If you’ve been around the personal growth world for any amount of time, you’ll have heard heard people extolling the virtues of positive visualisation. From creating vision boards to imagining ourselves succeeding at our most significant goals and achieving all we want to achieve, positive visualisation is often touted as the one-stop solution for getting what you want in life. While I don’t count myself as part of the positivity police, I connect with the concept of rational optimism. I believe the world is getting better (despite what we see from social and traditional media) and I see the value in embracing the whole human experience. I don’t base my optimism on anything spiritual or metaphysical. Instead, I base it on looking at history, how the human experience has evolved and how lucky we are to be alive today. I feel grateful to live in a time where we have things like local anaesthetic, antibiotics, the internet, easy travel, and all the comforts and privileges of modern life we often take for granted. Today, I want to talk about a thought exercise that has helped me feel genuine appreciation and gratitude for what I have. It’s been especially helpful when […] The post The Power of Negative Visualisation appeared first on Becoming Who You Are.