Do you have a clear vision for your success? Around this time of year more and more people start talking about their goals. The new year brings new beginnings. In my experience I have found if you want to be successful you need to be persistent.
Calvin Coolidge once said, “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
Interesting comment, don’t you agree?
Take a deeper look into any person who has success and you will find they were dedicated and persistent. They, no doubt, envisioned themselves where they wanted to be. It’s easy to look at the success someone has and think, “it’s because they had money” or “they knew the right people.” That may or may not be true but their success didn’t happen overnight and it didn’t happen by chance.
Being successful and reaching your goals isn’t just a dream. It’s something you can and will have if you are persistent and dedicated.
Let’s talk about a two-step process you can use to gain the success you desire.
Step 1: Visualize
When you feel you aren’t happy with your present circumstances visualization, can be a tremendous help. Take time everyday and visualize where you want to be in six months, a year, or two years. What’s going on in your life at that time? Are you financially stable? Is your schedule full with your ideal clients/customers?
As you do this exercise, be positive and realistic. I don’t want you setting yourself up for failure. Envision yourself as a successful entrepreneur who has achieved your desired goals. How has being persistent gotten you there?
Step 2: Design a Vision Board
Did you know 90% of the information sent to the brain is through our vision? When you create a vision board, you are now able to see your dreams laid out in front of you. Creating a vision board can be a lot of fun and it really gets your creative juices flowing.
Some people find it difficult to imagine what their future life will be. A vision board can help you turn a dream into a reality. You can create a virtual vision board on Pinterest, but what I’d like to see you do is have a physical vision board. One you can feel and touch.
Creating a vision board isn’t difficult. All you need is some kind of board. You can go to your local craft store and get a corkboard or a nice rigid foam board to use. Start gathering photos that relate to your goals. Are you looking to write a book? Start a business? Buy a house? Start putting those pictures on your board.
Place motivational quotes on your board. These quotes should inspire and motivate you, and help you stay on track. Have you ever driven in the fog? You know the road is there, but you have to be really careful of what you can’t see. You drive along slowly, cautiously. Trying to reach your goals without real vision is like driving in the fog. Things are hazy and hard to see. You need clear vision so you can reach your final destination, which is your success.
How do you feel when the fog lifts as you are driving? Relieved, right? You are now able to move along at a faster pace. Creating your vision board can help you stay on track and be more persistent. It’s like your road map that navigates you through the “fog.”
Being persistent when it comes to attaining your goals can help you overcome that feeling of stress and overwhelm. Don’t try to tackle too much or go too fast. As you continue your journey stay committed, persistent, and positive. Appreciate the things you currently have and move at the proper pace to get to your final destination.
Have you used a vision board? Leave your thoughts and comments below.