Write the Vision

27 02 2009

I hope last week was enlightening as you worked on designing or redesigning your PRIZE(s).  So why did we do this work?  Why did we…..

“Write the vision and make it plain on tablets.”

-Habakkuk 2:2

The purpose of writing out your vision is to declare it and confirm it by writing it out.  It is a way of giving substance to the things we hope for by taking them out of our head and making them visual on paper.  How we take this work of making our goals/prize list to the next level, is by creating a vision board.

 

A vision board is a visual representation of the things we want to do or be.  It is pulling together pictures that will enable you to SEE your dream laid out before your eyes as a reminder of where you are headed and to help you stay focused. It helps you TO KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE!  I have heard it put this way; vision boards program the “reticular activating system (RAS) of your brain which plays a vital part in your ability to achieve goals.  How? Imagine that you’re walking through a noisy airport. Think of all the noise – hundreds of people talking, music, announcements, etc… How much of this noise is brought to your attention? Not a lot. True, you can hear general background noise, but not many of us bother to listen to each individual sound. But then an announcement comes over the PA system – saying your name or maybe your flight. Suddenly your attention is full on. Your RAS is the automatic mechanism inside your brain that brings relevant information to your attention. You can deliberately program the reticular activating system by choosing the exact messages you send from your conscious mind. For example, you can set goals, or say affirmations, or visualize your goals.” (Warner, 2004)  So if we can choose what we want to send to our subconscious mind and we know that our subconscious mind works in pictures and images, then we want to create a vision board that will propel what we desire into reality.

“Calling those things that are not as though they were”

-Romans 4:17b

How do you create your vision board? Find or buy a large piece of construction paper, a bulletin board anything of the like and glue pictures or symbols on it taken out out of magazines or off of the internet of the things you want to do or be.  It is just that simple.  My vision board is made of pictures and phrases that I cut out of magazines. J    The point is, once you make this board for yourself, you want to hang it in a place where you will be reminded of your vision on a daily basis.  My board is in my office, right in front of my desk, where I have to look up at it everyday.  It reminds me of where I am headed and is something that helps me stay focused on my own prize. Why should you do this?

 

“Where there is no vision the people perish”

-Proverbs 29:18

How I interpret this is if we have no direction, we have no purpose.  It’s like driving a car with no determined destination and what’s the point of that?!  We all must have a prize to set our mind toward and to work toward.  Therefore, your vision board helps you keep your focus as you set sail on the future of your dreams.  It does not matter how young or old – I mean seasoned you are…everyone can use a tool to concentrate on what you want to accomplish ….. you are on the road of life aren’t ya?   Where are you headed?

 

We will go in depth as to the purpose of creating this vision board and what it can manifest in your life in next weeks blog…for now…happy creating your vision, your purpose, your prize board J.   

Be creative!

Your possibilities are endless!

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19 03 2009
Milca Matos

Awesome!

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