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Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain is an interesting book. All the exercises in visualization are great, and I’m writing them down in my Planner Pad to remember them all. One in particular stood out to me today: the Ideal Scene.
Ideal Scene Exercise
What is your Ideal Scene?
Now that you have your year and month goals, break them down even further into weekly and daily to-dos.
Sometimes thinking of big goals stops me in my tracks. Not in the energy sense– if the goal matches who you are and what you love, thinking about it will bring a lot of excitement and spark. It’s immobilizing in the sense that you don’t know where to begin and what to do now.
My example: I want to make $4,000 a month. This sounds amazingly great and I love this goal. But in the here and now, how would I get there? Break it down! What avenues can get me the money? What skills do I need to learn now/activities do I need to do now to achieve this amount each month?
Today, my breakdown’s allowed me to move closer to my goal: 15 cold calls, Craigslist ads, Constant Contact send outs and a couple emails.
How can you breakdown your goals today?
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Thinking about goals is fun. What would you rather focus on: the annoying traffic, the mundane work you have to finish, or the life you imagine for yourself? The answer is obvious (and we all must make sure we focus on that obvious answer instead of wallowing in the annoying and mundane).
How to focus on goals?
Make your goals known! Decide exactly what you want to get, do and have. Write them down. Put your goals in a place where you’ll see them.
I just did this for my year’s goals and put them in my new Planner Pad. I’m writing my April Goals as we speak. If you decide exactly what you want, write it down and put it in a place where you’ll read it at least once a day, you begin the path to achieving your goals!
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“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” –Albert Einstein
With the anticipation of a new month, this week’s focus will be on my goals and my goals alone. It’s my chance to ensure I’m heading in the right direction, to put my Planner Pad to good use, and to practice visualization and focus techniques. These things are muy importante after all…
Goals for Last Week (so much for a productive week lol)
Goals for This Week
Life Painting: a painting showing the visual form of your ideal/dream life. Can be a scene, a montage of scenes, or any way your mind allows you to represent your ideal life.
I loved the idea of creating a life painting from the first moment I heard about it . Flash forward four years, five moves and endless hours of procrastination and I’ve finally completed it (above…the picture is horrendous I know. My camera is so old that my phone took the picture above and turned out ten times better!).
A life painting is a great way to visualize your dream life. First, your right brain creatively transforms a blank canvas into a masterpiece. Next, you get to visualize your dream life every time you look at it. It’s like magic in a paint tube.
How to begin creating your own life painting? Draw out a rough sketch on paper. Decide what’s important to you and your future life. Brainstorm ways to incorporate all these themes into your canvas.
And then get going! Even if it takes you years to finish, as it took me, time will go by anyway–you might as well spend some of it transforming your future.