Visualising your achievements during 2012…

Next month sees the end of another year.

I’m sure that you’ve achieved a great deal during 2012 and it’s important to allow yourself to recognise this.

However, sometimes it’s not always easy to remember your own successes (and indeed learning’s) from the last year.

My suggestion is that you try visualising what you’ve done in 2012. Here’s one way of doing it:

  • Take a blank piece of paper (the bigger the better!) and use words, pictures, lines and arrows to create a picture of your past year.
  • Some people find using an analogy (e.g. a landscape or vehicle of some description) helps them structure their thinking more effectively.
  • Don’t worry about making mistakes or what your drawings look like!
  • The important thing is to get your memory’s down onto the paper in a way that makes sense to you.
  • Trust your brain to help you do this – it works most effectively when it’s not constrained by having to work in a linear list-driven manner and is able to work visually.

I hope this is helpful to you – do let me know how it works for you!!!

Published by John Ashton

I work with you and your people to create images that start a conversation in your organisation. If you are an organisation going through change, starting something new or simply wanting to engage people with your idea or story, I can help. Using a combination of people development techniques, visual thinking approaches and graphic facilitation skills, I help organisations and individuals discuss, explore and visualise their thinking – increasing understanding, learning and collaboration in an increasingly complex and fast-changing world. So, if your organisation is going through change, starting something new or simply wanting to engage people with your story, please contact me using the contact details above or visit to find out more.

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