The mind can be a noisy and cluttered place that can drown out the heart.*
Yesterday, I encouraged you to make the most of what you have, and you have a lot more than you think using the first of five tools Rohit Bhargava employs to identify the non obvious: gathering. Today we’re going to use the second tool: aggregating.
After yesterday, you’ll have a list of values, talents and abilities, significant experiences, and high energy moments.
Write these out on some strips of paper that you can fold up and put into four piles or bowls.
Pick out one piece of paper randomly from each of the first three (value, talent, significant experience) and reflect on how they these three things combined to create a memory that is important to you – it doesn’t have to be a success, it may matter more to you that you tried.
Now put aside the significant experience and randomly pick from the fourth – you should now have the value, talent and a moment when you felt yourself highly energised. Reflect on the possibilities that this combination throws up for you.
Don’t worry about how strange or ridiculous these might feel to you. It’s intended to be a playful exercise to help you imagine more possibilities you could make happen if you wanted to – adjacent possibilities.
More to follow.
*Susan Friel, from Corita Kent and Jan Snowden’s Learning by Heart.