The idea of visualising your goal is incredibly powerful and it seems to work for all kinds of people. Take for example the director Tom Hooper in this week’s Sunday Times. His acclaimed film, The King’s Speech has just opened at the Odeon Leicester Square. This was his favourite cinema as a child. “I remember having this ritual, “ he recalls. “As I left, I would do one glance back at the credits and make a vow to myself that I would have a film on that screen eventually.”

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