Dreamers

Situation

With the Sun in Sagittarius and the Moon in Pisces, today and tomorrow may be tricky.

It’s one thing to daydream, building castles in the air but something entirely else to build them in reality, in the here and how.

Issue

Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius as well as the traditional ruler of Pisces. Add to the mix Neptune, the ‘new’ ruler of Pisces. Jupiter and Neptune in combination is the classic signature of the dreamer/visionary who harbors a foolhardy naivety about life and what it takes to get by.

Ironically, there is also a certain ‘magic’ with Neptune and Jupiter; positive thinking can work wonders, and the operative word here is ‘can’. At best this combination may get you something for nothing but at worst, you may gamble away the proverbial farm and be empty-handed.

So here’s the million dollar questions – what makes the difference?

Advice

We’ve all heard about the power of positive thinking; it’s the key tenant of excellence in 21st century self-management. Encouraged by employers, friends, and coaches alike, we cheerfully take on the ‘yes, we can’ mantra.

But recent research suggests that you probably can’t, at least not in the sense that positive thinking helps as much as we’d like to think. The bottom line is that – across the board – research shows that those who positively fantasize either make the same or even less progress in achieving their goals than those who don’t.

Key to understanding this is the vital difference between you ‘will succeed’ and you ‘will easily succeed’.

Only when you combine your positive attitude with an honest assessment of the challenges that await do you have an honest chance.

Don’t just visualize about success but instead visualize the steps necessary to achieve success and then start taking those steps little by little in real time.

Set a goal, sharpen your will power, and build your stamina. Consider this like going to an exercise class or visiting the gym – the mantra in the 1980’s was ‘no pain, no gain’ and well, I’ve come to appreciate there’s a whole lot of truth to it.

And, oh yes, please remember to ask for help along the way.

Even trainers need trainers and coaches need coaches.

I’ve got mine, you got yours?

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