rearranging parts.
Solution-finding, live in it and see how you feel in it. Jump into the skins of other involved and see how they react.
Acceptance - finding. Keeping all those reactions in mind, see what you would do to make it more workable.
Piece together the best image of yourself dealing effectively with the original challenge or concern.
Try for as much detail as you can.
Then make notes of the plan and put it up on the wall showing its stages of development. If you wish, make a timetable of the plan.
Remember what Michelangelo said while examining a piece of marble:
"there is an angel imprisoned in it and I must set it free."
In a similar way we can say,
"There is a solution frozen up in our minds, and we must melt it down and let it flow out."
What you think you can do, or dream you can, begin it!