It’s a new year, filled with hope, opportunity and the annual list of resolutions to keep yourself in check and obtain that perfect life you have always dreamed of. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that we can have and achieve whatever we set our minds to but I am a firm believer in creating the stepping stones to ensure that we achieve all we can dream – we can actively create and shape our own destiny. Instead of making resolutions out of duty to your conscience, reach for your dreams and make them happen.
An excellent way to start this is to create a vision board. Take a moment to think about what your dreams and aspirations are. Dare to dream big, dream the impossible, see your future through perfect vision. You are the creator of your own destiny and future, if you can dream it you can live it!
Our minds think in pictures and images so when we graphically plot out our dreams the mind will subconsciously process them and help guide you towards your goals. Having clear and specific goals in our minds will help ensure that we reach them as we will have a clear destination in our mind. Dig out all your old magazines and look for words and pictures that represent your dreams and feelings, lay them out in front of you and think about what each picture and word represents. Find a picture of yourself and center that in the middle of your board and then arrange the other selected images around yourself, it is important that you stay the focus of the board because the focus is you.
Keep your vision board up somewhere you will see it regularly throughout the day, this is important so that you can constantly feed the images and dreams to your subconscious and conscious minds and hence keep them freshly in your daily focus. Then, decide and make a list of steps of action to take so that you can keep on track and have smaller goals as check points instead of massive goals that can feel overwhelming and seem unobtainable.
Be sure of which goals are most important to you and ensure that you prioritize them accordingly so that you stay focused. Let go of all your doubts and believe in yourself, you have the power to shape your life however you please – you are the master of your destiny and you are in control.
Lastly, be thankful in advance for the wonderful future that is coming your way because of the steps you are taking now. Live your future that you are creating in your mind as if it is happening now – feel the positive energy flow through your body and mind, enjoy the feelings that are invoked inside you when you imagine this future. Be grateful every day for the opportunity each day brings and keep focused on your own, unique, perfect vision.
“For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness. And every tomorrow a vision of hope.” ~ The Sanskrit
By Dora Tarver