WHERE DO YOU START?
Your first step on this journey toward accomplishing your goals is to make a Vision Board. Put a square on the wall as a frame for your goals. Use painters tape, cork board, anything. It doesn’t need to be fancy, just do it right away. Look at those goals in the morning and at night. Do it for three minutes each time. It’s that simple.
It doesn’t matter what your Vision Board looks like. So often we find ourselves thinking that only perfect things yield perfect results. Consider, though, that humans are not perfect beings. Yet, throughout human history great things have been accomplished by imperfect people. If you want perfect results, all you need to do is start. The rest comes from there.
HOW TO GET IT WORKING
A few things you must do to increase your success with the Vision Board are:
Put it on the wall, in the open, by your bed
Use both imagery and written words
Make it a reasonable size
Your Vision Board should be out where you can see it. If you hide the Vision Board, then your brain will think you’re ashamed of it! Studies have shown that 57% of our communications are gestures, or in other words, images
A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes. Our brains function in two halves—the left responds strongly to auditory input, the right to imagery. Use both to close the gap between your logical and artistic brain.
There are some natural limitations of the brain. If your Vision Board is gigantic you will miss out on the power of your brain. Keep that Vision Board around 2 ½ feet square. Arrange your goals in a tic tac toe pattern. Have big goals and small ones.
When you spend time with your board in the morning, don’t just look at it. Stare at it. Absorb it.
Look at every image on that board. Imagine yourself achieving that goal, be it a promotion at work, a finished novel, or ten thousand dollars. Add statements: I want this, and I will have it!
Your brain is like an office filled with employees who are used to getting little to no input from the CEO. So, when you first start sending them the orders they’re going to complain. Those complaints are the negative thoughts you experience along this journey toward success.
When those negative thoughts come, write them down on a piece of paper. Then destroy that paper! Writing down those negative thoughts will help you recognize what issues your brain is expecting. Destroying them will empower your mind to accomplish your goals. Get those comments were they belong: in the trash.
THOUGHTS AND COMMUNICATION
If you want to be successful, you will need help from other people to do it.
A fundamental truth about the human species is that we are creators. So focus on those creative, positive thoughts. If you do, you’ll be sending the message to the world that you are in Creation Mode. Whether others know it consciously or not, they will feel the signal you’re sending, and they will help you achieve.
Your self-talk will be the determining factor for getting into Creation Mode. If you send the signal to yourself that you aren’t good enough then you are sending the message to your brain that you don’t love yourself. Love yourself, and your brain will infuse you with power and creativity.
FOR BIGGER REWARDS…
The brain acts like a sponge for all the input it can find, including the negative ideas from the world around us. When you apply pressure to your brain in the form of bigger goals, you are squeezing out that negative energy.
As discussed earlier, you will need help from others to really create success. Clean up the relationships you have and also make new relationships.
Any languishing relationship you have, fix it. Ask for forgiveness. You may not receive it; don’t let that stop you. What matters is that you make the effort to fix your relationships.
Your success will plateau if you don’t make the effort to clean up your relationships. However, if you continue to improve your relationships— with others, yourself, and even your higher power— you will find strength you never knew you had.
SUCCESS IS IN YOU
So, do it! Put up a Vision Board right now! Teach people about these principles. Show them what you have accomplished from your own Vision Board. Make your successes happen, because you truly can accomplish anything if you focus, love yourself, and build your relationships.