Decide what you want .. believe you can have it, believe you deserve it, believe it’s possible for you. Unknown
This is a great start. Knowing what you want to do really helps your get started. Yet, many of my clients claim they know where they want to go but are still stuck and unable to make their vision a reality. Yes, a good vision can be a stumbling block for many.
If you aren’t clear on what you want, try writing down ideas – which one(s) stand out as worth pursuing? Which one(s) ignite your passion and energize you? This exercise will give you an idea of what you want.
Next, visualize it.
I love to see what it is I want to achieve. To do this, I have created a vision board (dream board). A vision board helps to visually remind you of what your goals and dreams are. Once created, its important to see frequently each day. Your vision board subtly imprints your goals and dreams into your subconscious (in a good way!). Where will you hang your vision board?
“All men [and women] of action are dreamers.” – James Huneker
What would you put on a vision board? Visual images, words or symbols that reflect what it is you want to achieve, what you hold dear and what you want more of. Don’t forget to include things that are a big stretch!
Your vision board can be focused on your career, your business or your personal aspirations. I created my dream board in a way that focuses on both my business and personal goals. Because getting more balance in my life is important to me, having both integrated into one vision board helps me keep this focus front and centre. Both aspects are important and can be achieved simultaneously.
Remember you want to think big! I have a cheque for a million dollars on my vision board! I’m determined to achieve that payday before I retire! What’s a big stretch goal for you?
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. – William Arthur Ward