Are You Motivated and On Track?
Are You Motivated and On Track? How to Keep Your Dreams Alive and Kicking!
Just like your Business Plan needs periodic updates, so does your Vision Plan (and I'm not talking about your eye care insurance coverage!) Your Vision Plan is an Essential Element to your success. What we think about, comes about. There's just no way around this ancient truth. So what exactly is a Vision Plan? A Vision Plan is a written script of what your ideal "scenario" looks like. Your Vision may be for the year ahead, or you may do several versions, in time increments of your choice. What do you sincerely hope to be, feel and experience in the next 6 months? What about the next 12 months?
One of the biggest challenges that I hear busy professionals, entrepreneurs, and business owners say is that they are so overwhelmed with all there is to do, that they quickly lose sight of the big dream, the big "why" for what they are doing. Their energy is tied up in "surviving" vs. thriving. The key to unlock from the struggle, work hard mode is to turn on your own "Brain Power."
Did you know that there is scientific research which confirms and validates the tangible benefits to visualizing? Daydreaming actually can give you a big payoff! Here's why:
First of all, our brains are actually hardwired to serve us. We all have a part of our brain called the Reticular Activating System. (That's quite a mouthful, it's also known as the RAS.) Our RAS is designed to seek out "matches" or "solutions" to what we've been focusing on. Here's a case in point. When I was pregnant with my 1st child in 1985, I was enthralled with all that had to do with babies, motherhood and parenting. Everywhere I went, I saw babies or pregnant women. Now, do you think that there were more pregnant women at that time in history? Probably not! Rather, my RAS was "working" for me, searching for connections that were a fit for current focus, which was a new baby. Our RAS is our "slave" and will help you to pull to you exactly what will help you to solve a problem or create a new solution! Nice to know, we don't have to work as hard as we thought!
Here's a quick, easy and powerful way to "kick start" your Vision:
Take a few minutes to relax. Allow yourself to close your eyes and to envision your ideal life scenario. What is your Vision of your own personal success story? Write it down in vivid detail.
Here's an important additional element. Allow yourself to truly tap into how it feels to have this be true for you. How does your life make a difference for others? This will anchor your Vision, making it even more powerful.
Do this for 30 days and you'll have lots of new, positive results to celebrate!
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