?Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning? – Mahatma Gandhi
Why having a vision is important
Gandhi?s visualization of having a free India became a reality years after it started as a simple picture in his own mind.
Martin Luther King?s ?I have a dream? speech was his own vision that has been manifesting as reality (not fully, but we’re on the way).
1988 Olympics? participant Ruben Gonzales describes his months and years of training for his first Olympics: ?Whether I was jogging, lifting weight, eating dinner, or simply walking in the mall, in my mind I was walking into the opening ceremonies at the Olympics, the crowd was cheering wildly; to the right I could see the Olympic flag waving? and 4 years later, when I actually walked out into the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, it was exactly the way I imagined it ? only a hundred times better.?
Creating a vision means making a mental picture of something you want to become true. Visual images have a huge impact on your brain. One of the most exciting scientific breakthroughs of the past decades has been the discovery that we are constantly making new brain cells and brain cell connections. When you create images of your vision, you train your subconscious mind to create a reality from your vision.
If the picture of your future is vague ? that will also be your reality.
Make it clear ? and you are half way to the future you want.
So what’s the first step?
The first step is creating your vision. You can do it in any of the following way:
- Writing ? Think about your life a year from now, as if there are no limitations and the sky is the limit ? and write down? every details you can about your life
- Reading ? read inspirational stories of people who made their dream into a reality and ask yourself how you can apply their stories to your own
- Talking ? Put it out there, tell people what’s your intention and vision
- Visualization ? Close your eyes, imagine your life a year from now, as if there are no limitations and the sky is the limit. Make it alive. Believe in it.
So let’s say I know what I want. What’s the most effective way to manifest my vision?
The most effective way it to manifest vision is to get into action mode and do one or all of the following (depending on your personality & learning style):
- Meditate on your vision daily
- Create affirmations of your vision and practice them
- Break down your vision into goals and set up an action plan
- Make a spread sheet of small actions you want to take
- Get professional support or an accountability buddy
- If you came up with goals and actions, give them a deadline and schedule it in your calendar
- Make your own Vision Board, look at the board every day and ask yourself: what’s a small step I can take today to make this vision a reality?
But I have tried it so many times before?
That’s why I’m here!
I have been there myself, making New Yea’rs resolutions and fining old dusty vision boards in my basement?
I have learned to change my beliefs and thoughts, to retrain my brain so I believe 100% in my vision. I got a professional to help me close the gap between my vision and my reality. Otherwise, I wouldn’t live the passionate life I live right now, I wouldn’t have the successful business I have right now, the house of my dream, the relationships I want and? the list is long. It’s not perfect, but it is so much better than I ever imagined. I’m so excited to create my next vision and turn it into a reality. We always learn and grow…
Life is Good!
Yours can be too!
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