I have just spent the last 30 minutes visualizing all the things I want to achieve over the next 17 years up to the age of 80. I have a Dream Board (or Vision Board) with 37 things on it and I have a mini movie scene for each of them which I have developed over a period of time.
Over the past 4 years I have achieved quite a few things on my Dream Board. Things like getting married to Julie, owning an Audi car, writing my first book and launching it in Waterstones, being paid to work in Dubai, receiving a 10-year USA Visa, setting up a Foundation, and speaking on a cruise liner.
It is very exciting to achieve these dreams one by one
I have taken all the things I have already achieved off my current board and now have a lot of very exciting things on my Dream Board. Each day I visualize having achieved all the current dreams and quite a few are now very close to becoming reality.
The amazing thing is that when I created my Dream Board I was working as a decorator to pay my bills and had debts with no clients for my business. Everything changed when I started to see the future I wanted in my mind and started to believe that it was possible.
This really does work as many of my coaching clients will testify
There is power in visualization, it does something to your mind and your energy levels. Last week I ran my Mental Resilience Masterclass for a very large international organisation and the feedback has been very positive. Things are now moving forward with this organisation and it is very exciting as it involves potential international travel.
Many successful people swear by this, including famous people like Oprah Winfrey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith and Jim Carrey. They put down their success to visualizing the future they want, keeping a positive mindset and working hard.
As a young athlete, Schwarzenegger swore by the power of visualization to reach his bodybuilding goals.
“I had this fixed idea of growing a body like Reg Park’s. The model was there in my mind; I only had to grow enough to fill it,” he explained. “The more I focused in on this image and worked and grew, the more I saw it was real and possible for me to be like him.”
Later, when he transitioned to careers in acting and politics, Schwarzenegger said he employed similar mental tricks: “It’s the same process I used in bodybuilding: What you do is create a vision of who you want to be — and then live that picture as if it were already true.”
Thoughts for the week:
1. Do you have a vision for your future?
2. We tend to receive the things we think about or visualize each day.
3. Do you have a Dream Board or Vision Board?
4. If you want to test this then create your own Dream Board and watch what happens.
5. I have a complete chapter dedicated to this in my book. If you click the link to my book page on my website below you can receive a copy for £10 including postage and packing.
Well that’s it for this week have a wonderful weekend and stay positive.
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