It may be hard to think that you can get what you want out of life sometimes – especially when you or others around you may be going through some very challenging times — but it is possible. If you dream it, you can achieve it (to borrow the age-old line).
These are times for cutting back. But when you cut back, it doesn’t always mean that you have to do without. You can get what you want, and get what you need on a more limited basis right now. And sometimes you’ll find you will be happier for it because it’s more rewarding to have to work for something now. We all need to feel valued and our work is worthwhile!
Many successful people – no matter what industry they’re in – create a personal vision board. This board helps you visualize what you want, and can give you the inspiration to get there. In my coaching work, I oftentimes suggest that my clients create one for themselves. It’s similar to putting your goals on paper, but instead it’s more artist and obviously, much more visual.
While I was giving this advice to others, I hadn’t actually finished mine. It hit me that I couldn’t possibly be giving this advice and not be doing it myself. So, I finally finished my board, hung it right above my desk – in order to see it throughout my day – and guess what happened? Yes, within days, one of my visions came to be. I wanted to speak at a particular company so I cut out their logo and placed on the vision board. I “saw” myself speaking to this group. Last December it became a reality.
One of my clients put a picture of a new digital camera on hers…she ended up getting what she wanted as a Christmas gift. There’s no right or wrong way to do it – just start keeping some things that inspire you and then arrange them on a board and look at it every day. Place pictures of the things you want to achieve, and inspirational words that resonate with you. You can even do this project with friends or co-workers — make it fun. Inspire others.
Another small thing you can do that won’t cost anything is to just change your attitude. If you find yourself thinking a certain thought that isn’t positive – stop! Stop and turn it around to something positive. Do this just once a day and see how it helps you feel better internally and then that will just radiate outward.
The path to a glorious and fulfilled life is yours for the taking. Go out and build your glorious life today! Visualize it!
By Guest Blogger, Jill Jordan – Personal Branding Coach