”It Begins With A Vision”

”Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Melody Beattie

Do you look at your life and wish you were further ahead than where you are; have dreams that are still just dreams, goals that are unmet and visions that seem like they’ll never be a reality? Yes? Then you haven’t lived to your fullest potential… yet.

”Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”

Gail Devers

When you think of the perfect life what do you see? How do you envision your relationships, career and personal well-being? Do you walk differently? Talk differently? Feel differently? Have a different attitude towards life in general? Chances are that you do – and that’s okay. You can be that person with just a few little adjustments as to how you “see” your future.

The reality is that life will never, ever be absolutely 100% perfect. There will always be something that stresses you, hurdles to overcome or challenges to engage in. But, you can get as close to that life you want to live as possible, and here, you will learn how to do just that.

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It begins with a vision

”In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision.”

Dalai Lama
In order to be the person you desire to be, you have to be very clear on who that person is. You have to know him inside and out. You must understand his thoughts, feelings, desires, fears, and goals. If you don’t know that about him, then you may never truly realize once you’ve become him. How do you make this happen?

Find a nice, quiet place where no one will bother you. If you have to, put on some headphones that have either white noise or sounds of nature so you can completely relax. Take a couple of deep breaths to clear your mind and then let the vision take place.

Next, look at his stance. How is his posture? Is he standing tall, with his shoulders back, tummy in and head up? Does he portray an air of authority and self-confidence without even saying a word? Is he standing like he’s sure of himself and comfortable in his skin?

Once you take in everything you can by looking at his physical appearance and stance, start to delve into his mind. Try to feel what he feels and think like he thinks. What thoughts does he have about himself? How is his confidence? What about his comfort with setting personal boundaries? Does he love himself? Is he proud of who he is?

(It can be mentally tiring the first time you do this exercise, but the payoff is tremendous, but hang in there. You’re almost done.)

Now that you have an idea of who the perfect you are on the outside and inside, put him in situations and watch him react in his perfect way. Ideally, you’ll want to put him in situations that you currently struggle with.

For example, if you want to lose weight but can’t seem to stop reaching your hand in your co-worker’s candy dish every time you pass his desk, how would the perfect you deal with the situation? Would he just walk past it smiling because he is stronger than the candy that is calling him? Would he laugh on its face because he knows that he holds the control over his life?

When you create the scenario in your mind try to make it as real as possible. Include the sights, sounds and smells that environment has. The more your mind recognizes it as an actual event, the greater your results will be.

Okay, you’re done for right now. How do you feel? Are you inspired and ready to take one step closer to becoming who it is that you envision in your mind? Has this motivated you to do what it takes to get the same thoughts and feelings as the perfect you so you can also enjoy her level of happiness?

Good. You’re on the right path. But, it’s going to be a long walk, so it’s time to keep moving.

After completing this exercise, you should feel like you know who you want to be more intimately than ever before. You should have a clearer image of the feelings he has about himself and the strengths that he possesses. It’s like meeting your icon and learning what makes his click. How can you ever become him if you have no idea who he is?

Take the time to practice this one exercise on a daily basis. Yes, it can be difficult to find a few minutes with everything else you’re responsible for at home and work, but if it gets you closer to who you want to be, isn’t it worth a few minutes? If you want it bad enough, then it is.

Start each visualization with getting to know the perfect you again, paying close attention to his physical appearance, stance, and innermost thoughts. Get his imprinted thoroughly in your mind. Then, put him in different scenarios that you currently find difficult and see how he deals with them.

Always, always make him the victor. Have he come out on top of each scenario and each situation. Remember, you’re learning from him and only want to learn how to excel and succeed so let him show you the way.

Practice this over and over again until you feel his strength and energy. Follow his every footstep and mirror his every move. Become his minion and morph yourself into his prodigy. Why? Because you’re already here, you’re just not acting like it…yet.

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This is only the beginning

”You have to have a big vision and take very small steps to get there. You have to be humble as you execute but visionary and gigantic in terms of your aspiration. In the Internet industry, it’s not about grand innovation, it’s about a lot of little innovations: every day, every week, every month, making something a little bit better.”

Jason Calacanis

You will notice that in a very short period of time, you will start to take on her thoughts and behave like he does. You’ll want to be him so bad that you’ll consult him before you do anything or take any sort of action. And you should, because once you behave and think the way he does, your life starts to fall into place – just like he is.

You see, when you’re not happy with your life it’s usually because you’re living differently than you feel you should. You’re not meeting your own expectations. You’re letting yourself down and settling for less. While it’s understandable how that happens with all of life’s pressures and demands, that doesn’t mean that you can’t change it. You can and now you know how.

Create this vision. Let it engulf you and you will transcend to levels of living that have seemed like fairy tales. You’ll have the life you’ve wanted for way too long and finally understand what it is to be the perfect you.

 

 

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27 thoughts on “”It Begins With A Vision”

    1. This is a well-written essay with good insights about living a more directed life driven by clear visions. Thank you and well done!

      I agree with Bakshi about the vision-driven path. Quoting MELODY BEATTIE more fully as follows:

      Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on gratitude! When we are so stressed in our days, we definately need this great advice! Check out mine if you’d like 🙂 caelidotblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/23/paint-so-perfect/

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