Working with a student recently who was extremely worried about her upcoming mock exams, we discussed the outcomes she wanted to achieve.

At first she couldn’t quite grasp the concept of visualising success.

After several coaching questions, I asked her what success meant to her – what it looked and felt like to her…and this enabled her to visualise herself being successful.

Yes she does definitely have to take action; she needs to make good notes, to revise and to practise writing exam responses in timed conditions, but we also discussed how the brain doesn’t always recognise the difference between what’s real and what’s imagined, so by mentally rehearsing success, she’s training her brain to achieve it.

Focusing on what she wants in a positive way is going to start helping her to put things into place to achieve her goals.

Focusing on positive outcomes – what we want, rather than what we don’t want, is a powerful way to start attracting successful outcomes!