The Stages of “Magical Thinking”

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Last updated on November 27, 2023

I this episode I explore a concept called "magical thinking" and how it might be holding you back in your business journey. I want to help you identify and overcome this mindset that can hinder your progress.

Before we dive in, let me clarify that the term "magical thinking" can have various meanings in the world of spiritual and intuitive businesses, some of which are positive. I'm not here to change your definition if you use it in a positive way. I use this phrase with my clients to describe a particular mindset that can be detrimental to business growth.

The reason I want to talk about magical thinking is because it can seriously impede your ability to create momentum in your business, and momentum is crucial for success. You want your marketing efforts to build up over time and result in sales, clients, and revenue. That's what we call momentum.

Magical thinking, as I define it, is when you're thinking in a way that requires you to fill gaps in your beliefs with superficial or repetitive thoughts. These thoughts often lack genuine belief and can't bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.

For example, saying "I can do it" repeatedly while feeling mounting internal panic is a form of magical thinking. Or believing that there's still time to achieve a goal when deep down, you doubt it. These thoughts may seem harmless, but they prevent you from addressing the real issues.

Here's a breakdown of how magical thinking can play out in your business journey:

  1. Setting Unrealistic Goals: Magical thinking often begins with setting goals that lack a logical basis. Goals should be grounded in reality and your current business situation, not just wishful thinking or comparisons with others.
  2. Taking Random Actions: Without a clear strategy or benchmarks to measure progress, you might find yourself taking unfocused actions in your marketing efforts. A well-thought-out plan helps you navigate and make informed decisions.
  3. Avoiding Truth and Progress Benchmarks: If you're afraid to face the truth that your actions aren't yielding results, you'll likely miss opportunities to make necessary course corrections.
  4. Focusing on False Positivity: Instead of acknowledging and learning from failures and challenges, you might try to maintain a constant state of positivity. This approach doesn't lead to real progress.
  5. Reaching the End Without Learning: If you persist in magical thinking throughout your journey, you might reach the end without gaining any insights from your experiences, making it harder to improve.

To break free from magical thinking, it's essential to embrace reality, acknowledge the negatives, and be open to learning from your failures. Understand that your success isn't determined solely by thinking positively but by taking purposeful actions, setting realistic goals, and making continuous adjustments.

Positive momentum arises when you accept the challenges, learn from them, and keep moving forward. You don't have to constantly convince yourself with superficial beliefs; instead, focus on your ability to overcome obstacles.

If you're ready to unlock your true potential and succeed in your business journey, consider joining the Women of Woo Mastermind. This program can provide you with the support and strategies you need to thrive. Book a free consultation with me to discuss how the Women of Woo Mastermind can help you achieve your business goals.

Remember, you are the magic, and your success is within reach when you approach your business journey with a realistic, strategic mindset. Don't let magical thinking hold you back.

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About the author 
 Jasmine Ivy

I’m Jasmine Ivy.

I’m a spiritual teacher and the founder of Women of Woo. I’m passionate about helping women awaken to their callings and step into leadership within their industries. I’ve worked with thousands of entrepreneurs who want to lead and build their missions with a more spiritually-aligned business strategy -- and that’s my specialty.

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