All meaningful and lasting change starts on the inside and works its way out.” ~Anon
Advent season is upon us and I am truly trying to work on my on advent for the New Year. When people go through significant and life-transforming change, like for example, breaking old habits, overcoming fears, getting things done or achieving any form of success in life, it is usually because something internal to them has changed. I see many opportunities in the next couple of months. However I have to make the change to prepare for my accomplishments.
When desiring to make definitive changes in your life, you’ll discover that traditional ways of setting goals are just not sufficient. Think back to the times you may have sat down with a pen and paper, or sat in front of your computer, and typed up a list of objectives which you felt were important at that particular time in your life.
This process may have taken you a while as you mulled over what you actually wanted to do you may even have put your projects in order of priority. You might have deliberated for some time over how you could achieve your goals, but then when you had finished making your list and re-read it once, you just it filed away out of sight away from possible future reference? Why hide the future from yourself? If you are completely honest with yourself, how many times did your list get used for reference purposes? How many times did it even see the light of day?
Let me suggest a vision board for the New Year. Creating a vision board is probably one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you. Because your mind responds strongly to visual stimulation-by representing your goals with pictures and images-you will actually strengthen and stimulate your emotions. Find pictures that symbolize the experiences, feelings, and possessions you want to attract into your life, and place them on your board. Use photographs, magazine cutouts, pictures from the Internet–whatever inspires you. Be creative. Include not only pictures, but anything that speaks to you. Use only the words and images that best represent your purpose, your ideal future, and words that inspire positive emotions in you. Now put it somewhere you can see it every day. I couldn’t have lost weight, changed careers or relocated to New Orleans without my Vision Book.
Quote for this week: Something I start all vision boards with: “This or Something Better Lord!”