What Future Do You See?

the future

These days I hear more and more people talking about how much they fear the future.

Yes, we are living in uncertain times, but all times are truly uncertain. However, what many people don’t understand – even though Franklin D. Roosevelt knew it when he gave his inaugural address in 1932 as the world teetered on the verge of war – is that fear cultivates more fear. This is why FDRs’ poignant words, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” will forever ring true.

Today, we know more than ever before about the brain, how the mind works and how powerfully thoughts shape reality both positively and negatively. Yet a majority of people are still unaware, or they simply find the idea too hard to believe.

The thoughts each one of us entertains are the ones most frequently brought to bear in reality. This has given rise to another popular saying that, “perception is reality.” This is similar in concept to the self-fulfilling prophecy which is a strongly held belief that something that something is true when in reality it is false.

Basically, many people live in a state of fearful delusion rather than truth. In psychology, self-fulfilling prophecies are defined as behavioral confirmation effects in which behavior, influenced by expectations, causes those expectations to come true. Whether you entertain positive thoughts or negative thoughts and believe them to be true you are right, as Henry Ford said.

What Would You Like To See

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” Mahatma Gandhi

As we move through the year, I like to refine my visions for the future. I tend to agree with Gandhi who believes in changing oneself in order to change the attitude of others toward oneself. Digging deep into your own values may help you create a vision of what you would like to see in your life. If you are always arguing with your spouse or children, can you envision peaceful communications?

If you are unhappy with the political situation, is there something specific you feel called to do? How can you participate in a positive way? Envisioning what you would like to see and sharing that vision with others could lead to positive change.

Would you like to experience more cooperation at your workplace? How can you contribute to making your workplace more positive? Imagine it in detail. Then decide how you can make it happen. Take the initiative to be a force for positive change. Become known as a visionary thinker in your company, your family, your church, school or wherever you spend time with others.

Hold Your Vision As Your Goal

Like any other goal you set for yourself, you must practice seeing in your mind’s eye the positive things you want to happen. In order to achieve it you must first see it in your mind and hang onto that image until you are living it. It’s like creating a story, step-by-step. You will then be able to tell the story of how you created a magnificent change in your life. And who knows who you will inspire to make a positive change too.

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Inspirational Storyteller, Speaker, Best-selling Author And Coach, Dr. Nina Kelly, Extends Visionary Wishes For The New Year

Inspiring storyteller, writer and speaker, Dr. Nina Kelly shares visionary quotes and encouraging words to help readers embark positively into the ever unfolding unknowns of the New Year.

New Orleans, LA – January 10, 2019 – Dr. Nina M. Kelly, Inspirational Storyteller, Coach, Author and Co-Author of The Big Question with Larry King, and Success Mastery and Success Breakthroughs with Jack Canfield, recently posted a new blog on her website entitled, “Be A Visionary Thinker And Watch Your Positive Future Unfold.” Dr. Kelly shares some of her favorite quotes and offers suggestions for making the New Year a positive one.

Dr. Kelly writes, “As we launch into our new year, my thoughts turn to visionary thinkers.” She continues, “As so many excitedly think about their goals and dreams for the coming year, I am reminded of the words of John Wooden who said, “Don’t give up on your dreams or your dreams will give up on you.””

As Dr. Kelly points out, “Very often a great number of people entertain New Year’s resolutions without true intent and consequently, they do not achieve those things. They are the ones who keep saying they’re going to achieve the same things over and over, from year to year.” She adds, “That reminds me of the brilliant quote from Henry Ford, “Whether you believe you can, or you can’t, you’re right.””

“Now, I’m not suggesting that you have to work hard to achieve your desires and visions,” says Dr. Kelly adding, “But you do have to envision them on a fairly regular basis, and you must believe you can achieve them.”

The entire blog can be read at https://www.ninamkelly.com/be-a-visionary-thinker-and-watch-your-positive-future-unfold/

About Dr. Nina M. Kelly

Nina M. Kelly is a mythologist with an emphasis in depth psychology, storyteller, author, humanitarian, and cultural and arts activist. She also is an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst. Nina’s sense of adventure has always been sparked through learning more about people and their cultures. Believing that if you understand a person’s culture, stories, myths, and rituals, then you more readily open your world to greater compassion.

Her passion for the art of healing through stories brought her to the place of writing Grace Has A Silent Voice where she honors the silent heroes and the resilience of the human spirit. Working with death and dying patients she acquired a tremendous respect for the proper honoring of story. In her book she acknowledged the silent heroes that walk into our life for a moment then quickly disappear. This inevitably leaves an imprint that continues to remind us there is beauty in humanity.

Nina’s doctorate is from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Mythological Studies and Emphasis on Depth Psychology, her dissertation research was completed through Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dissertation: Myth Making and Modern Medicine, A Case of Kidney Transplantation. Her research work included reducing the rejection episodes post-transplant implementing the power of stories and images. She published The Lost Heritage in Psychology at the Threshold.

In addition to The Big Question, co-authored with Larry King, other publications by Dr. Kelly include: Success Mastery and Success Breakthroughs, both co-authored with Jack Canfield, Leo Learns A Lesson, Psychology at the Threshold, and Crossing Borders: An Archetypal Exploration in Times of Transition.

Nina has also been actively involved in film production serving as Executive Producer on Dandelion, A New Leash on Life – K9 for Warriors and Larry King – A Celebrated Life.

Nina is also an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst where she completed her studies from Assisi International Institute and published Weaving Story Into The Web.

Nina served as an executive film producer for the short film “Dandelion.” The film won the judge’s award and has shown at several film festivals. She has also served as president of the New Orleans Opera Association, Vice President of the Shreveport Opera Association, president of Southern Repertory Theatre, Chair for Loyola University School of Music Visiting Committee, president and CEO of the Children’s Bureau, publishing the history of the Children’s Bureau, Saving Wednesday’s Child (authored by Mark Cave) and authoring the introduction and acknowledgements. Throughout her tenure, she has served on numerous non-profits boards.

Nina continues to challenge us through the inspiration and motivation of storytelling. She continues to believe that the artform of storytelling and story sharing originate from the heart of everyone searching for expression thus healing both listener and teller.

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